I buy the tub of this product. great emollient. have one downstairs, upstairs, and in the car. Holy grail. Such a life saver and safe for the kids!
This is the most AWESOME, versatile product I've ever used in my life. I first started using Aquaphor about four years ago, as a lip balm to use at nighttime. This is not like Vaseline. I've used Vaseline for years and Aquaphor blows it out of the water. My mom always joked that Aquaphor was just overpriced Vaseline until she started using it and saw what a difference it made.
I use Aquaphor for a number of things. Mostly my lips, during the day and night because I like to keep my lips soft and hydrated. Aquaphor never feels sticky or greasy. I also use it during the winter if I'm ever outside and get chapped skin or hands. My sister also uses it on her 3 year old for diaper rashes and chafing issues. I use it on my hands to keep them soft after a bath. Or during the winter when my feet aren't subjected to routine pedicures, I will slather this stuff on my feet and put socks on and go to bed and wake up with soft feet.
I'm on my second tub of this stuff that I've had for two years now and it's still going strong. Aquaphor will always remain a huge favorite of mine. I do not really care for the unsanitary jar packaging but I can live with it. I wish they made an Aquaphor balm that came in a balm like tube, that would be awesome too. It can be a little expensive but I always consider how long it lasts me and I can overlook the price.
I was instructed to use this for aftercare of my most recent tattoo -- it was a first. It's also the best. The ink is healing much more civilly than in the past, far less itching. I'm sold! I would definitely buy this again for tattoo aftercare purposes, but it's too greasy/petrolatum-y for regular use, for me.
I love this product! My lips are super dry from Accutane and I need to apply product every hour or so. Although I had been skeptical (I thought that Aquaphor was just another petroleum product like Vaseline, and I'd already tried tons of lip balms to soothe my lips), I decided to give Aquaphor a shot because of all of the MUA reviews. I'm really glad I did, because Aquaphor works great.
PROS: Works great on lips and hands. The first time I applied it, I could feel my lips absorbing it, but without tingling or burning. My hands felt fantastic after applying. Does seem to work better than Carmex, Chapstick (regular, peppermint or moisturizing varieties) and better than my rose salve.
CONS: The convenient travel-size tubes are a little spendy, especially compared to the larger bottle (It's about $6 for two little 0.35oz tubes). I did need to start rotating this product w/chapstick b/c after a few days, the Aquaphor didn't feel as effective.
Overall, if you have really really chapped lips, this is a HG product! (I almost went into a panic when I thought I'd lost a tube, if that's any indication of how important this stuff is to a dry-lipped lady!)
I know that this is a lot like Vaseline, but used on the face this doesn't break me out like Vaseline does. I reluctantly bought this to use on my face because my skin was just so dry and my nose was flaky. I thought it would make me look greasy but I must say I love this, it took away all the flakes I had and gives my skin a nice dewiness. It hasn't broken me out yet, so that's a plus. I'll keep using this unless I find something better.
This is another product I have used so long, I can't remember when I didn't use it. I think I started when I was having a bad reaction to a lip pencil that severely dried out my lips and everything else I tried left a burning sensation. This finally unchapped (probably wrong way to use the word) my lips.
Now I use it under my arms in addition to my lips. Well, you probably are grossing out, but I have super sensitive underarms. The only antiperspirant deodorant I can wear is Clarins or Kiehls cream and they will only spread with a layer of Aquaphor underneath. I rub what's left into my hands and most days I don't need to reapply handcream for the rest of the day. There is not a day that I do not use Aquaphor and would not think of traveling without a tiny tube of it.
I bought this when my lips felt like they were peeling off. Well, they were. I started using retin a and I guess I got it too close to my mouth and it got on my lips. My boyfriend's mother suggested this. I use eucerin calming cream for itchy dry legs, so I thought why not. OMG, it WORKS. After the first day, my lips were soft and supple. I usually use it before bed. The next day, I don't feel like I have to apply lip balm every 30 minutes like I used to. Ahhh, what a relief.
I buy little travel size tubes of this and stash them everywhere. It's great for chapped lips, dry cuticles and just about any other dry skin issue. It has a thick consistency and takes a while to absorb, much like Vaseline. I love these portable tubes, they are handy and clean.
My whole family has been using this for years.. my aunt who is a doctor recommended it to us. I used it to heal my tattoo, and I use it on my lips almost every night to keep them soft (they look really glossy too!), and I just put it on my nose because I have a cold & blowing my nose all day has irritated it. This is the best stuff for really dry skin- elbows, knees, feet, you name it. You will never get an allergic reaction to this. Its like vaseline but not as thick & goopy. Its nice & smooth.. best stuff ever!
I love this. I use it as a lip balm all the time and often times I use it on my face, feet and cuticles. Its just a lifesaver in terms of soothing and softening skin. Staple.