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I have used many different lip balms / salves over the years and this has to be the most effective of them all for when I have dry or chapped lips.
Vaseline original lip therapy comes in a small metal tin, approximately 5cm across and contains 20g of product. It is part of the Vaseline range which includes a number of different lip therapy tins of this size. Vaseline is a well known and trusted brand and their products can be found in most chemists and supermarkets.
I really like the slightly retro look of this packaging. It is a great size for keeping in your handbag and can handle a few knocks being made of metal. The labelling is simple and recognisable and most people I know have at least one of these handy for when they have dry or chapped lips. The tin opens easily but is secure when closed and knocking around the bottom of your bag.
The balm itself is a cloudy looking gel consistency which is thick but soft. You can easily scoop out a blob onto your finger or just wipe your finger over the surface to get a small amount to apply to your lips. It is worth noting that if it gets warm it starts to melt towards a liquid consistently.
The ingredients list is unusually short. Just one ingredient: petroleum. In my opinion, the shorter the ingredient list is the better.
When applied to the lips, Vaseline lip therapy easily gives good coverage but feels somewhat sticky and very greasy. Although on a normal day, I feel that it is too heavy, when I have sore or chapped lips, the consistency is quite soothing. I find it particularly effective to apply it when I have a cold and also use it if the skin above my lips or on my nose gets chapped during a cold. Applying a small amount before bed usually fixes this overnight.
Summary: this is a really handy product to keep in your handbag. I find it a little heavy for everyday use but perfect for when I have a cold. Selling for £2.18 at boots, this is money well spent.
I think everyone has tried Vaseline at some point in their life it's one of those household brands that everyone is familiar with and it is widely available online, at pharmacies and supermarkets usually for £1.
The packaging is a round sized tin which is perfect for taking with you anywhere as it can fit in your pocket or handbag. The packaging is appealing to me as it has the trademark colours blue and white which is simple but very effective.
Vaseline is recommended to be used for dry chapped lips which is what I've tried, I usually put a thick layer on my lips before I go to bed when they are really chapped and I wake up in the morning with soft lips. Vaseline can also be used as a moisturiser, as an eye cream or other dry and sore areas like I've heard you can use it as an eye primer but I wouldn't risk it. Marilyn Monroe swore by Vaseline as she had really dry skin so she used to slather it all over her face which is why she has a gorgeous dewy glow to her face I think this says it all and it is a miracle product in a tiny container.
- tiny cute container which is very portable
- moisturises dry chapped lips
- can be used everywhere on your body
- well known brand with celebrities and households
- in hot/warm weather it goes all slippery
- not natural ingredients
I use Vaseline Lip Therapy every morning and night and have done for a few years now. I can honestly say it is the best lip care out there. You only need to apply a small amount to the lip area and your lips are soft for hours afterwards. I have not had a problem with dry or chapped lips since using this lip care.The really great thing about this product is that it is not greasy at all, it goes on your lips smoothly and makes them soft straight away. My 10 year old son has recently had extremely dry cracked lips, so I bought him his own pocket size Vaseline and it cleared his lips up in a couple of days, he is now a big fan and always has a tin in his pocket! This product is not expensive and will last a very long time, it is a must have for all pockets and handbags!
It has become a handbag essential; the large off-white tub and blue lid has been condensed into the much more favourable (and a lot less medicinal looking) small circular tin.
Truly pocket-sized, I never used to notice its existence but now, as a school teacher, I've realised its popularity has grown as the girls I work around are always within two foot of a tin somewhere in the depths of their school bags.
I am someone who is blessed with large, full lips (Angelina Jolie eat your heart out!). The curse of my monster trout pout is that they are particularly good at splitting; when they dry out it is on epic proportions and it is very evident when they are thoroughly dried out. I currently have a split down the centre which, due to my sneezing as I'm harbouring a cold, split further and leaves me irritable and dabbing blood frequently. Wanting to enter the classroom without looking like I've been smacked in the mouth every weekend means that lip care is high on my list of priorities!
I used to subscribe to the traditional Chapstick; but what I've discovered with this product is you get more of a gloss and more of an overall soaking of moisture glistening across your lips. The problem with Chapstick and a few other stick varieties is that, when you have shredded lips (skin peeling across the lips), the less moisture varieties catch and you end up with flakes and white bits of the substance emphasising the extent to which your lips are damaged.
