Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Cocoa Cure

My friend, AZ had been begging me to try Vaseline's Cocoa Butter Vitalizing Gel Body Oil for weeks. The other day, I finally had the chance to give it a go and it certainly lived up to her hype. Nothing usually works on my super dry skin besides Aveeno, but this body moisturizer does the trick!

The Brazilian nut and almond oil-infused gel quickly absorbs into my skin leaving it soft and smooth without feeling too greasy. Plus, it has a pleasant cocoa butter scent that's not overwhelming.


Vaseline Cocoa Butter Vitalizing Gel Body Oil available at drugstores nationwide for $7.49

Have you ever tried this product? Are you a fan of gel oils?

32 comments:

H.Collins said...

I'm a guy and I love that cocoa smell on my chocolate skin. I'll definitely try it!

HC

Anonymous said...

I tried it when the product first came out and was pleasantly surprised about how well it works. No greasy feel and it smells great. This product has become on of my must haves!

P.S. I love your blog!

Empress D'Cali said...

Great! I saw this the other day at Walmart and was contemplating whether or not to buy it. I was afraid it would be too greasy like the Johnson's Baby Oil Gel. Thanks for the product review.

Ondo Lady said...

No I have not tried this product but it sounds divine and I will check it out. I love cocoa butter and I am a real fan of Palmer's.

Nerd Girl said...

I use the off brand baby oil gel - my skin is extremely dry - and may give this a shot once I run out of my usual stash. I do find the off brand to be a little greasy, but it worked, so I stuck with it. Thanks for the review!

kitty vodka said...

that looks really cool, but i am not sure if i'd be a fan of anything oil based. i am an aveeno fan like u!

B said...

Hey BGG! Grrr, I can't find this stuff anywhere.

Product Junkie Diva said...

I used to buy this product and i like it but here is the thing the CVS knock off brand has the exact ingredients (I mean EXACT even in the same order..lol) and it's 2 bucks cheaper. The CVS version is even in the same type of bottle..lol so I no longer spend the extra 2 bucks for the vaseline name.
PJD

Rebee said...

I've never tried anything like this but I'm willing to give it a try. Thanks BGG!

AZ said...

AZ IN THE HOUSE!!!


BGG - I knew you would love it and you know I don’t easily endorse products just like that!

I’m so happy to hear you like it!

You forgot to mention one great attribute: it offers a sexy sheen and glow to arms and the neck area – and makes light reflect off the right parts of your arms and legs! Definitely a great look!!! I must admit 50% of my usage comes because of this factor. I can’t wait for summer to basically drench myself in this!

I never am able to moisturize with traditional lotions so this is definitely the way to go!

Oh, and another cool thing – I got a 2 pack from Target for $10!
:)

I’m a sucker for products, and I will admit this – if they put this in a fancy jar and slapped on a $40 price tag on it – I would still purchase and rave about it. The fact that it is so cheap just adds to it!

The quality definitely deserves to be in an overpriced fancy jar!

Great post BGG and even better contributor :)

Stacie said...

I love this stuff. I've been using it for a few months now.

K-Bear said...

BGG, I'm all for a great product that works but I'm not that keen on the smell of cocoa butter. I tried the lotion and even my kids complained about the smell. That being said once I read AZ's rave about it, I gotta try it if for no other reason but the sheen and the glow. You know how I do. I pray I can stand the scent!

MeMe said...

I tend to stay away from oils because they are too usually too greasy and somehow always end up on my clothes. I prefer natural body products. I use pure shea butter, and it works great. It leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth, and the best part is it's good for your skin without any added chemicals or fragrances, which is great for sensitive skin.

mimieyes said...

I would love to try it. Great finding!!!!

Glo said...

I keep seeing this gel and have been contemplating on buying it. You sold me!!

Laquita said...

Great review! I've also been looking at this for a while and will give it a try :o)

MakeupByRenRen said...

i carry baby oil gel in my kit for shoots...looks sexy for those ab shots...and it's not as messy!

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

@PJD - Thanks for the CVS tip! They have the best store brand products that work/taste just like the more expensive name-brand products. I get their gummi bears, as opposed to the name-brand, Haribo ones that cost $0.75 more! In these times, every penny counts! lol

Milan Angel said...

I LOVE this stuff. I always tend to break it out in the summer because it gives my skin a healthy looking "glow". I love that it doesn't make me feel greasy.

that guy said...

nice post but i'm not a fan of gel oil.

T said...

Vaseline brand huh? Given your seal of approval, I'll try it. Because the vaselline lotions are WEAK!

MoniMoni said...

I've tried it, love it, but now Aveeno has the Oil Moisturizing lotion that doesn't leave any greasy film...so I'm hooked on this right now.

Mrs.Young_fashion said...

I've never tried it but I want it . It looks pretty in the bottle.

spitfire said...

love this product. been using it for awhile.

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

@Anonymous - Thank you so much!! I'm glad you enjoy reading it. Please continue to check it out! :-)

Naki said...

I'm inspired to try something other than Johnson's baby lotion--which does nothing for dryness--but I'm so addicted.

Skinnamon Coast said...

Saw this on sale at Target and wasn't sure. Now I wish I would've gotten it. Good to know.

(¯`’•.¸(¯`’•.¸ Naturally ☆ Voguish ¸.•’´¯)¸.•’´¯) said...

I love this stuff I have been using it for about 2 years now!

Shawnta` said...

Yes! I use this product. It's great. I love using it right after a shower or bubble bath and definitely right after shaving.

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

I just learned that they have a new one, it's the aloe vera one! I really want to try that one.

lymariposa said...

I love gel oils! I use them on my legs to keep the ashyness away!

body oil said...

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