13 August 2013

Vaseline Spray & Go body moisturiser

A picture of Vaseline Spray & Go Body Moisturiser Cocoa Radiant

Give me a new makeup release, skincare product, exciting hair care or a limited edition collection, and I'm all over it. Body care? It has to sound really good to tempt me into buying it. I'll happily spend more money on makeup and skincare, even hair care, than I would body care and the majority of my body care products are from the high-street; easy to get hold of, whilst being purse-friendly. Body care for me is more necessity buys than excitement over a new launch. But the Vaseline Spray & Go body moisturiser ticked all the boxes for me and grabbed my attention from the get-go. As soon as I was next in Boots, I popped this straight in my basket. 

There are three varieties of Vaseline Spray & Go; Essential Moisture, Cocoa Radiant and Aloe Fresh. I opted for Cocoa Radiant because I am a sucker for a cocoa scented product. I was tempted to pick up the Aloe Fresh version, which would probably work well with tired, stressed, hot and achy skin, but I decided for my first time trying the new Spray & Go body moisturisers, one was enough. And boy am I glad I stuck to just the one!

I have seen some amazingly positive reviews of this range, particularly of the Cocoa Radiant version. But for me, I just don't get the quickly building hype. There's positives and negatives, but for me this falls into the gimmick pile of disappointing products. It smells lovely, like really lovely, and I love the way it sprays out evenly and it is consistent in formula no matter how long you spray it. I do really like the spray application for this product as sometimes, and I'm sure I'm not alone here, I can be trying to squirt body lotions out of squeezy tubes and before I know it, it's covered my entire floor coming out at full force! The idea, I like. The scent, I like. 

What fails this product for me is the moisturising aspect. For me this is not a moisturising product. When applied I feel as if my skin is left with a thin, almost plastic feeling film. It doesn't work to moisturise my skin, my skin isn't left soft or hydrated after use and knees and elbows? It doesn't stand a chance. I have used this twice a day since I added it to my Boots basket, and not once have I felt as if my skin has benefited from it. I suppose it'd be a handy product for on the go; if like me you suffer from dry legs, I always have a mini body moisturiser in my bag for emergencies. But even then, this isn't a small product, it comes in a hefty, sturdy and actually pretty weighty 190ml can. 

I was really excited to try Spray & Go, but I wish I had saved my pennies. I won't be repurchasing, nor trying the other varieties in the range. I'll just have to hope another brand comes out with a similar idea, but with a product that actually works.... (Available at Boots, £4.99)

A picture of Vaseline Spray & Go Body Moisturiser Cocoa Radiant

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  1. I didn't have high expectations for the moisturising effects of this - after all it is vaseline, but I thought for me it would be good for Leeds Festival and stuff as it will make a barrier on my skin and protect it against the rain/mud/wind/possible sun that will no doubt happen, and I do tend to get really dry legs anyway. Also the fact I live in tights and tend to feel the effects of erratic weather. So far so good, but yup not moisturising in the long term and also doesn't seem to dry 'instantly' like it says, I have to dance around naked for ten minutes before I get dressed.

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    1. Haha! It dries fairly quickly on me, but I massage the hell out of my skin as I pop body products on! Something like this would be good for a festival - No chance of a tube being crushed and squirting everywhere and lighter than a hefty tub of body butter. But I really do need something moisturising for my skin and this hasn't had a benefit to my skin! First and last Vaseline product I will be buying in a long time - I generally steer clear of Vaseline as a brand! xo

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  2. Such a shame that this isn't as good as everyone makes out, it could be such a good product x

    fabheadtotoe.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It could, but I am sure it won't be long until a brand with a truly moisturising formula comes out with a similar idea! It's like the Clinique Chubby Sticks. Now every brand on the high-street has some variation or another on them! xo

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  3. I wasn't sure about this product but I think I will give it a miss.
    Thank you for your honest review. I nearly picked this up the other day so I'm glad I decided not to.
    I think Soap and Glory do a similar product to this :).

    Leah @ Peaches and Smoke

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    1. Glad my review has helped Leah! I will have to check out the S&G one, thanks for the recommendation :) xo

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  4. I have the aloe version and I love it- I did a comparative review of it last week with the Nivea In Shower moisturiser, which is pants. I am super lazy when it comes to moisturising though, so it's perfect for me. I would have loved the aloe one when I was pregnant, it's so refreshing!

