Vaseline Healthy Hand and Nail Lotion Review

by Naina on November 25, 2010 · 50 comments

VASELINE HEALTHY HAND AND NAIL LOTION – A REVIEW

Helllooo IMBB. First, a big thank you to all the lovelies out here who do whatever it takes to keep the good work rolling :) .Special thanks to Rati for letting me be a part of it .I have been very excited about seeing my writing here but it was kind of jinxed. Whenever I sat down to write something or the other happened. Now that I am finally writing, am so happy, might as well break into a mini bhangra :dance: .

Winters are finally here and along with the oh-so-comfy jackets and pullovers, hot chocolate and warm hugs  :hugleft: come the season’s must haves- moisturisers and lotions and creams . :)

Let me introduce to you the product I am going to review, its-

VAseline hand and nail cream

VAseline hand and nail cream

Vaseline healthy hand & nail lotion– hand lotion with keratin and vitamin E.”

Let’s see how it fared –

What it claims – “Vaseline healthy hand and nail lotion is formulated just for your hands. Its conditioning moisturisers are fast absorbing and non – greasy. It nourishes for softer skin, knuckles, smoother cuticles and stronger nails. In 2 weeks nails are 10x stronger “

Directions – “Apply daily for smooth healthy looking skin.”

VAseline Hand and nail cream VAseline Hand and nail cream

(Phewwww!! And I thought Chemistry would never haunt me again)

VAseline hand and nail cream

VAseline hand and nail cream

Price – Rs. 50 for a 75ml tube.

Have been using it since – 15 days

Pros of Vaseline Healthy Hand and Nail Lotion

:yes: It does make your hands smooth. They look and feel really soft and shiny. My mom has really dry hands and it worked wonders for her hands. My hands looked livelier. The dullness was gone.
:yes: Nails are definitely stronger and look healthier. The white part of the nails is whiter and brighter. Nails are no longer brittle and do not break under minor pressure. Growth is faster, around 2-3 millimetres in 3-4 days.
:yes: During an exam I was nervous and had dug into my cuticles out of fear .My hands looked ugly afterwards. It completely repaired my cuticles and smoothened them with 5 days of usage.
:yes: My hands tend to parch out if I spend a lot of time in air conditioned rooms, I applied just a little amount on one hand to see if it can protect or not. And it really does. The hand which was bare was dry and the other one was alright.
:yes: The packaging is a nice light orange colour. The flip open tube is sturdy .The cap is tight enough not to open in your handbag.
:yes: It is cheaper than dirt cheap.

Cons of Vaseline Healthy Hand and Nail Lotion

:no: The huge ingredient list full of chemicals with scary names☹. The ingredients are really controversial and a Google search of the ingredients is enough to scare you saying that all these are proved to cause nausea, developmental toxicity, organ system function toxicity, enhanced skin hazards, etc. After reading all this you really wouldn’t want to use the lotion.
:no: It is not as non-greasy as it claims. Greasiness is there and after you rub in a two pea sized amount you can’t really hold stuff or open bottles. So if you take little it doesn’t suffice and if you apply more its greasy.
:no: It does nothing for the darkness of skin. The area around the nail bed is darker than the rest of my hand and it does nothing for it. Although it doesn’t claim to do so I would prefer something that nourishes, strengthens and lightens.
:no: The fragrance might bother some people . I like it, but its not a very appealing fragrance.
:no: Keratin is “hydrolysed Keratin” and is mentioned later in the ingredient list .Also collagen cannot be absorbed through the skin, it is mentioned as a last ingredient. Both look like more a marketing gimmick.

My Take – This thing first caught my eye when I was out with mom .She was doing her grocery shopping in Big Bazaar and I was loitering around getting bored. As I found it to be something new I decided to try it out. Frankly I had never used a hand cream before, but then the price tag of Rs.50 is what finally did me in. With such a low tag it obviously wouldn’t hurt even if it didn’t turn out to be good.

I did not check ingredients before buying. Only after I came home did I read what goes into the product .As such I have not been harmed in any way by using this, no side effects, nothing. If I hadn’t known about the harmful effects I would have continued using this because it hasn’t harmed me/my skin in anyway. But still am a bit scared. I leave it to you to decide, so its neither a ‘yayy’ nor a ‘nay’.

Will I repurchase – I don’t think so I will purchase this again. Though I will purchase a hand and nail cream because am already 21+ and the signs of aging are first reflected on your hands and prevention is always better than cure. So maybe I will try something more on the natural side , say like Fabindia or Oriflame or maybe even Bodyshop (if parents are in a good mood :P ).

