Vaseline is known for good quality, effective, and affordable products, but now they’ve just launched one that’s really amazing. Their latest product, Vaseline® Sheer Infusion™ with Stratys-3™, is the only lotion that moisturizes across all layers of skin. It really gives you high-tech moisturization, at an amazingly reasonable cost!
In case you didn’t realize it, there isn’t just one type of skin. The stratum corneum is your skin’s protective skin barrier, and is made up of multiple layers – the top, the core and deep down.When you apply a traditional body lotion, it simply moisturize the skin’s surface. You’ll know you’ve applied product there because your skin will feel coated (and maybe, a bit sticky or greasy). Other lotions will quickly sink deep down, but that only moisturizes the deeper layer, and not the top. So your top layer of skin still needs moisturization. It stands to reason that if you want all of your skin to look and feel soft and smooth, your moisturizer needs to be suspended throughout all the layers of your skin.
That’s where the new, Vaseline® Sheer Infusion™ with Stratys-3™moisturizer can help. It combines three ingredients that infuse and suspend moisture across the skin’s top, core and deep down layers, so you get the thorough moisturization your skin requires. According to the press literature, Vaseline Sheer Infusion delivers two times more moisture than leading everyday body lotions.
The key to this layered moisturization is something new: Stratys-3. If you want to know the technical stuff, it is comprised of three powerful ingredients:
1. Glycerol Quat (GQ) –- A breakthrough molecule discovered by Unilever that finally solves the problem of delivering optimal moisturization to the very top layer of skin’s surface. It is designed to be less lipophilic (which means it resists penetration into skin) than glycerin, allowing it to stay at the top layer of skin’s surface, where it needs moisture most. It acts as a powerful hydrating agent, able to effectively bind more water than glycerin.
2. Glycerin – Well established moisturizing ingredient that penetrates skin for immediate and long-lasting moisture at the core of the stratum corneum (surface skin).
3. Hydroxy Ethyl urea (HEU) – A powerful little moisturizing ingredient designed to absorb and hold moisture in the deeper down layer of the stratum corneum
You might not appreciate all the technology that goes into each bottle, but you will see the difference on your skin. But your skin won’t feel icky or greasy or heavy or coated. You will just see great results and this is a great product!!!! The key thing to remember is that the lotion absorbs into all those layers of your skin, so none are neglected. The lotion is easy to like. It’s housed in attractive, gradiated blue plastic bottles with flip tops featuring a plastic insert to signify one of three types: Vitamin Burst has an orange oval; Botanical Blend has a teal oval; and Mineral Renewal has a pink oval. All of these have pleasant, unobtrusive scents. Botanical blend has cypress and eucalyptus extracts, a sap scent with fuji apple and chinese mandarin, water lily, stephanotis flowers, baltic amber and musk. The mineral renewal has enriching minerals to perk up tired skin, and a scent of pear, bergamot, apple blossom,. white peony and a bit of ginger essence. The Vitamin Burst is energizing, with a scent of sparkling citrus, red currant, pear, rhubarb, and enlivening flowers and spices.
The product works a bit like a trapeze, suspending the moisture on the top level as well as the other layers, so your skin is hydrated from the outside in, and the inside, out. Here’s a video that really explain is, on the theory that a picture (or video) is worth a thousand words!