I purchased this from my local supermarket, I was looking for an emollient cream for my elbows, lips and other assorted dry patches. On a whim, I picked up this product. Upon opening it, the first thing I noticed was its scent, it's lightly cocoa buttery, and very pleasant. The scent fades fast, so it doesn't linger on you. I find it's considerably less greasy than regular Vaseline, and sinks into the skin to moisturize more effectively than the regular Vaseline as well. This product has a thicker slightly waxier consistency that I like. All in all, I would purchase it again as an effective heavy moisturizer for extremely dry skin. As for a skin protectant, especially for baby bottoms, Thickly applied, I don't see why it wouldn't be as effective as regular Vaseline..