MEN Extra Strength Body and Face Lotion

by Vaseline  
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$3.99 - 10 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Moisturizers (Daytime and Nighttime) > Moisturizer without Sunscreen
Last Updated:
4/17/2013
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
Yes

There is nothing extra strength about this moisturizer nor is it more suited for a man’s skin than a woman’s skin. In fact, the ingredient list for this body and face lotion (almost any body lotion can be applied to the face, too, though facial moisturizers are typically more elegant formulas) is similar to those of the “main” Vaseline body lotions. The “MEN” distinction is about a marketing, not a male-centric formula. If you’re a guy considering this product and have normal to dry skin, it’s an OK option but you can do better. Check out brands such as CeraVe or Eucerin for superior options—and don’t worry, both of these brands are gender-neutral.

Vaseline® Men 24-Hour Moisture Extra Strength Body and Face Lotion provides 24 hours of non-greasy moisture no matter what the day brings. This fast absorbing lotion is formulated with Stratys-3™ multi-layer moisture to soothe and hydrate extra dry skin all day.

Water, Glycerin, Petrolatum, Stearic Acid, Glycol Stearate, Isopropyl Isostearate, Dimethicone, Triethanolamine, Tapioca Starch, Dihydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearamide Amp, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Carbomer, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethonal, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

The Vaseline brand is perhaps among the oldest and most well-known around the world. Since the advent of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly in the late 1800s, the brand has been synonymous with treating dry, chafed, cracked skin. Although petroleum jelly is among the best ingredients for preventing moisture loss and healing dry skin, it must be said that skin requires more than one ingredient to look and function at its healthy best. To that end, Vaseline has branched out from its original, ointment-like petroleum jelly to a line of body creams and lotions that contain a range of helpful ingredients for dry skin. Their body-care formulas aren't the most exciting around, but there are some good options. Adding to the handful of commendable products are Vaseline's widespread availability and relatively low price point.

This is definitely a line to shop carefully, because many of the body lotion formulas aren’t all that great; in fact, most of them pale in comparison to competing brands sold at the drugstore. Despite Vaseline’s history, they’re not consistently keeping pace with what modern research has shown is necessary to significantly improve dry skin. If you focus on their best products, you can find some bona-fide beauty bargains but again, this isn’t a line to shop blindly.

For more information about Vaseline, owned by Unilever, call (800) 475-7084 or visit www.vaseline.com.

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