This skin protectant has been around since 1930, and I was reminded of it when I was watching a video on YouTube about vintage products. I was concerned mostly about the scent, and I can see how it’s compared to the smell of bandaids. There was also a L’Oreal lip gloss that came in a pot, that I used in Middle School in the 80s, that had a scent similar to this, which was actually what I first thought of when I smelled it. The scent mostly fades after about 30 minutes, and luckily it doesn’t bother me as much as I thought it would.
It’s not a white cream, but I don’t think this feels exactly ike Vaseline either. When it comes out of the tube, it reminds me of tube lip gloss or ointment. It’s a sheer amber/ apricot color, but when you rub it in, it’s clear. It’s very spreadable, and you only need a small amount. You can use it on your lips (not my favorite- I might have to try unscented for that area), cuticles, under eyes, on eye brows, the backs of hands, dry areas, etc. I hear people who spend time outdoors in harsh winter climates use this as a protectant, but I haven’t tried it that way yet. There is a sheen, but I find that after about 30 minutes, your skin absorbs it, and the sheen is mostly gone. I don’t find it to be sticky. Also there’s not enough BHA this to exfoliate, the ph is too high, so it’s not an acidic exfoliant.
You can find it cheaper online, but I paid full price for mine (about $25). I love using this cult classic product that has withstood the test of time.