Vaseline has just launched a trio of fabulous new body products guaranteed to convert anyone who’s ever skimped on applying body lotion (because they’re too lazy, too busy or simply cannot be asked to wait for it to dry) into a body moisturising nazi.
A family member first told me about these delightful new creations over a year ago, after discovering them in Australia. He suffers from bad psoriasis and said the Advanced Strength Fragrance Free Spray Moisturiser (not yet available in SA) was a genuine life-changer for his skin. It’s hard not to get excited about a reaction like that. And, while we’ll have to wait a little longer for that particular skin saviour to grace our shores, there are three other beauties to bestow upon our bodies (and just in time for summer too!).
Sphelele Mjadu (PR Manager for Personal Care at Unilever SA) hit the nail on the head when she said:
“We know the number one reason we don’t use lotion more regularly is because of the time it takes to apply and wait for it to absorb into our skin.”
I don’t know about you, but I am pretty good at caring for my face, but tend to neglect my body a bit due to the time and effort involved. The idea with these Vaseline Intensive Care Spray Moisturisers is to make caring for your body easy, enjoyable and appealing – so you’ll actually do it, often!
♥ Vaseline Intensive Care Spray Moisturiser Aloe Soothe (R89,99) is my favourite of the three because of the light, fresh scent. It contains aloe to condition and soothe skin, making it the ideal pre and post sun moisturiser for summer.
♥ Vaseline Intensive Care Spray Moisturiser Cocoa Radiant (R89,99) is a creamy formula enriched with cocoa butter for ultra nourishment. The scent reminds me of a trip to a tropical island, lying on a hot beach drinking coconut water.
♥ Vaseline Intensive Care Spray Moisturiser Deep Restore (R89,99) has a light yet creamy scent, making it ideal for daily use and subtle enough not to clash with your fragrance. Like the other variants, it contains micro-droplets of Vaseline jelly, and you’ll notice an immediate difference.
The best parts?
♥ A continuous spray system which dispenses the lotion quickly and evenly. It also means the spray will continue to release product regardless of the position (which makes it really easy to get to hard to reach spots like your back, and the back of your legs).
♥ A twist lock which prevents accidental sprays such as when the can is stored in a gym bag or suitcase (so I can finally sag goodbye to wrapping all my lotions in plastic bags when travelling).
♥ Fast absorption in about 60 seconds. By the time you’ve headed to your cupboard to choose your outfit (or pick out your pajamas) the lotion has absorbed, leaving skin soft and happy.
♥ Rotate the twist lock to reveal the spray nozzle
♥ Hold the can about 10cm away from your skin
♥ Press down on the cap firmly to release the lotion
♥ Spray one side of your body first, then the other side
♥ Rub the lotion into your body to help restore dry skin
FYI I would advise against rubbing the lotion in between spraying different body parts, as this will make it very difficult to hold onto the can afterwards and continue with application.
Keep your skin even softer with some smart DIY exfoliation:
♥ Mix 2 spoons of Vaseline ® BLUESEAL with 1 spoon of brown sugar and the juice of half a lemon
♥ Gently rub the mixture all over your body in small circular motions
♥ Pay extra attention to your elbows, knees and feet. Rinse with warm water
♥ Follow with your favourite Spray Moisturiser for soft, healthy skin
Get it at selected retailers and pharmacies