Soothing Hand Cream

Healthy skin naturally repairs itself. But as hands are constantly active and exposed to the elements, this natural process can be disrupted – leading to cracked and rough skin. Vaseline Intensive Rescue Soothing Hand Cream's unique formula infuses skin with intense moisturisers, and absorbs quickly to promote the ideal environment that skin needs to repair itself.

Key ingredients:

Petrolatum – acts as an occlusive and locks moisture in
Glycerin – acts as a humectant helping skin repair itself
Dimethicone – works as an emollient ingredient and softens skin


Aqua, Glycerin, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetyl Alcohol, Parainum Liquidum, Steareth-21, Dimethicone, Borago Oicinalis Seed Oil, Lecithin, Stearyl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polybutene, Petrolatum, Tapioca Starch, Sodium Chloride, Isopropyl Alcohol, DMDM Hydantoin, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, CI 77891

How it works

Sebum production occurs where hair follicles are present, and helps to provide oils and lipids to the skin, reducing water loss through the skin’s surface. The only places where the skin does not have hair follicles are on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet, so without this natural oil the skin on hands and feet tends to be much drier. Hands are constantly in motion and are also exposed to environmental conditions – such as wind, cold weather, air-conditioning or heating, which pull moisture out of the skin. Frequent handwashing can also dry the skin.

Vaseline Intensive Rescue Soothing Hand Cream provides instant relief for very dry skin, as well as long-lasting moisture, all with a unique cationic formulation that doesn't leave hands greasy or slippery.

Instant Relief

Vaseline Intensive Rescue Soothing Hand Cream contains a high concentration of the humectant glycerin (16.8%), which delivers immediate moisture to dry, tight hands, providing long-lasting relief and promoting the proper environment for dry skin to begin repairing itself.

Long-Lasting Care

Additional research shows that repeated daily use of Vaseline Intensive Rescue Soothing Hand Cream significantly increases the level of moisture in the skin over several days, helping the skin's healing process. Upon application, Vaseline Intensive Rescue Soothing Hand Cream's high level of glycerin infuses the stratum corneum with moisture, promoting the right environment for barrier repair. Additionally, the occlusives in Vaseline Intensive Rescue Soothing Hand Cream – specifically, Vaseline petroleum jelly – help seal this moisture in. And over time, the skin's baseline moisture level increases.

Unique Non-Greasy Cationic Formula

One of the key drivers in the development of Vaseline Intensive Rescue Soothing Hand Cream was to ensure that the formulation's aesthetics are right for hands. All too often, even the best hand lotions and creams leave hands feeling greasy and sticky. Consumers have told us that finding a hand cream that goes on smoothly, leaving hands feeling silky and grease-free, is important to them.

That's why Vaseline Intensive Rescue Soothing Hand Cream has a unique, cationic formulation to achieve a clean, smooth, non-greasy feeling. This formulation means that Vaseline Intensive Rescue Soothing Hand Cream has an underlying positive charge that is attracted to the negative charges on the surface cells of the skin. This attraction serves to prevent the all-too-common sticky feeling many lotions deliver.