Thursday, July 18, 2013

My Skin’s New Best Friends from Vaseline

Hello, lovelies~ Are you one of those people who regularly uses body lotion twice a day, both during the day and night time? I know I am, even though sometimes on those really tiring nights, I forget to apply, hehehe. If you are one of those regular body lotion user, kudos to you for taking care of your skin. To those who haven’t gotten into the routine of applying body lotion, I’m going to tell you why it is important to do so.

Vaseline PercentageI know that it takes quite some time to evenly apply body lotion all over your body, especially if you’re just tired or in a rush and don’t really have time to evenly spread it all over your body. However, do you know that applying body lotion does more than just keeping the skin moist? I got a chance to find out more about the importance of applying body lotion to the skin during the new product launch from Vaseline a few weeks ago.

I’m sure most of you are already familiar with Vaseline and their innovative products, especially body lotions. Last month, Vaseline released two new products in their Healthy White range, namely Vaseline Insta Fair and Vaseline Night Repair. The event was held in a restaurant at Kuningan and the team from Fashionese Daily invited the me to dinner to talk about Vaseline’s new products. Food and new Vaseline products? Sounds good to me! ^_^
Vaseline 1
During their launch event, Vaseline invited dr. Eddy Karta, SpKK to explain to us more about the skin and how to take care of it since it is the largest organ in our body. It does cover the whole body, you know! Anyway, dr. Eddy told us that it is important to use body lotion because the moisture helps the skin to defend itself against external threats, such as sunlight, pollution, dust, etc. However, he suggested to use a lotion with active ingredients that works to help the skin on the outside as well as on the inside.

I listened intently during the whole presentation that I almost forgot to take pictures of him for this blog post. Don’t worry, I did took the picture as you can see. I even summarized his whole presentation in bullet points for you!
Vaseline Skin Class
Since we now know that dry skin means a lower defense system, I’d say applying a body lotion won’t seem like a mundane task anymore, at least not for me. What would be even more awesome is if the body lotion has the ability to brighten dull skin within one use, wouldn’t it? Well, Vaseline heard my prayers and came up with the Insta Fair that claims to brighten skin in an instant. I was skeptical at first, so I tried it out on my hand to see the claim.

Ms. Vivi Tri Andari, the technical management manager of PT. Unilever Indonesia explained that the instant brighter result on the skin is due to the Skin Micro Reflectors that is inside the Vaseline Insta Fair. This micro reflector coats the uneven skin surface, so that the skin’s ability to reflect light evenly is optimized. This will result in an instant brightening effect and healthier looking skin since the light is now reflected evenly all over the skin. Another ingredient that helps brighten the skin from the inside and on a cellular level is niacinamide. Also, the triple sunscreen protects the skin from UVA and UVB rays that can darken the skintone.
Vaseline Insta Fair Swwatch 2

Since the restaurant was underlit, I tried it the next day on my arms to see if it does make a difference. As you can see from the picture above, the difference is quite noticeable. I only use a layer of Vaseline Insta Fair to get the instant brighter result. Vaseline Insta Fair has a slightly watery consistency that makes it easy for the skin to absorb it faster. It doesn’t have a strong scent, but a rather soft signature Vaseline scent. After it has been absorbed, I didn’t feel it being sticky on my skin.
Body lotion for day time, check! Now, moving on to the night time body lotion because it is important to apply it before bed time, as well. Turn out our skin regenerates best at 10 p.m., so that’s why it important to sleep early, lol. dr. Eddy added that our skin contains PPAR receptors that helps to keep the skin’s natural moisture. In order to optimize the PPAR’s effects, it is important that a body lotion contains an active ingredient to help enhance the work of the PPAR receptor on our skin.
After the explanation from dr. Eddy, I was confused where to look for a body lotion that can activate my skin's PPAR receptors. However, Ms. Vivi gave us the Vaseline Healthy White night Repair to try during the presentation. She said that Vaseline Healthy White Night Repair contains Bio Active PPAR, which is the receptor found in the skin that binds with HSA (Hydroxy Stearic Acid). This ingredient will help the skin's regeneration process at night time which will results in moisturized and brighter looking skin.

As I squeezed the Vaseline Night Repair onto my arms, I can sniff a subtle floral scent that is calming and relaxing. Perfect to ease you into slumber. It has a light consistency, kinda like a mixture between lotion and water. My skin 'drinks' up the lotion in an instant, leaving soft, smooth, silky skin. I enjoyed using it as my lotion before bedtime because of the consistency and scent.
Vaseline Night Repair Swatch
Before the event ended, we were told to decorate our desserts with chocolate sprinkles, fruits and nuts. I was gonna make a smiley face, but it looked really bad that I started eating it before they were judged, lol.

Vaseline Together
After desserts, we took a picture together, as always before we go our separate ways. It was a fun and shocking (in a good way!) event, especially the part where everyone started applying Vaseline Insta Fair on their hands and gasps were heard all across the room. Thank you, Vaseline and the Fashionese Daily team for the invitation to such a lovely dinner! Now that we know the importance of body lotion on our skin, I think I’ll be more diligent in applying body lotion from now on, wouldn’t you agree? ^_^


  1. ngingetin banget buat aku yang suka males pake body lotion .__. harus ngestok yang ukuran besar kayaknya biar berasa sayang kalau ga dipake haha

  2. I rarely use any body lotions...
    I use hand cream every time I feel my hands are dry (often during the winter)...
    Same goes for body lotion... I use it when my skin feels like it needs some moisturize...
    Though I use it also every time after I've shaved my legs or scrubbed my skin.

    I think foot cream and lip balm are the ones I use the most often.