Product Type: Vaseline Lip Care
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An updated version of a classic beauty product
Vaseline Lip Therapy Creme Brulee
Member Name: zombieflesh
Vaseline Lip Therapy Creme Brulee
Advantages: lightweight and gentle, moisturises and keeps lips cared for
Disadvantages: tin is fiddly, requires topping up
Lip balm is a daily essential for me, and I always have several on the go, one for handbag, one for home, and one for work. My lips are constantly suffering from dryness and can get chapped and sore when the weather is too cold or too hot - I can't win! The standard Vaseline Lip Therapy petroleum jelly has been updated with a limited edition "flavours" and I bought this Crème Brulee variety last year for £3.49 from Superdrug. The standard Lip Therapy treatments are available at a slightly cheaper price, and from browsing the shops recently it looks like this run of Crème Brulee Lip Therapy has been replaced with a new limited edition Pink Champagne variety which is also retailing for £3.49.
Vaseline is a well-known household name and I expect most women will have a tin or two of their Lip Therapy products lying around somewhere. I have used Vaseline products before and was tempted to go back to them simply because the Crème Brulee flavour appealed to my sweet tooth and love of foodie beauty products. The lip treatment comes in the classic round metal tin and I must say I wish that Vaseline would update their packaging - the tins are fiddly to get open and I always have to wiggle the lid around for a while before it will lift off properly. The product must be rubbed onto your fingertip and then transferred to the lips by rubbing it directly over the skin. I dislike this method of application as it's both messy and annoying. I have long fingernails and find it difficult to correctly position my fingertips onto the petroleum jelly without also scooping some up underneath my nails which is quite a disgusting feeling and means that the excess product gets wasted. I'm also left with residue on my fingers which then must be wiped away to avoid coating anything else I might touch with a smear of grease. For these reasons I find that it is not practical to carry the tin around with me in my handbag for use on the go, and prefer to keep this on my desk at work for use during the day, where I can take my time to sit and mess around with opening the tin and there's a supply of tissues available to wipe my hands clean with after application.
The lip treatment itself has a very pale golden colour to it, although this becomes clear and colourless when applied. It has a thick oily texture to it which quickly warms against the skin and makes it easy to rub gently over the lips. It spreads easily without causing aggravation to any dry or damaged areas and seems to provide moisture instantly. On a few recent occasions where I have had cracked and split lips from being outside in the cold windy weather, it has been a relief to apply this Vaseline Lip Therapy over the skin as it is soothing and gentle. Due to the nature of the petroleum jelly base, I find that this lip treatment will sit on the surface of my skin and coats my lips with a protective layer, as well as providing moisture that keeps my lips feeling soft. This doesn't feel sticky at all, although it can seem to wear away quite quickly during the day and doesn't have the best staying power. To keep my lips feeling cared for I will need to reapply and keep a constant supply of this treatment covering my lips. When wearing this I am left with a light glossy finish which looks nice with my simple everyday make-up, and I often apply this over the top of my lipstick as otherwise my lips can get dry if I am only using a lip colour without any moisturising treatment. This version of the Lip Therapy contains no SPF so I have been using it only through the winter months where this added sun protection is not quite so vital.
Even though this is a food themed item, the product does not have any flavour to it and I would not advise licking it off your lips! The Crème Brulee scent is sugary sweet with a slight powdery edge, but I'm not really convinced that it lives up to the smell of a freshly cooked Crème Brulee pudding. In fact if it's a rich sweet fragrance that you're after then the Cocoa Butter version has a more prominent scent, but I do like the subtle tones of this and can catch little hints of the scent wafting up to me as I'm wearing it. After a while (or if you practically stick your nose in the tin) you can detect the plain underlying smell of the petroleum jelly itself, but this isn't too strong and I like that the fragrance is quite gentle as a whole otherwise it might be a bit overpowering seeing as it's applied just underneath your nose! The tin has had a bit of a makeover to fit with the Crème Brulee theme and features a creamy golden colour scheme which makes it really stand out against other varieties in the range.
This Crème Brulee Vaseline Lip Therapy gives a fun twist to a staple beauty product, and I'm glad I had a chance to sample this limited edition item. This is a reliable moisturising lip treatment and the unusual scent makes it a nice choice for dessert fans. As usual the tin is a pain and you will need to keep topping up to get the full benefit of using it, but all in all this is a good product that I can recommend.
Summary: An updated version of a classic beauty product
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