I think this is distracting to the wearer as it begins my nibbling of the hanging bits because they're so obvious. The massive difference with the Vaseline is the level of moisture; a film of gloss drenches your lips and the dry appearance disappears. The lips are softened and help me to feel more attractive; I feel less self-conscious and and I can smile without the concern of my lips splitting and bleeding so readily as with drier brands. There isn't a distinctive smell and there is a gloss-like appearance which makes them seem more succulent.
One of the added benefits of these Vaseline tins which has developed in recent years is the range of colours, flavours and added extras i.e. Cocoa butters, Aloe Vera so check out the others!
My only real criticism would be that the tins are liable to get dented; I have lost a few tins to denting in such a way that meant I couldn't take the lid off any longer! Otherwise a fabulous product to grace every handbag or pocket!
In the winter I get really chapped and dry lips and I already carry around the Vaseline jelly to use on my skin when I have dry patches on my body so I wanted to purchase the pocket size version. I went into my local boots as usual because I love collecting boots points on my card and I used this Vaseline as soon I bought it. This product is amazing it moisturises my lips and protects my lips from going dry this can be also useful for rubbing in on dry patches on the face from the changing in exposure to different types of weather. This is a must for everyday for me in autumn/winter months , I would recommend this to everyone. I've been a Vaseline fan for around five years I hope I would continue to by this and probably try out the other colours particularly the rosy lips.
I want to tell you all why this miniature vaseline lip therapy is the best beauty product on the market.
Beside the obvious, that it guarantees you soft kissable lips, there are many other uses.
I use it as a form of makeup; over matte eyeshadow to give a complimentary shine, I use it on my cheekbones and over my cupids bow as a highlighter. You can also use it as a brow tamer for those cara develigne brows.
I use it on my hair to tame split ends between trips to the hairdresser and put it on my eyelashes whilst I am sleeping to keep them strong and in good condition.
It is great to use as a cuticle conditioner on your nails or on dry skin, partiuclarly on the heels of your feet. I recommend doing this at night time, put the vaseline on your feet and then put socks on to stop your sheets from getting greasy. This is the perfect home remedy, without the hefty price tag of a pedicure.
This product is perfect to carry around in your purse at all times and is an ideal price.
All in all there is nothing this product cannot do.
The only downside is the smell.
I found the pocket size vaseline as convenient to put in handbags and to take on the move, however after a while i find it becomes a chore to open it! Can be really fiddly and awkward to actually get a good enough grip to pull the lid off, therefore making it a tad inconvenient to use!
Whilst the product inside is also good for your lips, i find vaseline seems to spread across my mouth region rather then just stay on my lips. If too little is applied it has no effect and if more is applied the end result is a shiny lower face where it has spread.... If heat gets to it then you have a tub of lip gloss on your hands that leeks!
Perhaps if there was more of a ridge around the pocket sized tub it would easier to open, i know all of my friends also have to issue with opening it.
I have used this product for years and it never disappoints. I use it every day without fail.
I have multiple tins around the house, one in my make up box and one in every hand bag. That is one of the beauties of the pocket size tins they don't take up much space and the low cost (on average about £1.30) means you can have more than one floating about for convenience.
They also last a long time, in truth I have never actually finished a tin, I usually loose them and so buy a replacement but I have had my current make up box tin for about 12 months and it is still going strong.
Although I have sampled the other varieties, cocoa, aloe and rose I still prefer the original. It doesn't have a strong smell (unlike cocoa and aloe) and if I am just sat round the house it doesn't look like I have put lippy on (like the rose). However having said that one of my colleagues remarked recently that she thought I always wore lipstick but I informed her I just keep my lips looking luscious with a bit of Vaseline lip therapy.
The main use is for my dry lips, however I must admit I have used the original in a multitude of ways. This is not an exhaustive list:
-Used on dry elbows when ran out of normal moisturiser
-Used on nose when got a cold, prevents dry skin from constantly blowing nose (however if nose is already red makes it very shiny as I discovered at Christmas when in all the photos I looked like Rudolph)
-When I was pregnant and unable to use Zovirax for a cold sore, pharmacist recommend using just Vaseline lip therapy
-When breast feeding midwife recommended Vaseline lip therapy (original only) for cracked nipples, and it worked a treat.
A tin of this little beauty is on my list of must haves if I was stranded on a desert island. I can't recommend enough.
vasiline the most popular skin care brand mostly known for lip balms there lip balms are the most popular and known well actually people now associate all lip balms vaseline even if its not vaseline its a brand that i and all the people i know trust and use i think if you open a ladys or gents bag or pocket you will surly find a vaseling lip balm and its the most affordable and useable brand i know. its not only repairs our lips but also smells gud and also tastes gud too of your like me the one who likes to lick her lips and has to put vasiline on few times. and lasts for a long time a pocket size vaseline can be used for a month in just £1 who great. one in all i simply love vaseline and cant live without it. its simple the best.
