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Vaseline in the place of eye cream?

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I just went a short road trip with my son and forgot to pack eye cream. I used vaseline for two nights and had no problem with breakouts or burning eyes. So I was wondering if anyone has used vaseline in the place of eye cream long term and if they were happy with results. TIA

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sparklestar1312518842.1771956 PostsRegistered 7/14/2010

I don't find Vaseline a moisturing product. I think it's made more for protecting the skin. I think that's why mom's use it when diapering baby, as a protectant/barrier to keep wetness from the skin.

lele451312520296.143135 PostsRegistered 12/30/2010

LandOfOz - Thank you for your response! I used it on my sons butt when he was a baby and it was wonderful! That kind of made me wonder, if it keeps moisture away from skin it would it also trap moisture{#emotions_dlg.confused1}. I was just curious if there were any thoghts or experience with using vaseline.

blahblahva­mpemerblah1312520654.7436840 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

If you need moisture, it's one of the best ingredients on the planet. Not only is it noncomedogenic, it's also highly unlikely to cause any type of allergic reaction. It also keeps moisture in the skin better than anything else. My derm, and my dad's plastic surgeon can't recommend Vaseline/Aquaphor highly enough, and when you want a wound to heel better with less chance of scarring, you slater this stuff on daily.

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poodlpoo1312521355.8934265 PostsRegistered 10/23/2010

Yup. I was using it for awhile, a few months ago. It worked better at softening my eye lids than anything else.

sparklestar1312521693.5571956 PostsRegistered 7/14/2010
On 8/4/2011 lele45 said:

LandOfOz - Thank you for your response! I used it on my sons butt when he was a baby and it was wonderful! That kind of made me wonder, if it keeps moisture away from skin it would it also trap moisture{#emotions_dlg.confused1}. I was just curious if there were any thoghts or experience with using vaseline.

Yes, I guess it would trap moisture. But if your skin is dry, you would probably want to moisturize ... and then put the vaseline on to hold it in. Sounds reasonable.

I have tried it as a night cream for my eyes, but to me it just felt sticky. I think it softens the skin so that's a plus. I just didn't care for the sticky, greasy feeling and then it gets on the pillow case too.

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A Walker1312523589.8871436 PostsRegistered 1/4/2011

I've been using vaseline as a lip treatment and under my eyes (at night) for as long as I can remember and love the results. I use it whenever my lips feel dry, and always a little on my lips at night. For my eyes, I tap a touch on over my night eye product where my undereye meets my cheek bones. The bit of vaseline keeps my lips soft and keeps under my eyes nice and soft throughout the night, kind of keeping in my eye cream. I love it!

lele451312526895.9135 PostsRegistered 12/30/2010

I've also used it for my lips, on scrapes and it is also good at removing eye makeup. I think I will try dabbing it over my eye cream too. That is a good idea! Thanks for responding everyone.

snowball1312540659.3838650 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I have been using vaseline under my eyes at nighttime for over 40 years now and I have no wrinkles around my eyes. I also use a dab around my lips too. Can't live without it.

kitkom1312542042.9175646 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Ewww I wouldn't be able to tolerate the greasy balm feel of it around my eyes! Doesn't it seep in your eyeballs? Yuck.

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Winamac1312542390.27733809 PostsRegistered 12/29/2010Indiana

I may try this as I've never seen an eye cream actually "work", and I"ve tried them all.

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snowball1312542657.3138650 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 8/5/2011 kitkom said:

Ewww I wouldn't be able to tolerate the greasy balm feel of it around my eyes! Doesn't it seep in your eyeballs? Yuck.

I have never felt it seep into my eyeballs! All I know is I can't live without it. I started using it as a teen when my eyes would get so dry when I would use a concealer. Have been using it at night ever since. Don't have milia either.

