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Vaseline as eye moisturizer

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Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:05 am      Reply with quote
I am using the Algeist eye gel, and I believe it is causing some dehydration lines under my eyes.

After reading that Jennifer Aniston, applies pure vaseline on her eyes, I decided to try it this morning. The lines seems much softer after applying it.

Is vaseline safe for the eye area? Is it a good eye moisturizer to prevent lines and wrinkles?
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Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:10 pm      Reply with quote
I have used vaseline for eye makeup removal. It is a little heavy but worked as long as I used a small amount and removed it well. Too much made my eyes puffy. I also applied my eye cream afterwards.It did not adversly affect my eyes.
I now use Allergan Refresh PM Lubricant eye ointment for eye makeup removal and follow with my regular eye cream. It is 42.5% mineral oil and 57.3% white petrolatum so it's similar to vaseline. I have used it for years and it doesn't harm my eyes because it's an eye product. I get it at WalMart for about $11 for a small tube. It's pricey but works well for me.
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Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:20 pm      Reply with quote
Hi glowyskin,

I know it sounds weird, but it looks like vaseline IS the best moisturizer for under eye area.

I heard it first time from Eva Fraser. Couldn’t believe it as well.
The explanation is that vaseline helps you to retain the moisture you already have.

Now i use it almost every day before bed on top of the serum. Not exactly the vaseline, but Egyptian Magic, which is almost the same.
My under eye area never looked better.

Not sure how it can work under makeup though.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:17 am      Reply with quote
Petroleum jelly is the absolute best substance for reducing transepidermal water loss (tewl.) But because it sets up such an impenetrable barrier on the skin it can also slow down or stop the absorption of actives. So the best thing to do is wait a while for your serum to absorb before you put it on.
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Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:17 am      Reply with quote
You say your skin is oily and dehydrated, so you may not be using the right things on your skin. If you look into corneotherapy, you will see that using occlusive things like petroleum jelly is what shuts off the skin's feedback mechanism and prevents it from regulating its own moisture and lipid levels.

http://www.corneotherapy.org/articles/article-library/116-a-sensible-approach-to-understanding-the-skin

Its like crack for your skin: temporary fix for a chronic problem. Try using phospholipid-based products (with lecithin) and some natural oils instead and see what happens.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:59 am      Reply with quote
Chlorophyll wrote:
Petroleum jelly is the absolute best substance for reducing transepidermal water loss (tewl.) But because it sets up such an impenetrable barrier on the skin it can also slow down or stop the absorption of actives. So the best thing to do is wait a while for your serum to absorb before you put it on.


Thanks for the comment. This is exactly what i do.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:51 am      Reply with quote
I think there is no harm,I will have a try~

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Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:19 am      Reply with quote
Fawnie is absolutely correct.

C'mon ladies, let's put this vaseline thing to bed, it has been touted as some sort of wunderkind: grows lashes, plumps lips, etc., etc. Vaseline is a byproduct of the manufacture of petroleum, it is effective as a barrier gel. It is not a moisturizer, and makes no claims thus.

And whilst on the subject, cosmetic companies continue to fleece us by suggesting we need different creams for the eye or neck area, just use a little less of your regular moisturizer in that area if you think it's too heavy
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Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:02 pm      Reply with quote
Not sure if you've seen this thread but some mention having good results with vaseline use in the eye area:

http://www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=43797
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Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:25 pm      Reply with quote
Why do petroleum jelly and mineral oil always get such a bad rap? They've been sold since the 1800s. I would imagine if there were any long or short term complications whatsoever they would be common knowledge. I know everyone has their reasons for thinking what they do, but it's getting a little scary that everyone is quick to jump on the "let's hate science yay" bandwagon. Razz
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