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Vaseline Sheer Infusion moisturisers

The week before last, I got a lovely invitation to the press launch of Vaseline‘s new Sheer Infusion body moisturisers – due to work commitments, I couldn’t attend, but I also got a few samples to try out. So here …

Tue, Apr 6, 2010, 16:35

   

The week before last, I got a lovely invitation to the press launch of Vaseline‘s new Sheer Infusion body moisturisers – due to work commitments, I couldn’t attend, but I also got a few samples to try out. So here I am, verdict forthcoming. (For a detailed analysis, complete with a few “choice” words, see the ladies over at Beaut.ie!)

Trying out moisturisers is, for me, a little like asking Mariah Carey to try out shoes – I have, at any given time, around 10 body moisturisers on the go and, on the five out of seven days I’m not too lazy to do it, I moisturise myself, head to toe, before bed. I’m not too fussy, but for bedtime I favour The Body Shop‘s body butters (mostly because they smell so amazing – hello, lemon collection) and, for daytime (because I have been known to moisturise in the mornings too, I’ll admit it) I usually go for a lighter cream, from Nivea or Garnier.

First things first: Vaseline’s Sheer Infusion range is being marketed as moisturising’s Holy Grail: a cream that soaks in and dries quickly, is non-greasy, and will reach even the most deeply hidden layer of skin, giving you the maximum bang for your buck (a modest one too – RRP €5.99 for 200ml). At first glance, I would say this is a day moisturiser – it does exactly what it says in the marketing bumph and soaks in quickly and easily, allowing you to moisturise and get dressed (always a bonus).

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But, lo: it’s really quite moisturising. Light creams can often soak in easily but have no great effect, but this cream (I used the Mineral Renewal formula, but it also comes in Vitamin Burst and Botanical Blend) left my skin as soft as the thickest “night-time” moisturiser, with half the hassle – and, irritatingly for my well-stocked cupboard, at half the price. Definitely one for the “to-buy” list.