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    1. I suspected the aloe one might be good! Perhaps I should have tried that one instead of Cocoa Radiant, but after my experiences with Cocoa Radiant, I won't be trying any more! xo

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  5. I really want to try the Aloe one but I can't imagine it's going to be that moisturising, at for £5 it's quite a lot if it doesn't work. I can't imagine it being that pleasant on a cold winter's morning either when you've stepped out the shower. But then again, it's so quick and practical. Gahh! Can't decide what I think to it.

    from Emily at Sour Strawberry | UK based beauty blog x

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    1. It is a lot, I completely agree. Considering £5 could get you several products in Boots for example, body products wise, £5 for a spray moisturiser which doesn't moisturise is a lot to pay! I'd rather go for moisturising products which benefit my skin but take a minute longer to apply, then this unfortunately! xo

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  6. I've got the Essential Moisture one of this and I'm like you, I wasn't overly impressed. I was going to try this Cocoa one to see if it was any better because I really like the concept but I think I'll spend my money on another moisturiser instead!

    Emma | World of dilEMMA
    xo

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    1. I would recommend doing exactly that unfortunately! xo

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  7. I've heard such good things about these so I'm really surprised. I have dry skin all over my body so I'll be sticking to my collection of oils for now! x

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    1. I think body oils are definitely a better option than trying this! Of course, how it works with me may not be the same for others - as you can see from the comments, some people like this product, others could go without. But I also have pretty dry skin particularly on my legs, elbows and knees, and this did nothing whatsoever! xo

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  8. I have been on a self imposed spending ban (it ends on Friday) and *had* been going to buy this until I read your blog entry on it. So many people have just glossed over the actual ability to moisturise and just focused on the idea. I read your blog for your brutal honesty so like others, am going to give it a miss.

    Fi xoxox

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    1. Thank you Fi, I'm glad you like my reviews and that my honesty in reviewing products shows! Spend your pennies on something that will work! :) xo

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  9. Glad I read this before I bought it- can't afford to make mistakes!

    Loving the new look blog :) xx

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    1. I'm glad my review has helped save you money! xo

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  10. I had the same experience, I really wanted it to work!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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    1. It's such a shame, as the concept is fab xo

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  11. I really did not like this. I was excited since I could get almost everywhere fairly easy. I hated that it was barely moisturizing. I'm pretty sure my skin felt more dry afterwards. BUT the worst thing was it came out so cold, it was like spraying ice water on my body. I liked the smell of the yellow can though. LOL

    Little Red Umbrellas

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    1. I don't mind that it came out cold, I found it refreshing :) Just a shame it doesn't benefit my skin at all, other than the lovely scent! What does the Essential Moisture one smell like? :) xo

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  12. Great honest review Sophia. When I saw this post in my daily Bloglovin feed I was quite interested to learn your thoughts on it as I kind of expected it to be great for guys due to its almost non-fuss way of using it but it seems to not be that great. It's a shame and will stick with my in-shower Nivea moisturiser for a while longer.

    Gedlab.com – A blog for the modern man

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    1. Thank you Ged! Fuss free - but with very little benefits, if any! Definitely stick to the products you know work well! As this is just a no-no for me xo

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  13. I also wrote a review on this product but the aloe vera one! Must say i was impressed!

    BritishBeautyAddict

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    1. It definitely seems to get a mixed bag. A few people who have tried the Aloe Fresh one have loved it, but the other varieties not so much. Maybe Aloe Fresh is their saving grace? xo

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  14. I actually really liked this but the more i used it the more i realised it wasn't that moisturising. I still use it on a daily basis but feel like i need to use a more intensive lotion every so often! I really thought it seemed expensive as well but in comparison to other body moisturisers i guess it isnt! x

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    1. It contains mineral oil, which is one of the biggest reasons why it's not moisturising or hydrating. Mineral oil is really bad for your skin and I'm kicking myself for not checking the ingredients first! xo

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  15. So glad you did this review! The commercial for this completely sucked me in because the number one reason I don't moisturize my body as much as I should, is TIME! But I always had this feeling it didn't work. So many people raving about it made me think maybe I shouldn't be so skeptical. But now I'm just glad that there are still other honest reviewers out there :)

    Angela
    http://icingontheface.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm really glad you found my review helpful :) xo

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