Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Vaseline Essential Moisture Spray & Go Oats Body Moisturiser (review)

Vaseline Spray & Go Oats
Unlike fellow B.I. writer Richard, who is an avid user of body moisturisers and will undoubtedly reap the benefits in years to come, I am far slacker! One bottle or jar can last me for months; I've even thrown stuff away because it's gone rancid. I find body moisturising such an effort, especially the really thick creams that take forever to massage in.  So, yes, 'could do better' is my body care analysis.

I've only ever tried one moisturising body spray before – an Avon dry oil spritz, which I didn't like – so I was sceptical about Vaseline's new product. But Vaseline's spray works at all angles, even upside down, meaning you don't have to try and keep the container upright when you're doing the backs of your legs, for example. The spray is also continuous and even, there's no vigorous pumping required – or clogging for that matter – so it really is easy peasy.

What comes out of the can is a light, milky fluid. After spraying all over, all you have to do is massage it in, which doesn't take long and it even absorbs easily, which is a massive selling point for me. No longer do I have tacky or sticky arms, with this you simply spray → rub → go. When Vaseline say you can get dressed immediately after applying, they're not kidding, it doesn't leave a residue.

My skin isn't dry, so I don't need a lot of nourishment, and this makes Spray & Go ideal for me. If you do have drier skin you could use a little extra on troublesome areas, or switch to a richer formula, like a cream or butter. This spray's selling point isn't so much its nourishing ability, its the sheer convenience for lazy people like me who hate spending 5 minutes massaging in thicker products.

As for the ingredients, surprisingly, there isn't any mineral oil (from the makers of Vaseline, no less!). Unfortunately, it does contain propylene glycol, parfum and parabens and Vaseline partake in animal testing, too, which is very disappointing. The can is also crowded with three different languages in a small font, making it tricky to read for those with poor sight.

I'm left feeling conflicted about this product. While I love its convenience and price I'm concerned about the number of 'under suspicion' ingredients and the animal testing. Overall, despite its convenience I'll buy something else when I run out – like the alternative product from Botanics below – and forego the ease of use that makes this moisturising body spray so attractive.

Very quick
Not deeply nourishing
Very convenient
Not a natural choice
Very light
Not an ethical company
Very affordable


Brand: Vaseline

Size: 190 ml
Price: £4.99 (£2.63/100 ml)

Manufactured: n/a

Ingredients: Aqua, Isopropyl Myristate, Glycerin, , Dimethicone, Sorbitan Isostearate, Avena Sativa Straw Extract, Tapioca Starch, Dihydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Lactic Acid, Glucose, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Stearic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Disodium, EDTA, Pentasodium Pentetate, Propylene Glycol, Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Alpha-Isomethyl, Ionone, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Coumarin, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool

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