14 October 2011

Allure's Best of Beauty: Cheap Thrills - Body Lotion

Allure's Best of Beauty List Review

*Disclaimer - I am not affiliated with Allure (or any of the product brands featured in this post). I have not received compensation for this post in any form (monetary or otherwise). I paid for the products I've tried and all opinions voiced on this blog are strictly my own.

Body Lotion - Vaseline Aloe Fresh Body Lotion 
Cheap Thrills List.

I was in need of a lightweight lotion. I had many bottles of Bath & Body Works lotion, but I’ve never been impressed with them as far as moisturizing skin goes. They just smell nice. 

The only other lotion I've used on a regular basis is Jergens' Natural Glow, but I’m not impressed with it either because I've never seen a difference in my skin tone. I initially started using it because I have sunspots on my upper arms, shoulders, and back (also known by the medical term Tinea Versicolor), and they make me self-conscious. I feel like Spottie Dottie when I wear sleeveless tops or dresses (some who suffer from Tinea Versicolor have spots that are darker than their normal skin tone but mine are always lighter). 

There are some days I won't wear anything without sleeves.

(Tip: If you suffer from it too, try dabbing Selson Blue shampoo on the spots, let it sit for 10 minutes, and wash it off. Do this every day for at least two weeks. I’m not sure why or how it works, but it does. I just fail to do it as often as I should.) 

Anyway, I thought the Natural Glow might help by darkening the spots or by evening out my skin tone. It didn't work, of course, because the spots aren't the result of an uneven skin tone but the result of a fungus that flourishes in our humid climate (which is gross, I know)! But, I hate the way that lotion smells too. It’s horrid. And its consistency is way too heavy.

With that said, I was ready to try a new lotion product. Vaseline’s Aloe Fresh definitely delivers. I can understand why this lotion made Allure's list for three years in a row! It's lightweight, absorbs quickly, and smells really good. The scent has just a hint of cucumber. It makes the skin feel soft and cool, and you know the aloe in it is doing wonders for your skin. I bet it feels great on your skin after a day out in the sun too. 

Definitely recommend. 


  1. I will def be adding this to my list the next time I hit Target. I need a new everyday lotion :)
    Hope you are having a great weekend!

  2. hi, I was wondering if this cream helps you with your spots. I have the same condition and nothing has taken them off.