Vaseline • Cocoa Butter Gel Body Oil • Skincare - Body
|Would buy this product again.||64%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have very dry skin and usually use a very rich body lotion - my usual product was out and when I saw this I thought I'd give it a go (I'm a sucker for cocoa butter).
For the first two days I was mightily impressed - great smell, easy to use and with fantastic results to boot, I thought I'd found my desert island beauty product.
But then, on the morning of day three I noticed a rash appearing on my legs. ... Worried, I used the product on the rest of my body and left my legs alone. By evening the rash was angry red and my legs, hot, itchy and swollen with welt-like marks on them.
With nothing different to my diet or routine in the days I'd used this product I decided that my beloved cocoa butter gel was to blame... And my suspicions were confirmed after a quick internet search - several other people reported similar problems.
They, the same as me, had used the product all over the body - but had a rash develop on the leg.
I've never had an allergic reaction to anything in my life and was so concerned I called NHS Direct! (antihistamines and calamine lotion were prescribed and to my relief the rash was gone in a week).
I really liked this product and am so disappointed by the results I had - I recommend doing a patch test before using it all over - hot, angry rashes are never good!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I bought a bottle of this last winter, when it was so cold and windy that my skin was just red and chapped all the time. It doesn't absorb super-quickly, but it did do a good job of moisturizing my skin. I also like the scent, which is not strong but still smells warm and cozy. I wouldn't have thought of it as a summer product, though, until I reached for it a few weeks ago -- and now it's a regular part of my routine. I have sensitive skin that usually gets irritated easily (especially my legs after shaving), but this has been a godsend: this has kept my skin smooth and free of the usual red bumps! I have also taken to putting it on my hands, my elbows, and my upper chest (which is starting to show a bit of age) at night. . .and it has worked well on all of those areas. I just use a tiny bit, so I imagine a bottle will last me for the whole year -- but, when it runs out, I will definitely repurchase!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Kinky Eyes: Brown
If you have dark skin & don't need maximum SPF this can be used as a great tanning oil aid on the beach ladies! I alternated between this & Hawaiian Tropic on holiday but i'm convinced it was that that helped my tan go that extra mile when I wanted a particularly fair part of my previously patchy skin to get darker. Yes it takes a while to absorb but i quite liked this as whilst its absorbing in it also draws in the sun to darken the desired area. I brought this on a 2 for £6 offer so I think the price is good. I really like Vaseline's Cocoa range :) (I like the body butter too) The bottles I have should last me ages too as a little goes a long way so wont have to re-buy for a good while
Update: I really do love this gel and its seriously GREAT value for money as I can you belive i'm only 1/4 of the way down into the 1st bottle from snagging that 2 for £6 offer ages ago- amazing. You only need a small amount. Greasiness has never been an issue for me whichever way i use this but one tip I'd suggest is mixing this with your fave body butter, it boosts the moisturising qualities x5 and really does make your skin feel extra lush! I love using this after using a salt scrub, I cant stop rubbing my legs together enjoying the unbelievable smootheness lol
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I tried this because it was raved about in this month's Allure. I'm disappointed -- it just "sat" on top of my skin and didn't soak in after a LOOOOONG time. It didn't make it softer, either. It did give it a pretty sheen, but it was so greasy. I guess I should know that if mineral oil is the first ingredient, it will be greasy and sit on top of your skin. :-( I didn't like the smell, either.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love this! I tend to use it during the summer when I'm showing a bit more skin because it just gives me a great glow...not too greasy and it feels amazing on my skin. I have it on auto delivery from Amazon so I won't be without it...can't go wrong with that!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I have dry Winter skin and hate it. This kind of product is the only thing that works. I tried the regular lavender body oil gel from Johnson and Johnson, and it's reallly greasy. How could someone put that even on a baby? It's too heavy, but this has good for your skin light oils that absorb and smell amazing. I got a pack of 2 at Target. It doesn't smell anything like plain old cocoa butter. My skin isn't greasy, but it does have a nice sheen. A little goes a long way.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I bought this product without having much high hopes for it. I thought it would be too oily on my body and leave me feeling slightly dirty. However, reluctantly a few weeks ago I tried it after my shower and was suprised at how quickly it absorbed straight into my skin! It was sooo moisturizing as I could feel just how much softer my skin was, but it didn't leave any residue. This product left me pleasantly suprised and I am looking forward to trying the Aloe Vera oil now. Definitely recommend - don't disapprove until you try! :)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
Mmm I just put it on and I smell so delicious that I might just eat my arm! I have never used body oil before or a body oil GEL! This stuff is amazing. I like that it smells like cocoa butter but also kind of like a cupcake, a very rich buttery cupcake! A lot of lotions/creams that I have tried containing cocoa butter have had that fake or extremely potent scent to it which I wasn't very fond of. This smells like cocoa butter & almond oil. I love it.
Seeing as it is a body oil, it is "greasy". I feel that it renews the moisture in my skin & leaves a nice glow. You don't need a lot of the oil like a regular cream/lotion. I've had this for a good month & I've got 90% left. Personally, I prefer this over a rich body butter or an "intensive moisturizing body lotion". I hope by the time I finish with this bottle, it will be available in Canada :(
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Olive Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I use the CVS Brand and now I won't use anything else! I actually LOVE the fact that it goes on greasy! Within a few min it fades but leaves my skin super soft!!!! I just have to wait a min or two before I get on the computer or touch anything, but I LOVE IT! It leaves my skin sooo soft from the time that I put it on until the time that I get home from work!! I can't get enough of it, I even put some in a small container that I rub on my hands at work when I start to feel dry. LOVEEEEEEEEEEE IT esp after shaving, your man will want to touch you all night long hehe, but don't waste it as massage oil...it's too thick.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Medium Eyes: Blue
I have been using the lotion version of this and really like it. So, I decided to try the gel for use after a bath or shower at night. I applied to damp skin and it just kinda sat there. It didn't absorb at all, really. I had to wipe off with a towel afterwards, and I still had an oily residue on my skin. However, the next morning, my skin felt very soft. But, I could STILL feel the residue on my back. I won't be repurchasing just because it's too thick. I will keep this around as a massage oil, though.