I’m just going to come right out and say it — do not put Aquaphor Ointment Body Spray in your hair. No, I know. It says "Body" right there on the can, in big blue type. But it’s also Aquaphor, the product of a million and one uses (tattoo aftercare, eye-makeup removal, brow grooming, you get the picture). So when Aquaphor emerged in a clear mist form it just begged to be applied directly to my ultradry, color-treated hair. Plus, if it worked I figured I could write about the cool hack I discovered in this review.
Well, it made my hair look like I hadn’t washed it in eight and a half days. But thankfully all was not lost and I did end up finding multiple uses for Aquaphor's new body spray. Number one: It makes my legs and arms look amazing. Like, red carpet amazing. Celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas once explained to me (her A-list clients get facials to the waist when they’re going to make a fancy appearance) that cameras can pick up on uncared-for skin a mile away under all those lights. But back to regular old me and Aquaphor Ointment Body Spray. I shook it up, uncapped the nozzle, and sprayed an even mist all over my legs and arms right after a shower. My skin felt soft and hydrated and was practically gleaming but — and this is an important but — it wasn’t so greasy that I felt as if I were using my sheets as blotting paper, or so thick that I felt like I was wearing a traditional ointment.
It’s not specifically for use on hands, but that’s become one of my favorite places to apply it. I’ve come to rely on Aquaphor Ointment Body Spray as a pedicure in a pinch. Just spray it on dry, chalky-looking heels and they’re suddenly presentable enough to slip into the strappiest sandals.