Saturday, July 14, 2012

New and Improved Vaseline® Total Moisture®

New and Improved Vaseline® Total Moisture®: Thx @VaselineBrand 4 my free #TotalMoisture! Check back for other great promotions *Please remember the FTC requires you to mention that you received a free sample courtesy of Smiley360 when sharing.


Iiiiii'm just going to leave that handy-dandy little pre-written, pre-approved statement there so that you, my lovely readers, know that I received a free sample from my participation with Smiley360. Join the sampling fun!

Smiley360 and Vaseline® sent me a mystery tube of lotion to try, unbiased (because of course I didn't know at the time what brand it was), and give feedback.

Well...I can't lie.This iconic brand has an iconic scent. Not only did I immediately know, but my mom, sister and every last one of my co-workers knew that it had to be Vaseline®.

Rikki, a fellow Smiley360 member who was also on this 'mission', came into work with her sample the same morning as I did exclaiming, "I think I already have this lotion!" haha...Next thing I knew she had whipped out a purse-size tube of Vaseline® Total Moisture®. We compared the scent, the feel of it on our skin, and finally the ingredients and knew that we had the mystery solved.

SO. How does this lotion stack up against the millions of others out on the market?

Scent- A light, honey-like, and very traditionally Vaseline® scent. If you've been a long time fan, you're going to love it. If you're in the market for something simple and barely detectable, something you can layer for an additional boost of moisture under your more potent lotions (think Bath and Body Works), then this is definitely something you'll want to check out. Though let me note that it definitely can stand on its own!

Absorption and Feel- If I were rating every feature on a ten point scale, I would give Vaseline® Total Moisture a 10/10 on absorption. You apply, you rub it in, and there is absolutely, 100% zero sticky residue left behind, just smooth skin. And if you're one to apply a thicker layer of lotion on your skin and allow it to just settle in, you'll notice it starts soaking in pretty quickly.

Effect- Aside from extremely heavy-duty, extra thick moisturizing I actually have yet to find any lotion that holds up to hand washing, and this one really isn't any different, so it does need to be reapplied after soap and water exposure. Is this enough to turn me away? No, as I reserve use of heavy duty creams like glycerine based Neutrogena Hand Cream for extreme situations when my hands are severely chapped from the harsh winter winds or exposure to terrible chemicals from cleaning. It took me years to finally arrive at the conclusion that PREVENTION is the best dry-skin solution. So I now apply lotion almost constantly to my hands, haha.
Price- At approximately $7 for a 32oz. bottle (at Walmart in Idaho...) it is definitely an awesome value.

There are a couple of other products within this line I am particularly interested in trying, and if I do I'll be sure to let you know what I think! Those are the Aloe Fresh Hydrating Body Gel, Cocoa Radiant Deep Conditioning Cream and the Cocoa Radiant Vitalizing Body Gel Oil.

Have you tried this lotion or any of the other products within the Vaseline® Total Moisture® line? What did you think of them?

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