Spray-on lotions have been a, “thing,” for a little while now – at least a year or two I believe. And why not? We have spray-on sunscreen. Even though I primarily use spray-on sunscreen for my body, I never considered spray lotions until recently.
Primarily? Laziness, go figure.
That aside, I recently repurchased some Eucerin, but accidentally purchased the wrong one due to a packaging change. The one I bought by mistake is effective but leaves a weird greasy feeling; that just doesn’t work when you need to get dressed sooner rather than later. That said, even my main squeeze didn’t always dry as fast as I’d like – in winter I’m not terribly keen on being chilly while lotion dries.
The $6 can of Vaseline Spray Moisturizer was a low-risk gamble in the first place, but throw in a coupon from the paper and it was an easy choice.
Using Vaseline Spray Moisturizer
Just like a spray-on sunscreen, you mist Vaseline Spray Moisturizer where you need it, rub it in to absorb, done. I felt dry enough to comfortably put pants on within about 90 seconds – way better than several minutes.
At the end of the day, my skin didn’t felt neither sticky nor parched – so it did what it said on that front.
What It Isn’t For
Even though Vaseline Spray Moisturizer’s labeling and marketing suggest that it can, “help heal dry skin.” I found that it does not moisturize deeply enough to do that, so it isn’t really a fix for chronic dry skin. Vaseline Spray Moisturizer is not a deep, hardcore treatment.
In my opinion, your expectations of what is ultimately a shortcut product shouldn’t be that it would or could. Boo on the lofty claims, though.
The Bottom Line
I’m satisfied with and would recommend the Vaseline Spray Moisturizer if your needs are similar to mine. Those needs are:
- I’m lazy and impatient
- I need a shortcut product to avoid dry skin
- I do not have severe/chronic dry skin
I’d still recommend keeping a heavier body moisturizer on hand for use as-needed. I still use a conventional lotion about 2-3x weekly. If you have serious dry skin, though, you need something with more oomph than this.