Alba Botanica • Un-petroleum Multi-Purpose Jelly • Lotions/ Creams
|Would buy this product again.||90%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This stuff is pretty great. I used to use regular ol' Vaseline on my lips, around my eyes and on my lashes at night after a heavy moisturizer to help lock in the hydration (with awesome results!). However, in my quest to ditch any unnatural skincare products I found Alba Botanica Un-petroleum Jelly in the beauty section of Sprouts Market and immediately had to try it. It's a good substitute-- the consistency is comparable in viscosity, although the texture is a little off, it's got a slightly grainy texture that takes some getting used to. It also has an oily smell to it (to be expected, considering this product is castor oil-based)-- not awful, but definitely different considering Vaseline is odorless And I don't like using this on my lips because it has a weird taste too. But all in all it's a good swap if you're looking for a natural substitute to regular petroleum jelly. I will keep using this because that's something that matters to me... I just need to find something else for my lips.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
The people responsible for creating this are genious! I use it for everything from my face to my granddaughter's butt lol It's natural and better than Vaseline! LOVE!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This stuff is awesome, and it works for Everything! I have used it in the winter for dry skin on my face, and I bought a separate tube to use for my feet, and it works wonders. It also helps with severely chapped lips like nothing else. It has never caused me any issues with my skin, even on my face. It moisturizes well, and it absorbs fairly quickly considering that it's mostly oils. It is a lovely product, and I wish it were more readily available in stores (I always have to order it online). I repurchase, and I recommend.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I use this for so many things! It's the only product containing castor oil that doesn't dry me out terribly, so I use it on my eyelashes, on my face, and on my legs after shaving. My mom goes through about 2 tubes a month so I had to try - lo and behold, this is a fantastic multipurpose product and an excellent alternative for those of us who slather Vaseline/Aquaphor on everything. If your skin agrees with coconut products, this stuff is the best.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I tried this out after reading makeup alley reviews touting it as a healthier alternative to vaseline. Not only does this absorb quickly (great for hands and cuticles) but after I rub it in to my hands, I smooth them over my dry, frizz-prone hair and it tames down any unruly strands without leaving my hair greasy.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
Got to give this a 5 -- so much like petroleum jelly in consistency yet it's not a petroleum bi-product -- instead it has healthy ingredients!
Good to know about this, especially if you use anything in sensitive areas. Ever look at the ingredients in KY jelly, for instance?
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Awesome product! I switched to his after I became allergic to aquaphor. This is so much better than aquaphor since it does not contain petroleum. I put this under my eyes every night and on areas where there are fine lines as well as healing acne spots. Very healing and gentle on the skin : )
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Wonderful multi-use ointment. I use it on my hands, dry patches of skin on my body, my lips and sometimes on my eyelashes. I also use this on my face when it gets very dry and sensititve. I use it sparingly on a damp face and pat it in. I don't use it on any active pimples. I find it does a good job of protecting and moisturizing my skin. It does have a slight castor oil smell to it but it's not bothersome enough for me to stop using it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I grew up loving Vaseline but due to what it is made with (petroleum), I will no longer purchase it.
Alba Un-petroleum Multi-Purpose Jelly is a great alternative since it soothes, moisturizes and softens. It's made with beeswax, castor oil, coconut oil, and vitamin-e...it's amazing.
It does cost more (when compared to Vaseline) but so worth it...and if you are a DIY-er it's really easy to mix up your own batch of it, which makes it even more cost-efficient.
I also really appreciate how this product comes in a tube, so that it is never contaminated.
I use this on my face as a deep moisture mask for nighttime, for moisturizing my sons eczema prone skin and any other reasons I can think of, I love this product!!
I just wish they would make it available in a larger size vs the 3.5 oz.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Green
-I put this on my eyelashes every night
-it has cocunut oil and castor oil, both keep hair healthy
-I use it after a peel instead of petroleum jelly it works better
-tast bad but makes lips soft