I love this gel! It has a great scent and I love the feel it leaves on my skin and the shine. My arms and legs look fab. in my dresses. lol. I will definitely buy this again!
This smells INCREDIBLEEEEEE!!!!!!!! Very exotic. Whenever I put it on it makes my tan skin look like ive been at the beach all day when i;ve been at home writting reviews all day haha! Use very very little thats all you need. I also use it for shaving sometimes. Oh yeah, this one time I used a wax from Nair that riped off a huge layer of my skin and it was very noticible (duh) my skin has never been red before and this time it was. Bright too. But I applied a little of this morning and night and it greatly reduced the redness and theres no scarring thankfully. I owe it all to this awesome gel, oil, thinggy.
While I love the smell of this product, it has 2 major negatives for me.
1) the frigging container leaks ALL THE TIME 2) the oil never is completely absorbed - so Im limited to using it at bedtime. The leaking really bugs me, so I dont think I will repurchase this product unless the packaging changes.
I started using this about 3 months ago and LOVE LOVE LOVE it. It glides on so smoothly... it's more of a light gel like substance as opposed to an oil which is runny. This stuff literally makes my dry skin look like a million bucks. Smells so nice too, not overpowering sugary but subtle sweet. Again another awesome product from Vaseline.
I was very much looking forward to trying this product. I need the moisture in the dry pacific northwest. I like the size of the package but the cap allows it to leak a bit. I suppose that's the nature of the product though. The scent is fantastic, doesn't change over time or contact with my skin, and is not overpowering. I tried applying it after patting dry after a shower, but it barely absorbed. I tried again, applying it while my skin was still wet after a shower. It blended nicely with the water and spread much easier, but it still didn't absorb as well as I had expected. It sat on top of my skin and my pants stuck to my legs a bit when I walked. Not comfortable. I had higher hopes, but I'll see how it goes and use up the rest of the bottle.
I did love it on my hands though. I had been using Bag Balm after washing my hands and heavily before bed, but this stuff does a fabulous job for that. I may just reserve it for that purpose.
Great for super dry skin. A bit too greasy for daytime use but I use it at night after a bath and let it absorb into my skin a bit before getting into bed. I wake up with super moisturized skin. Love the gel consistency and the smell is yummy!
Vaseline's "Cocoa butter vitalizing gel body oil with brazilian nut and almond oil" is, according to the ingredient list, mostly comprised of mineral oil. There are 2 other oils in this product, listed under a copolymer ingredient. I paid $7 for this 6.8 fl oz bottle at CVS.
When it comes to performance, this never quite sinks into my skin, whether applied on damp skin or dry. For example, I applied it this evening while still damp out of the shower. Half an hour later, my skin is still sticky, though slightly less than it was initially, and some of the oil is rubbing off my wrists onto my laptop as I type this--and I used a small amount, a pea-sized dot as recommended by the first reviewer below. So while I am not as sticky as I was, the oil is rubbing off on things a little. The gel oil itself is very thick, and takes more effort than lotion to rub in and spread around. There is definitely a soft barrier between my skin and my t-shirt/sweatpant bedtime outfit; I can actually feel the barrier. My skin often feels itchy in the evening and with this gel oil there is absolutely no itch or even feeling of fabric at all--I cant even feel the slight coarseness of my t-shirt. Very strange, but in a really good way.
As a nice bonus, this smells very good. It is a nutty, semi-suntan coconutty lotion smell, similar to the nut-based body butters at the Body Shop. It reminds me of Hawaii, actually, which is interesting because I think this would be a superior summertime product, for salt and sun-dried skin, or for an attractive sheen on the skin.
INGREDIENTS: mineral oil, hydrogenated styrene/butadiene copolymer, brazil nut oil, sweet almond oil, fragrance
MMmmmmm, I really do love this gel oil. It is very rich and sort of heavy. I put it on right after the shower and it takes about 5 or 10 minutes to soak in, and then I have really smooth soft skin. The smell is delicious, but I've always been a big fan of cocoa butter. If you don't like that, you won't like this. It doesn't last very long- I'd have to layer with other products from this line to get that smell to last.
I'm not too in love with the packaging- it's just a flip top and can get greasy, but it doesn't interfere with the gel's quality enough to adjust my rating. I will absolutely buy this again. I might start now- it was really hard to find!
I don't tan, but I imagine if you have a tan this would add a whole new dimension to your skin.
This gel is a neat product. It's not a great moisturizer but it makes your skin look really pretty and healthy - shiny but not greasy once it soaks in, as long as you use sparingly. You can't glob it on and it takes a few minutes to dry but it does absorb in and leave skin very soft and smooth. Looks great on tanned skin.
I tried the baby oil gels from J&J and while I loved the sheen and softness it gave my skin, I couldn't stand how it would never soak completely in, leaving my skin feeling coated and greasy and staining my clothes. This is different. While it has a similar consistency (thick gel) and takes massage to smooth it in (not a lot of slip...you really have to massage it in), it soaks in within 5 mins. I can actually get dressed without my clothes sticking to me or leaving greasy spots. It does leave a "coating" of sorts, but its more like a satin cocoon on my skin. My skin feels very touchable, soft, and silky. I love that it has almond oil in it since my skin loves it. And it leaves a great sheen behind that lasts all day but doesn't look greasy. Just healthy. If you put too much on you will absolutely be a greaseball. Its an oil after all. I use a nickel size for each leg (hip to toe) and torso, and a pea size for each arm. Warm it between hands, then massage it in. Smells just like the Cocoa Butter series (LOVE that scent...soft cocoa butter without smelling like suntan oil) but the scent doesn't last long. Comes in the usual Vaseline IC bottle with the flip top. Would prefer the bottle that sits on the flip top better, but its a minor issue. Cost is about $5 for 6oz.
INGREDIENTS: Hydrogenated Styrene, Butadiene Copolymer, Bertholleta Excelsa (Brazil Nut) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Fragrance