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I bought this for the first time three years ago for £0.05. Yes, I did type that correctly; £0.05. And, for that price, there is absolutely no way whatsoever I could complain about it. Why was it so cheap? I think Sainsbury's must've made some sort of pricing error, to be honest, and I bought three pots of the stuff just because it was so cheap. And I'm very glad that I did, to be honest!
This comes in the typical Vaseline lip care pots that you tend to see in the shops. It's about seven or so centimeters across and about two centimeters deep. It's pretty easy to slot into any bag and really doesn't take up any room at all. The container for this one is pink in colour (as is the petroleum jelly inside as well), as the Rosy name suggests. The information about the product is written in pink and white around the tin - the name and basic info on the front and a little more info about ingredients and such on the back.
Upon opening the container, you can immediately smell the rose scent that this has, which I think is a good thing as it adds to the feminine element of this product. I can't really see this one being one for the men at all, to be honest!
To apply it, all you have to do is open the pot, put your finger in it get out the amount that you require (which, in all honesty, is a really tiny amount) and rub it onto your lips. That's it! (Well, it would probably be advisable to put the lid back on... ;) )
If the product has gotten warm at all (eg in your pocket, or if it's just a warm day and therefore it's warmer than normal) it will be very easy to use far too much of the product because it becomes very runny and you end up with so much of it on your finger that you could probably put it on the lips of everyone you know and still have some left! Okay, maybe not that much, but you really do end up with far too much of it if it's warm, which is my only real concern with this product as it lasts really well if it's kept at a cooler temperature.
As for making your lips more rosy in appearance, as it is supposed to do, I would say that it does do this. To be honest though, I would say that my lips are already the colour of the petroleum jelly anyway, so it's not like it changes them much. It does make them feel better and look more shiny though.
I'd definitely recommend this product, even at the full price of £1.40 (it's regularly in Poundland type stores though, so you could probably get it cheaper than this if you looked in those places first!).
What is it
This product is a 20g tin of that old classic, Vaseline but with a twist, Rosy Lips. As well as the usual ingredient of petroleum jelly this variation also contains rose and almond oil.
I have always been a fan of the little tins of Vaseline and when I was younger, the only varieties were the massive tub and the plain tin (which is blue). What I have always liked is the nice shine Vaseline gives whilst also softening dry lips and protecting them from drying out further. I don't usually wear much make up, I like to keep things simple and natural so this product is in keeping with my personal style.
I love this variety in particular because I am a big fan of pink and you can't get much pinker than this! The tin is a pretty, girly design which I think looks nice in my handbag and the product itself is a lovely deep pink colour and has a pretty but subtle rose perfume smell. When applied to the lips, it still does what the original Vaseline does (softens and protects with a little shine) but also adds a very subtle pink colour to your lips. This is perfect for me as I said earlier, I don't wear much make up but I do like to give my face a little lift and enhance what nature has given me! For those who do like to wear more make up and use lipstick, I think this product would be a nice sealer for pink based lipsticks.
Finally, it costs but a couple of quid and lasts forever. You can't go wrong with that.
The only downside I find is Vaseline in general can be quite greasy so after applying there is always a greasy residue on my fingers. Normally though I just rub it into the back of my hand or into a tissue if I have one handy.
Do I recommend
Absolutely, a classic product with a modern, girly twist.
I normally have a tin of vaseline in my handbag as they are such handy little tins to carry around. A while ago I became a bit bored of vaseline and decided to try one of the other flavours - something that would taste a bit nicer than the boring plain one. I decided to try 'Rosy Lips' which is a rose and almond oil flavour version of vaseline.
It comes in a small pink and white round 20g tin about 3 inches in diameter. The lid pulls of quite easily (but not easily enough where it would fall off in your bag!) and when you open the tin you get a lovely smell of the vaseline inside. It smells sweet but not sickly, more of a natural sweet smell and there is a definite hint of rose. It is quite pink in colour and does add a slight tint to lips when it is applied. It tastes as it smells which is really tasty and I normally end up applying this several times throughout the day.
Overall I love this product as it does moisturise lips, whilst also smelling/tasting lovely and adding a slight bit of colour to them. My only issue with it is that it can be slightly greasy feeling and because you put it on with your finger rather than by using a wand/a stick lip balm it can be slightly messy.