I'm sure that everyone has used Vaseline once in their lives, if you haven't where have you been?
These pocket sized Vaseline pots make my life even easier as now I can carry this magic substance everywhere!
So what does this product do?
Vaseline is made of petroleum jelly, which has moisturizing properties, this is why it works best on lips and dry skin. This pocket sized Vaseline tin is the original and contains pure petroleum jelly only, but you can also find Vaseline in different flavours such as mint and rose however these could possibly contain some artificial ingredients whereas the original is not scented so should just be made from petroleum jelly.
My personal opinion on this product
Vaseline is the ultimate hero for dry chapped lips and it even works it's magic on soft lips if you are looking for that extra moisture. Not only is it great for lips it can be used to moisturize dry skin too, usually on my arms I sometimes get dry skin due to the weather however this problem is easily solved by applying just a tiny bit of Vaseline. I am very happy that Vaseline comes in pocket sized tins as they are very convenient and can be taken anywhere, I must admit it would look a tad odd if I were to take a big pot of Vaseline for a quick trip to the shops.
The only issue that I have had with this product is that it can melt when I leave it in my pocket for long periods of time or in very hot weather. Having said that I have only experienced this issue twice but when I put the Vaseline tin in my bag instead there were no problems whatsoever.
Altogether I really like this product and I am very pleased that vaseline is available in these pocket sized tins as I am able to conveniently take it with me wherever I go.
I have used vaseline products for as long as I can remember. When I was a Child my mum was forever putting it on our dry skin/ nappy rash and it is perfect for when you get redness unr your nose from having a cold. The main reason that I use it is for dry chapped lips and dry damaged skin. The small tin in which this comes in makes it a handy size to put in your makeup bag/ handbag or even your pocket! I find they are cheaper than a lot off the chapsticks that are out there at the moment, depending on where you shop the small tin retails at around £1.99 and it lasts a lot longer than the chapsticks or cheaper products because you do not need to keep on re-applying because the product lasts well on the Lips.
As well as using this for the above like many people do I have just done a beauty course at college and we used the vaseline around the eyes when eyebrow/ eyelash tinting to avoid the dye staining the skin, like a barrier cream. An advantage to using this is it obviously prevents skin dying but when you have wiped off the extra after dying you can just rub the Vaseline in and it works like a moisturiser too the skin.
Although I am aware that people use Vaseline for many purposes my review is based on using it as a lip balm for dry/chapped lips and my review is for the original not flavored version as pictured.
I normally used flavored chap-sticks and lip-balms as I like them to have a nice small and a hint of colour but I was stuck in work and the very dry heating system was giving me hastle and my lips where very dry and getting really sore, the only shop around was a small tesco so I popped there and this was all they had.
I paid £2.36 for the small metal 20g tub which is really expensive per gram compared to what you pay for the big 100g+ tubs, but obviously you are paying for the nice metal tin and the convenience of being able to keep it in your pocket / handbag.
The tin itself is a really good design, easy to hold and fir in your pocket, the lid is easy to remove but isn't loose or flimsy, and therefore doesn't risk falling off which is reassuring.
The product and brands longevity speak for themselves, but I was dubious about using it as it is not the most attractive looking products, and not having a stick application makes it a little messy to use, but it goes on really easily without any drag which is great if your lips are really sore. It has quite a greasy feel but stays on surpriisingly long at least a few hours and that's even when drinking cups of tea. I found t gave me instant relieve and seemed to prevent my lips from getting any worse as the day went on.
It has no colour or smell which makes it very unoffensive and I would imagine would be safe to use on people with sensitive skin.
Overall I was very happy with my purchase even though it was a bit pricey, I would definitely recommend it to anyone suffering from the winter chills.
This review is also on my ciao account under shellyjaneo
Vaseline is one of those products which has been around for donkeys years and then became really fashionable all of a sudden. I remember when I was just about leaving school (11-12 years ago now - gulp!) it was a real fashion thing to carry a miniature Vaseline around with you, all the girls had one. I think they really hit the market with the miniature handbag sized tins, which are really handy to carry around with you.
I think they were also very clever with the product design - the tin is very basic with blue and white no-frills packaging. I feel this probably appeals to people who aren't too bothered about appearance and just want to get rid of dry/chapped lips as it feels no frills, but at the same time the vintage style look and brand name appeals to the more fashion conscious.
