Product Type: Vaseline Lip Care
Newest Review: ... with any of the vaseline products that I have used in the past. Vaseline Lip Therapy tins all come in small circular tins that can ea... more
Slimy but satisfying
Vaseline Cocoa Butter Lip Therapy
Member Name: eilidhcatriona
Vaseline Cocoa Butter Lip Therapy
Advantages: Long lasting moisturising effect, nice scent
Despite seeing it everywhere, and knowing that so many people swear by it, I've never used Vaseline Lip Therapy products until recently. I always found the idea a bit odd - Vaseline to me is what my dad used to use to grease the towbar of the car and caravan (he probably uses something more sophisticated now but that's what it was back in the day). However, when recently dithering in front of the lip care section of Boots, and wanting a change from my usual Boots Essentials lip salve, I ended up with a tin of Vaseline Cocoa Butter Lip Therapy. I think it was the cocoa butter part which lured me in - I'm a sucker for anything cocoa butter.
The first thing for me to get used to was having a tin of lip balm again - it's been a good few years since I used anything other than sticks. In a practical sense I found the tin inconvenient at first - you apply the product with your finger, so instead of never getting any lip salve slime near my fingers, I was finding messy fingerprints on my phone after not having wiped my hand thoroughly enough after applying the Vaseline Lip Therapy.
On a similar note, I didn't realise just how little of this product you need to apply. The first time I used it I dug a fingertip in, only to find I had far too much of the rather slimy and greasy product. I've now figured out that I only need to run my finger over the surface of the stuff to get enough - and if it turns out I need more, running my finger over it again will do the trick.
So, the product itself. Vaseline Lip Therapy is, ultimately, Vaseline. It's opaque, greasy stuff, not creamy like many other lip balms or salves. I find it is a strange sensation once applied, like I have a thin film of it over my lips instead of the usual thicker feeling I am used to from using lip salves. This feeling passes very quickly however, and I soon feel that my lips are nicely moisturised. As a lip balm it really is very impressive. I bought it when I was suffering from rather dry lips, but after using it maybe 2-3 times a day for only a few days, I found I wasn't needing it so often. The Vaseline Lip Therapy does seem to have a long-lasting effect, and my lips are now in good condition - I haven't applied any for a few days.
As for the cocoa butter side of things, it has a pleasant scent which is recognisable as cocoa butter, but I find it somehow doesn't quite go with the greasy look and feel of the balm - I associate that scent with much creamier products.. That said, I like the scent and will buy this particular variety of Vaseline Lip Therapy again.
I am really pleased with my purchase of Vaseline Cocoa Butter Lip Therapy, and given that I've barely dented the surface of it in the two months I've been using it, I'm confident that the little tin will last for ages. But when it does run out, I'll definitely buy more.
Summary: I'm very pleased with my first foray into Vaseline products
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