I have tried Vaseline products before and have found them to be very helpful in soothing my dry skin. Right now, I am lucky to not have very dry skin. I haven't hit that season yet. But once the winter rolls around, my skin tends to get very dry. My hands take a beating with all the diaper changes and subsequent hand washings!
The kit came with test strips so you could see how dry your skin was before you use the lotion and after. My test strip appeared to show that I had normal to dry skin. After applying the lotion, I could see it was a lot closer to the normal level. (It was hard to get a good picture of how to see your dryness level, but basically if you see any kind of lines or flakes on the test strip, you have dry skin.) It was completely smooth on the after strip.
My son loves lotion, so he wanted to get in on the action too. I was not afraid to let him use a little since this lotion is fragrance free. It also contains micro-droplets of Vaseline jelly and since I often use Vaseline to sooth my son's diaper chapped skin, I wasn't afraid to let him give it a try.
My skin feels so soft and smooth now! It's not greasy at all, which I love! I have tried generic brands of Vaseline Intensive Care lotion and I was not impressed. I have a full bottle of a generic brand right now that I am getting ready to throw out because it's not greasy, but it's almost like a paste! It doesn't make my skin feel smooth or reduce dryness and itching. After putting this new Vaseline lotion on my skin, I'd be willing to shell out a little bit extra to get the real thing and have smooth, soft skin.
Trying out this lotion made me think of my mother. She always has very dry skin on her hands. I think I will give her some of this to try out next time I see her. I'll let you all know how it turns out!