Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Giveaway: Aquaphor Wonder Set

Winter is coming in Chicago. While it doesn't feel like it today - we were in the 80s again - we have already have frost (and killed of the mosquitoes!) and my skin is doing its annual change. In case you're wondering, it isn't for the better.

Fortunately, Aquaphor came to my rescue, and I'm rather enjoying using their products.

My absolute favorite is the healing ointment. It's described as a way to enhance the body's natural healing process with suggested uses for everything from diaper rash to eczema. I've used it in two ways that convinces me to keep it on my nightstand at all time - and maybe an extra in my medicine cabinet.

I was making my s'mores pizza recently and turned to pick up a bowl to bring back inside at the same time I was closing the grill on the pizza. Long story short, my fingers touched the 500 plus degree metal of the grill and were burned. After soaking them in very cold water on and off for a few hours, which helped significantly (it stopped the burning, and I just had rough patches on the pads of my fingers). I applied the ointment overnight, and by the next day, I was fine. To me, that was huge.


I also have really bad dry skin around my cuticles that peels back, gets bloody, and is generally icky and nasty. Summertime isn't too bad, but in the winter - ewwww! It's already begun. I tried applying the healing ointment on my cuticles overnight and went to sleep. I've done this two or three times now, and each time, I wake up with my cuticles soft and in much better condition. In fact, right now, they are completely healed. It's a significant difference. I'd show you a picture if I weren't too embarrassed to show you what they get like!


Aquaphor's Lip Repair is great for me because it is fragrance-free, preservative-free, and dye-free. It's important to me that products I use are not filled with chemicals and potentially harmful ingredients. The lip repair is perfect for cold and allergy season. When I was stuffed up a week ago, I could feel my lips drying out as I was forced to breathe through my mouth. Applying the lip repair was a quick fix that lasted. Within a day, my lips were healed - something that never happens while I'm still snuffly.


The Aquaphor Gentle Wash & Shampoo has replaced the wee ones' shampoo and body wash at this point. When I started comparing ingredients on the bottles, the old fruity smelling products went into the trash. The Gentle Wash & Shampoo is soap-free, fragrance-free, tear-free and pediatrician recommended. It doesn't have a strong scent, which I appreciate, but it's been effective. It isn't super bubbly, but I still feel like the wee ones are getting clean, and their hair is soft after washing (although Little Miss still requires conditioner to ensure she is tangle free).

The lip repair is available at Target, Kroger, RiteAid, and Harmons with a suggested price of $4.49 for a .35 ounce tube. The Gentle Wash & Shampoo can be found at Babies R Us, CVS, Kroger, H-E-B, and drugstore.com for $6.29 for 8.4 fluid ounces. The healing ointment is available at food, drug, and mass merchants nationwide for $5.49 for a 1.75 oz tube and .35 oz twin pack (tubes), $8.49 for a 3.5 oz jar, or $16.99 for a 14 oz jar.

Two of you will win a wonder set that includes the products listed - a $33 value! So what do you have to do?

First of all, let me stress that you must follow all the rules. If you do not follow the rules, your entry will not count!

This contest is open until Tuesday October 26 at 7pm CST. I must have a valid way to reach you, so leave me your email address in your comment or be sure your profile has your email address visible. No duplicate comments will count. This giveaway is open to US residents age 18 and older. Winners will be selected via random.org and must respond within 48 hours of being notified by me or I will select a new winner.

Mandatory Entry: How do you keep yourself in good shape over the winter?

Bonus Entries (leave a comment for each entry - if you put it all in one comment, I'll count it as one entry):

1) Earn one additional entry for following me on Twitter and tweeting this contest (leave a link to your tweet as your comment).
2) Earn one additional entry by following this review blog publicly via Google Friend Connect.
3) Earn one additional entry by following my “regular” blog Honest & Truly! publicly via Google Friend Connect.

Good luck!

In the interest of full disclosure, I received a set of the Aquaphor products for review purposes. I did not receive any compensation, and all opinions expressed are my own.

37 comments:

  1. i keep myself in shape during winter by hittin the gym in our apartment complex. normally i'm an outdoor type of girl, but winter forces me indoors! i find that even a little speed walking helps boost my energy during the winter when our bodies naturally start to harbor more fat :)awesome giveaway!

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  3. I use lip balm relentlessly, try to stay thoroughly moisturized from head to toe, and use warm instead of hot water in the bath and shower :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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  7. Lots and lots of sleep on those chilly winter nights. Rest does wonders!

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  8. i try to do video workouts--at least that is what i used to do. it is taking me awhile to get back in the groove after having a baby!

    melanie(dot)myatt(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. Every year I try to talk myself into getting back into shape, but I'm a hibernator. Winters are hard and so cold, about the only thing I do is moisturize more :)

    megryansmom@sbcglobal.net

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  10. To stay in shape during the winter, I avoid junk foods and do indoor exercises - tai-chi and rent a couple of exercise DVDs from the university library. I also walk to church and to the university on Sundays (a mile walk) - I just need to make sure I am wearing proper winter boots and clothes as the roads can get slippery :)

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  14. After dropping the kids off at school, I just stay out and walk at least a mile--sometimes 1.5 :-) since I am already out , it is harder to find a reason not too! :-)

    Aquaphor has been a lifesaver in our house for years...I have two young daughters who get very dry skin. Liberal use of Aquaphor prevents it completely!

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  15. joycetherockstar@gmail.com

    I work out everyday. I go to the gym during my lunch hour.

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  16. During the winter months I try to hit my treadmill at least 3 days a weeks & watch all those sweets=)
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  19. Since I live in California, I can still run outside unless it's raining.

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  21. Ha! I wish I kept myself in better shape in the winter. I do lotion myself liberally as I have very dry skin in the winter. kimstoys at gmail dot com

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  22. i lotion it up. especially my hands those seem to crack and paper cuts more often in the winter, and staying in shape i do jillian michaels work outs

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  25. I pull out the old treadmill and I also walk to the mailbox cuz I'm too scared to drive my driveway in winter. ( In the good months I just get it on the way home)
    It is a steep old logging road.
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  28. I always put lotion on the parts of my body that are exposed to the cold. This winter I'm especially worried about that because I had an accident in the kitchen and recieved 2nd degree burns on 30% of my body. The skin is now very dry and I need to constantly moisturize it

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  32. If I am unable to get outside and walk in the winter-I run up and down my cellar stairs-thanks :)
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