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I have always used this product will recommend it as I used it for my feet and it keeps it soft and don't need frequent pedicures. One thing to note is that it DOES NOT COME AS A PACK OF THREE.as it features on the 'product features'
I was hoping I'd be one of the people who received the item as described; it's hard to tell how rare or prevalent the "received 1 jar instead of 3-pack" problem is. But, I only received 1 jar like the many other reviewers below. The price is clearly about 3 times the cost of a single jar at any store, so you would be crazy to assume this price means anything other than 3 jars.
I used the Amazon customer service bot to order a replacement. This is the first time I have done this instead of straight-up returning (as far as I remember) so hopefully Amazon helps where the merchant failed. Obviously, the merchant is either screwing up really badly (after looking at how many other customers have experienced this) or intentionally trying to rob customers. I wouldn't recommend ordering this product from this merchant on Amazon at this time since it appears to be so unreliable; picking up a jar at the store or trying competitors' products from Amazon would apparently be more reliable right now.
Several patients of mine recommended Vaseline petroleum jelly for eczema rather than other products I had previously recommended (Vaniply, Aquaphore, etc) that worked well but were substantially more expensive, so I decided to give it a try. I am happy to report that I think that Vaseline, despite being a fraction of the cost (about 1/3 the price of Aquaphore and about 1/10 the cost of Vaniply), works about as well. The only downside is that it requires application slightly more often, but not enough to justify the added cost.
I have relied on Vaseline to manage my skin since I was first diagnosed with eczema 6 years ago in my 50s. I had not been a fan of Vaseline prior to that. The name seemed to indicate it was made of gasoline LOL, which is not correct I know now. I always thought it was a sticky, gooey mess that could not possibly be good for your body. But first I began using it for chafing, and it always seemed to help. Then when my terrible eczema began, as a result of newly developed chemical allergies after years of exposure to all kinds of chemical in the shampoos and make-up I had been using regularly, the docs I saw first “prescribed” Vaseline. I remember one dermatologist (I saw several in my search for a cure to my skin problems), reached into her pocket and pulled out a jar of Vaseline and told me she never goes anywhere without it. That made me think twice about discounting Vaseline as a legit product to help ease the terrible effects of my red, burning, blistering, swollen, oozing, peeling skin. It is the only product I could and still do use on my skin.
Side note: every doctor I saw also prescribed topical steroids for my eczema, which would work for a bit, but then when finished, the eczema would return with a vengeance, and they would then prescribe stronger more potent topical steroids. The reliance and subsequent withdrawal from these steroid creams/lotions/solutions caused my eczema to be out of control. Google “topical steroid withdrawal” or “red skin syndrome” if you are struggling with something like this. I finally healed from this debilitating skin disease. I had to take several months sick leave from work) after swearing off topical steroids, using Vaseline, and patiently waiting for my body to heal from the damage the continuous use of topical steroids caused. It was a 4 year long journey, but Vaseline helped immensely, and I use it religiously now. My skin is still sensitive to the chemicals I am allergic to. Patch testing identified those, and I try to stay away from them, but I have to be vigilant about reading ingredients. Just recently I have had a mini-outbreak of eczema because I foolishly used a fragrance enhancer in my laundry. That’s why I am here right now purchasing more Vasilene to get me through this.
I also use Vaseline at work to clean dripped dried-on paint from surfaces, and to clean spots off of metal fixtures. Vaseline is a jack-of-all-trades! I could not live without it!
There are so many moronic ad campaigns and fads for beauty and skin care products that it's nice there are still some basic, utilitarian products available that haven't been "improved". This is your basic petroleum jelly, a refined petroleum product that can be used as a base for ointments or used as-is as to protect irritated or dry skin from drying out. It won't hydrate your skin, as it has no water added, but it will create a protective layer that helps your skin retain moisture after showering or soaking.
I find that it's important to not put it on too heavy or my skin gets itchy from the lack of breathability, but i have extreme eczema and sitting on leather or plastic chairs does the same thing. For less extreme cases, cover up your sensitive areas after showering before your skin dehydrates and you'll find it very relieving.
You can pick up any other brand of topical petroleum jelly and it will do the same thing as Vaseline, but buying this at the price i've been getting is about as cheap as it gets.
Well....I should have realized that this is for 3 very large containers of Vaseline. There is ...no way.... I'm going to get through these large containers of Vaseline for the next 20 years! I'd have to liberally lather this on to myself, my soon to be born baby, my husband, my dog.... Guests... Neighbors... Anyone and everyone just to be able to dwindle down the first container.
I bought this product to help with umbilical cord healing and baby essentials. Of course this is during the pandemic where it's hard to get a few items.... How was Vaseline difficult to procure is beyond me.... But, I needed the product. Now in googling: "Vaseline uses and how to use petroleum jelly" in order to find additional uses for aaaaalllll....of....this.... Vaseline.
Ultimately, just realize that it is for 3 massive jars that are literally the size of your hand. Maybe even about the size of a tea cup Chihuahua.
I placed an order for a 3 pack 13 oz containers of Vaseline only to get only 1!!! Please be careful when ordering! I am heated to say the least. I would never pay 12.80 for 1 13oz container of Vaseline. Will be returning and getting my money back!!! RIP OFF!!!!
I treated this like creams that I use and instantly regretted it. My lotions and creams will evaporate over time so you don't have to worry that much with putting too much on but the Vaseline does not so after awhile I began to feel like I was bathed in oil.
I learned from that experience and now apply the absolute thinnest layer I can. It takes longer to apply to my body since it doesn't spread as easily as my Cetaphil and Eucerin creams but I've heard that it has superior moisturing properties so I am giving it a try. I also have tattoos and I want to keep them looking good for years to come.
The method I use is to put a very small amount on my palm then dab my finger on my palm then run it between my index finger and thumb to thin out the Vaseline and then apply to my face and body after I dry myself off after showing to lock in the moisture in my skin.
There are advantages to this product as well:
1.) It lasts forever. It's pure petroleum jelly so it effectively has no expiration date. It can literally last for years.
2.) Completely odorless
3.) Cheap! It's probably the best moisturiser you can buy for the money.
4.) Doesn't break you out.
5.) It's a great lip balm.
6.) Softened my elbows in just a few days.
7.) Doesn't burn when applied to freshly shaved legs.
The only reason I rated 4/5 stars is because it's very easy to overapply and doesn't spread well.