I really hate the idea of using petroleum products at all, and have avoided them as much as possible over the years, despite their widespread popularity and usage. If you think about what is in that jar, it makes smearing it all over yourself a whole lot less appealing.. in my opinion, anyway.
a vaseline substitute that works WITHOUT petroleum! It can literally be used for EVERYTHING..feet, lips, face, elbows, and even on cuts and scrapes.
I am overjoyed about this product and tell everyone I know about it. Try it, and you will be grateful, as I am.
I was hesitant to purchase because I thought it would be another Vaseline. Wrong! It give my lips excellent hydration and does not interfere with listick. Apply like Vaseline in areas that need special attention. Some girls on the boards use this all over their face and see amazing plumping effects, which I'm sure is due to it's moisturizing properties. I never loved Vaseline, used mostly Aquaphor. This is easier to blend and is not tacky at all. I immediatley saw the difference. Must be due to the absence of petroleum. Petroleum never did a thing for me, as it irritated my exzema on hands. Great and so inexpensive. Put a lil bit in an empty pot for you make up bag. So many useful purposes!
Bought this on sale at Wholefoods. It contains nothing but a blend of waxes and oils and no petroleum which is nice. I apply this to my lips, knees, and elbows. It has a thick consistency, but you only need to use a little bit. I noticed it takes a while to sink but once it does, my skin is left feeling velvety and moisturized and it stays that way for most of the day. Takes care of any bodily flakiness due to eczema or dryness and moisturizes cuticles. This makes a great addition to your medicine cabinet and it's a great healthy alternative to regular vaseline.
Great product and great, natural alternative to Vaseline. A bottle will last for ages but I always have one in my cabinet! I also love the fact that it IS a bottle and you don't have to stick your fingers in a jar.
This was a good product for someone who likes thick stuff. I didn't really find use to it and found that using other things worked better, like olive oil.
This is like Vaseline but made with natural ingredients. Lots of oils in it (another reviewer lists the ingredients below) and I agree, it is a thinner consistency than Vaseline. The same results though, so if you use petroleum products for different uses, this is the natural alternative.
Definitely helps with chapped lips, dry hands or extremities. The only store I could find this at was the nearest Whole Foods. Price was reasonable: around the $6 range and I'd definitely purchase again, more for the fall and winter months and for use at the office.
Two words: Miracle Cream.
I am on Accutane for acne, have lupus, and have had perioral dermatitis in the past, so my skin is as sensitive as it comes. The Accutane has made my skin drier than Nancy Pelosi's vag, so I started coating my face and lips with Aquaphor, Cetaphil, and Vaseline to combat the constant flaking. Well, you can probably guess where this story is going; I didn't realize that petroleum aggravated perioral dermatitis, and it came back worse than ever before. My dermatologist couldn't put me back on antibiotics since I'm on such I high dose of Accutane, and I didn't know what to do! Without the Aquaphor my lips were so dry they were bleeding. Enter Alba Un-Petroleum. After only 2 days, the redness, pain, burning, flaking, and embarrassment are almost completely gone. This product is incredibly soothing, doesn't exacerbate my acne, and it's so inexpensive!!! The only con is that it makes my face really greasy and shiny. After the PD is resolved I will just use it to spot treat dry patches from the Accutane, and maybe as a nighttime moisturizer. I am ditching petroleum forever, as well as cutting SLS and flouride out of my life. May the "muzzle rash" never return!
This is, hands down, my favorite night-time moisturizer. During the winter nights (and sometimes the summer) it is a life-saver for dry skin, and sometimes I will use a very thin layer of it under my liquid makeup as a primer. I use it carefully, since it can make you look very oily, so I usually only wear it to bed.
Smell: The smell is alright. I actually love it, thought I'm not sure why.
Packaging: Great. I love the sanitary application (no pots, thank God!), and I really love the bright bottle. It reminds me that it is there.
Price: I paid 18 bucks for this back in November or December of '09. It is now the end of April '10, and I still have quite a bit left. Not bad, since I use it for my hands and chapped elbows as well. I will most definitely repurchase as soon as I feel I am in danger of running out.
I really enjoy this product. I bought it as an alternative to regular petroleum jelly and it works wonders. It is thinner in consistency than petroleum jelly but it is still on a thick side. Melts fast but it takes a while to absorb. I don’t mind this as I use it overnight.
I’ve had seriously chapped and dry hands because of my job (frequent washing). Using this nightly for less than a week gave my hands a total makeover. Now I can go back to using my regular lotions, but I still like to use this at least once a week as a hand mask. I also use it on my lips, and I swear it is the best lip gloss ever! My feet (especially heels), elbows, and other typically dry areas love this as well. All in all, a great and much healthier alternative than plain ol’ petroleum jelly. A little goes a long way, and this one tube will last me a year!
Great stuff for lips, cuticles, feet and other dry spots if you are looking for an alternative to petroleum jelly. The consistency is a bit thinner than petroleum jelly, which I like. A little goes a long way so I'll repurchase at some point, but I won't have to any time soon. My only wish it that it came in a small travel size, too!
Ingredients: Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, beeswax, hydrogenated castor oil, tocopheryl acetate and tocopherol (Vitamin E).
• Non-petroleum; made without petrolatum, paraffin or mineral oil
• No synthetic fragrances or colors
• No parabens
• 100% vegetarian ingredients and no animal testing