03.17.2015
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Cocoa Butter Deep Conditioning Body Lotion
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20.3 fl. oz. for $8.49
Category:Skin Care > Retinol Products > Body Lotions/Creams/Balms/Butters
Last Updated:03.17.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

This is a very good body moisturizer for dry skin. It contains proven emollients, antioxidant plant oils and vitamin-based antioxidants, and some good skin-identical ingredients. It is not rated a Best Product because it contains the formaldehyde-releasing preservative DMDM hydantoin. However, it is still worth considering and the price is great.

Claims

Penetrates deeply to smooth away roughness and the appearance of dark spots, so your skin can glow from within.

Ingredients

Water, Petrolatum, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Isopropyl Palmitate, Glycol Stearate, Dimethicone, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter (Cocoa), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil Or Glycine Soja Oil (Sunflower, Soybean), Glycine Soja Sterol (Soybean), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A Palmitate), Sodium Stearoyl 2 Lactylate, Collagen Amino Acids, Urea, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Carbomer, Lecithin, Mineral Water, Sodium PCA, Potassium Lactate, Lactic Acid, Fragrance, Stearamide AMP, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, DMDM Hydantoin, Disodium EDTA, Caramel, Titanium Dioxide

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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03.02.2015
effective and affordable

Good lotion with a long lasting fragrance and the results are immediately felt on application,it took me just two days to notice the good results

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02.21.2015
retinyl palmitate?

One of the ingredients listed is retinyl palmitate, but Paula's review did not mention it. Is there enough in the lotion to have any anti-aging benefit?

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03.02.2015
Beautypedia Team Response

Hi there!  As the ingredient is pretty high up on the list, we think that it would definitely be beneficial as an antioxidant.

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01.12.2014
great product, but not for me

I recently bought this product because I've been suffering extremely dry skin. The product smells great and felt great(not too greasy, instantly helped with the dry skin). unfortunately for me, I have highly sensitive skin and this product made me break out in hives within a few hours of use. I'm sure it would make someone else a great product, but it's just not for me.

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