Vaseline Cocoa Challenge: Putting Cocoa Radiance To The Test

I'm currently wrapped up in a cardigan, scarf and two blankets, trying not to let the freezing temperatures outside penetrate my warm little cocoon. It's winter and my limbs have been suffering; as soon as the winds pick up my poor little legs in their 40 denier tights seem to take somewhat of a battering. On some occasions they get so wind-beaten they look more like scales than legs, the top layer of skin becoming so rough and dry that it can flake off to leave painful patches that are only made worse by an aggravating body moisturiser. In order to help prevent that from happening as much as possible, I've been putting Vaseline's Cocoa Radiance range to the test. In my previous post I outlined the benefits of chocolate (or cocoa) within a skincare routine, putting myself in the vulnerable position of being covered head to toe in the name of research. Essentially dark chocolate provides a multitude of skincare benefits, including repairing dry skin. Iron, Calcium and Vitamins A, B1, C, D and E are among the many nutrients that we can obtain from dark chocolate, all of which help to deeply moisturise dry skin and leave behind a healthy glow. Vaseline's Cocoa Radiance contains cocoa extract in abundance to help provide skin with the nutrients it needs to look healthy and radiant... So how did I get on when I put it to the test?

My week long trial has been focused on the hero product within the range: Vaseline Cocoa Radiant Essential Moisture Daily Body Lotion. The formula is thick and creamy, providing just the right amount of density to really feel like the lotion is getting to work. However, it's non-greasy and dries within around five minutes, ensuring you still have time to apply in the morning before you dash out the door. I usually save the body moisturiser for before bed, as I can't stand the sticky-tights feeling when a lotion simply doesn't absorb; however, the Vaseline lotion absorbed into my skin fast enough for me to do my makeup and put my tights on last without getting in a twist. My legs felt protected and instantly hydrated, as well as the delicate cocoa scent helping to lift my mood and leave me feeling comforted. Before bed the moisturiser provided me with a soft and soothing layer that could be absorbed while I slept, with the scent allowing me to drift off and dream of bathing in chocolate. I really like how rich the moisturiser is and how it instantly helps to soothe and hydrate my skin; the texture of the cream ensures it's a pleasure to apply, while the end result is smooth and supple limbs. Although my skin isn't quite oozing radiance just yet, the improvement in its overall texture and appearance is already clear.

What's even better is that the Vaseline Cocoa Radiant formula is also available in a gel and spray format, for those of you that need quicker results or a more intense injection of moisture. The 'spray and go' moisturiser provides a much lighter texture that it super quick to absorb, making it perfect for use when you're in a rush or for taking to the gym. Although the result isn't as intense as the body lotion, the lightness makes it a great addition if you're worried about sticking to your clothes (as well as being perfect for warmer months.) The Vaseline Cocoa Butter Vitalising Gel Body Oil is an innovative formula that is great to apply straight after a shower, replenishing skin and helping to lock in moisture that is sometimes stripped by gels and washes. Although this provides a strange sensation initially (I'm not used to body oils at all,) the end result is a non-sticky finish that catches the light to provide even the dullest of skin with a hit of radiance. Considering prices of the Cocoa Radiance products start at £2.99, I'm seriously impressed. I'll continue to use the lotions until the very last drop and will definitely be stocking up again before the winter is out.

Vaseline Essential Moisture Cocoa Radiant Rich Feeling Lotion is available from Boots. Prices start at £2.99 for a 200ml bottle.

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  1. I'm yet to try the Spray & Go but it looks amazing- I'm trying to get through the many MANY body butters I currently have before buying another one!

    Beauty for the Beauty

  2. I've been desperate to try this range, not read one bad thing! Lovely blog btw.

    Bry x


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