Vanicream Review

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Vanicream is a product advertised to have multiple purposes, but mainly is used for moisturizing the skin. We have seen this product on sale for various prices. A small jar of lotion cost $12 on one Amazon site. The product works by increasing the skin’s elasticity and thereby making the aging skin less obvious. It’s important to always get a look at the ingredients of a product before buying, though, so we are going to take a closer look at this product to see whether it is possible for it to have beneficial effect. Although Vanicream is a trusted brand name that creates many fine products, there are so many competitors that it can be hard to decide which is the better option for antiaging and skin care.

Product Information

It was a relief to find out that the official Vanicream website has a full ingredient list for the lotion. Vanicream includes the following ingredients, Purified Water, White Petrolatum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Sorbitol Solution, Propylene Glycol, Simethicone, Glyceryl Monostearte, Polyethylene Glycol Monostearate, Sorbic Acid and BHT. As can be seen from this listing, we could find no really proven effective antiaging ingredients. The important thing is to always have some part of the formula composed of proven ingredients such as Argireline or hyaluronic acid. These have been proven effective in moisturizing the skin and keeping it healthy.

Also, the product website really does not seem to have much in the way of testimonials, nor do there seem to be any good refund policies. Both of these are very important when choosing skin care products so you can determine which is right for you. The best thing is to find a skin care product that will promote long term health. It’s unclear whether Vanicare’s product will do this, based on the ingredients.

The Good

  • Vanicream’s website is very professional looking, with an easy to use ordering form.
  • This makes it easy to get these products, as well as having them sold on other sites and in retail stores.
  • It may be able to reduce some wrinkles, if not all.
  • It is unsure whether the effects will last.

The Bad

  • According to the above ingredients list, we could find no mention of any proven antiaging ingredients like hyaluronic acid or Matrixyl 3000.
  • These are important in any skin care product, especially for long term antiaging benefits.
  • There are not any free trial packages offered, making it hard for customers to gauge what the cream can do before buying it.
  • There are no user testimonials, so we have no idea as to past experience.

The Bottom Line

The Vanicream product could have some potential, but due to the lack of advanced ingredients, little evidence of online testimonials and other factors, we are not really sure how well this product would be as a long term skin care product. If there were more proven ingredients or something, it might be more effective, but we cannot be sure with what we know at the time.

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7 User Reviews about Vanicream

  • 1
    milton alcrim

    i have lichen planus is this cream used to treat this ?


  • 2
    robert foster

    Does your vanicream sunscreen SPF 60 contain any chemicals other than titanium dioxide or zinc oxide?
    Thanks, Robert C. foster


  • 3

    I’ve used this product a lot. If you call their customer service, they will send one free sample of each of their products to new customers, otherwise they are $.85 a piece. I asked about anti-aging, and they said this product is not intended for that use, it is for people who have dry, sensitive skin.


  • 4

    My husband has severe psoriasis and had tried all kinds of medications…he was given the vanicream to apply to the affected areas before light treatments and it has completely taken away the scale associated with this condition……….I’ve used it on my dry heals and it is amazing!!!!



    I agree w/Karen – Vanicream is amazing for dry skin from the very severe to the here and there dry areas. I even use it on the dry areas on my face and it doesn’t cause acne breakouts. As Maggie mentions below, Vanicream is formulated to vanish dry skin, not wrinkles and it definitely works!


  • 5
    Laurie Doherty

    Does Vanicream contain sunscreen? If so, what SPF? Thank you.



    Hi Laurie-this lotion does not contain sunscreen, however, the Vanicream Sunblock for sensitive skin does! Comes in 30 and 60 and is definitely worth every penny! Check it out, you won’t be sorry! Happy Summer daze ahead.