As someone with dry skin all over, I am a fan of ultra-hydrating body lotions and creams (with mostly natural ingredients of course!) and thought of trying out the Carol’s daughter Body Jelly after looking at the simple yet healthy-for-skin ingredient list. When I ordered the product, I was quite sure I had made a good choice but it didn’t really turn out to be as good as expected. Read on to find out more…..
An all-natural, fragrance-free moisturizer formulated without petroleum. This jelly is the ultimate, multi-tasking moisturizer that’s great for the entire family. The all-natural ingredients like soy, sweet almond oil, and jojoba oil work together to heal cracked elbows, soothe parched lips, and even remove eye makeup. The incredibly comforting formula is your daily regimen for maintaining a soft, supple body, from head to toe.
• Jojoba Oil Moisturizes
• Sweet Almond Oil Replenishes
• Soy Oil Heals
Ingredients : Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Beeswax, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
First off, the consistency is somewhat similar to vaseline, not as dense and tacky though. The jelly is way too greasy initially upon application and takes a while to soak in completely, leaving an oily film on the skin that feels icky. As the product is eventually absorbed, the greasiness goes away and the skin feels soft and moisturized. There is no added fragrance in the formula, which is good, but it has a raw, oily scent that doesn’t agree with my nose. The good thing is that the smell dissipates quickly so it doesn’t bother me much.
Overall, I am disappointed with this product. I did not find the jelly to be considerably superior than the other lightweight moisturizers in my stash that give me excellent results without the grease factor and a weird smell. I love the simplicity of its ingredient list but that’s about it. I must say that if you are a fan of Vaseline/Petroleum jelly, then this is a nice vegetable-based alternative to that.
As the weather is warming up, I don’t feel like using this body jelly now but will keep it for winters to use on extra-dry areas, like feet, knees and elbows.