Vaseline Ice Cool Hydration Body Lotion

It's not often that I am on the hunt for a new body lotion. I know what works for me, and I repurchase it diligently.

But one quick look at this blue bottle piqued my curiosity greatly. With the Indian summers in full blast, and rising humidity adding the extra tadka, just the name 'Icy Cool hydration' on the soothing blue bottle with the claim 'Instant Cooling' had me drooling.

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If this not an example of how marketing gimmicks reel you in, I don't know what is. So people, I am here in all the glorious shame of becoming a shikaar. Usually we have a strict policy of reviewing our purchases after months of use, but this review comes in great haste so that you don't fall prey to the 'thanda thanda, cool cool' claims too.

Packaging wise, very standard pump bottle, with a smart lock. Also smart is the marketing aspect of the packaging- full points to the brand! The words Icy Cool Hydration really draw your gaze in, there is no chance that you will look at something else when this product right here promises you an Arctic experience (I'm may be exaggerating a little bit, but it does claim to lower the skin temperature by 3°C!)

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Coming to texture, it's a very pleasant gel lotion, something which is difficult to find in the drugstore range. It is slightly blue tinged,  very light and transforms into a watery consistency as soon as you begin to rub it in. The lotion rapidly sinks into the skin and its fragrance is non-bothersome, light and floral-fresh.

As for the claims of cooling, ha! Unless you sit in the direct breeze of a fan and then start applying it.. I'm afraid to say that this lotion will sink into the skin like water and not give you any cool feeling. It's only in the few moments when a breeze hits your wet skin, that you get to experience some thandak.

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Which, in my humble opinion, also happens if you leave your skin damp after a shower and then switch your fan on, for free. Why would I spend money on replicating the same experience?

Overall, it's apt for normal skinned people living in humid climates. This variant by Vaseline is quite non-sticky, and thus feels fresh on application. Unfortunately, on my dry skin, it hardly provided any nourishment. I felt the need to apply a proper lotion within an hour. If you are like me, you will either need to top it up with your staple lotion, or reapply this frequently.

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A moment of silence for all my dashed hopes and wasted money. I feel like a deflated balloon, and this is no exaggeration.

Price : 375 INR for 400ml

xoxo,
Smriti

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