How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love Aquaphor

How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love Aquaphor

Kaelynn Mosier, Reporter

Aquaphor is a dermatologist-recommended healing ointment used to prevent dry, rough, scaly, and itchy skin.

You simply apply to the affected areas of the skin as needed or as directed then rub around to gently melt the ointment.

Aquaphor comes in many different sizes ranging from 0.75 oz chapstick tubes to 14 oz containers each used for different scenarios.

Great for:

  • Dry hands
  • Cracked feet 
  • Chapped lips 
  • Minor cuts and scrapes 
  • Minor burns 
  • Diaper rash 
  • Cracked skin 
  • Drool rash 

Prices range from $5.49 – $15.97

Aquaphor is similar to Vaseline however there are many differences between the two such as:


Vaseline  Aquaphor 
Contains 100% petroleum jelly  Contains petroleum jelly as well as mineral oil, ceresin, lanolin, panthenol, glycerin, and bisabolol 
Strictly occlusive Occlusive with extra other moisturizing ingredients 
Better for wound healing and lanolin allergies  Better for moisturizing 

I recommend this product to all people I personally use this 10-20 times a day. I use it as a chapstick because it doesn’t feel gross and thick like chapstick does and it makes my lips soft and glossy.

I rate this product a 5/5