This product is available at most supermarkets/chemists for about £2 and it lasts ages so I would say this is good value.
After reviewing the general product in my last vaseline review which you can find on my profile, I thought that I would tailor this review slightly more specifically to the 'Rosy Lips' version of this Vaseline. But just in case you don't want to go and read my other review, then I will quickly summarize.... Vaseline Lip Care range is without a doubt the best range of lip care for dry and chapped lips out there and incredibly affordable and handy to carry around in these little metal tins with no risk of explosions or spillages. It really is a great product!
The difference between the standard version and this version is firstly, the tin is a of a red colour instead of the more neutral blue which makes it much more popular with the females. Furthermore, the contents are of a light red colour which leaves your lips looking slightly red as if they have lipgloss or lipstick on them which may put off a lot of guys but when you're desperate, it is still the same great product. Definitely a women's version of the Vaseline but it can still be used by all and it is still the same great product at the same cheap, affordable price which is why I'm not going to give it 3 or 4 stars but keep with the great 5 star rating.
I suffer with cracked lips, dry lips, chapped lips..you name it, i've got it. Due to this, i am a hoarder of lipbalms..I have every brand you can name and constantly buy more in an attempt to find the perfect lipbalm to help ease my discomfort in the winter.
Vaseline has always been a brand i avoided for lipbalms..the idea of putting petroleum jelly on my face does not please me in the slightest. However, flavoured lipbalms i can deal with. I received a gift set last christmas from Vaseline lip therapy. The set contained cocoa butter, plain, aloe vera and rosy lips. I was drawn to the rosy lips one due to my huge love of everything rose scented and flavoured. I was not disappointed.
The tin is your standard metal tin, with the vaseline logo on, in pink so you know it's rose "flavour". Compact enough to chuck in your pocket or handbag, but big enough to not be lost!
The balm itself is pinky red coloured, this gives a lovely pink tint to the lips when wearing it. However, this tint is not overly noticeable, so keeps your lips looking natural. The rose scent is delightful (if you like rose), meaning you get a light whiff everytime you breathe in, which i adore.
The lasting power of this is comparable to that of other vaseline lip balms, it lasts depending on the dryness of your lips. If they're very dry and chapped, obviously it will need to be applied a little more frequently than normal. However, "normal" lips it will last a good hour or two on with no reapplying needed. The tint does not last a long time though, it seems to wear off as the balm is absorbed into the lips.
The balm moisturises and hydrates dry lips perfectly. However, it doesn't hydrate them any better than standard vaseline. This is my favourite of the vaseline lip therapy tins though, due to it's rose scent and slight tint. If you're just looking for a good lip balm and have the others in the collection, i wouldn't bother buying this too.
Overall, i love this product so much. I keep it in my handbag all the time and even have a spare in the cupboard ready for when I run out..in a few years (it lasts forever!)
My lips and skin dry out quickly and so vaseline is a must have item for me, especially when the weather turns colder. Rather than a nice big tub of it, I find these little lip therapy tins are more handy.
I find these tins a fantastic size for slipping into my pocket or bag, making it easy to carry them around with me.
This product does stop my lips from getting chapped and soothes them if they are already chapped.
The rosy tint makes lips look healthy and "polished" without giving too much colour or an overly made up look. Perfect for when you want to keep things looking natural.
The tin seems to last a good while, I usually have one in my coat, one in my bag and one in my make up box and replace them around every 9 months (or sooner if they get lost and I seem to be good at loosing lip balms!)
The tint in this vaseline means that unlike the other varieties of this product you can't use it on your nose if it gets dry. Although these little tins are designed for lips I do find it quite handy to dab a little onto my nose too if I have a cold and it was annoying to not be able to do this.
The tin is easy enough to get into that my toddler son can open it, but inexplicably at other times it takes at least 30 seconds of prising off the lid with my nails to manage to open it! A different design would be much less frustrating.
Last year I went for a nap with this tint on my lips and I can still see a feint mark on my pillow case where it stained the fabric! I found this very frustrating.
Because you apply this tint with your fingers, you are left with rosy tinted stuff on your hands that you have to be careful with as it might stain something.
*********Price and availability*********
I usually buy my vaseline lip tins from Boots (you can buy them in store or online) where it costs £1.99 for a 20g tin (and earns me 4 points on my advantage card).
