Easter might be over, and you may have sworn off chocolate for the rest of the month, but you can at least still enjoy the smell of it thanks to the Vaseline Cocoa Radiant range of cocoa butter flavoured products.
I’ve seen the odd cocoa flavoured Vaseline pot dotted around the office at work, plus my little sister’s got one, but now I’ve got to experience much more of the delectable range – and it’s good.
Amongst other things, they’ve got a cocoa butter – similar to the infamous butters sold by the Body Shop – as well as a body gel oil and lip stick balm.
Cocoa radiant body butter
As you’d expect, the body butter is thicker than a moisturiser, though not as thick as the Body Shop’s range of butters, in my opinion. However it moisturises well, and I much prefer this to the original Vaseline body lotion, which I’ve always found a little too light and absorbent. Plus, you’ve guessed it, Vaseline’s Cocoa Radiant Cocoa Butter smells amazing. As it’s a hefty tub, it’ll last a while, so I reckon, if used every day, you could smell chocolate-y for a couple of months before you need to run out and restock. So it’s not a bad investment considering its RRP is £5.10.
Cocoa radiant body gel
For the same price you could also get the body oil gel, which is my personal favourite from the range. I’m already a devoted fan of oils for the skin (see my rave about coconut oil here).
The great thing about this being a gel is that it spreads so easily, and comes on thicker than a liquid oil. So it’s feels like it’s a much deeper moisturiser. While it might never outshine my beloved coconut oil, it comes pretty damn close, and also has the distinct advantage of smelling a lot nicer than coconut oil. In fact, the cocoa fragrance is strong enough to linger for most of the day after application.
Vaseline Petroleum Jelly
Then of course, there’s the staple Vaseline Lip Therapy petroleum jelly. If you don’t know about the original Vaseline jelly, you’ve clearly been living under a rock. This is basically a twist on the jelly, with
the added flavouring of cocoa butter and the handy-ness of a tin that can slip into any sized bag. It really needs no further explanation. It’s simply like rubbing chocolate Vaseline on your lips. But be warned, it might smell good enough to eat, but it certainly isn’t to be consumed.
The VaselineCocoa Radiant collection is available from all leading supermarkets and chemists including Superdrug and Boots.
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