Aquaphor is an ointment skin protectant for dry, cracked or irritated skin.
Ingredients: mineral oil, ceresin, lanolin alcohol, panthenol, glycerin, bisabolol
I know that mineral oil, lanolin, and glycerin are very heavy and strong oils. Also, if you are allergic to mineral oil, then please do not use this product.
Note: When talking about cons, this product will never have any negative effects or side effects on the skin itself, from my experience it will definitely not cause redness, inflammation, or irritation. The cons that will be discussed later have to do with something else.
Now onto the review: Aquaphor Healing Ointment Advanced Therapy!
I am not saying this is a bad product. It is a very healing product and does wonders to my skin and improves it a lot. It is not irritating, is calms down my angry red skin and keeps it well hydrated for a very long time. It would last all day from 8am till 12am, I am not kidding, it's very long lasting.
The only bad thing about is the appearance and texture on the skin which I cannot stand.
If it didn't have such a problem, this would be my only and number 1 ointment/moisturizer forever.
Would I recommend this product?
If you cannot find anything that works for your skin and it is very painful, itchy, and cracking. Your skin really needs some help and I would recommend this ointment for skin reparation and healing.
If you find it too oily like I do, you can always apply a small amount at night before going to bed.
I would not recommend this as a daytime moisturizer (unless you really have to or really need it), it's stickiness and oily appearance is a turn off for anyone and it would just not work.
If you are going to travel, to a desert or something or a place that is super windy and dry, this would be a good thing to bring. The travel size, though small, is definitely enough, and it works well on chapped lips too!
When I was in China, I was like, oh, it's humid, i'll be fine!
And then I went to Beijing, and it was ridiculously dry, hot, and windy and this ointment saved my skin!
Also, whenever I return to California from a humid country like Taiwan, my skin feels super dry because it became accustomed to the humidity of the previous country. Therefore, this ointment really helped to re-hydrate my skin as it gradually became used to the much dryer California weather.