Product Type: Vaseline body care
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Vaseline Lip Therapy Pink Bubbly
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Vaseline Lip Therapy Pink Bubbly
Advantages: lovely tin, nice pink colour, same effectiveness as plain vaseline
Disadvantages: strange smell to it, doesn't work as a tint like it says.
I came across this new limited edition vaseline while I was doing my Christmas shopping in Tesco. It was on the edge of the shelf attached to one of those card hangers. I liked the classy look of the tin in a pretty pink and black colour scheme, though was less impressed with the price tag of £3.69. However, a tub still managed to pop itself into my trolley alongside the other stocking fillers, after all, I'm a hard working mum and I deserve a nice little treat now and again too.
I didn't manage to wait as long as Christmas before I had my first little sneaky peak in the tin. This is the same size tin (20g) as any other tin of Vaseline I have ever bought before, which kind of makes the extra £2.50 in price seem a bit steep. The tin is a little tricky to open, but with a bit of a twist of the top while lifting it gently I can soon get inside to see the product. Like other varieties, the tin is pretty full when new. The product has that familiar vaseline sheen to it from the petroleum jelly. In this variety however, it has a gorgeous baby pink tint to it. This is a bit more peachy in colour than the pale pink shown on the tin, but it is still a very nice colour.
This pink bubbly version has a wine extract in it to make it look this colour. I notice that there is a bit of a strange scent to this lip balm that seems familiar but at the same time seems a bit odd. I guess partly because vaseline is not really strongly scented. I thought it was a bit like cheap turkish delight, but my husband did not agree with me. It is a little fruity and I can continue to smell it while it is on my lips. It is not entirely pleasant or unpleasant. I am not really keen on it having this scent.
The thing that attracted me to this was the tiny byline round the edge of the tin that said that this delicately tints and cares for lips. The care aspect is the same for me as any other petroleum product - acting more as a barrier to further moisture loss rather than actually hydrating my lips. It leaves a nice sheen to my lips so you can tell there is some glossy product on them. However, if the tint is there, it is so delicate I cannot personally detect it. This is a shame really.
Application of this is simple but effective. I find that I use a clean finger and run it over the surface of the product in a small circle, before running the same finger over my lips. This works well unless I have had it in a pocket and it has warmed with my body heat and it becomes gloopy and I pick up too much product. Nowadays I tend to keep my tin in an outer pocket of my coat or in my handbag so this doesn't happen. It leaves me lips feeling sleek and coated. Its an ok feeling on the lips, but on the skin this feeling would make me feel a bit like my skin was unable to breathe.
There is no expiry date on my tin, but I find with vaseline that I have many pots on the go in different coats and handbags. Some are pretty old. One has a spectactular dint in it from being crushed by my seatbelt when I was in a car crash in 2003. (I'm just realising reading this I am pretty bad and need to use some of these pots up before buying any more. So easy to get them by the tills in boots. )
I have never noticed any deterioration in any of these tins as mould does not grow in it even though you keep putting your finger in it. I don't know if this one will decay a bit quicker as it has the perfume and the wine extract in it whereas plain vaseline is just petrolatum in the ingredient list.
These pots seem to last a long time as well because you are only using a small amount of product each time you use some even if you use it a few times per day.
I am pleased that I tried the product, but I can't say I am overly impressed by it. I don't think there is any advantage really over plain vaseline as I am not particularly fond of the scent. The colour would be pretty if it appeared on my lips, but as it doesn't, I would have been better off buying an original vaseline and spending my extra £2.50 on something else. The only saving grace is I do really like the tin and think it looks a lot classier than the original blue and white tin. I won't be repeating my purchase.
Summary: An expensive way to stop your lips drying out, and I don't think it was worth paying more for.