About Dry Skin
Understanding Dry Skin
Dry skin can be caused by a number of factors including weather, the environment, diet, soaps and detergents, plus central heating and air conditioning. Essentially, dry skin is the loss of moisture which can come from the depletion of the skin’s natural moisturising factor (NMF) and natural oils in the skin. Most of the natural oil found on skin is removed through casual contact throughout the day, stripping skin of the natural moisture protection it needs to stay healthy.
All this results in a reduction of the skin’s natural ability to absorb water, causing the cells to shrink, and the skin to feel tight. Without the moisture they need, the skin cells eventually become stiff and inflexible, and as a result skin can become cracked and rough. This then allows irritants to penetrate deeper – which is why dry skin often leads to sensitive skin.
Water is the only ingredient that actually has the ability to hydrate your skin. All of the other ingredients found in lotions are used to lock the moisture in the skin – which is where the Vaseline Intensive Rescue Moisture Locking range comes in.
The Vaseline Intensive Rescue Range – instant relief and long-lasting care for very dry skin
Lanolin-free and suitable for even sensitive skin, the Vaseline Intensive Rescue range uses both barrier enhancers and active humectants (which act like a sponge to draw moisture in to the skin cells and hold it there) to help the skin retain water and keep it moisturised. Daily care can bring dry skin back to health and continued care can maintain the hydration levels in the skin – allowing skin to repair itself and preventing it from becoming unhealthy.
Vaseline Intensive Rescue Moisture Locking Cream
Clinically proven to provide twice the moisture of E45® cream*, Moisture Locking Cream has been specifically designed to soothe and relieve very dry and stressed skin. For use all over the body as well as on dry patches, the fast absorbing cream formula helps dry skin repair itself by instantly increasing the moisture level while also forming a protective barrier, leaving your skin soft and smooth. Vaseline Intensive Rescue Moisture Locking Cream is unfragranced and hypo-allergenic.
*after 2 weeks, based on corneometer data
Vaseline Intensive Rescue Moisture Locking Body Lotion
Vaseline Intensive Rescue Moisture Locking Body Lotion increases moisture reserves instantly, and then fills the gaps in the skin to lock moisture in all day, promoting the proper environment dry skin needs to repair itself. Research has shown that within five to ten minutes of Vaseline Intensive Rescue Moisture Locking Body Lotion's application, the skin's moisture reserves are tripled, and remain at that level. What this means is that moisture stays in very dry skin, enhancing the skin's ability to repair itself. In fact, compared to E45® Lotion, Vaseline Intensive Rescue Lotion is specially formulated to deliver twice the moisture.* Vaseline Intensive Rescue Moisture Locking Body Lotion is available in both camomile and fragranced free variants. Both are hypo-allergenic.
*after 2 weeks, based on corneometer data
Vaseline Intensive Rescue Soothing Hand Cream
Healthy skin naturally repairs itself. But as hands are constantly active and exposed to the elements, this natural process can be disrupted – leading to cracked and rough skin. Vaseline Intensive Rescue Soothing Hand Cream's unique formula infuses skin with intense moisturisers, and absorbs quickly to promote the ideal environment that skin needs to repair itself. Providing instant relief and long-lasting moisture for very dry skin, it is also specially formulated not leave hands greasy or slippery.
Vaseline Intensive Rescue Hydrating Foot Cream
Feet are under constant pressure. That means the natural process of repair can be disrupted, leading to cracked and rough skin. Vaseline Intensive Rescue Hydrating Foot Cream softens skin on contact. It then deeply moisturises, promoting the ideal environment for skin's natural healing process to occur, and reducing roughness within five days.
Dry skin can fight back
Vaseline® Intensive Rescue™ - designed with your dry skin needs in mind.
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