These little tins are available in many other places, they are usually around the same price that Boots sell them for. Most chemists stock them, as well as supermarkets and some smaller shops too.
I didn't like this product much, although it does keep your lips looking good I just didn't get on with the tint. In future I would stick to the original and aloe vera varieties.
Although I would on the whole recommend the vaseline range of lip balms, I would not recommend this one in particular.
I can't stand dry lips and this time of year I tend to get it really bad. My lips get dry and cracked and then they get really sore so I like to use a moisturising lip balm to prevent this from happening. I've used the original Vaseline lip therapy before but when I spotted this pink one in Superdrug promising rosy lips I decided to give this a try instead.
The petroleum jelly comes in a little round tin. This one in paticular is half pink, half white with the Vaseline logo written on the top in big white letters. They're easy to spot on the shelf as the packaging has been the same for years. You get 20g for around £1.89 although I have seen them on offer for a pound from time to time.
I thought the lid was going to screw off when I first came accross the Lip therapies but it just pulls off. When the tin is new, this is really easy and convenient but I tend to find after I've used it a couple of times, the lid is really hard to get off, probably because I've shut it with greasy fingers last time. This can make it a nightmare to open, especially if you're not at home as you can't clean it either so be careful of this with yours!
The product itself is a rosy pink colour and is the same consistency of the normal vaseline you buy in the tubs. It has a slight floral fragrance which is probably the rose oil. It's very easy to use and because it isn't too runny or too hard, its easy to get the right amount to rub onto your lips. When I apply it, I tend to rub it vigorously onto my lips so I'm rubbing it in rather than just putting it onto the surface.
The results are super soft lips! I didn't notice much of a tint, but my lips were a little bit more pink than usual. The product lasts quite well on your lips provided you don't keep licking them. During the winter, I apply this as often as I can remember which is usually about four or five times a day. This has kept my lips feeling soft and moisturised and has prevented them from getting cracked and sore. Another good thing I noticed about this product is that it doesn't have a taste. Because it is pink, I assumed it might have a fruity taste which I've been told you shouldn't use as they make you lick your lips more which makes them even more dry.
As well as the Rosy lips lip therapy, they also have some other varieties. You have the original which comes in a dark Blue and white tin which is more like the usual vasline you get in the tubs. They do one containing aloe vera in a green and white tin which I haven't tried yet and they do a new one in a pink and black tin. This one is limited edition and has Pink bubbly written accross the front in a fancy font. It's £3.49 for the same sized tin. You can normally find all of the Vaseline Lip therapy tins in shops like Asda, Superdrug, Boots, Wilkinsons etc. They're the perfect size for your pocket or handbag so they're great for when you're on the go.
I'm quite impressed by this lip therapy. It does what it says on the tin and has prevented my lips from getting sore this winter so far so I'd definitely say it's worth the £1.89 I paid for it, if not more!
I don't wear much colour on my lips, only when going out or for special occasions etc. On a day to day basis I tend to stick with just using lip balm and, at this time of year in particular, I can never resisit buying them almost every time I go in a shop that sells them. For some reason I had never actually tried any of the Vaseline lip products and, after reading several good reviews of them, I decided to give one a try.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
These little tins of Vaseline Lip Therapy seem to be widely available from supermarkets and chemists although the price does vary wildly. I got mine from my local Bodycare shop where it was priced at just £1.19, but a quick look on both Tesco and Boots websites have them priced at £1.99. That's quite a big diference so I'm glad I was in Bodycare when temptation struck!
They are available in quite a few different varieties; regular, cocoa butter, aloe vera, rosy lips and at the moment a limited edition pink bubble which, although priced extortionately at £3.49, I might have to treat myself to! Alternatively, Tesco also have a very good offer on at the moment where you can geta Vaseline "retro tin" which contains one each of the regular, aloe vera and rosy lips (and the tin too obviously!) for only £3, down from £6, so that would make a great stocking filler idea.
For the price you pay you get a little round tin about an inch and a half in diameter which contains 20g of product. That doesn't sound a lot but I've been using mine religiously for about a month now and I've still hardly made a dent in the surface of it.
The tin itself is metal and has a lid which just twists off really easily but not so easily that it ever comes off of it's own accord, which is good as I don't want my lip balm getting covered in bits of fluff in the bottom of my handbag!