So here is my first post to IMBB , do drop a comment and let me know how you liked it. Also I would like to leave a question about the chemicals that are used in the cosmetics we use. Are such small amounts of chemicals enough to cause cancer or other fatal diseases as claimed by health experts? I will be waiting for your feedback.

Have you used Vaseline Healthy Hand and Nail lotion?

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{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

Farha November 25, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Nice n detailed review Naina…. :yes: :yes:

I agree wid u…if the ingredients list is scary….i will not buy the product……..

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Rati November 25, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Welcome to IMBB, Naina. :)) And I think I’ll pick up The Body Shop Hand cream only. I guess the ingredients list would be as scary just that I trust TBS more.

Nice detailed review. :)

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naina November 25, 2010 at 5:24 pm

ratiiii … thank you hai jii :-* :-*

me also thinking of getting TBS hand cream next time , conditions apply* :giggle: :giggle:

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naina November 25, 2010 at 5:19 pm

Farha , m glad you liked it . :-)

It does what it claims but ya the ingredients are scary . :shock: :shock:

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Preetha November 25, 2010 at 5:24 pm

I have used this sometime back and liked it..nice review Naina

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naina November 25, 2010 at 5:26 pm

thanks preetha :-)

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Farha November 25, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Naina…u hav a beautiful smile…very frndly…u luk like Anushka…the singer frm VIVA…popsstars hunt at channnel V…..n i did not mention Deepika…. :silly:

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NAINA November 25, 2010 at 5:35 pm

thank you , :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :blush: :blush:

hahahaha , thank you for not mentioning deepika. :-P :-P :-P

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calicoaster November 25, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Nice review Naina!!! :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: …..Me won’t buy it either..Me loouuuing my St. Ives Body lotion and Dove Aloe Vera!! :-D :-D :-D :-D

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naina November 25, 2010 at 6:29 pm

thank uuuuu …. :-) :-) :-)

me also louuuuuuing my St.Ives Oatmeal and Shea Butter , it smells so yummy :-* :-* :-* feel like eating it up :hypnotized: :hypnotized:
which one u using ?

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monika November 25, 2010 at 5:34 pm

It’s great that u r taking good care of yourself from this age….:) I don’t think I will buy this product…in fact I use just regular body lotions for hands….but now\Rati is tempting me with TBS…I recently purchased their bath gloves after reading the review heer & I am long it

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naina November 25, 2010 at 6:31 pm

:-D thank you monika ,

yes yes rati is tempting us for TBS , :-P :-P

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neha November 25, 2010 at 5:35 pm

naina i love this hand cream
it really made a difference to my nail texture
my nails became stronger and longer in a week
i have three of these as back up :-D

u look like deepika padukone in ur avatar :-))

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naina November 25, 2010 at 6:35 pm

Its really naice , i like it too . My nails became pink pink and white white after using it . 3 as back up .. :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

About that deepika thing – m taking a deeeeeeeep breath iiiiiinnn and oouuttttt ,, iiiinnnn and ooutttt :wilt: :wilt: :silly:

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Radhika November 25, 2010 at 6:58 pm

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Neha…she doesn’t like it…. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Major discussion yesterday…where were you????????????

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naina November 25, 2010 at 7:21 pm

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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neha November 26, 2010 at 3:25 pm

:-| i did not know :-|

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Radhika November 25, 2010 at 6:32 pm

Use Nivea blue plastic dabba/blue tin wala cream naaaaa…why do you all buy these scary name hand creams…its damn sasta also … ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) I have hardwater at my place and have to wash dishes cos I am mad and I keep wondering if my maid really did wash the coffee cup or the plate properly and so I rewash them :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( anywayssss…was saying ke this nivea works fab for me..

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Sharon November 25, 2010 at 7:13 pm

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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naina November 25, 2010 at 6:36 pm

thank you nivedita , do lemme know how it worked it with you :-) :-) :-)

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naina November 25, 2010 at 6:45 pm

hahahahahhahaaahahaa ,

rati’s comment makes me wana splurge and ur reply make me wana save …….. :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: ?:-) ?:-) ?:-)

ya the blue nivea is nice , this thing is so cheap , just got it aise hi :wilt:

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Radhika November 25, 2010 at 6:57 pm

Listen to me Nainaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa…why splurge when this is there…buy something else from TBS splurgeworthy…like bathing gloves or something…or their perfume…Japanese Cherry…me like that one…or their supersoft Kabuki foundation brush…

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naina November 25, 2010 at 7:20 pm

yes yes yes .. i louuu u my aishwarya rai :-* :-*

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Nimi4444in November 25, 2010 at 6:51 pm

Hey naina,
Nice n detailed review. Same pinch, me too hv bought this n using since last 2 weeks.
Bought it (w/o checking the ingredients) coz it caught my eye @ reliance fresh along with Vaseline cocoa butter lotion. But me too not repurchasing it after seeing the ingredient list.

