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.

11 comments:

  1. he he he..I used to louuuuuuuuu Queen HElene products when I was at US....pretty cheap and work perfectly..:P :P I want to use them again now!!! :((

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  2. There are so many of these kind of brands here na Cali... is more tempting to try the drugstore brands..department store ones tho are there in India also na..is so much confoooosion for me :D :D

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  3. sounds nice. esp the use at kitchen and on feet strangely :)
    I am waiting to finish the 2 or 3 small tubes of hand creams i have, else my man is gonna kill me :((
    and drugstore it will be next few times. i jus got a 3 pack of L'Occitane Rose ones. Amazing fragrance. nothing great on keeping hands moist though :( so its either back to loyalty to TBS or some things like these :)

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  4. Oh okay I skip the Loccitane hand creams then :D :D

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  5. ok, sorry if its wrong adv... their original one may be all that they claim. I got their fleur something range. v nice frag indeed. so pls don chuck them completely :)

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  6. No..I always check the ingredients lists on creams before buying, and if I don't see any butters or oils listed on top I won't buy...the Fleur Cherie range? I guess that's mroe perfume and less of the moisturization, but those kind I like :D :D

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  7. i use a lot of cream all the time.. i dont know whatever cream i use it disappears. It's not like i have very dry hands bt i feel any cream is not good enough to like really repair and keep hands moisturized for very long. or may be i ma yet to discover a super awesome cream. i like that l'occitane one for what it is bt i keep feeling the need to reapply it.. :| i dnt think i am making any sense now.. :|

    btw the brand name is quite grand an dthe packaging is quite teenagey. :P

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  8. Haaan is super inexpensive brand naaa...but I thought the same thing..Queen Helene :P :D :D Me too tried TBS hand creams and same problem..nothing really softens or lasts kinds....Nivea only is best for me!!!

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  9. Rads, its a christmas pack of 3 for 24$ (while each is 10$ alone).
    had to gift one, so bought the pack and kept two LOL. typicalo!
    has the delis des fleurs the new rose flavored range i think, pivione flora a previous and perm one i think and rose des neiges a funny shimmery hand cream he he.
    btw try Aveeno Baby Soothing relief for dry skin one. Its like a primer, creates a layer but absorbs too. typically use it on my son though.

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  10. Oh I have seen those here too..I think I will wait for some sales to start and do the stocking up :D :D I tried the Aveeno moisturizer..not baby specific..just the regular one..it seemed nice but it isn't very oily na? I kept thinking I am not getting enough moisture..should be good for babies though..I feel baby skin is already quite soft and just needs a protective moisturizer..

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