Vaseline Aloe Fresh Lotion with SPF 15 review and Skin Savers squad

Did you know that as much as a short walk from the train to work can cause incidental sun exposure? And that in Summer UVB rays can cause a fair skinned person to burn in as little as 15 minutes! Scary. Also considering I'm one of those fair skinned girls who burns very easily! In my teens I didn't pay much attention to sun protection but now I really try to apply suncreens and the like. UV rays can harm your skin no matter the season and it's SO super important to protect your skin all year round. Over a long period, incidental exposure to the sun can have devastating effects on the skin such as skin cancers, sunburn, premature aging and wrinkling of the skin.

Vaseline's Aloe Fresh Lotion with SPF15 can help you prevent incidental sun exposure! Read on for my review of the product as well as an exciting event and giveaway =)

What they say:

"Vaseline Aloe Fresh Lotion with SPF 15 is a light, quick absorbing moisturising body lotion enriched with moisturising Aloe Vera, blocking more than 93% of UVA & UVB and leaving skin silky smooth and hydrated. Apply regularly in all seasons for best results."

I've been using Vaseline products for years and years so I was very excited to hear about this inclusion to their body lotion line. The SPF factor alone had me interested! The lotion is white with a medium consistency and applies wonderfully. It sinks in to the skin pretty much immediately leaving no sticky residue and it feels hydrating. One of the things I absolutely detest in a body lotion is if it's sticky! I had no issues with Aloe Fresh Lotion with SPF 15 which is what I find with other Vaseline body lotions I've tried before (why I love using them!). The lotion doesn't smell like sunscreen like at all and has a light aloe vera scent.

Overall: Aloe Fresh Lotion SPF 15 is a definite winner in my book. It's hydrating, non-sticky and I love the fact that it contains SPF 15 so you don't have to moisturise and ALSO apply sunscreen! I would love a higher SPF though as the Aussie sun can be very harsh. It would also be great if it came in a travel size for touch ups on the go ;)

Details: Vaseline Aloe Fresh Lotion with SPF 15 can be purchased now from supermarkets and pharmacies nationwide starting from a low price of $7.68 for a 200ml bottle. The 375ml bottle I've featured retails for $11.59. For stockist info, please call 1800 061 027.

On to the event! This week, Vaseline Skin Saver squads will be out in force in city locations in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to help protect us Aussie ladies this Summer! The very buff (AND SHIRTLESS!!!) male squad will be out in force with umbrellas and full size bottles of Vaseline Aloe Fresh Lotion with SPF 15 to help protect Aussie skin. The first 200 Sydney ladies who head down to Wynyard Park on the day will score a free coffee from the delicious Bertoni Café on Kent Street! If you're in the area on the day make sure you pop by. I wish I could go but unfortunately I'm working doh!

The lovely Ms Kate Ritchie with the Vaseline Skin Saver squad!

Event details:

What: Vaseline “skin saver” squads
When: Wednesday 16th of November in Brisbane; Thursday 17th of November in Sydney and Friday 18th of November in Melbourne.
Time: 11.00am – 2.00pm
Location:: Brisbane at King George Square; Sydney at Wynyard Park and Melbourne at Southern Cross Station.
Cost: Free!

Edit 18/11/11: Please note that the Melbourne Skin Savers event has had to be postponed today due to unforeseen circumstances.

Now for ladies who can't make it down on the day, no need to worry! Vaseline have very kindly offered 5 375ml bottles of Aloe Fresh lotion in SPF 15 (pictured below) to give away to 5 of my lucky Aussie readers!! How awesome is that!

How to enter: Simply be a public follower of Cosmetic Cupcake via GFC and leave me a comment below with your email address, what state or territory you reside in, and your no.1 sun protection tip. It can be anything! You can earn an extra entry by tweeting about my giveaway with link to this post. Don't forget to @cosmeticcupcake!

Please note this giveaway is open to Australian residents only. Giveaway will end in just under a week on Sunday 20th November 2011 at 10pm EST.

Good luck! Thanks for looking as always =)

The product featured in this post was sent to me for consideration but this in no way influenced my review in any way. As always, my reviews are my 100% honest opinion. My Disclosure Policy can be viewed here.


  1. yay! ive been hearing ads on this alot on the radio.

    GFC: Tink l
    email: tee.i.n.k at gmail dot com
    location: Sydney

    protection tip : always use a spf moisturiser, specially for your face.. start young.. its a good habit


  2. Heya, awesome giveaway! My number one skin protection tip is to keep reapplying sunscreen, and wear some awesome sunglasses and a huge hat =], New South Wales

  3. wear sunscreen even when it's cloudy!! and always bring a big wide brimmed sun hat to the beach! stylish AND protects you from the sun!!

    following you on GFC: rita, NSW

  4. I need one of these! You can never have too much SPF!
    My email address is, from WA.
    My tip is simple, wear a broad spectrum sunscreen underneath your makeup every day! Also, remember to apply on to the back of your hands when driving!

  5. Awesome, I'm always looking for products with the sun protection factor added in :) Please enter me :)

    GFC name: Mish
    email: the_model_romance[at]
    State: NSW
    Sun tip: Wearing sunscreen daily!

  6. GFC - Beauty Snippets
    Location - NSW
    Email -
    Tweet -!/Beauty_Snippets/status/136274640891940865
    Tip - Sunscreen is so important and for those who are lazy and/or strapped for time in the morning, my best tip would be to use products that already include SPF so you are not adding another step to the beauty routine plus it ensures you are wearing sunscreen everyday :)

  7. gfc: prettymom
    email: prettymom at gmail dot com
    state: nsw

    tip: i'm lazy so i try to buy and use products that have spf as well.

  8. this would have to be one of my all time fav moisturisers - feels like it really soaks into my skin =)

  9. GFC: Victoria


    State: NSW

    Sun tip: Hats! Love mixing them in with my outfit and dressing them up with a scarf or ribbon. Paired with some big sunnies and my face feels instantly cool and protected :)

    Twitter post:!/giantpeachface/status/136713114090610688

  10. GFC :: yummiization

    Email ::

    State :: NSW

    Tip :: When applying your daily facial sunscreen - always remember to apply some behind you ears. I've been sun-burnt there a couple of times and it makes it super painful to sleep at night.

    Twitter ::!/yummiization

  11. I'm following via GFC as Jasmine1485 and I'm in QLD :) My tip would be: don't think that just because you're wearing a hat you're protected from the sun, you can get burnt from rays reflecting off the ground too! Sunscreen's the only way to be sure - or SPF15+ Vaseline lotion ;)

    kate1485 at

  12. I tweeted about it here:!/NTFancy/status/137134203245559808

    kate1485 at

  13. GFC: kristy.p
    State: QLD

    Always use sunscreen on the backs of your hands (as well as everywhere else), they are one of the first places to show aging and sun damage.

    I don't like the feeling of sunscreen on my face unless i know i'll be outside a lot that day. I try to buy products with SPF for normal days :)


    Following as Shannon Whelan!

    State: Victoria

    My best sun protection tip would be more about minimising complaints from the boyfriend than protecting yourself from skin damage... Try to cover your forgetful significant other in sunscreen when you're protecting yourself. They'll thank you someday!

  16. GFC name: Sharon Wong
    State: VIC

    my tip: always put on sunscreen even if it seems like the sun isn't shining too strong. Don't forget your hair can get sunburnt too. And always wear sunnies. Sight is precious.

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