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Male Order: Reviewed and rejected - Vaseline Men Body & Face Lotion

Reviewed by Jimmy September 27, 2010 12 Comments
When Marta asked me to review the new Men's Body & Face Lotion by Vaseline, I thought I was being punished. What did I do wrong, I wondered? Ultimately I know that fair is fair and everything should be scrutinized. But I, for one, never use products from the drug store. It's not that I'm a diva but I've learned throughout the years that some of the ingredients are not the best or productive for your skin (hence the very cheap prices). I'm willing to pay a little extra for a product I know I can rely on.

Vaseline has been around for decades. It's a household name and obviously popular in the mainstream. I mean, who hasn't had a jar of petroleum jelly at some point in there home? Maybe I was overreacting; this product might not be that bad.

I was a little overwhelmed with the packaging. Let me rephrase that: I was somewhat flabbergasted by the fact the body & face lotion came in a whopping 24.5 fl oz bottle and the point price was $2.99. Clearly ridiculous. So I bit back my tongue and tried it out a few times after taking a shower.

The main ingredient is glycerin (mostly found in soaps and I don't like it much, truth be told) and loads of stearic acid in various forms. The problem with this already is that it has a waxlike consistency (it's commonly found in candles, oil pastels and plastics). After applying the lotion over my body (there was no chance in hell I was going to put it on my face, and I avoid any product that is versatile in that way), it did absorb fast as the packaging detailed. But I felt sticky afterward. It wasn't a pleasant feeling nor did I feel completely moisturized hours after. It's similar to some lip balms where you keep having to apply it to retain that feeling of moisturization.

As I had suspected, the Vaseline Men's Body & Face Lotion failed to impress. It was free of any antioxidant or organic ingredients, basically a bunch of chemicals in a pump. Ultimately it's a thumbs down. I'm not even sure how it got on the market.
  • November 30, 2010

    by Best Lotion ever.

    I agree with comments 1,2,&3! This is by far the best Men's Body Lotion on the market, Theeeee best lotion I've ever tried.

    To all the Men out there that are currently battling Acne take it from, this is your best bet. This stuff will FORCE your skin to improve! Make SURE that you pick up the "Extra Strength" bottle though..

    Being 20 years old with Acne/Blackheads was a huge downer.. especially when it came to talking to Women. I'm very attractive but I stopped carrying myself that way because of the way my skin looked. About a month ago this female that I'm currently talking to (potential girlfriend ;) ) told me that I should consider this lotion and I've been using it ever since. Not only is my skin clearer today then it was a month ago.. but my complexion is unreal! My face feels clean.. like it feels strong.. I got my confidence back.

    Hopefully I'm able to help someone out there battling acne. Good luck.

  • June 28, 2010

    by dru

    Jimmy, the reviewer, refuses to try the product on his face which is an area many readers would surely like tested.

    Elitistly, he dismisses this product because of low cost. He goes on to display disdain because it lacked buzzword ingredients he wanted all before trying the product. Worst of all he's factually incorrect. He says it lacked "organic ingredients" when glycerin itself is an organic compound.

    Try to find a male reviewer who will approach a new product with some objectivity and test it thoroughly.

  • May 17, 2010

    by marta

    Hello Hugo,
    I am the editor of this website, a woman, lady and doubtless a diva. What you should really be apologizing for are your aggressive and personal remarks. They undermine your case and go against online etiquette. I shall leave your comments up for a few days to make this point and then they will removed in line with our editorial policy - all views are welcome except those that resort to personal attacks.

  • May 16, 2010

    by Hugo

    I apologize, Jimmy, at first I thought a woman wrote this. I apologize once again.

  • May 16, 2010

    by Hugo

    Your review is so harsh. You ARE a diva (wanna be) I just bought this lotion and it's awesome. Who cares if it has no antioxidants? And who cares if its $2.45 for a bottle? It works great, and my skin has never felt awesome with any other product. You really need to losen up your reviews. You, lady, have a phobia of cheap products. Which today, may make you look bad. Like it doesn't already.

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