Is This Vaseline?


Is Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour regime made mostly out of Vaseline? (Image courtesy of Thom Dyke

Welcome to a new segment in Tech is the New Pink – Is this Vaseline? In this mostly self-explanatory segment, we look at some premium beauty products and other stuff and ask – is this mostly made of Vaseline?

Today – Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Skin Protectant (shown here with the Eight Hour Daily Moisturiser and Lip Balm).

Is this miracle product made mostly out of Vaseline? Survey says: YES. Effective, but largely because of the high petrolatum content, I suspect. Unsurprisingly, the ingredient list is not available on the website, so I have conveniently transcribed below.

Image courtesy of Thom Dyke’s Flickr feed –

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Skin Protectant: Petrolatum, lanolin, mineral oil/paraffinum liquidum, bht, salicylic acid, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, vegetable oil, zea mays (corn) oil, parfum/fragrance, citral, citronellol, geraniol, limonene, linalool, propylparaben, iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492).


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