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Sunday, January 12, 2014

REVIEW: Vaseline Total Moisture Cocoa Radiant Vitalizing Body Gel Oil

Vaseline Total Moisture Cocoa Radiant Vitalizing Body Gel Oil Review

 

Review of Vaseline Total Moisture Cocoa Radiant Vitalizing Body Gel Oil


Weekends are special, aren't they? For some its a time to catch up on their sleep, for some its a time to finish their chores while for some its a time for them to completely relax and forget about their responsibilities and duties... For me weekends are synonymous with taking long and relaxing baths... Its a sacred ritual, its something that I completely indulge myself with and it is something that I religiously follow...


The indulgence doesn't end with the bath :) It continues and lingers on with a leisurely quarter of an hour of applying various body butters, lotions, creams and oils... Oh you must try it too, its amazingly relaxing and so gratifying... I generally maintain a number of products in my kitty for just this purpose and the latest to join the army is Vaseline Total Moisture Cocoa Radiant Vitalizing Body Gel Oil.

My first tryst with this body gel oil was when my bestie had brought a bottle of it from one of her visits to the US... I was visiting her and ooohhhing and aaahhing over her shopping when she asked me to try this wonder out... I was smitten. So when she got me a bottle two months later, I was overwhelmed...

Vaseline Total Moisture Cocoa Radiant Vitalizing Body Gel Oil Review

Vaseline Total Moisture Cocoa Radiant Vitalizing Body Gel Oil Review

What I really like about the gel oil is that it is extremely moisturising and it satiates dry skin like none other. The cocoa fragrance is an added plus and leaves you smelling yummy for the whole day. The texture of the product is like a liquified jelly that spreads easily and evenly, so much so that a little pea size amount of product is enough for my legs.




However, the downside to this product is that it doesn't absorb into one's skin immediately. Hence only dry skin beauties may be able to appreciate the full extent of the gel oil's goodness. But once its given say about 5 minutes to gradually get absorbed, one's skin is left feeling soft, supple and fully hydrated.

Another major  point that might trigger a controversy is the fact that the first product listed in its ingredient list is Mineral Oil. Now I know a lot of people look at mineral oil quite suspiciously and many even shun it but I don't really have a problem with it. Infact I love the fact that it acts as an occlusive agent which essentially means that it acts as a barrier between the air and one's skin and hence prevents the moisture from one's skin from evaporating.

Price of Vaseline Cocoa Radiant Body Gel Oil

It costs USD 5

Oooooooohhhhsss And Aaaaahhhhsss!!!
1. Leaves skin feeling hydrated and moisturised.
2. Has a subtle cocoa fragrance that is both delightful and long staying

3. Does not cause any reactions or allergies of any sort.
4. Comes with a flip cap that increases convenience.
5. Easy on the pocket

Ouches!!!
1. It doesn't absorb easily into the skin.
2. It contains mineral oil and that may be a deterrent for many. 
3. Unavailability in India

Recommendation:
If you have dry skin, have a friend coming over from the US or the UK and are looking for a  product that satiates the dryness your skin feels, you should give this a try. Just be aware that it doesn't immediately absorb into the skin and hence is better for leisurely pampering sessions than as a daily body moisturiser.




14 comments:

  1. I love body oils and one with cocoa butter in it sounds divine! Y dont Vaseline release such stuff here!!

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    1. I know right! Somehow all these awesome launches skip India :(

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  2. Even I have this one but it's a diff variant like urs is vitalizing oil mine is glowing oil. Something like that. It's really nice I loveee using it :) they even have an aloe Vera version of this here in US for sensitive skin I want to try that too :p

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    1. oooh yes Poorva I have seen that Glowing Oil variant in many blogs from abroad... Yup heard about that Aloe Vera version as well... I just wish they launched it in India as well :/

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  3. this will not suit my skin .. nice review :) thanks for sharing

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  4. Vaseline is best product and suitable for all skin types

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    1. True.It is petroleum jelly free from fragrance and irritants and forms a cover on skin.You can cover wounds with jelly but not with plant oils which hinder healing.

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  5. Mineral oil isn't beneficiary to the skin at all though......quite the opposite actually since it clogs the pores which leads to breakouts. The only reason it is so widely used is because it's cheap.

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    1. Oh yes! Mineral oil on its own doesn't really have any "nourishing" properties. Thankfully this Gel Oil contains Cocoa Butter as well :) Yup a lot of talk is on about how it clogs pores but I guess regular exfoliation does do wonders :)

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    2. Mineral oil does not clog pores. It is a large molecule it cannot enter pores it sits on the skin and prevents water from the skin to escape therefore its a great moisturiser plus it is non allergic.Rumour mongering is only way 'natural' cos can sell allergy causing irritants which some flower and plant oils are.

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    3. Aha! I knew Vaseline couldn't be bad :D Plus mineral oil cannot really be bad cause they are the main ingredient in all baby oils as well :)

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    4. Cheap and effective and don't forget can be manufactured unlike plant oils.Natural is not only costly but 90% ineffective,potential allergen and irritant if not processed properly.If processed its no longer 'natural'.Expensive is not automatically better !

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  6. I got this one when I was in US and simply loved it... It lasts for ages and really super hydrating . Loved the detailed review dear

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