JuicyFruit1312544958.63354 PostsRegistered 9/5/2009

I have a friend who rubs a tiny dab of Vaseline into each fingernail at the end of her getting ready process every morning - and I mean she uses it every morning. If she forgets - she would go back and do it. Her nails are fabulous - no polish,no nothing, except the Vaseline.

lovestotea­ch1312545137.44317629 PostsRegistered 1/2/2009DFW Metroplex, Tx

To add: for eczema (or dryness) the doctor told us to wet the skin (or use after bath) only a small, light film in order to "lock in" the moisture.

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Sawn1312545164.827781 PostsRegistered 2/9/2006

My best friend's mother is in her late 70's and has used only vaseline at night for her entire adult life.

Her skin is beautiful!

Vamp1312545540.87313148 PostsRegistered 3/9/2007

Vaseline is one of those products that I have used since I was a teenager, some 30+ years ago, and have not stopped using it since. I keep it on my desk & on my nightstand. It was my first and only lip gloss for many years, and I still use it. I never have a problem with chapped lips, ever. I don't use it in place of moisturizer around the eyes, but rather in addition to eye cream.

Every night after I brush my teeth & wash & moisturize my face & neck, I get in bed, dab vaseline on my lips & around my eyes & put lotion on my hands & feet, and call it a day. Works for me. And it's cheap!!

momcat1312546915.786707 PostsRegistered 9/12/2010

Sorry, just not buying this Vaseline trick. I've tried that along the path of experimenting, along with baby oil and all the rest of the drugstore stuff. All these products have their place, but not on my face. I don't like feeling like a greasy mess.

Let me know if you suddenly become interesting.

rnmom1312547345.3931463 PostsRegistered 2/11/2010

I really like the idea of this, especially at night. It seems no matter what eye cream I use my eye area always seems dry and all the fine lines are totally accentuated. I'll have to try this over my regular face cream.

happy hous­ewife1312547828.7834389 PostsRegistered 1/4/2007

I like mineral oil on my eyes and I use Avon Skin so Soft on my bath every day. I have tanned skin because I live in florida and swim every day for exercise so I need something to keep my skin moist and SSS works way better than lotion. As for those who think it will feel greasy - you use only a small amount - of course it would be greasy if you slathered it on.

I tried and liked AARGON oil but no better than mineral oil for a fraction of the cost.

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Shelbelle1312548925.98736477 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I would be petrified of getting milia!!!

Nascarfan481312550854.9531525 PostsRegistered 9/6/2009

I've used vaseline/aquaphor over my eye cream and it works great

lele451312555969.48135 PostsRegistered 12/30/2010

I appreciate all the input. Thank you! I didn't have a problem with it seeping into my eyes. The only thing I was worried about was milia and breakouts. I am oily, acne prone. I've used a dab under each eye since Monday nite and haven't had a problem. After reading this thread I think I will dab it over eye cream and see how that works. I think I will try it on my nails and see what happens. It helps that vaseline is so inexpensive too!

blondegirl1312556747.091794 PostsRegistered 7/21/2006

I had a derm tell me once it is the best moisturizer to use on dry or very dry skin. I used to slather it on and people were grossed out but it works well, and is cheap. Perhaps not the best of ingredients but I am allergic to essential oils, including aloe, so it is a great option for me.

Have not used around eye - have used very expensive eye creams around eyes - those are the ones that ALWAYS give me milia!

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straykatz1312557662.6439429 PostsRegistered 6/13/2007
On 8/5/2011 Shelbelle said:

I would be petrified of getting milia!!!

Me too....my friend uses vasoline on her face and she has terrible milia!


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SamBrown1312557935.507628 PostsRegistered 6/19/2008

Try the Vaseline with coco butter. Great Stuff!

little dai­sy1312558105.742340 PostsRegistered 3/6/2007

if I put Vaseline under my eyes, I would be so puffy there. Vaseline holds in the moisturizer. I don't even put eye cream all the way up to my lashes just around the lower part of my eye, but that's just me.

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