The rosy lips edition, which I have, is in a pretty rose pink coloured tin, as you would expect, with white highlights, just like in the picture. On the front it tells us it contains rose and almond oil and that it is petroleum jelly and along the edge of the lid it says that it gently tints and cares for lips. The base of the tin tells us the manufacturing company (Unilever - and their contact details are written around the edge of the base too) and the ingredients. Somewhat reassuringly there are only 7 ingredients listed instead of the usual dozens that you normally get on things nowadays, so it makes me feel that this lip balm might be slightly more "natural" than others!
When you twist the lid off you are faced with a solid mass in the base of the tin which is an even deeper pink colour. For some reason I was expecting this to have a really strong fragrance to it, like the lip balms you used to get when you were a little girl and pretend they were proper lipsticks! This is not the case however. Whilst there is an ever so slight fragrance it is really barely there. You get a faint whiff of light florals but it is really very subtle and I quite like it.
On reflection, the way you apply this lip balm is probably the reason I've never tried a Vaseline lip balm before, despite having used other products of theirs and it being a brand name that I trust. In general I go for lip balms in stick format which you apply to your lips like a lipstick so that you don't end up getting a sticky mess all over your finger tip. This one, however, is applied by rubbing your finger tip onto the balm and then rubbing your finger tip over your lips to evenly distribute the product. I have to say this doesn't bother me as much as I thought it would and I just give my finger a quick wipe on a tissue or wash my hands afterwards and it's fine. In an ideal world I would probably still prefer it to be in stick format but as I really like this product it's not enough of an issue to put me off buying it again.
The balm itself feels quite solid when you rub your finger into it but at the same time your bodyheat makes it melt ever so ever so slightly so the top layer of it becomes more sort of oily. Not that it feels oily, that's just the consistency, if you see what I mean. Once on your finger you can see a definite pink tinge to it, although this is much more subtle once it's applied to your lips.
It's really easy to apply because, as you're using your finger tip, you can get very good control. It goes on really evenly and smoothly and literally as soon as it's on my lips they feel much better. Bizarrely, the fragrance actually gets stronger once I apply this lip balm and I can smell it for a while after I've applied it, but again, that's nor particularly something that bothers me as the fragrance is in no way offensive.
I've been really impressed with this lip balm. At this time of year as the weather gets colder and windier and wetter (if that's possible!) my lips do tend to get quite dried out and can often feel slightly sore. I also sometimes get little flaky patches of skin sometimes if we've been out cycling and it's very cold and I've had a chill wind whipping in my face.
This lip balm, however, has been a real soother for my lips. As soon as I apply it my lips feel infinitely more moisturised and softer. Whilst it does leave them feeling like they've been coated with a layer of something it's not an unpleasant feeling and I really like it as it makes me feel like they're being properly cared for. This feeling lasts for quite a long time after application - a couple of hours normally - which is good as I tend to get paranoid when it comes to lip balms and end up applying them almost on an hourly basis in the winter. This one feels like it has a much longer lasting effect on my lips so I only usually apply it two or three times in day.
Whilst I do still get dry, chapped lips (because I'm not giving up my cycling, sore lips or no sore lips!) and using this lip balm doesn't prevent that, what it does do is heal them really quickly once applied. It immediately gets to work softening the whole of my lips and making them feel much smoother and the flaky parts of them feel much much better. And, whilst it doesn't completely get rid of it, the slightly sore feeling that I can sometimes get is much improved too.
One of the things I like most about this particular version of the Vaseline Lip Therapy range though, is the slight hint of colour it gives my lips. It makes them look really healthy and natural and gives them a juicy glow without giving them a solid covering of colour and especially in the winter time this is a look that I really love.
I am a big fan of this lip balm and have definitely been converted thanks to my fellow reviewers. Whilst I probably wouldn't use it in the summer as I would be afraid of it melting in warm weather, I think it's absolutely perfect for winter use. It makes my lips feel softer, smoother and more moisturised and leaves them feeling like they're got a protective layer over them. In the harsh weather conditions we usually experience in Cumbria I feel confident that this little tin of magic will protect my lips from damage and will soothe and ease the soreness of any chapping and dryness that does occur. And in addition to making them feel better it also makes them look healthy and glowing. I couldn't even hazard a guess at how long this little tin will last me but I definitely don't envisage having to buy another one this winter and so for £1.19 I think this was an excellent buy.
