This is great if you cannot tolerate the fragrances, oils or any other ingredients in lip balms! It works beautifully, and causes no irritation.
WOW!!! This product is great. I really wasn't expecting much even after reading all of the reviews. In looking at the ingredients and noticing that it contains 41% petroleum jelly (vaseline), I just figured that it would not work any better than 100% petroleum jelly. So why did I purchase it? Because I was desperate for something to heal my rough, dry, cracked, peeling and bleeding lips that somehow surfaced during this winter. My lips had NEVER been in this condition before in my life! I had used everything on them from blistex to chapstick to carmex to EVERYTHING!! I decided that I would make an appointment with my doctor after my purchase of aquaphor if it didn't work. I applied it to my lips and within minutes they felt better. I figured so what it's only temporary. I was wrong! By the end of the day, my lips were no longer peeling or sore. I applied it overnight and by the next morning my lips were COMPLETELY HEALED!!! So, to answer anyone who may have questions that it's just plain petroleum jelly and works the same, the answer is NO!!! This stuff, I believe with the added ingredients in it, work together to be effective. I have since used it on other parts of my body like my feet and hands and the back of my neck where I have Eczema. Almost totally cleared it up and my feet and hands are finally moisturized. SO glad I tried it!! Totally worth it!!
What can I say? I am hooked, I love this stuff. It works miracles on my lips, it helps with dryness on my face(and dryness around the eyes), great for my hands. I have used this inside my nose too when i had problems because of the dry air :p
I can use this on my face without any problems.
Having used vaseline before on my lips and hands, I can definitely tell the difference. Aquaphor is moisturizing where as vaseline is more of a sealant. They are similar in thickness/texture. No smell, no added colors, just plain ole goodness.
Price: It is a little pricey, for $6.47 ish you will get 3oz and for $5 you can get 1.7oz . It is well worth it.
Wish I had discovered this sooner :p
Excellent~ (You can use this on your lips, by the way, you don't actually need to buy the lip-specific product).
Moisturizing: I'd give this a 4/5, mainly because the active ingredient is petrolatum- basically, it's a lighter Vaseline. It's definitely wonderful where Vaseline is too heavy.
Consistency: It's a super light and creamy gel, and it absorbs really fast!
Price: It's usually somewhere around $7 for the tub, which is reasonable for the large amount of product you get.
Verdict: I'll definitely repurchase this!
This stuff is AMAZING! I only wish I had bought this years ago. Recently, an allergic reaction caused my lips to swell up, and then crack and bleed/ooze. Nasty, I know :( I tried EVERYTHING to heal them and protect them. Every time I'd eat or drink it would sting and worsen the situation. I used burts bees chapstick, body shop cocoa butter stick, and everything else I could get my hands on. Finally, after reading on MUA I came across this and bought it. I recall hearing about it in mags or other blogs, but never bought it. Within 3 days my lips were healed and back to normal. Amazing. I'll never be without this now. It even works on my eczema patches, and I would imagine anywhere else you need it! Truly an HG product.
Oily acne prone skin using Tretinoin which makes me prone to dryness and flakes at same time. I have tried a lot of moisturizer to fix my flakes caused by tretinoin. Literally everything either made me break out or clog my pores but THIS. It is indeed oily, which is very obvious because it is made from oil. It will just sit on top of skin, which is again expected because it is not supposed to be absorb by the skin or evaporate. However, this old little thing really smooths out my flakes without breaking me out or promoting my blackheads or clog pores. Hands down. HG!
Aquaphor works much better than Vaseline PJ does because Aquaphor is able to retain and attract moisture at the same time unlike Vaseline PJ, simply coatin action with oil. In other words, if my skin is dry, PJ did not help me very well.
Mineral oil/petroleum breaks me out.
I love this stuff. I use it on my lips, eczema patches, elbows, knees and any other dry or irritated patches. I also use it as an overnight hand and foot treatment and it softens cuticles too! I carry it everywhere with me and wouldn't be without it. I have very sensitive, acne prone skin and I can use this on dry patches on my face without it worsening any spots I have.
I am among the many converts to this lip product. I use the Aquaphor Healing Ointment in the lip tube, not the Aquaphor Lip Treatment. It works! I have sensitive lips, and this stopped rampant chapping and peeling overnight. Be careful to stay within the lip lines - I got some blackheads around my lips until I got used to it. As other reviewers have said, it works on dry patches as well. This is my HG lip product. I wish the two-tube pack was not so expensive for the amount of product you get, compared to the gigantic, cheap tubs. I solved this problem by scooping it from the tub into the tiny plastic cosmetic sampler pots you can get at makeup counters.
This product is 41% petrolatum which is the same as Vaseline petroleum jelly. Save yourself lots of money and buy Vaseline or baby oil if you like this type of moisturizer.
I don't like this for the same reasons I dislike using Vaseline petroleum jelly. It's greasy and stays on the surface of your skin.
My dry/combination skin requires a serious moisturizer during our Minnesota winters so I tried this and gave it away after one use. I'll go back to Gold Bond for my body and stick with my lanolin for my face.
After using this product I have discovered that I have sensitivities to lanolin. I applied this one night and awoken in the morning to a lovely red, itchy, and dry peeling face. If you have sensitivities or allergies to lanolin I would steer clear of this product.