Smoothing Body Butter is an emollient-rich moisturizer for dry to very dry skin from the neck down. It isn’t the most sophisticated formula to hit drugstore shelves (CeraVe and Olay offer better options) and the jar packaging means that your fingers will contaminate the formula; but, it’s OK if you’re willing to settle for something really basic for dry skin.
A moisture infusion - it melts into skin and smoothes away dullness, for a deep down glow.
Water, Petrolatum, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Stearic Acid, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylhexyl Cocoate, Hydrogenated Didecene, Glycol Stearate, Paraffin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Potato Starch Modified, PEG-90 Diisostearate, Fragrance, Dimethiconol, Disteareth 75 IPDI, Glyceryl Stearate, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Microcrystalline Wax, Xanthan Gum, Triethanolamine, Polysorbate 80, Dimethicone Copolyol, Cetyl Alcohol, Isohexadecane, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Caramel, Yellow 5
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.