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Is Dry Skin Your Wintertime Nightmare?

Posted Jan 14 2009 8:06pm
I have told you several times about my horrible dry feet and about my daughter P3 and her dry little Asian skin so when I had the chance to participate in trial of Vaseline's newest product, Clinical Therapy, well, I could not pass it up. Clinical Therapy is a prescription-strength lotion that is available without a prescription.

It started in Kodiak; one of Alaska's many small towns, with a population of 6,000. Due to the location, Kodiak endures an extremely icy climate leaving many of its residents with dull, dry and cracking skin. This very reason is why Vaseline thought the demographic would be perfect to demonstrate the effectiveness of Clinical Therapy Lotion.

Vaseline turned to Petal Ruch, a voice coach and 50-year-old mother of four, who tried the product and felt it really worked, to start a word-of-mouth campaign for new Vaseline Clinical Therapy Lotion. If she liked it, she could then freely "prescribe" it to anyone else she thought needed it. Through word-of-mouth, her experience spread to more than 600 townspeople—including 39 cousins, a Russian music group, a knife maker, police detective, owners of fishing vessels, and many others-- whom also discovered that Clinical Therapy works. It really was a pretty cool situation.

You may have seen Vaseline's newest ad for Clinical Therapy:



The Vaseline brand introduced Clinical Therapy because it knows that skin is amazing. Healthy skin naturally repairs itself but when skin is not healthy it can’t perform optimally. About 45% of people are concerned about or actively tackling chronic dry skin with symptoms including redness, tightness, cracks, scales, flakes and soreness, skin’s way of signaling proper functioning has broken down. New Clinical Therapy Lotion helps make skin amazing again by providing instant relief, long lasting protection and sustained recovery to dry skin.

I LOVE it. P3 LOVES it. Best of all, our skin LOVES it. I kid you not. For me, that tight look and feel that I get on my hands is gone and my heels are actually coming around. And on P3, well, the difference is nothing short of amazing. She has stopped scratching herself raw from having itchy, dry skin. Her little cheeks are not red and chapped looking and are instead soft and smooth. Of course, I now joke that she has become a lotion addict because she does not let a chance go by to have more of this wonderful Clinical Therapy Lotion smoothed on her. That is okay though, I will take that over my baby having such awful, itchy skin any day!

The lotion goes on easily and leaves you with no greasy feeling and it comes in both unfragranced and lightly fragranced formulas. We tried the unfragranced version and I really think even my husband won't be able to object to the Clinical Therapy Lotion even though he really despises lotions and potions as I call them. Both versions are also hypoallergenic and, as I said earlier, the products are easy to find. Vaseline Clinical Therapy prescription-strength lotion is available over the counter at supermarkets, drugstores and mass merchandisers nationwide.

Oh and be sure to visit prescribethenation.com, you’ll see who Petal “prescribed” and how the chain has spread throughout Kodiak in webisode features. While you are there, you can take advantage of the Prescribe the Nation Sweepstakes, where you can win an 8-day Alaska adventure for four! Plus, five lucky people will win 2 $100 Spafinders gift certificates weekly! The first 45,000 to enter will receive TWO FREE SAMPLES of Vaseline® Clinical Therapy™ lotion to share with someone they love. Users can also prescribe to a friend via email “postcard”.

Vaselineis changing the lives of people everywhere. Stop byYouTubeto view some amazing stories. You can also find out more about the Vaseline Clinical Therapy grass roots prescribe yourself movement atPrescribe The Nation.

Oh you would like to win some? Well, let's do it!


I have three 6.8 oz bottles to giveaway to some of my wonderful readers. Each winner will get one bottle to use or "prescribe" to others. Additional Prize: the Grand Winner will get TWO 6.8oz bottles of Vaseline's Intensive Rescue Clinical Therapy lotion straight from Vaseline!

Here's how:


Take a minute and think about me who you'd "prescribe" it to...even if that person is yourself (I "prescribed" it to my daughter and myself) then leave me a comment here, telling me who that would be.

Want to earn extra entries?

  • Subscribe to my updates - 1 extra entry
  • Blog about this giveaway with links back here AND to Prescribe The Nation or by sharing a Prescribe the Nation video (all links must be clickable) - 5 extra entries
  • Twitter the contest leaving your Twitter Username. - 1 extra entry


Please be sure to leave separate comments for EACH additional entry.


Giveaway ends on Sunday, January 15th at 1pm central time and is open to the US.


Disclaimer: You must have a U.S. mailing address. You must leave a valid email address so you can be contacted if you win. I will not use the email addresses for any other purpose. You must follow the directions, no "count me in" style comments will be accepted. You have until January 15, 2009 at 1pm CST to enter. A winner will be chosen usingrandom.orgsoon after that time. The winner(s) will have 72 hours to respond to their notification email or a new winner(s) will be chosen.


Thanks toVaseline Clinical TherapyandThe Family Review Networkfor this review opportunity!

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