Friday, November 16, 2012

Vaseline Cocoa Butter Petroleum Jelly / Review

Today I had to go to the pharmacy to get some essentials. When I do, like most of us, I think, I always like to snoop around and see if there are any new things out. Makeup, nails or skin care, we are pretty spoiled when it comes to the choices we have. Long gone are the days when drugstores had only cheapo brands to offer. These days we get to chose between Avène, La Roche Posay, Biotherm, Dermaglow and Lise Watier to name only those.

So, what did I find this time? Petroleum Jelly!!!

Exciting isn't it?

Sorry about that. Petroleum Jelly is nothing new, in fact it's been around forever! Well almost!

A bit of history

The raw material was a paraffin-like substance that formed on the first oil rigs in Titusville Pennsylvania. causing them to malfunction. Once removed it was used by workers on cuts and burns to hastened healing. A young chemist, Robert Chesebrough took the unrefined black substance called " rod wax" by the drillers and figured out a way of distilling the black raw material to end up with a light colored gel. Chesebrough later opened his first factory in 1870 in Brooklyn using the name Vaseline. The process of vacuum distillation of the crude material is what made Vaseline famous and was patented by the chemist in 1872.

So, why the excitement? Cocoa butter!!!

Vaseline just came out with a Cocoa butter line of products and has included it in a new version of it famous petroleum jelly. Smart!

Who doesn't own a jar of petroleum jelly? It's a go to for so many things. Some remove makeup with it while others will apply a thick layer on their cheeks to protect them from our harsh below zero Winter temperature. On hands and feet, on actually any dry spots, it can work wonders.

You do know what cocoa butter smells like, right? CHOCOLATE!

Forget the fact that cocoa butter is a rich emollient with healing properties, it smells like chocolate, period!

Does the inclusion of this dreamy ingredient make it better, I'm not sure but what I do know is that last night I fell asleep with the taste of chocolate on my lips and that made me happy!

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