Petroleum Jelly

Nice and Lovely Products: Petroleum Jelly

For all my supposed gistyness, I like to keep it simple when it comes to moisturizing my skin.

For me, the secret has always been to use petroleum jelly.

I always have a tub of the stuff on my dresser table at home, and believe it or not, I carry a mini-tub of petroleum jelly in my handbag too (I would never think of leaving home without it!).

For most of my life, my preferred brand of petroleum jelly was Vaseline, but sometime back that changed.

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Discovering Nice & Lovely Petroleum Jelly

Some time ago on one of my many weekend getaway jaunts from Nairobi to Kampala, I noticed that I had run out of Vaseline.

Since I was staying at my aunt’s place, I decided to ask her if she had some in the house, which I thought was likely since she had two young infants at the time.

My aunt apologetically informed me that she didn’t have any Vaseline.

Instead, she had some Nice & Lovely Petroleum Jelly, which she was happy to let me use.

Glad that she had any petroleum jelly of any sort—my skin really likes petroleum jelly—I accepted her offer and started to moisturize right there in her room while we caught up on some girl talk.

And then I felt the Nice & Lovely on my skin.

It felt nice!

It was lighter than I was used to and it seemed like my skin absorbed it better.

It felt like it had all the richness of Vaseline without the thick gunky feeling that Vaseline can sometimes leave on your skin.

Also, it had a beautiful light sweet fragrance that I liked.

I had to find out more from my aunt.

Nice & Lovely Petroleum Jelly

My aunt told me that she had happened upon Nice & Lovely Petroleum Jelly by chance.

She too had noticed that it felt better on her skin so had since taken to buying it regularly.

She didn’t know much more about the product, but told me that it was readily available in most supermarkets in the city.

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What Makes Nice & Lovely Petroleum Jelly so Different?

I took a closer look at the Nice & Lovely label. Its ingredients list read: Mild 100% Jelly, Vitamin E, Mineral Oils, Sunscreen, and Fragrance.

I figured the mineral oils were what give Nice & Lovely its lighter, more absorbent consistency.

From the label, I was also pleased to find out that Nice & Lovely Petroleum Jelly was produced in Kenya. This increased the likelihood that I would be able to find it once I got back home (though I did buy a tub for myself in Kampala, just in case).

It’s been almost a decade since the first time I tried Nice & Lovely Petroleum Jelly, and quite frankly, I’ve never looked back (though Nivea’s petroleum jelly is not bad either).

Although I think Vaseline is an excellent product too, I love the softer feel of Nice & Lovely and particularly love its fresh, soft fragrance (apparently so did my ex-boyfriend who would always tell me I smelled good right after I moisturized my hands or face. 🙂 ).

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Where Can You Get Nice & Lovely Petroleum Jelly?

Nice & Lovely is widely available, inexpensively, in most supermarkets across East Africa (I have bought this product in Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda). It’s available scented and unscented, though I always buy the scented version.

Nice & Lovely Petroleum Jelly is also sold as Nice & Lovely Baby Jelly, but essentially, the products are the same (in my experience and according to the ingredients list). Whenever I am unable to find the Petroleum Jelly (which doesn’t have a picture of a baby on it) in the adult skin care section—I simply cross over to the baby section and buy the baby jelly instead—no shame to my game. 🙂 (Ok, maybe a little shame! :-))

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Skin Care Picture

If you are a fan of petroleum jelly but would love to find a petroleum jelly that is lighter and feels more absorbable, then give Nice & Lovely Petroleum Jelly a try.

If you are not a regular user of petroleum jelly, but are looking for a moisturizer that will work wonders for your skin (protecting it from the effects of weather and exposure, while acting like a barrier that prevents the natural water loss of your skin), then Nice & Lovely Petroleum Jelly (or any petroleum jelly for that matter) might be just what you are looking for.

If you do give Nice & Lovely Petroleum Jelly a try, please let me know what you think.

Until the next time,
Biche

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23 thoughts on “Nice and Lovely Products: Petroleum Jelly”

Hey Biche,

I must say you sometimes write about the most unthought-of things but anyway who said that is a bad thing ? it’s good to be different and creative too.

Tell me all about it. I love the Nice & Lovely
Petroleum Jelly too. I stumbled across it when
i was went out shopping for my usual body oil
and could not find it. I had stopped by 2 stores
and could not find the one i wanted.
I was not willing to go to yet another to get disappointed, so i started looking for another options. I walked the aisle till i saw this Can with a pink sticker & lid.
(I think the pink thing is a gals thing.) Lol !
even better than the pink colour was it’s smell. Waaaa !
so i decided to try it. I was however a bit worried that it
would be too heavy on my skin but that was not the case.
It’s nice and light and smells nice. I have introduced it to my sister who likes it too. I think a couple of people use it too cause i can’t seem to get the one without the baby picture sometimes

Am sold completely.

It is such a lovely product to moisturize your skin. I would recommend it to anyone to anytime.. Cheers !

Hehehe Bobo,

Yes, Nice & Lovely PJ is an un-thought of thing, but from your comment, I know you can fully understand why I thought it was worth writing about! 🙂

You mentioned a body oil you were using before, which one was that (random girl talk)? Yes, I agree that the pink label is quite effective for us gals – it definitely works for me- though there is a blue one for those not so keen on pink.

Thanks for your feedback. As you can see, you are the lone voice (for now) that could relate to the post. Hehehehe…

I hope you are having a good weekend.

Biche

I highly recommend Nivea Jelly with Vitamin E for lipgloss/chapstick. I carry one of the mini-tubs in my purse 24/7. I’ve only used it as a lotion at night on my hands and feet. How much do you apply as a regular lotion?

