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Ingredients that Help Boost Skin Health and Appearance

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The skin is the biggest and arguably most important organ of the body. Without it, our bodies lack the protective barrier between our internal organs and the external environment. Surely that means that you should take care of it to your best ability by maintaining a strong skin barrier and keeping it as healthy-looking as possible?

Sometimes, this can be difficult, though. Some people have dry or dull skin: skin that is rough to the touch or lacks radiance, and others may experience uneven skin tone and dark spots. However, even if you experience these skin issues, using the right products with high-quality ingredients and benefits can help you achieve healthy-looking and glowing skin.

These products should contain ingredients that hydrate and replenish dull and dry skin, and provide relief for different skin issues, from roughness to lack of radiance. Providing your skin with deep nourishment and moisturization daily can help with these issues, which is why Vaseline® launched the Radiant X product range. 150 years of Vaseline® skin expertise and advice from dermatologists shaped this range of intensely moisturizing products to help you achieve smooth and radiant skin.

Want to show your skin the love it deserves? What better way to do that than with ingredients that love your skin as well? If you’re looking for a way to revive and soften your skin’s texture, look no further! With the help of stellar dermatologists within the industry, we have curated a guide of skin-loving body care ingredients that can help give your skin its best glow yet!

What ingredients help nourish skin and improve its appearance?

With a variety of different products that have different ingredients and functions, it can be taxing to maintain a consistent, beneficial skincare routine. However, skincare doesn’t have to be stressful, especially with great hybrid skincare products that can complete your routine in fewer steps.

The Vaseline® Radiance X range is considered hybrid because it contains ingredients that strengthen the skin barrier, making it visibly healthier, as well as ingredients that provide extra benefits, like evening out the skin tone and reviving dull skin.

For instance, the Vaseline® Radiant X Deep Nourishment Body Cream and Vaseline® Radiant X Deep Nourishment Hand Butter can help you achieve radiant, healthier-looking skin that’s soft to the touch. For a breakdown of those ingredients and their exact purposes, read ahead!


Ingredients that help enhance moisturization and revive dull skin

“Dry skin is a common skin concern, and it often happens when our skin loses more water than it is able to hold on to. Causes can vary from person to person but include genetics, harsh cleansers, and inadequate moisturization. There are products and ingredients to combat this skin condition,” advises Dermatologist Dr. Caroline Robinson, which you can find below.


Shea butter

Shea butter is extracted naturally from African Shea tea and works as an emollient to soften the texture of skin over time.1 Not to mention this mighty ingredient can intensely moisturize your skin. It is also a gentle ingredient that can work well on sensitive skin types.

Dr. Robinson recommends: "using products that are rich and nourishing post-bath like Vaseline® Radiant X Deep Nourishment Hand Butter with 100% pure shea butter, coconut oil and shea butter and Vaseline® Radiant X Deep Nourishment Body Cream. These also include ultra-hydrating lipids that help restore your skin’s natural radiance."


Ultra-hydrating lipids

Lipids are an often-overlooked skincare component, despite the stellar work they do contributing to the skin’s nourishment. Lipids assume the role of a protective barrier that helps to guard your skin from the absorption of harmful environmental stressors. Hence, why it is essential to incorporate nourishing lipids into your skin-care routine, as they help you fortify the skin’s barrier.2



Niacinamide is a great tool that can help you slow the production of fine lines and wrinkles. This type of Vitamin B-3 can also help to improve skin texture, smooth fine lines, brighten dark spots, and fade dark spots.3

Vaseline® Radiant X Even Tone Nourishing Body Lotion is a great way to begin incorporating niacinamide into your body care routine. It’s enriched with 1% niacinamide and is clinically proven to visibly reduce dark spots and even skin tone.


Also, according to Dr. Robinson, it’s not just what products you apply, it’s also how you apply them:

"When applying skincare products, it’s recommended to apply the lightest product first and the heaviest product last. When cleansing, it’s always important to moisturize right after. After I get out of the shower, I make sure to use Vaseline® Radiant X Deep Nourishment Body Cream. Same for washing hands! I always make sure to keep a hand butter with me in my purse."

Are you ready for radiant skin?

Using some or all these ingredients in an everyday skin routine will help to keep your skin nourished and moisturized. Maintaining the moisture in your skin will keep it from getting dry and dull. Each ingredient above has its own unique purpose and story; however, they all contribute to the final cause - keeping your skin healthy-looking and radiant!

Will you be incorporating any of these skin-loving ingredients into your routine? How about trying the Vaseline® Radiant X Deep Nourishment Body Cream or Vaseline® Radiant X Deep Nourishment Hand Butter from our new Radiant X range? Share your journey with us @VaselineBrand for a chance to be featured!



These articles provide general tips and information about improving skin health. They are written by health and beauty writers. They are not written by health care professionals and, as such, don’t constitute medical advice. If you have a serious skin condition, please consult a medical professional.

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