Recently I moved from the rainy Pacific Northwest to the crazy cold East Coast. My skin has been going haywire with the cold weather, dry indoor heat and the well water we have to use in the shower and sink. In the past few months my skin has become so dry and I've been getting more fine lines which is scary to me. Because of this I've been slapping more moisturizers on my skin and it seems what worked on the West Coast is not working as well out here. I've tried coconut oil, avocado oil, olive oil, sesame oil, macadamia oil , etc. and none seem to be helping. My usual shea butter works ok but it's not enough to seal moisture into my skin. So because of this I started eyeballing the tub of Vaseline I've had laying around in my first aid supplies. I grew up with this stuff since my mother worked in the medical field and I remember going to school as a child with a little tub of this in my backpack. I dare say it was my first shiny lipgloss! After much reading I decided to use this on my face a few weeks ago. Washed my face really well, applied a toner with antibacterial ingredients (due to my skin breaking out easily) and then a thin layer of Vaseline that had be been mixed with a little water. I woke up the next morning with my skin looking plump and my fine lines GREATLY reduced and my lips looking amazing! I've been having problems with constant chapped lips since December and nothing I've applied has been working. Argan oil, my HG Sundog Naked lip balm, Dr. Bronner's Baby Mild moisturizer in the tin, shea butter , etc. The Vaseline healed my lips up in TWO DAYS!!! I went from crocodile skin to baby butt smooth, and healed, skin in two days! AMAZING!
Here is my gripe though. I used petroleum jelly, Walgreen's brand, for this. Doesn't taste or smell funny. Then this weekend I bought a back up tub of Vaseline brand petroleum jelly and it was problematic. Firstly , the smell. I could detect immediately that the Vaseline had an odor and since I know petroleum jelly comes from oil refining the fact that the Vaseline had a distinct odor was a red flag. After I applied a bit to my lips I noticed immediately it had a chemical TASTE that was not pleasant. Thirdly after 10 - 15 minutes I started feeling nauseous from the smell and the taste of the Vaseline. My stomach started to flip flop a bit and I had to remove it from my lips. I find this odd and a bit freaky. I am not 100% against products that are mineral oil based cause honestly the stuff works and when you need something that works, and don't have money to toss around, then you need something that is reliable. I DO though have an issue with a product , in this case the Vaseline brand petroleum jelly, that smells and tastes funny and makes me feel unwell. So I'm a fan of Walgreens petroleum jelly/vaseline but not the Vaseline brand petroleum jelly. I call Walgreen's petroleum jelly Vaseline also cause the brand is iconic and everyone knows what you mean when you say it. So five lippies for Walgreens brand petroleum jelly/Vaseline but not Vaseline brand. Sad cause I've read that Vaseline brand is the best and the safest if you're going to buy petroleum jelly. Will stick to Walgreen's brand.
I apply petroleum jelly immediately after a nightly shower. It works well to lock in moisture and the next morning my skin as a sot as a baby's bum. I mean in, bring me any baby and my skin will emerge victorious.
This stuff is amazing! It has helped my lashes grow longer by just putting a little on each night. It has also made my lips feel beautiful and soft! The price is so cheap for such a versatile product ! :)
Vaseline is one of those products that you use for multiple reasons and I love that about it. I personally use this on dry lips and to remove eye makeup. This gently removes all traces of mascara, including waterproof and leaves my lashes feeling so soft. If I have dry lips I put some of this on and this quickly become soft and plump. Iím sure there are many other uses for this product but as of right now I am only using it for those two. Itís also cheap which another big plus.
This is my everyday HG product because I can use it anywhere and it's super moisturizing. Plus it's cheap and I have never finished an entire tub (I tend to lose them) because it lasts forever! It's amazing on the lips and anywhere that needs to be moisturized.
This stuff is amazing, and it's so versatile too. And it's cheap. A little goes a long way.
I mainly use it as an overnight lipbalm, and when I wake up, my lips is dry and flaky free. I also use it on my feet, and it's great too.
I melt a tiny bit of vaseline and mix it with my foundation, and it gives me a nice glow. Such a versatile product, love love love it.
It makes my lashes grow and shine, my dry hair feel soft at the ends, and my dry skin become supple.
Put some vaseline on your lips and then scrub your lips with a toothbrush. It gets rid of the dry skin on your lips and feels amazing.
This is one of the best products created. I have had a jar of vaseline in my household for as long as I can remember. I can't think of a reason Vaseline would ever be out of my life. I use it to moisturize my skin, to condition my eyebrows, sometimes on my lashes, my elbows, knees, feet, I even mix it with my lotion to amp up my lotion on days that I need extra hydration.
Vaseline is essential to everyday life. Prevents crustyness and ashiness. No one likes seeing gray elbows and knees and ankles. Not pretty lol. Mix this with your lotion and it Will prevent all of the about plus makes the fragrance last longer. O and a tip for purfume to increase longevity dab a bit on your wrist the rub a bit of vaseline over it then dab a bit more. The oil Will increase the staying power. I own the vaseline in the big tub small and lip therapy (which is amazing )