Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Vaseline Voxbox review!

I received this product complimentary for testing purposes.

I'm excited to share with you another voxbox review thanks to Influenster, and this one arrives with a bit of a story. I had checked the tracking on my box, and it had gone from PA to Vermont to NH. What?? I live in Wisconsin, where is this thing going? Well, I posted to Influenster on Facebook and they got it taken care of immediately. I even received it on the exact same day it was expected to be delivered according to the tracking number. So here's what went wrong.

I can't quite make out the crossed out zip code, but to me it looks like that's either a CA zip code or France. Given the direction it was headed, I'd say France seems more likely. So that was really odd! Thanks Influenster for making sure I received my package :)

Now for the unboxing.. here's what I received.

I received a full 10 fluid ounce bottle of Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair non greasy lotion to try out. So in truth I would have been more excited if I had gotten one of the other voxboxes I've seen lately, since I already have a ton of unused lotion but that's OK. They at least made this fun to review and try out. I'll show you what I'm talking about.

Along with the lotion, I was sent this cool test strip set to try out. I seriously had more fun with this than the lotion. I'd like to know if there's any way I could get more of these, they're just fun to play with.

Here's a picture of me trying out the test for the "Before" test.

Here's my results! I got normal skin. What? My skin always seems so dry to me.

So after seeing that apparently I have normal skin, I wasn't so sure that I really needed to use this lotion but of course I did anyway for the review. Vaseline advertises this lotion "to heal very dry skin in 5 days" so I tried it out in 5 days and retested to see if there was any difference.

Hopefully you can tell from my picture, this time when I tested my skin the result came back almost clear! There's hardly any cracks or anything. That's proof enough for me, this stuff works.

Now for the review:

This is supposed to be fragrance free, and I had Mike smell it for me. He reassured me it doesn't have much of an odor. I think I expected it to smell like baby powder for some reason, so my brain keeps telling me that's what it smells like. Silly brain!

This is also supposed to be non-greasy. I did find it just a little bit greasy but it definitely is quickly absorbed and it's definitely much less greasy than similar products I've used.

Fast healing? Yes.

One of the things I question about this lotion is the bottle states "clinically proven to keep skin healed for three weeks." So, what? It just suddenly stops working after 3 weeks? I don't know, but I'm very happy with the results of this lotion, and I'm going to keep using this during Winter when my skin is normally the worst. I hope this year I won't have dry cracked elbows for once!

Now for the real test: I looked over the ingredients. If, like me, you try to stay away from chemicals as much as possible, you will want to look for a different product. Water and glycerin are the first two ingredients, and OK, that makes sense. This does have some questionable ingredients, such as alcohol - you don't want to put alcohol on your skin, it dries it out! Also, I noticed it does contain a paraben so men especially might want to stay clear of this product. There are definitely way too many chemicals in this product, but I suppose that's to be expected from a mainstream company.

Also, I did notice the bottle itself is made out of number 2 plastic, so it is recyclable for those who recycle.

Would I buy this product? I wouldn't, only because I never have to buy lotion, it's one of those items I always have plenty of. But, let's just say that I didn't have 5 full bottles of lotion stashed away waiting to be used. Then yes, I would consider purchasing this. I would definitely recommend it to others, unless of course you're worried about those ingredients I mentioned previously.

This product can be found at Walgreens, so I'm assuming it can be found at Walmart, CVS, and where ever lotion is sold.  It is $3.99 on Walgreens.com which in my opinion is reasonable so I will give this product an additional thumbs up for the price.

Thanks again to Vaseline and Influenster for sending me this product to review.

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