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naina November 25, 2010 at 7:19 pm

thank u :-)
ohhhh vaseline cocoa butter , wanted to buy but have 3 st.ives and 1 bath and body works . guesss will buy that coco thing next to next to next winters :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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Rashmi Nair November 25, 2010 at 8:32 pm

Naina.. u totally stole my post.. was about to write a review on this today ehhehe… I really dnt knw whether this works for me or not though I have been buying this for a looooooong time and my hands are still the same.. my hands and feet are naturally wrinkly thanx to genetics.. :-((
Anyways, I am a cleanliness freak like Rads and wash my hand loads of times… and sometimes lazy to apply the lotion soooooo I dnt knw whether this works…

now about the body lotion I am totally torn between St ives oatmeal shea and vaseline cocoa butter.. ?:-) :hypnotized: :silly:

@EVERYONE- Any suggestions for a good hand cream.. and which aint that expensive… for this girl kaching/mulah/money matters.. :cry: :silly:

MEOW!!! :cat2:

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naina November 25, 2010 at 8:48 pm

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: sorrry for stealing your post …

this thing does good things for my skin and nails but nothing for the tan / darkness as i mentioned .

bout the body lotion , dunno about cocoa butter but trust me you will never regret spending Rs290 on the oatmeal and shea butter . Currently thts my cant-do-without product.

Hope it was helpful :-)

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Rashmi Nair November 25, 2010 at 10:56 pm

Hey Naina just kidding… heheheh… I know the name itslef is sooooo tempting.. I want it right now!!

MEOW!! :cat2:

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Rashmi Nair November 25, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Hey Rati which hand cream from TBS is better Almond Daily Hand & Nail Cream, Almond Daily Hand & Nail Cream, Vitamin E Hand & Nail Treatment or Hemp Hand Protector

My HG hand and nail cream would be:
Moisturizes/ hydrates the skin
Lightens the skin( I am incredibly tanned)
Improves skin elasticity ( my hands are wrinkled and Im still in my early 20s :cry: )
ANY SUGGESTIONS???

MEOW!! :cat2:

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praba November 1, 2011 at 10:56 am

i too ve the same problem…………can someone suggest best creame for skin elasticity…because ive fine wrinkles in my hand.and im still 20

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Nimi November 25, 2010 at 9:18 pm

u r most welcome, i just love the smell of vaseline cocoa butter, cd’nt resist buying it.

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Nila November 25, 2010 at 10:22 pm

The Fab India Lemon intensive hand cream has really worked for me. All simple ingredients like glycerine, lemon essential oil, sesame n eucayptus oil, vit. A etc. Vaseline was totally useless even after 2 months of regular usage. only thing is, fab india hand cream is quite thick. so only suited for winters. but works well!

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Rashmi Nair November 25, 2010 at 10:59 pm

Hey Thanx.. I am totally gonna buy this then. I hear it removes tan and smells lovely too.. is it true…??

MEOW!! :cat2:

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naina November 25, 2010 at 11:14 pm

will surely try it out , once m done with this. :-)

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Nila November 25, 2010 at 10:23 pm

sorry i meant vit. E in my last comment :)

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Nimi November 25, 2010 at 10:46 pm

Me eyeing The Fab India Lemon intensive hand cream too, will surely buy once i finish this.

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SANGITA February 21, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Hi,thanks for your review :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: ..i saw this post on imbb on dec 30 2010,and bought it on 31st dec as my new uear gift to myself from big bazar..this was the first ever hand cream i tried and actually it is not so moisturising..but it changed my life.How..”NAILS”,,,i used it only on my nails as a nail cream and trust me it changed my nails forever :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: ..it has become soo strong that the parolur where i used to go for manicure first thought i was applying artificial nails..for mor than two months there is not a single break in my nails..i recommend to everyone and whoever has used it are very happy with the results..now i love falunting my nails and never have to worry about nail breakage any more..i am getting this for my sister also who have weak nails like me..and i would like to suggest other people that instead of spending money on costly nail hardeners use it,it is double effective ..price is also cheap and most of all one tube will last more than one year if applied only on nails..this is one of the best product i have ever used,,,,thank you sooo much :worship: :worship: :worship:

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aradhya sen June 15, 2012 at 12:12 pm

well i like the review but this lotion is not easily available every where, my fav. hand cream is body shop hand cream, it is the best stuff…i evr had

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