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Vaseline
Renewal Age Redefining Body Lotion
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20.3 fl. oz. for $7.99
Category:Skin Care > Retinol Products > Body Lotions/Creams/Balms/Butters
Last Updated:04.16.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Overview

This inexpensive body moisturizer differs little from others Vaseline offers, so why this got the “age redefining” name is most likely a marketing decision; it’s certainly not a formulary distinction. There are some intriguing ingredients in this body lotion that take it beyond basic Lubriderm, but most of them are present in tiny amounts and the preservative DMDM hydantoin isn’t the best choice due to its formaldehyde-releasing properties. Still, this is an OK body moisturizer for those with slightly dry skin who are on a tight budget.

Claims

Renewal Lotion with conditioning moisturizers, collagen and pro-retinol, accelerates skin's surface renewal. The result - smoother, more supple, younger looking skin.

Ingredients

Water, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Potassium Lactate, Stearic Acid, Sodium Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Mineral Oil, Glycol Stearate, Lactic Acid, Peg 100 Stearate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Retinyl Palmitate, Collagen, Collagen Amino Acids, Glycine Soja Sterol (Soybean), Lecithin, Petrolatum, Tocopheryl Acetate, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil (Sunflower), Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean), Sodium Pca, Sodium Stearoyl 2 Lactylate, Urea, Mineral Water, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Fragrance, Stearamide Amp, Dmdm Hydantoin, Disodium Edta, Xanthan Gum, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate

Brand Overview

Strengths: Inexpensive and widely available; very good hand cream; a handful of good body lotions for dry skin.

Weaknesses: Many of the body lotions have average formulas that don’t compete with drugstore brands such as CeraVe, Olay, and Eurcerin; the body lotion with sunscreen does not supply sufficient UVA protection, leaving skin vulnerable to the sun’s most aging rays.

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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