This stuff is incredible. I first discovered this while working at a daycare. One of the little boys had ridiculously bad diaper rash, and the mother told me toslather this on him at every change. Well....within one diaper change, his bottom went from red and raw to literally NO redness and a LOT better looking. I was amazed. Sooo....I am a constant skin picker. It's a bad habit. I don't break out much but when I do I pick like nuts....you know how you're left with a red scabby area that's ahrd to conceal? Enter Aquaphor...I dab some on the picked, scabby spot before bed....and usually the next morning while washing my face...all the scabby dead skin washes away and I'm left with new skin. Instead of a having a scab on my face for week I can get rid of it in a night, two at most...I love this stuff!!! I also use it for lip balm and undereye cream at night. I can't rave enough about this.
I have this everywhere. A tub here by the computer, in the car, purse, work bag. My 16 year old daughter loves it too. She uses it as lip balm. She's not into makeup....doesn't wear any, but likes her lips softened. I bought this stuff for dry hands and found it works great at a lip treatment also. Too much and it's greasy, but you learn how much you need. Can get by the tub or tube.
Unable to find this in Canada, I asked for a CP from a lovely MUAer in the US. Oh my God. This is already holy grail material. I'd once heard someone refer to Aquaphor as "Vaseline on steroids," and while that's so true, it's so much more than that. One application of this on my dry heels worked better than a week's worth of Flexitol. I've now thrown my other lip balms to the back of the stash, as I've transferred a small amount of Aquaphor in a sample jar - that's what I'm using under all my lipsticks and glosses, and my lips don't feel parched from application to end of evening. It doesn't even feel like I'm wearing lipstick; I've got that balm feel on my lips all day. My little one has something similar to eczema, and one coating of this has made his skin as soft as it was at birth. Aquaphor is near-miraculous. I'll always make sure to have a container of this nearby!
I absolutely love this product! I have been looking for the perfect lip balm for a long time and I have finally found it in Aquaphor. I love that it is thick and stays on for a long time, is completely scentless and tasteless....its just perfect! And the best part is that it is wicked cheap!
Some have called this Vaseline on PCP, but I can't say it's tremendously better than plain petroleum jelly. Even so, I'm still giving it a 5 because I think it's easier to spread, more easily absorbed (and not quite as greazzzzzy), and better for hurt skin (it has bisabolol, but I'm not sure how much). I love using mixed with CeraVe lotion for my legs (post shave) or on it's own for cracked heels, painful cuticles, random itchy patches of skin-- the only place I can't use it is on my face. I'm acne prone and it makes me break out. However, my mother uses it on her face and her skin looks fabulous
Well, it took my alot of surfing the 'net' to find some, and a couple more weeks for it to arrive, but after a few days of usage, I am a complete Aquaphor convert!
In direct comparison to Vaseline, it is alot more moisture-full and less greasy, it also soaks into your skin as opposed to a film over it. (That's not to say that good old Vaseline won't still be in my make-up bag..!) Tube is great, I hope this lasts me awhile...my only complaints were how expensive it was to get it, and that they don't sell it in Australia.
Oh, also, no noticeable scent which is a plus for me in lip-balms. If I want sickly-sweet, I stick with Juicy Tubes!
Petroleum and mineral oil - two no-no's for my skin. I have great skin, but this made it break out. Would not repurchase.
I can't believe I have never written a review for Aquaphor! So here goes:
ADORE, ADORE, ADORE. I do not find this to be the same as Vaseline one bit. To me there is a huge difference. Aquaphor is thick and heavy and intensely moisturizing without feeling greasy. And somehow, it seems to make skin heal much faster. I use this on my lips daily and slather it on before going to bed. Sometimes it seems to have plumping capabilities due to the intense moisturization, in making lips instantly supple. Its also great for dry patches on the face without causing any breakouts, how I do not know. In addition to any dry skin/beauty need its great on cuts and burns. My hubby burned himself badly and applied Aquaphor to the burn every night before bed and it seemed to heal 3 times faster than normal. My only complaint is that its hard to find the little convenient tubes that are great for sticking in your purse or pocket. Other than that, absolute perfection and the only lip balm I've used since discovering it 2 years ago.
This is an amazing lip treatment, which really helped me after several months of lip plumping products. Nice consistiency and a tube lasts forever.