Sunday, November 20, 2011

Waxelene - The Petroleum Jelly Alternative [Review]

I cannot tell you why I never made the connection that Petroleum Jelly comes from Petroleum! Sounds like an easy 2+2=4. Right? Of course, if we stop and think about the name, our intelligence will ask why it is called Petroleum Jelly. Because Petroleum Jelly has become a mainstream product, we assume that it is safe for everyday and baby use.

Why is Petroleum Jelly Toxic?

Petroleum Jelly is also know as petrolatum or paraffin, and is a petroleum byproduct (just like the gas or oil in your car). EWG's Skin Deep Cosmetics Database rates petrolatum as 2 (green) and paraffin is rated as 1 (green), but describes as a "semisolid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum." Even though it is rated as 2 by EWG, the fact that it is a petroleum byproduct is disgusting! Would you put oil or gasoline on your body if it promised more moisture? Not me! As consumer, we generally do not know the origin of petroleum or the chemicals that are used to process it. Therefore, we do not know exactly what we are putting on our bodies or what type of toxic chemical contamination we are being exposed to.

So what is a girl with dry skin to do? She can get herself a cute little jar of Waxelene!

Waxelene 2 oz. jar

PRICES:
Waxelene 2 oz. jars retails for $6.99.
Waxelene 9 oz. jar retails for $15.99.

Why is Waxelene The Perfect Alternate?

Waxelene is an alternative to petroleum jelly and has an endless number of uses.

  • Anything you would use petroleum jelly for and more!
  • Skin moisturizing, protection, and lubrication
  • Protection from chafing, friction, and wind burn 
  • Make-up & removal
  • Soothing chapped, dry skin (Eczema & Psoriasis)
  • Reducing diaper irritation
  • Aftershave for face/legs
  • Wetsuit rash prevention
  • Hair
  • After Sun
  • Hands
  • Tons of other creative household and cosmetic uses

Benefits:
  • Non-petroleum based - Healthier for your family and the planet!
  • Eco-friendly, biodegradable, no GMOs
  • No parabens or artificial ingredients
  • Smooth and silky consistency
  • All natural
  • Contains organic ingredients
  • Water/sweat resistant - Lasting protection
  • Not Greasy
  • Goes on clear
  • No animal testing

What are the Ingredients?

  1. Organic Soybean Oil (non-GMO, non-hydrogenated)
  2. Beeswax (100% Natural)
  3. Organic Rosemary Oil (non-GMO)
  4. Vitamin E Oil (100% Natural)
Check out Waxelene's descriptions and benefits of the ingredients.

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What Did I Think of Waxelene?

Waxelene is a little jar of heaven! I was impressed with the glass jar and the metal lid (both are reusable and recyclable), as opposed to the usual plastic container.

I was surprised by the smell! The Organic Rosemary Oil adds an unexpected, but interesting scent. Do not worry, you will not smell like a rosemary bush!  The scent is herby and woodsy.

I have been using Waxelene for 2 weeks. I love that a little bit of the product goes a long way. This 2 oz jar will last a long time! Waxelene immediately absorbed and softened my dry and red hands without leaving my skin greasy.  The softness lasted for hours and even overnight! Waxelene is the perfect moisturizer because it is light enough that it will not leave my skin looking greasy, but heavy enough to take on dry, cracked, winter skin. Waxelene is truly the perfect moisturizer!

Opportunities for Improvement: I would love to see more scents with Organic Essential Oils, something like Calendula or Lavender.

What is the Man’s Opinion? 
My husband did not like the smell because it smelled too "functional." He would like to see a more floral and body-product smell. Aren't herby and woodsy smells supposed to be masculine? :)

All Natural Katie's Rating:
Total green check marks out of 5.


I would recommend Waxelene to anyone for the following reasons.  I might not be able to use another moisturizer ever again because Waxelene works so well!
    Waxelene
  1. Immediate and effective moisturizing of dry skin
  2. Immediate absorption
  3. A little goes a long way
  4. All natural product
Be sure to use Waxelene within one year since the product contains no preservatives.

Disclosure: I received the sample from Waxelene, Inc. in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my personal experiences. This review is objective and completely honest.



3 comments:

My Baby's Going Green said...

I really enjoyed reading this review and will definitely share on my FB pages!

ohkeeka said...

Wow, like you, I never really made the connection about petroleum jelly being made out of oil byproducts. Yuck!

All Natural Katie said...

Keeka - I didn't realize it either until I started reading about Waxelene. It's like a light bulb went off in my head!

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