Queen Helene Cocoa Butter Hand and Body Lotion

Queen Helene Cocoa Butter Hand and Body Lotion - a light moisturizer that blends cocoa butter and lanolin. Recommended for dry skin, it claims to prevent wrinkles and stretchmarks and soothe sun or wind damage.

Queen Helene Cocoa Butter Hand and Body Lotion Dry Skin Moisturizer Reviews Ingredients

I have read a lot of rave reviews for the Queen Helene Mint Julepe mask, but I have never managed to find it during any of my trips to CVS.   What I did find was the Cocoa Butter Hand and Body Lotion, and since it was the same brand I picked up a smaller size tube to try out.

Queen Helene Cocoa Butter Hand and Body Lotion Dry Skin Moisturizer Reviews Ingredients

This lotion claims to be a light weight blend of cocoa butter and lanolin in a nongreasy base and comes packaged in a simple and spill-proof tube.  I never go by what is written on packages and prefer to go through the ingredients lists and make my own decision, and a quick peek at the list showed mineral oil listed on the top, right after water, with shea butter and lanolin lower down in the list.  I don't mind the mineral oil so much, especially since I use this as a body lotion and not on my face, but it does make the product quite greasy.

Queen Helene Cocoa Butter Hand and Body Lotion Dry Skin Moisturizer Reviews Ingredients

My Experience with the Queen Helene Cocoa Butter Hand and Body Lotion:

Queen Helene Cocoa Butter Hand and Body Lotion Dry Skin Moisturizer Reviews Ingredients
  • The moisturizer seems light and spreads easily but takes a long time getting absorbed.  The moisturizing effect lasts about 6-7 hours.
  • Quite contrary to what the packaging claims, I found this to be a very greasy lotion.  I don't have a problem with the greasiness, in fact quite prefer that, as long as it gets absorbed reasonably fast.  This lotion, though, takes some time getting absorbed, and I end up leaving an oily prints on whatever I touch if I don't wait.
  • I find it too greasy to be used as a facial moisturizer at least for my kind of skin.
  • The smell is a mix of plastic and coconut - a combination that I absolutely hate.
This is an inexpensive drugstore brand, and a small tube would last a long while.  This would be a perfect product for anyone who uses up a lot of moisturizer - I keep the tube in the kitchen since my hands get quite dry with the dish washing soap.  Because it is so greasy, I like to use it for my feet, right before I slip on some cotton socks so they stay warm and moisturized.  I do wish it had a milder smell or was just unscented.