I have been testing the Vaseline Cocoa Radiant range for this last week (particularly the lotion) for this last week to see if I the range has helped my skin since the temperature has dropped!
I have never actually paid attention to the Cocoa Radiant range before – I had no idea it had a slight chocolatey scent (the cocoa) and that the range was so vast!
The range varies from £1.45 for the lip therapy stick to £5.150 for the body gel. There’s a nice mix of texture for your preference (I prefer the spray and go and the gel) to suit your needs and skin type. I didn’t find that any of these products struggled to sink into the skin so it’s more of a ‘how do you prefer to apply and how do you like it to feel?’ issue!
The Vaseline Essential Moisture Cocoa Radiant Daily Lotion is the classic product – do you remember the yellow bottles? My mum and aunts were constantly using it and I have strong memories of the product being in the house as a child, and smearing myself in it feeling grown up.
The moisturising gel is a newer product and has a clear gel texture which looks like it’ll be extremely oily when you squeeze it out but actually sinks in nicely and leaves a soft delicate sheen. Some people just prefer this texture…I quite like it, maybe because it feels nice on the skin although I think the lotion is more soothing.
Here are the textures…the lotion is £2.99 for 200ml and gel is more expensive at £5.10 – the gel feels like it covers more area! The lotion sinks in quicker on me.
The newest addition is the Spray & Go – this is the first time I have tried it and I love it!!! It sprays out a light moisture lotion which sinks in very quickly so it’s ideal if you want to use something before work. I cannot stand waiting for creams to sink in so it’s ideal for me. I can do it easily and get changed in 5 minutes! This is £4.99 for 190ml:
For people who prefer body butters and balms, there is the body butter:
This is the thickest cream of the product – yet it still sinks in nicely. I would use this for when the weather is really dry and also Mr C has been using it on his hands as he has extremely dry skin there:
Finally the lip balms – the balm in the tin is a classic, the lip therapy stick I really like because I don’t always like getting my fingers greasy so this is a quicker alternative and contains SPF 15:
After using these products for a week (it’s only a week I know) I have already noticed a difference. My skin feels quite dry in the winter and generally (when I have a massage I always get told that there’s no cream left or oils cos my skin has sucked it all up!) and using the lotion and spray primarily this week, my skin is less bumpy especially on the arms and soft. Even the spray and go feels nourishing despite being the lightest in texture.