Here’s a nifty little product that might just save you from chapped, cracked skin this winter, and it’s ecologically conscious too. It’s called Waxelene, and it’s billed as “the petroleum jelly” 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, it’s a comforting moisturizer that somehow soaks in but lasts for hours at the same time. It’s great for elbows and feet too, and I dig the ros
JOHN MASTERS ORGANICS DRY HAIR NOURISHMENT & DEFRIZZER – I admit it – I am not all that fussed about certified organic products, but I appreciate that they have a place and I may be in the minority on this. It is not that I don’t like them – I am just not inclined to see them out over any other product or brand. I was on a whirlwhind trip to Stockholm for literally one day to do two presentations to about 200 plastic surgeons and arrived at Arlanda Airport early for my return flight. This is always dangerous for me because it is notoriously easy to get lured into buying stuff you don’t want or need out of sheer boredom. Now Arlanda looks a little like an IKEA nightmare – modern, sleek, lots of steel and light woods, oddly sterile as in “you can eat off the floor” kind of clean, and everyone speaks perfect English. I found this little brown dropper bottle from John Masters in the hair care section of the Duty Free shop, and since it was TSA friendly, I decided to try it. The combination of oils – rosemary, jojoba, lavendar, cedarwood and helio carotene smells nice enough and it is a leave in treatment. But unless I missed something, this is merely a mixture of oils with nothing more that smacks of hair care to me. Unless you have a fro like Beyonce is Austin Powers, I am not sure how you can really use this as a leave in treatment without having an oily residue on your hair. It can also be used as a booster for other conditioners but I would not be inclined to bother.
FINAL VERDICT – SYC (SAVE YOUR CASH) – Too expensive for what it is and not sure what it does, and all it did for me was to make my hair flat. If you are going to use it, use very SPARINGLY (the directions say 3 drops in your hands and rub together before applying to hair) and only on the ends to avoid greasy, stringy hair.