Mineral oil

Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Lotion Review: A no-frills lotion for hands, body, and face

This is one of my all-time favorite products for moisturizing dry hands at night. It also works as a facial moisturizer in a pinch.

I’m in a long-term relationship with Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Lotion. Ever since I discovered it in high school, I’ve used it pretty much every night before going to sleep. When I’m running low on this product, I always, always make sure to order more right away. Finding the right lotion for your needs is very similar to dating—there may be many fish in the sea, but a lot of them are duds. I’ve tried a LOT of lotions over the course of my life. My biggest…

Save or Splurge? Aquaphor Healing Ointment vs. Vaseline Petroleum Jelly

Is Aquaphor's formula worth paying for, or should you just opt for good ol' Vaseline? Plus, what's the diff between mineral oil and petrolatum?

I love a good ointment. When I get a prescription for topical eczema medication, I always ask for an ointment, not a cream, because I think it’s more effective for my dry skin. So when I noticed a tube of Aquaphor Healing Ointment in my sister’s house, I was excited to give it a try. My hands were feeling pretty dry in that Vegas winter weather. After I scanned the ingredient list, I decided not to use it because it contains lanolin. Unfortunately, my skin isn’t a fan of…

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream versus the CeraVe Baby Moisturizing Cream

Which of these moisturizing creams is better for people of all ages?

I always assume that companies are more mindful of the ingredients in products that they market to babies. I’m not sure if this is actually true, but if you have sensitive skin, I don’t think it’s a bad idea to take a look at baby products, if you aren’t doing so already. On the other hand, baby products tend to be more expensive (just like how products automatically become pricier if you’re buying them for a wedding). The difference is that baby personal care…