Hereâ€™s a nifty little product that might just save you from chapped, cracked skin this winter, and itâ€™s ecologically conscious too. Itâ€™s called Waxelene, and itâ€™s billed as â€œthe petroleum jellyâ€ alternative.
Now, I grew up with Vaseline as the go to soother for dry lips and rough elbows. But as our awareness of the carcinogenic potential of petroleum-based products has grown, my enthusiasm has waned. Enter Waxelene, a comforting balm made up of vitamin E oil, beeswax, organic rosemary oil, and organic soy oil.
Applied on lips, itâ€™s a comforting moisturizer that somehow soaks in but lasts for hours at the same time. Itâ€™s great for elbows and feet too, and I dig the rosemary scent.
In addition to the traditional uses of petroleum jellyâ€”lips, elbows, knees, runny noses, and babiesâ€™ bottomsâ€”Waxelene has several beauty benefits. According to the company, it can be used to remove eye makeup, give arms and legs a subtle sheen, and make eyelids dewy. I think itâ€™s the perfect solution for smoothing legs after shaving.
Sold in two sizesâ”€2 oz. for $6:99 and 9 oz. for $15.99â”€Waxelene is available at Whole Foods and Bed, Bath & Beyond. The companyâ€™s commitment to a petroleum-free future can even be seen in the packaging, which is made of recyclable glass jars and 100% recycled boxes.
I love Waxelene for being a safe, soothing alternative, but sometimes I still miss the super gloss and stickiness of the real thing.
This product was gifted to BITB for review.