Ash Me About Vaseline Sheer Infusion Body Lotion

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vaseline sheer infusion botanical blend body lotion

Be warned: When your cat swipes at your shins, he may be trying to warn you about dry skin.


We’re talking ashy ORANGE ALERT, and in my case it was looking exceptionally bad (remember the aliens from the original V?).

Luckily, I think I may have found something to help, and it costs less than $10.

Vaseline’s Sheer Infusion Body Lotion ($8) has been on store shelves for a few months, but I only recently gave it a try.

It contains a complex Vaseline calls Stratys-3, which they claim gets down and dirty to moisturize the deeper layers of skin.

Of the three available versions I’ve tried — Mineral Renewal, Vitamin Burst and Botanical Blend — I’m partial to Botanical Blend, mostly because I really like the vaguely floral scent. It’s mild and nondescript enough to play nicely with a variety of perfumes.


I apply it after showering and toweling off while my skin’s still damp, and it sinks in fast, without leaving behind a greasy or heavy film.

Most of the body moisturizers I’ve tried can’t hack cold weather, giving up the ghost after a few hours and forcing me to have to reapply (the ashiness returns!). Sheer Infusion, though, seems built for winter. It even keeps my scaliest parts — shins, heels and elbows — soft, moisturized and ash-free for a good 24 hours.

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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Tiffany says:

    Hey Karen! What do the Mineral Renewal and Vitamin Burst versions smell like?

    • Karen says:

      Vitamin Burst smells citrusy and Mineral Renewal like a rosy floral. They’re all very light!

      Can you believe tomorrow is Thanksgiving? What will you be doing for the holiday?

      • Tiffany says:

        ooh, I’m gonna keep an eye out for the vitamin burst one! lotion scent is very important to me, lol.

        I know, it really snuck up on me! We’ll be going to my grandparents’ house – they live about an hour away. I’m bring a caramel apple cake that I make every year! I had to swing by the grocery store this afternoon to buy the stuff to make it and that was a bad idea! the place was a mad house! what are your plans for tomorrow?

        • Karen says:

          It smells very good! I bet it would layer well with citrusy fragrances.

          Your cake sounds DELICIOUS! I heart everything caramel. 🙂

          El Hub and I are headed out to my mom and dad’s in the East Bay. Both my parents asked me to bring Tabs (aka “their Grandcat”), but he won’t tolerate an hour-long car ride.

  2. Tiffany says:

    here’s the recipe if you ever want to try it – it’s SO easy and everyone always loves it and asks me for the recipe! also to make it even easier you can use caramel sauce meant for ice cream on the top. the great thing about it is it’s even better on day 2!

    aww, too bad he doesn’t like the car! I dunno why I thought your parents lived far away (like in Hawaii). Hope you have fun with your family and eat lots o’ turkey!

    • Karen says:

      El Hub’s family is from Hawaii! 🙂 I call his mom and dad my parents all the time, LOL! 🙂

      Thank you for the recipe… I can’t wait to make it. OMG, I’m so hungry right now, it’s not even funny.

  3. Meghan says:

    I loooooove this lotion. I haven’t tried the green one yet but I’ve used the other two and they are perfect for dry, cold new england weather. My one caveat is it does need time to absorb but it’s totally worth it!
    .-= Meghan’s last blog post… Urban Decay 24/7 Swatches =-.

  4. amy says:

    I haven’t spotted these at my pharmacies yet, but you get beat good old fashion Vaseline for moisturizing.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… Tarte Treasure Chest Tier 3: Lipglosses, Review and Swatches Part B =-.

  5. Tatiana says:

    I’m a lover of this lotion! I have really dry skin and this really lasts all day.

  6. Nora says:

    Hmm I thought the nice humid weather in the bay area was suppose to be less bad for skin? At least that was the impression I got in hot humid tropical Asia.

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