Albolene Moisturizing Cleanser (Review & Giveaway Closed)

A new study in the March 2009 issue of the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology finds that the over-the-counter moisturizer, Albolene® Moisturizing Cleanser (a long-trusted beauty staple for skin cleansing), is just as efficacious as a leading prescription moisturizer for mild to moderate eczema. For a fraction of the price and easier accessibility on the drug store shelf, Albolene has been clinically proven in the reduction of dryness, scaling and itching related to mild to moderate eczema.

Known for decades for its effective make up removing and skin moisturizing properties, Albolene® Moisturizing Cleanser is made with mineral oil, petrolatum, paraffin and ceresin, which provide superior skin moisturization by trapping moisture, especially in areas that are prone to chafing, dryness and irritation. Used both as a “treatment” and a preventative, Albolene provides significant benefit in the clearing up and control of mild to moderate eczema.

If suffering from mild to moderate eczema, liberally apply Albolene® twice daily over the dry skin patches to help moisturize the skin. Moisturization is necessary for treating eczema, which affects millions. For moderate eczema, apply a topical corticosteroid along with the Albolene. Discuss with your physician.

Monkey Mama’s Review of Albolene®:
I was sent 2 sample sizes of Albolene® Moisturizing Cleanser to review. I decided to use one sample on Ashley and Zander. They have both suffered from mild eczema for as long as I can remember. Zander’s covers his arms, legs, back, and stomach, and Ashley’s is primarily on her arms and legs. The other sample I used on myself – after all, why should they have all the fun?

The first thing I noticed – and was really impressed by – was the fact that a little really does go a long way. I’ve been using the sample packs for over a week now, and we haven’t even made it through half of either pack. I love items that make me feel like I’m getting my money’s worth.

The second thing I noticed was how good my face started to look after just a couple of uses. I was using the Albolene® as a cleanser at night to remove my makeup, and I’d use it as a moisturizing base the next morning before putting on my makeup. Prior to using the Albolene®, I had been having a real problem with breakouts. In fact, Ashley even asked me (before using the Albolene®) why I never had a zit in any of my high school pictures, but my face was totally broken out as a grown up. I didn’t know how to respond. I just knew it was a problem. But, I am amazed at what the Albolene® has done to help that. I now feel comfortable enough to leave the house without makeup. It has been months since I felt like that. But, my complexion is totally clearing up, and I love how soft and hydrated it leaves my skin. The best part is that it’s not greasy or slimy like some moisturizers can be. This absorbs right into the skin and feels great!

Ashley used the cleanser on her arms and her legs. After just one use, she noticed a big difference. She wasn’t itchy, and she wasn’t nearly as red. She had been skeptical at first, because we’ve used almost every kind of cream and lotion available before and nothing has ever worked. After just one use, she was hooked. She spreads it on in the morning, and feels great all day!

With Zander, I decided to try it out on just one arm. I wanted to see if I could notice a difference. After just a couple of uses, I really did see a change. The arm we used the Albolene® on isn’t as red, and the bumps aren’t nearly as noticeable. Zander doesn’t complain about being itchy, and he likes the feel of the Albolene.

As you can see, it gets 6 very BIG thumbs up from us. Albolene® is definitely something that we will keep in stock around here… both for the kids and their eczema, and for my makeup cleansing and moisturizing.
Want to Buy Albolene® and try it out for yourself?
Albolene® is available at the following retailers in your area. Click on the links to be directed to the appropriate retail location of your favorite store.

Buy Online Now

Drug Stores:
Rite Aid
Longs Drugs
Duane Reade

Want to win your own jar of Albolene®?
My PR agent, Nicole, has offered up 2 6 ounce jars of Albolene®. That means 2 lucky people will get to try this fabulous product for themselves! If your children suffer from eczema, or if you’re looking for a really great moisturizing cleanser, you must enter this giveaway!

To Enter:
Go to the Albolene® website. Then come back here and leave a comment telling me one Product Fact or one Eczema Fact – your choice.
*Required. Additional Entries will not count if this is not done.

Really Want to Win? For Extra Entries, You Can:
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5. Tweet about this giveaway.
6. Blog about this giveaway. Please include a link back to 5 Vinez Monkeys and a link to the Albolene® website.

Giveaway Details:
If you already do any of the above, you qualify. Please leave a comment for each of the extra entries you complete. However, you must first leave the required comment as stated above.
Contest will end Friday, June 12th at 11:59pm and 2 winners will be selected via Winners will be announced on Saturday, June 13th and will have 72 hours to claim their prize. The winners will then receive a 6 ounce jar of Albolene® Moisturizing Cleanser.

Good luck to all who enter!

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


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    blueviolet says:

    Unlike some of its cleansing competitors, Albolene has a higher moisturizing content, making it possible to use on a daily basis, without feel of drying of the skin.

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    blueviolet says:

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    blueviolet says:

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    I thought it was interesting it contained petrolatum & paraffin! Those both seem like unusual ingredients!!


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    blueviolet says:

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    Courtney says:

    Eczema most commonly affects the arms, legs, neck and face.

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    Courtney says:

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    Courtney says:

    I follow.
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    Courtney says:

    I fave'd on Technorati.
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    yadgirl says:

    It contains mineral oil.

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    kathy pease says:

    # Most cases of eczema are related to allergens or irritants

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    Gabriel J. says:

    Albolene was found to be as effective as a prescription moisturizer for eczema.

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    Albolene contains mineral oil, petrolatum, paraffin, ceresin and beta-carotene. It is available in six- and 12-ounce containers in both scented and unscented formulas. Unlike some of its cleansing competitors, Albolene has a higher moisturizing content, making it possible to use on a daily basis, without feel of drying of the skin.

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    I didn't know it contained beta-carotene!! I do know that my mom and grandmother have been using it for years. 🙂

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    I follow on blogger!

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    Albolene contains mineral oil, petrolatum, paraffin, ceresin and beta-carotene 🙂

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    NesieBird says:

    Albolene has a higher moisturizing content, making it possible to use on a daily basis, without feel of drying of the skin (unlike competitors). kneecree at gmail dot com

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    Swtlilchick says:

    Moisturization is necessary for treating eczema, which affects millions

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