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 healthy hand & nail lotion– hand lotion with keratin and vitamin E.”
Let’s see how it fared –
Directions – “Apply daily for smooth healthy looking skin.”
(Phewwww!! And I thought Chemistry would never haunt me again)
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 ).
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?