Mar 28, 2014

Weekend Ramblings: Waxelene

Touted in the natural beauty community as the best safe Vaseline alternative, Waxelene has earned itself a great reputation. For good reason, too, as it makes a decent lip balm and nostril protectant during harsh winter weather. It's even packaged in convenient travel tubes these days!

However, that being said, I can't say I'm going to completely give up Vaseline just yet. I love the fact that Waxelene is more natural, but it seems to absorb into my skin in a way that Vaseline just does not. True, you want most products to absorb, but when it comes to something you need to act as a barrier, it needs to just sit on top of your skin and stay there.

Unfortunately, I'll probably have to stick with not so good 'ol Vaseline when the weather gets rough. BUT, I definitely will continue to use Waxelene as a lip balm and possibly a cuticle moisturizer during the warmer weather. Maybe not my favorite, but don't let that discourage you from giving it a try. It's still a good find!

Have you tried out Waxelene? What do you think?


  1. I haven't tried Waxelene, but my favorite barrier-type product is Weleda's Weather Protection Cream. It's part of their baby line, but it's the best for protecting your hands (and more) in cold weather. Some of it does absorb, but enough stays on the surface of your skin too :)

    1. I've never heard of that before, but I love baby products. They always seem to be the gentlest, but also the most effective. I just checked out that cream's ingredients and I love that it contains lanolin. I may have to get that next winter!


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