Vaseline describes itself as 'petroleum e jelly' which I've always found quite off putting as petroleum obviously makes me think of petrol. Petrol jelly is not a pleasant image! Apparently the petroleum jelly was first discovered as a by-product at oil rigs, and the workers realised it helped cuts and bruises to heal. It all sounds a bit unpleasant to me, which does put me off this but then the sensible part of me knows they wouldn't sell it if it wasn't safe for human consumption - especially as this is marketed as 'lip therapy'.
My experience of the tin is that it lasts FOREVER. Genuinely, I can make a small tin last up to two years. I tend to use a couple of times a day most days as well, so that is some real staying power. The tin is a good size and has a lid that slips on and off. I find it easy to get the lid on and off but people with hand issues such as arthritis might struggle. My tin is completely battered though - probably due to its age and living in my handbag for so long.
The product inside is a clear balm, and obviously you get some on your finger and slick it across your lips! I find that if my handbag gets too hot the product can melt and then it can go all over the lid - this happened to me over the summer when it was really hot and my Vaseline got quite runny. However generally the consistency stays fine, and it tends to set back again. A tiny little bit goes a long way (hence the pot lasting forever!)
The balm is flavourless and is easy to apply to lips. Vaseline do other types of lip therapy, in cocoa butter, aloe vera and rose and almond oil flavours. I'd like to try these ones, as I find the plain one to be a bit boring. I like tasty lip balms to give me a bit of variety, and I feel I'd use them more if they tasted better!
The product does really well at softening lips and does help with mild chapping. I have had extreme chapping before where I've had to crack out the blisstex, but for general cold weather the Vaseline does the job well. It can be worth putting on before heading out in the cold weather to act as a barrier against the cold and wind. Vaseline can be used for other purposes such as cuts and burns but as the little tins are marketed as lip therapy I've stuck to reviewing this.
I do like Vaseline, it softens my lips and is handy and convenient. I prefer stick lipbalms but that is just personal preference. My only complaint is that this product is a bit no frills and boring to myself, so next time I might try the cocoa butter!
Vaseline is available in the places you would expect - Boots, Superdrug, Wilkos, supermarkets. It's generally somewhere around £1-2 per tin.
These little tins of Vaseline are an absolute must in this winter weather.
I dread to think how many of these little tins I have bought in my time - I currently have four tins on the go at the moment dotted around all over the house!
A 20g tin costs around £2 but I picked up one in Tesco this afternoon for just £1.33. Bargain.
They come in a few different scents / flavours but this is the good old fashioned original one. It comes in a small round blue and white tin that is smaller than the palm of your hand and less than an inch thick. The top of the tin prises off relatively easily most of the time but occasionally I have had to push my fingernails in quite hard when it has got stuck.
Inside the tin is the clear Vaseline and I use this liberally on my lips all day long. In the winter when the Vaselinf is cold and hard you do need to dig your finger or fingernail into it as it does go very hard.
I am currently off work ill with a horrible cold and my nose is so sore from constantly rubbing with tissues that I am currently putting little blobs in each of my sore nostrils to soothe them a little. It doesn't look at all attractive but it really does feel good!
I remember using this product back in my high school days. It seemed 'the norm' for every girl to have one of these little tins in their school bag and to see them pulling it out and dabbing it on their lips in the classroom. 10 years later and I still have one of these tins in my handbag, that must mean it's a great product, right?
It comes in a little 20g tin. It has the standard Vaseline blue and white design on the front. This doesn't seem to have changed in all the 10 years I have been using it. It has quite a retro look to it. To undo the tin you have to pop the lid off. It is not hard to do one handed yet it is not easy enough to come off while it is in your pocket or your bag.
I use it more during winter months when the wind and cold weather damage my lips. It helps prevent chapped lips and soothes them if they are already chapped. I usually apply every hour or so, probably more out of habit than necessity. I get through a tin a year and Santa treats me to a new tin in my stocking every year.
It is made of pure petroleum jelly. If you keep it in your pocket it does start to get runny but if anything, this does make it a little easier to apply to the lips so this is not really a drawback. In cold weather it can get a bit hard but it is still easy to apply.
*Price and availability*
It is around 99p - £1.99 depending where you get it from. It is available from most chemists and supermarkets. It is usually on promotional stands in Superdrug and Boots near to the tills. This is the standard tin of Vaseline but it is also available with SPF in it and in different flavours.