Vaseline: Cocoa Butter Body Lotion

When our skin is healthy, light reflects off the rich color below the surface, enabling it to literally glow. But when skin is dry, its surface becomes uneven and rough, leaving it looking dull.

Cocoa Butter Deep Conditioning Lotion penetrates deeply to smooth away roughness and the appearance of dark spots, so your skin can glow from within.

Key Ingredients
■Rich cocoa butter – helps to even skin tone
■Conditioning moisturizers – leave skin smooth and supple

Now that winter is upon us (apparently in Kuwait, winter begins right around February) the weather has cooled considerably, which finally gives households, around the country, a reason to switch on their heaters, resulting in dry albeit warm air. To avoid problematic skin conditions, chapped or bleeding lips, cracked elbows and feet, and dry flake-y skin, all you have to do is moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.

All moisturizers are essentially the same, so it doesn’t matter if you spend 1 Kuwaiti Dinar or 1,000 Kuwaiti Dinars. It does not matter if you prefer Nivea or La Mer, because that’s all it is, a preference. Some moisturizers might work differently on different people, but that’s just the way some people’s skin reacts, which has nothing to do with your moisturizer being designer or generic. I believe that when it comes to moisturizers, the only difference is the packaging. No matter what moisturizer you are using, make it a point to moisturize, and the end result will be soft, supple, hydrated skin. I promise you.

For about a year or so, I’ve been using Vaseline (body lotion with cocoa butter & vitamin E) alternating between the 725ml (industrial size with a pump dispenser) and 400ml (the more normal size with a flip-top cap). The 725ml bottle costs about 2 Kuwaiti Dinar, talk about bang for your dinar! As you can see from the photo, the colors on the packaging are comforting shades of brown (light copper-y brown with a richer, darker brown at the top) which is appropriate since the showcase ingredient is cocoa. I don’t know why, but I really like the packaging. It didn’t even have to grow on me. I just saw it, and liked it.

Even the scent is quite pleasant, and somehow registers with some people as Vanilla. I’ve had a few friends swear they could smell vanilla after dabbing a little lotion on the backs of their hands and sniffing earnestly. The only thing I don’t like, is that because the Cocoa Butter Body Lotion from Vaseline is so rich, it feels a bit greasy for several minutes after application. That’s why I prefer using this stuff in cold weather. It really isn’t a deal-breaker though because like I said, it only lasts for a few minutes as your skin absorbs it. Besides, having soft paws with a subtle scent of vanilla makes up for 5 seconds of grease. Overall, this reminds me of The Body Shop’s *discontinued* Cocoa Nut Body Butter (not to be confused with The Body Shop’s Coconut, Cocoa Butter, or Brazil Nut). If you are currently using or in the past have used Vaseline Cocoa Butter Body Lotion and care to share your experience, please do so in the comments section. Men, you are not excluded.

Tips&Tricks: If a few minutes later, your hands are still greasy from freshly applied hand cream, wipe them on your jeans. Discretion is advised.

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