Vaseline Intensive Rescue + GIVEAWAY


Way back in June 2009 I reviewed the Vaseline Intensive Rescue Body Butter i my ‘Battle of the body butters’ post. On my oh-so-scientific scoring system I gave it a 26/30 – not half bad. In fact, I’m told that Vaseline Intensive Rescue Moisture Locking Cream is clinically proven to provide twice as much moisture as E45 cream…and the whole Vaseline Intensive Rescue range is designed to provide instant relief and long-lasting care for very dry skin. Just what I need at the moment (as I type this I am very aware of how dry my hands are feeling).

So when the opportunity came up to offer a complete set of the Vaseline Intensive Rescue products (worth £25) to a reader PLUS a £50 voucher to use at a dry ski slope I thought that’s a pretty decent idea….

I don’t know about you, but my skin tends to go a little haywire as the temperature drops. My hands feel constantly dry, my scalp gets incredibly grumpy (more on this in a future post) and my skin goes all scaly and gross (not attractive). Around this time I always switch from a standard body lotion to something a bit more hardcore such as a body butter – partly for the moisturising properties, partly because they feel a bit more ‘pampering’ than just a normal lotion.

But as an added bonus I’m including a few winter skin tips from a real life skin expert. Below are some pointers from Vaseline Skincare Expert Atoshi Ghosal, with some advice on how to keep your skin from turning into a covering of scales.

  • Drink at least eight glasses of water a day to keep your skin well hydrated. It is also good to eat a high-quality diet rich in fruits, vegetables, oily fish, nuts, seeds and limit sun exposure.

  • Washing can make your skin more dry. Wash your face no more than twice a day with a gentle cleanser and take short baths or showers.

  • Pat your skin dry after washing. Avoid rubbing yourself dry with a towel, which can whisk away the skin’s natural moisture barrier needed to keep your skin healthy during the cold winter months.

  • Apply a good moisturiser while your skin is still damp. Choose one that contains ingredients that attract moisture to skin (humectants) and lock it in (occlusives).

  • Aim for a comfortable level of humidity in your home or office. Too much heat or air-conditioning can rob your skin of moisture.

  • Keep a hand cream like Vaseline Intensive Rescue Soothing Hand Cream, rrp, £2.99 in your handbag to use regularly.

I have to add that I think the best tip is the one about the hand cream. I know it seems obvious, but as someone who has old-lady looking hands thanks to pretty consistent dry skin, this is an absolute must have for me. Normally the hand creams and body versions are the same thing but in different packaging – so if you find a body moisturiser that works then the hand one will do too.

So, if you fancy not having a covering of scales this winter then you should probably enter the competition to win the complete Vaseline Intensive Rescue set plus a £50 voucher to be used at a dry ski slope (details of valid locations below).


Post a comment below with the answer to the following question…(just for fun)

What is your winter skin essential and why?

The Prize Details:

One winner will receive the full Vaseline Intensive Rescue set worth around £25 plus a voucher for £50 for use at dry skiing facilities in either Milton Keynes, Castleford (nr Leeds) or Braehead (nr Glasgow). The voucher can be used for slope activities, the bar and the on site shop.


One entry per person.
Must be a follower of the blog or leave a valid email address for me to contact, should you win.
Closing date: MIDNIGHT (GMT) 07/11/10
Winner will be chosen at random and contacted by me – if there is no response in 48 hours a new winner will be chosen.
If you are under 18 then check with a guardian that it’s OK for you to enter.
You must answer the question above or else your entry will not be valid.
UK only – sorry!




  1. November 3, 2010 / 2:26 pm

    this sounds really bad but i don’t really change my skincare for winter, but my one essential all year is a good lipbalm

  2. leiladukes
    November 3, 2010 / 2:40 pm

    I’m the same with the old lady scaly skin effect at winter time, and as such I have two winter beauty essentials!

    The first is Bio Oil, which I discovered last year. Not only does it moisturise beautifully– my skin feels like it literally sucks in the nourishment as soon as I apply it — it also stops skin from looking dull & uneven, giving a lovely glow that normally can only be achieved by hours spent on hot summer beaches!

    Like you my hands are a huge problem area and I have a terrible habit of picking at the dry skin around my nails which makes it worse — v unattractive. To combat this I find the best thing to carry in my handbag is not hand cream but a multi-use product that can be smeared everywhere. I love Lucas’ Pawpaw ointment on my lips, cuticles, elbows and any other dry areas — it also tames “bad eyebrow days”! There are more expensive versions out there (like 8 hour cream) but the Pawpaw ointment is far cheaper and just as good, plus I prefer the smell!

    my email address is and I follow your blog 🙂

  3. LatBeautyAddict
    November 3, 2010 / 2:53 pm

    a mix of Sudocrem and Vaseline haha! I can’t survive the winter without either of them. Whenever my skin looks dry I just blob a bit of vaseline on and its almost sorted by the next day. Sudocrem is great for any dry/red patches that appear.


  4. Kirsty T
    November 3, 2010 / 3:43 pm

    My fav winter products are Bodyshop body butter (a like a lot of different flavours)and my Burts Bees lip balm

  5. November 3, 2010 / 6:51 pm

    my winter skin essential is definitely cocoa butter its so moisturising and the chocolatey scent is so warm and yummy!!

    thanks so much


  6. Nic @ The War Paint Guru
    November 3, 2010 / 7:01 pm

    My winter essential is a good lip salve and big bulky scarves! Gotta wrap up warm and protect from wind chapped skin!


  7. November 3, 2010 / 7:20 pm

    My winter essential is Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish as it helps to keep my skin really moisturised and stop it from getting dry.

  8. November 3, 2010 / 8:26 pm

    My winter essential is pocket sized vaseline and plenty of E45 to moisturise my face through the night!

    Fantastic giveaway, please enter me 🙂

  9. November 3, 2010 / 9:55 pm

    Lip balm! I’m tousledkitten on twitter if you need to contact me x

  10. Sarah
    November 3, 2010 / 11:07 pm

    My winter essential is my simple lip balm. I try to put it on every night before bed so that I wake up feeling moisturised and then re-apply before going out in the cold.

    I cannot bare chapped and sore lips.

    Followed your blog for ages x

  11. Sharie Avery x
    November 3, 2010 / 11:25 pm

    I just make sure I drink plenty of water, always have a lip balm with me to stop my lips looking dry and I use a lot of moisturiser!

  12. November 3, 2010 / 11:41 pm

    I have the old lady hands, in winter they drive me mad they feel tight, as each winter comes, more things seem to make them feel uncomfortable.
    I drink lots of water, I know my hands suffer if I dont.

  13. Ms Bubu
    November 4, 2010 / 11:26 am

    My winter essential is lipbalm, I dont have any preference. My lips are the are that get dryer, that the reason!

    msbubu26 at gmail dot com

    Thank you!!

  14. Laura
    November 4, 2010 / 11:28 am

    Definitely lip balms from the Body Shop! I have a lovely creamy cherry one.


  15. November 4, 2010 / 8:43 pm

    My winter essential is Elizabeth Arden’s 8 Hour Hand cream. Normal handcream either still leaves dry patches on my fingers, or is so greasy that I leave oil marks everywhere.

    This is is heavy duty and sinks in so quick! When I discovered it last winter in the airport (after a ski trip), I knew it was it.

  16. November 6, 2010 / 8:54 pm

    My winter essential is my body shop seaweed matifying moisturiser it’s great to relieve dry areas of the skin which is essential in winter!

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