Vaseline Petroleum Jelly

Vaseline Petroleum Jelly
Petroleum Jelly


267 reviews

90% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$


White Petrolatum

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on 3/29/2019 5:42:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I am reviewing this mostly as the product it is intended to be, an occlusive. Although it has other uses, and I've successfully used it for other purposes which I list, I think many of us, myself included, tend to underestimate occlusives. I hated the very idea of them back when my skin actually cared to produce sebum.

My skin is extremely dry and prone to terrible dehydrated states, especially in cold and windy weather. We're talking so dry it is painful enough you kind of want to cry level of dryness. The dehydration has unfortunately gone on for long enough to result in some fine lines, some of which deepend into permanent lines. I couldn't find a product that would moisturize without breaking me out or irritating, until I made my own essential oil blend in a carrier oil. Then, as that wasn't quite enough yet, I added a rich baby cream similar to nivea. But the real turning point came when I thought what the hell, and started applying Vaseline on top of all of that before bed. You read that right, I layer occlusives over my occlusives and if your skin is making your doctors consider corticosteroids to ease the pain, you might consider trying it too. I'm telling you, I no longer flake, itch, burn, sting, peel, crack or look like it either. I do this occlusive feast in the evening and that suffices, but when desperate I also used it in the morning only applied lighter coats and my makeup stayed on fine (I avoid the brow area so that my brow pencil doesn't smudge, but my concealer, foundation and blush stayed on just fine).
Those permanent wrinkles? Almost gone. I suppose I'm not rid of them, they're just plumped up with all the moisture, but that's fine by me.
I never had a breakout from this, I just make sure I cleanse impeccably because if anything is trapped in your skin under occlusives, it will be a zit by morning. People who are undergoing a cosmetic purge of impurities may want to skip Vaseline until the purge is over.
I know I really go ham with it and it would be overkill for most people, but if you're as dry as me, there's hope.

It's only average as a lip balm for me, but nice if your lips just need a bit of moisture and protection.

I read on mumsnet a bunch of women were all testing it as nail treatment and loved it so I gave it a try. It does make nails feel strong without making them rigid, but what's most amazing is how it leaves the nails looking buffed! It makes the surface of the nail look so even and smooth. It boosts effects of cuticle treatments, though it isn't a great cuticle treatment on it's own on my very dry and cracked hands.

I will continue to use it on nails and face and have actually started using regularly on lashes and the eye area out of curiosity since it's worked well for many.

For very damaged hands I suggest applying a very thin coat (it actually doesn't just sit on the skin in my experience as long as you don't overapply) on top of hand cream. I can't do this often, especially not at work where my hands suffer most, but when I do the difference is huge.

Try rubbing it on your nails just once if you haven't yet, it's pretty neat!

I didn't take any points off for the tub packaging as they do sell this in tubes. I don't know if Vaseline brand does, but I've seen other dermatologically approved pertoleum jellies in tubes.

8 of 8 people found this helpful.

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I'm almost done with my 100ml jar. I use it mostly to moisturize my lips, under my eyes before MU application, as a hand cream when I'm outside and sometimes foot moisturizer. It is fantastic, my lips are always soft and stopped peeling, no need to exfoliate anymore. Probably the biggest trick that made this 1£ product a HG to me is how it resolved my worst MU problem that is under eye creasing. Whatever concealer I try / powder / eye cream, creasing is always a huge problem UNTIL I applied vaseline once before my concealer and didn't powder. MIRACLE ! My concealer stayed put and smooth ALL DAY without creasing. I only tap a tiny bit and it's enough.

9 of 10 people found this helpful.

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Black

Good for rubbing on elbows but really bad for under eye area. I was using it for a month to keep my under eyes moisturized. It didn't cause any milia but I'm attributing this to the dark circles and hollows I started getting while using.

on 11/14/2017 11:02:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I use this for my lips:)
How to use recommendations
1.put it on my lips
2.wrap and warm with steamed towel

2 of 3 people found this helpful.

on 7/15/2017 11:41:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

It's amazing all you need is water and Vaseline

I just splash my face with water and seal in with Vaseline and my skin is like a baby butt
If it was good enough for Marilyn Monroe it's good enough for me

17 of 20 people found this helpful.

Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Other, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I use this product under my eyes after applying my eye cream at night and have seen good results--smoother skin, fewer small wrinkles, etc.

However, I primarily use this product on the outer corners of my sensitive, weepy eyes. I find that the barest dab, tapped on before primer and makeup application, helps keep my eyes from watering and ruining my eye makeup all day.

17 of 18 people found this helpful.

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

If you don't own at least one tub of Vaseline you're missing out. This product is n effective multi-tasker for so many uses. I use Vaseline primarily for:

1. A soft highlight on cheekbones(can be mixed with a bit of shimmer powder if needed)
2. Clear Lip Gloss and balm
3. Making your own coloured lip glosses with the help of eyeshadow/blush
4. Making cream blush
5. Dry skin.. cracked heels, dry elbows, dry knees.
6. moisturizing eyelids
7. Making your eyelids shine with eyeshadow
8. Eye makeup remover
9. Eyelash overnight treatment
10. If you don't want to put on mascara you can use this to amp up and shape your eyelashes during the day
11. My boyfriend uses this to treat his boxing gloves...
12. cuticles
13. I put a line down the center of the front of my legs for a nice contour when showing my legs in summer..

22 of 24 people found this helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Black

This is it - my holy grail lip balm.

I've tried Blistex, Chapstick, Carmex, Nivea (stick balms and lip butters) and Nuxe, which were all flawed in some way. I only had issues with my bottom lip, which was always perpetually peeling and had dry skin coming off every night. This was really annoying because every time I wanted to apply lipstick, I had to use a lip exfoliator. Then a friend suggested I try using Vaseline and holy shit, it worked like magic. I only apply this at night and when I wake up, my lips are baby soft AND they don't peel anymore even though it's almost winter here. My lips also look more rosy now since they aren't chapped/peeling. I highly recommend this to people who struggle with lip balms making their lips chapped/peel.

7 of 7 people found this helpful.

on 5/16/2017 5:48:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Love this. Multiple uses, esp. when cuticles or heels are extremely rough at night with socks. I use 100% Shea butter or cerave cream to maintain heels and cuticles once they recover. For face, I usually prefer aquaphor because it absorbs a bit faster and is (a bit) more matte, less greasy, when applied sparingly. (The difference between aquaphor and Vaseline is that aquaphor contains panthenol which aids in absorption into the skin. Aquaphor also contains ingredients that speed healing). But, Vaseline is ideal for acting as a barrier to keep moisture in and germs out. I think there is definitely room for both in the medicine cabinet. Sometimes I layer Vaseline with lansinoh lanolin for lips. ( lanolin is classified as an emollient, aquaphor a semi-occlusive; Vaseline as an occlusive). I think kiehl's lip balm one is a mix of petroleum and lanolin, but it travels more on the lips and doesn't last as long. . .

9 of 9 people found this helpful.

on 4/28/2017 8:52:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I bought this for my lips. But this never really moisturised my lips well. Will stick to blistex and carmex. Tried to use Vaseline for other uses eg moisturise my dry toe but it's not working .

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