Cocoa Butter Vitalizing Gel Body Oil

by Vaseline  Cocoa Butter
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$7.49 - 6.8 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Body-Care Products > Face/Body Oils
Last Updated:
4/16/2013
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
Yes

This slick, fairly greasy body oil is a decent, but far from complete, option to use on dry skin from the neck down. Despite the name, this doesn’t contain any cocoa butter, although it does contain fragrance that may make you think otherwise.

Used after bathing, replenishes skin and locks in moisture for naturally radiant skin.

Hydrogenated Styrene, Butadiene Copolymer, Bertholletia Excelsa (Brazil Nut) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Fragrance

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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