Superdrug lip therapy aloe
I'm one of those people who don't leave the house with some sort of lip balm or lip gloss in their bag. In fact I keep something in every bag to not get caught out. I just don't like the feeling when my lips get dry, I need to have something to hand. I used to buy the Vaseline pots, the aloe vera and rose ones. They cost around £2 so then I discovered the Superdrug ones and gave them a try, if I remember correctly the little green one only cost £1.50.
It is just a small tin, but very handy to keep in your handbag. The content is almost identical to the Vaseline one I find. It's very thick and squishy and you don't need to use an awful lot. Just spread some on your lips and then rub your lips together. It spreads really nicely and keeps your lips nicely moisturised for hours. I use mine maybe 3 times a day and the little tin lasts forever.
Be careful not to keep it anywhere too warm though as it will become liquid.
I'm yet to try the little red tin of theirs, but I'm sure it will be just as lovely.
Overall this is a great little lip balm to keep in your bag for on the go. Does what it says on the tin and lasts forever! And if you feel like it why not invest in the other colours too and keep a little lip balm in each bag.
If, like me, you like your lip balms, then these little tins will be familiar to you! The original ones were by Vaseline, and then Superdrug launched its own range, coming in at a cheaper price! Currently a tin of Superdrug lip balm costs just 99p - the other brand will cost you about double that.
I believe there are three Lip Therapy variants - the blue original version, the pink tin which has a slight tint, and this green version, which contains aloe vera. The aloe vera helps to condition lips, and it also claims to have an apple flavour.
A thick gel
One of the problems I sometimes have with these little tins is that the lids can sometimes get stuck. Luckily this isn't a problem I have too much with this one, and it tends to come off easily enough. Inside the balm is the same non-descript creamy sort of shade as Vaseline. It has a thick gel texture, with a slight stickiness to it. It is very easy to apply to the lips, and it gives them an instant moisture boost. There is definitely a slight taste of apple to this but I don't think there is much to it really - and in all honesty I would probably prefer a bit more flavour, although this isn't a major complaint!
As this has a nice thick, gel texture, it gives a nice sheen to the lips, and leaves them feeling really smooth. I do find that this needs reapplying quite regularly as it doesn't hang around for too long, and it will come off if you have anything to eat or drink, but I do think that even once the feeling of the balm is off the lips they are left feeling smoother and more moisturised.
Overall I really like this handy little tin. I tend to mix and match my lip balms and use different ones all the time, so a tin like this really does last me forever! And for 99p it is hard to complain too much about this one, although I am going to deduct one star as I would like a bit more flavour, and it comes off very easily.
=Superdrug Lip Therapy Aloe Vera=
This is a Superdrug own brand product, it is similar to Vaseline products, it comes in a small round tin, with 20g contents.
=The Aloe Vera=
The base product is like petroleum jelly, with a added hint of Aloe Vera, it has a very pale tinge to it of a green nature.
=Why Aloe Vera=
Aloe Vera is known to be a calming influence, and good for the skin, and just before Christmas I was lucky enough to go to Lapland, we had been told that the temperatures would be in the region of minus 20C, and looking around I needed good protection for our lips that was not water based product, and when I saw this and it was cheaper than the same version in Vaseline, that was an instant decision made.
This is the niggle that I have with this tin, the time it takes me to get into it, the lid is tight fitting, and you really have to twist and turn and try to pull all at the same time to get to the product. After a few uses the lid did come off easier, as I certainly didn't fancy removing gloves in that temperature.
Although in the tin it had a green tinge I am glad to say that once applied to our lips the green tinge was not apparent. I used my index finger and got some on there and just popped onto my lips, you didn't need much as a lot really went a long way and gave a good level of moisturising feel to the lips, the aloe Vera, not that I didn't notice in the sense of appearance, but I presumed it helped in the moisture feel and when we had a crack appear on our lips from the cold, this helped heal it.
At the time in the hotel, it was easy enough just to pop some balm on to our lips from the tin, but my daughter had a habit of licking her lips while we were out, her excuse was the scarf was wrapped tightly around her face and that she licked her lips to stop the scarf sticking whilst she was breathing, I had popped the lip balm in a pocket in the ski suit as well as some tissues, - so there was me trying to open the tin in big bulky mittens, - I then had a brain wave of using the tissue as a carrier for the balm, it worked a trick.
It just seemed typical as the temperature had dropped to minus 35 and we were out on a trip.
This product is worth its weight in gold, we got through 1 and a half tins in 5 days - we were constantly applying it, as to keep our lips moist, and they were so soft, I have purchased this since, - a tin does last a lot longer now were back in the UK.
