Review: Alba Un-Petroleum Multi-Purpose Jelly

I know this is not the most exciting product ever and the name makes it sound pretty weird but I HAD to post my review of this product because it has become one of my beauty staples and I have been using it literally every day for the last 9 months!

A bit of background info: I used to apply Vaseline to my lips every night before bed and would sometimes even put it on my hands or my face as well if my skin was particularly dry. In the summer I became more informed about skin care products and started researching some of the ingredients in products that I was using every day. I already knew that Vaseline is a petroleum biproduct, but many of the articles that I read described how Vaseline basically sits on the surface of your skin like a layer of plastic instead of absorbing into your skin and having a moisturizing effect.

Because I did not want to keep applying ineffective petrochemicals to my skin, I sought out a more natural product. Alba Un-Petroleum Jelly is what I found and boy I am glad I found it!

Instead of using synthetic petrochemicals, Alba Un-Petroleum makes use of natural ingredients such as castor oil, coconut oil, beeswax and vitamin E. It is unscented and has a texture that is remarkably similar to Vaseline but the best part about this product is that it ACTUALLY MOISTURIZES my skin and lips!

Instead of just masking the dryness, this product actually absorbs into my skin and lips so that they feel smooth and soft the next morning. I now apply this product every night before bed and it has really helped prevent chapped lips throughout this extremely cold and dry winter that we have experienced where I live.

And its not just for lips! Here are some of the ways that I use this product:
-Sometimes I mix this with my night cream if I need some extra moisture on my face over night. It does not clog pores! If you need some extreme moisture on your face you could apply this directly to your face overnight.
-This is now my favorite eye cream! I know it does not have any anti-aging ingredients but it is the only product that gets rid of the dry, flakey skin that I sometimes get on my eyelids (weird, I know!). I apply it around my eyes a couple of times a week before bed and when I wake up my eyes feel so smooth and look brighter too!
-This product works well as an eye makeup remover! It is oil-based so it can blur your vision for a few seconds after you use it but it removes even waterproof makeup very well.
-When my feet are really dry, I spread a thin layer of Un-Petroleum Jelly on my feet, put on a pair of socks, and leave it overnight. It sounds kind of gross, but when I wake up my feet feel so soft!
-I also use this product on dry elbows and cuticles. You can use it basically anywhere that you have dry patches!

Besides being a truly amazing product, Un-Petroleum Jelly is 100% vegetarian, hypo-allergenic and best of all cruelty-free! At $5.99 for a 3.5oz (100g) bottle, it costs a bit more than Vaseline but I little goes a long way so one tube lasts me months!

I know I rambled on a fair bit about this product but I really, really love it and wanted to share all of the different ways I use it on a daily basis! I definitely recommend this to pretty much anyone, especially if you have dry skin and lips or are looking for a natural alternative to Vaseline.

Thank you so much for stopping by for some Cosmetic Confessions! Have a beautiful day!
xoxo, Caitlin


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