Hi Em,

By Nivea Jelly, do you mean the Petroleum Jelly sold in a Vaseline Petroleum Jelly looking tub with a blue top? If so I’ve used that too, and it’s pretty good. What are your reasons for recommending it particularly?

I hear it’s really good to put petroleum jelly on your hands and feet, while you sleep. I’ve never tried it (though I should for my feet). Do you notice a marked difference in the texture of your hands and feet after doing this?

When I use petroleum jelly as regular lotion, I simply rub some on my hands and then rub it on my body (I am not sure how to quantify that). I don’t put a very thick layer on except if I am in very dry weather, like during winter abroad. In sunnier places like, Mombasa and Dar es Salaam, I keep the layer as light as possible! Though I’ve noticed recently that petroleum jelly, in hot humid weather, makes me sweat less than liquid lotion. That was surprising to me. Have I answered your question?

B.

I love petroleum jelly, I use it every night, but have been on valon. I guess I developed a bad attitude because Nice and Lovely hair products aren’t all that.

I’ll try some, now that you’ve used it for 3 years. BTW, could you do a review on lotions and lingerie shops in Nairobi?

Hi Again Pinkmemoirs,

Valon? Yes, I’ve used that before though I find it’s a little light. I totally understand your bias towards Nice & Lovely, though I was surprised to find that their hair cholesterol treatment (which I use as conditioner at times) is not half bad. Which of their hair products have you had bad experiences with?

About lotions and lingerie shops in Nairobi, request noted. I am not currently in Nairobi though, so you’ll have to wait a bit for that. I am not sure what kind of lotions you are interested in, but when it comes to lingerie shops, check out Secrets at Sarit Centre (expensive) or any of the Woolworths (better value for money). There’s a pretty looking lingerie store at Yaya Centre though I don’t know much more than that the items in their display always catch my attention. In my experience, going to places like 4u2, which sell less expensive lingerie, also means you compromise on the quality of the lingerie you are getting. Might anyone else have anything to add on the subject?

Let me know what you think of the Nice & Lovely petroleum jelly once you’ve tried it.

Biche

Hi Biche,

Yes that’s exactly the jelly I was referring to. I like it because it doesn’t feel as thick and sticky as normal Vaseline can if I wear it overnight. And yes I do notice a huge difference in the softness of my hands and feet, especially after a few nights of treatment. Speaking of skin issues, is there a dermatologist on the third floor YaYa? I’ve heard there is but I don’t remember if I heard that before or after the major YaYa transformation.

Thanks!
Em

Hi Em,

Yes, the Nivea Jelly is lighter than Vaseline. Thanks for sharing that!

About the dermatologist at Yaya, there is indeed a dermatologist on Yaya’s 3rd floor called Dr. Pancholi. I’ve never used him or her myself, but I figured that out from the Yaya Centre Website. The last time I needed to go to a dermatologist, I went to Dr. Bansil in the Upper Hill Medical Centre, and I recommend him highly (if you are shopping around for a dermatologist). He was affordable and extremely professional. Above of all, he got rid of a skin condition that I had been battling for over 10 years (I had simply learned to live with it!). If you would like to find out more, the phone numbers to his office are 2721576/2720147.

Thanks for coming back to continue the conversation about petroleum jellies. Good luck with finding a good dermatologist!

Biche

Thanks for the link and the phone number Biche! I’m quite particular about my skin. Your obsession with petroleum jelly is right up my alley!

yOU ARE DOING GREAT AND WONDERFUL, YOU COMPOANY IS ONE IS ONE OF THE MOST CLEAN THAT I HAD EVER VISIT.THANKYOU YOU FOR WHAT YOU ARE DOING,
COUTOMER; THIKA BEAUTY SHOP.
YOU HAD BEING VERY KIND ABD HELPFUL THROUGH THE YEARS I WAS IN THE FIELD, UNTIL TODAY.
JANE. NORTH CAROLINE.U.S.A.

Hi Jane,

Welcome to ChickAboutTown!

I am not sure I quite understand your comment. Is it addressed to Nice & Lovely? Is that the company that has been kind and helpful through the years?

Biche

Nice and lovely brought a buddle of joy to my family as soon as we started using it. You should see the skin and hair of my family members ever since we started using this great and amazing product. Its nice and lovely products any time anywhere. Ever since I have been promoting the product to my friends and the results speak highly of the amazing quality.

God bless

Hi Sophie,

Welcome to ChickAboutTown! I apologize that it’s taken me so long to respond to your comment. Unfortunately, I am unable to give you contacts for the marketing manager simply because I don’t have them. I wish you good luck finding this information and with pitching your business proposal.

Best Wishes,
Biche

hi thanks for your product ,am hair consultant and have have been using the oil for long time and to be honest you cant compare. i would like to get in touch with marketing manager thanks keep it up

Hi Nelson,

Welcome to ChickAboutTown and thanks for your feedback! I have used Nice & Lovely Hair Oil before and though I don’t think it’s as great as you do, I do like their Cholesterol Treatment!

I don’t have the contacts of Nice & Lovely’s marketing manager, but maybe you can try to find this on their website.

Good luck!

Biche

hi would like to be involved in sales and marketing team have done hair consultant and have traveled so much . i would like to be a sales person in rwanda there is good potential business

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Hi Krishna,

Welcome to ChickAboutTown! I am unable to send you the information you requested as I am not affiliated with the company that makes this product. Hopefully, someone from the company might read your comment and be able to send you the requested material. I hope so for you.

Regards,
Biche

thank u for your great products. i would like to be your agent in Burundi. what could be the requirements?

Hi Byaruhanga,

Welcome to ChickAboutTown!

I am unable to answer your question, but maybe you might be able to find out more on the company’s website.

Good luck!

Biche

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