I would say this is a must have product, I don't recall exactly how much we paid for it, as if we are going away then I will just go all the toiletries in one go so I know I haven't forget anything.
This is a definite 10/10 from me.
I really like the little tins of Vaseline which are pocket sized and absolutely adorable! So, when (some time ago now) I saw that Superdrug did their own, just as cute version for a slightly cheaper price, I decided to buy a few tins and see what they were like. Needless to say they are just as good (how different can petroleum jelly be?!) and I have been using this brand ever since.
The petroleum jelly comes in a small, round, pocket sized tin which is lightweight & it is full of the product so you get your money's worth. It is a very handy sized tin and it is adorable in my opinion. It is bright green with silver writing and a cute little silver star, which is the Superdrug logo.
The editing says 'little green tin' with Aloe Vera written beneath. The green colour means it is easy to recognise from my other tins of lip balm and I think it is very well designed, apart from the lid which can sometimes be a bit of a pain to remove, especially when I have false nails on! The petroleum jelly itself is not green. It looks identical to Vaseline and it has an identical texture, too.
The smell is very subtle, and it is actually quite nice. I had put off trying this 'flavour' because I wasn't too sure about it, but it does actually smell okay! It is a little overly sweet, though and doesn't smell particular pleasant. But, for a 99p lip balm you can't really expect it to be completely natural or accurate smelling, in my opinion.
As for how it tastes, I don't really make a habit of eating it but if I do happen to lick my lips while I have this on them I often get a hint of sweetness which isn't too unpleasant, but not a taste I am particularly keen on. The lip balm is very effective at moisturising my lips and keeping them as hydrated, soft, smooth and healthy looking/feeling as possible. I tend to bite my lips and the get chapped and dry quite easily but as long as I apply this regularly the damage isn't noticeable and it reduces any dry patches and makes my lips look a lot better instantly.
I used this throughout the winter when it was windy and bitterly cold and actually didn't suffer too much with cracked and dry lips which I believe is down to me using this several times a day - I could easily take it out with me as the little tin is pocked sized so takes up no room in my pocket or bag and it is easy to use and not at all messy. It is a tiny bit stickier than Vaseline but nothing over the top or worth complaining about and this doesn't effect my opinion of the product.
I tend to reapply this several times a day as it sinks in very quick and doesn't seem to keep my lips feeling as hydrated for as long as Vaseline, so I do use a little more but it is still good value. I believe I paid about 99 pence for my tin of it and it has lasted me for around six months now and there's still quite a bit left which I think is impressive.
I would definitely highly recommend this lip balm.
I always have this constant feeling that my lips are dry so lick them incessantly which of course makes them worse! In addition at times of boredom I can often sit biting my lip and peeling the skin off which can often leave my lips in a right state. As a result I am an obsessed hoarder of lip moisturisers and lip glosses that I keep laying around in my numerous bags/in my car/in my bedroom/in the bathroom etc for all occasions. I find superdrug lip therapy with aloe vera really is a winner for cracked and dry lips!
It comes in a small , metallic 20g tin and is available only from Superdrug. It is essentially petroleum jelly with a hint of aloe vera, so practically the same as the vaseline version only cheaper! It is an opaque jelly with a slightly yellow/green tinge to it. In regards to application I simply use my index and glide it across the tin so my finger is moist and apply it to my lips in horizontal brushes. Not much is needed for good coverage and this aloe vera lip therapy really leaves my lips soft and moisturised.
It doesn't give any colour or excitement to my lips but that really isn't necessary anyway. It has a subtle aloe vera smell which is quite nice and gentle and is more noticeable when in the tin than on my lips where it seems to disappear completely! With a little dabble it gives my lips some shine so they look moist and not all dry and crackled but in no way do they look overly greasy or slimy. Good job!
I tend to use this primarily with the cold, blistery weather we seem to be having as of late and find it absolutely fantastic for healing dry, chapped lips and also protecting from the cold weather. A small rub of this on my lips is really long lasting and soothing, and I don't find myself having to re-apply it constantly throughout the day which is a big bonus.
My only gripe with this product is that the lid is so fiddly, the tin is almost impossible to get into! You proper have to twist and turn the lid and dig your nails under to open it and once I'm inside I'm often reluctant to want to put the lid back on in case it takes me 10 mins to open it again! I have had more than 1 tin of this aloe vera lip therapy and consistently experienced difficulties with all so I know it was not a one off.
Nevertheless this is a fab product and I would still recommend this handy little tin as it does a great job at healing, protecting and soothing dry and chapped lips and it is only 99p!
