Here’s why Hollywood and Amazon shoppers use Aquaphor for just about everything

By Jessica Leigh Mattern
April 18, 2019 12:26 PM
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From healing scars to moisturizing chapped lips, reviving dry cuticles, and soothing eczema, there are so many ways to use Aquaphor Healing Ointment. It’s no wonder the skincare staple has made its way into celebrity makeup bags and racked up thousands of five-star reviews on Amazon.

Over the years, the affordable and versatile moisturizer has been used and touted by celebs like Khloé Kardashian, Drew Barrymore, Zendaya, Debra Messing, Julia Roberts, and most recently, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who even called it “an all-time favorite.”

“I’ve become a big fan of like products like Aquaphor because they’re so multi-purpose,” Rosie Huntington-Whiteley told PEOPLE at the launch of Patrick Ta’s beauty collection. “I also use them on my son, so that’s an all-time favorite of mine.”

Buy It! Aquaphor Healing Ointment, $12.10 (orig. $12.74); amazon.com

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While some, like Khloé Kardashian, incorporate the fragrance-free moisturizer into their skincare regimen (she applies it to her eye area at night), others users, like Zendaya, prefer to make it a part of their makeup routine as a highlighting balm.

“It works for everything,” fellow fan Debra Messing told PEOPLE. No wonder she called the rich salve, made from petrolatum, “the miracle product.”

The 4.6-star healing ointment, which comes in large tubs, handy tubes, and smaller, purse-friendly containers, has amassed tons of fans on Amazon as well. Over 2,500 shoppers gave it five-star reviews raving about its rich and non-irritating formula, which works wonders on dry, cracked, and irritated skin. Users say it’s even gentle enough for those with sensitive skin like kids and even pets.

“Best skin repair product in my home,” one reviewer wrote. “Great for dry skin, chapped lips, and more. The pediatrician even recommended it for my daughter’s eczema and another doctor recommended it for a family member to help heal after chemo. I buy it in all sizes — big tubs like this for the house and smaller sizes for my purse and the kid’s backpacks. Highly recommend.”

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“This stuff is amazing,” another reviewer chimed in. “I use it about twice a week. When I get my pedicures now, they no longer need to use the ‘cheese grater’ to remove all of the dry skin on my feet. Will absolutely buy this again.”

Shoppers also love to use the rich salve for relieving diaper rash in babies, healing freshly-inked tattoos, making makeup stay on longer, taming fly ends, and so much more. In fact, if you’re looking for ways to make your $12 tub go even farther, take a cue from these celebs or just read a few of the thousands of positive Amazon reviews for some more inspiration.

— with reporting by Abby Stern