I admit it, I am a lip balm hoarder. Every year I buy lip balm after lip balm despite owning several tins and sticks, I just can't help myself. One of the ones I have tried this winter is this Superdrug lip therapy green tin.
The lip balm is available to purchase from Superdrug, either in store or online for just 99p. The little green tin, as it is called, also has a sister tin 'the little pink tin' if you are after something a little different.
This little green tin is exactly that. Superdrug have got the product name spot on, I'm not sure whether they just couldn't come up with names for the product or what not, but it's straight to the point. The packaging is made from a thin type of metal and is a bright green colour, on the lid of the tin is the metallic wording of the product name, it also states that it is aloe vera. The nice looking packaging is let down by the opening process, it is a pain. To get the lid off I usually find myself having to dig my nails between the top and bottom sections of the tin as it hardly ever allows me to twist it open.
After getting into the tin, you are met with what looks exactly like Vaseline, the balm has the same musty, off clear colour. The texture is very waxy but it isn't sticky to touch, it is quite soft. To apply the balm you simply massage your finger over the top of it to get an adequate amount on your finger then simply rub it over your lips. There isn't much of a flavour to this lip balm, if anything there is a faint taste of apple but it definitely isn't overbearing.
The lip balm doesn't feel greasy on my lips when I apply it and it dries in quite quickly. Although it dries quite quickly it still leaves my lips feeling moist and refreshed for quite some time. I think the aloe vera contents have something to do with that as it is well known for having soothing, healing and rejuvenating properties and used in this lip balm really does leave my lips feeling great. Although I apply the lip balm throughout the day, it doesn't leave any appearance on my lips, they don't look as dry as normal but at the same time, they don't look shiny or like I'm wearing anything on them.
Although there isn't much of a taste to the lip balm and the packaging is quite hard to get into, I'd definitely recommend this lip balm. The soothing properties mean that it's great to use on dry or chapped lips and it is pleasant to use.
I bought this tin a few months ago for 89p from Superdrug. I think they are still selling them. They are situated where the lip balms are.
The tin is small and round and green in colour. The balm inside smells like apples, a nice fruity fragrance, much nicer than the green Vaseline version. It smells more pleasant too.
The balm feels nice upon the lips and it's moisturising instead of being greasy. The balm leaves a nice shine upon the lips and it can be worn either alone or under make-up. If you happen to taste the balm you are met by a nice apple flavour, a much nicer taste than the Vaseline aloe vera tin. The aloe vera in the balm leaves your lips feeling soft and smooth. It nourishes the lips leaving them looking neater and less red and/ or sore. Dry and chapped lips would benefit from this and the balm lasts ages as you only need a small amount at a time. Your hair doesn't stick to your lips either when you wear this and you don't get it around your mouth either (it actually stays put on your lips). It doesn't need topping up all that often.
The tin is pretty durable, although it can dent easily so be careful throwing it into your handbag (as it can chip easily too). It unscrews easily, unlike the Lush lip balm tins.
This is a decent alternative to Vaseline. It's cheap, long lasting and versatile. Try one, they're not bad for under a pound.
This is the best lip balm that I have bought or used in a long time.
'The Little Green Tin' is a Superdrug product and is on the market for a mere 0.89p!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now you can't argue with that.
It is one of three, I believe, in Superdrugs 'Lip Therapy' range - the other two being the little 'blue' and the little 'pink' tin. The blue tin is their original and the green tin is the aloe vera version with an apple flavour. The pink tin is slightly more expensive though Im not sure why as I have not purchased or used this version?
But I have been using the little green tin, for some time now, and it is wonderful. It has a petroleum jelly base so it is lovely to apply and gives an instant feeling of moisture which is perfect for dry, cracked or chapped lips.
Aloe vera is itself a wonderful plant with many healing and soothing properties ad having this added extract has certainly enhanced this product. It does feel very soothing on the lips and is not tacky or heavy to wear. It has a slight apple flavour which is pleasant and not too overpowering which is good because that can often cause you to lick your lips too much after application which kind of defeats the object - hence me never buying chocolate flavoured lip gloss!!!!
You don't get that problem with this product though as it is subtle in flavour and soothing in texture, whilst conditioning the lips at the same time.
It can be worn on its own - it looks great as an alternative to gloss, or wear it over the top of your lipstick to give a lovely shine
or gloss effect.
The tin itself is great because it is durable and offers good protection for the product as there is very little chance of it getting damaged through everyday use, and it is pocket or handbag size so very convenient for carrying around with you, especially at this time of year. It is also recyclable which is perfect.
Although the tin is small there is a lot of product inside, so its not all packaging, and it does last for ages.
I wont be switching to another brand anytime soon!