Last week I finally ran out of my original Vaseline, which I keep in my handbag. So, I popped into Boots to get a new one and decided to go for the Rosy Lips version for a change.
It's super simplistic, containing only pure petroleum jelly. Ok, the petroleum bit sounds a little scary, and yes it's derived from oil! In scientific terms it's a semi-solid mixture of hydrocarbons and was first discovered on an oil rig in Pennsylvania. Petroleum proved to be bad on oil rigs it caused them to malfunction, however the workers found to be very good on healing cuts and burns.
Versions of Vaseline
The original unscented Vaseline has a very slight smell of oil, but it's very slight and hardly there at all. I have a tub of the Aloe Vera one, which I keep next to my bed and took me a while to get used to the scent, although I like it now, and there is also a cocoa butter version, but I don't fancy this on my lips. The Rosy Lips one smells really lovely of a subtle flowery scent, and the scent fades quickly once applied to the lips.
Packaging and Ingredients
Vaseline is in a dinky round tub, made of metal around 4cm in diameter. It tucks easily into my handbag, or a pocket should I need it. The tub is quite plainly decorated in blue and white for the original version and green and white for the aloe vera one. The Rosy Lips Vaseline has rose and almond oil which help to soothe sore lips.
I find Vaseline soothes my lips as soon as I put it on and it acts as a barrier on lips from liquid, given them a chance to heal. Vaseline melts a little when it heats, so the warmth of my finger as the applicator and warmth from my lips help the Vaseline melt into them, so it is really easy to apply, plus a little goes a very long way. You might get a shock when you first open the tin of the Rosy Lips - its bright pink! I was a little worried that I would end up with bright pink lips, but the colour once applied to my lips is very subtle, almost non-existent, although I do have naturally very rosy lips, so it may show more on someone with paler lips.
All in All
An excellent lip-salve product and I am really glad I made a change and got the Rosy Lips version. It cost £1.99, which for the length of time it lasts is good value, but I am sure the last time I purchased a Vaseline lip balm it was only 99p - my old one must have lasted a very long time!
Whilst shopping in Boots couple of months ago I decided to buy yet another "treat" for my lips. I have used and still am using Original and Aloe Vera Vaseline versions but I wanted to try Rosy Lips since I haven't used it before. I particularly like that in addition to moisturising and protecting my lips, it is meant to add nice rosy tint to them.
Vaseline Lip Therapy products probably do not need much introduction to anyone and this Rosy Lips version comes in very famous Vaseline tin containing 20g of the product. Tin is small enough to fit into the pocket or hand bag (I would be careful having it in the pocket though as it does melt when it gets warm). Tin is mainly pink in colour and looks very girly. Back of the tin has small list of ingredients, I would just mention that Rosy Lips Vaseline contains rose and almond oil. Opening/closing of the product is very easy just lift the lid off to reveal very nice deep pink in colour Vaseline.
I apply Vaseline as and when needed. I do not suffer with dry/cracked lips but I do like to moisturise my lips regularly to prevent them from drying especially during colder months. I apply small amount of Vaseline by using my finger. This product really does what it says on the tin "gently tints and care for lips". I do love nice rosy tint my lips are left with after application as well as leaving my lips soft and moisturise.
The only think I find with this particular product is that I can only use it for my lips due to it being pink in colour. Sometimes I use Original or Aloe Vera versions for dry and cracked skin on my hands just to soothe it or if I have a cold I sometimes have sore skin around my nose from wiping it all the time and I would use Vaseline again to soothe my skin.
***Availability and varieties***
I purchased mine from Boots for £1.99. There are 4 more varieties available:
Original - blue tin, £1.99
Aloe Vera - green tin, £1.99
Cocoa Butter - brown tin, £1.99
Pink Bubble (limited edition) - black and pink version, this one cost £3.49 in Boots (hope to try it soon)
I am happy with this product and happy to recommend it to anyone. As mentioned above, it really does do what it says on the tin.
Everyone who knows me knows just how obsessed I am with anything to do with my lips. I cannot abide them being dry so I keep lip balms absolutely everywhere. I have them scattered all over the house, in the car and in several of my handbags just so that I can be sure that I am never caught out as there is nothing worse than the uncomfortable feeling of dry lips.
Vaseline lip therapies are really good value for money and come in a little pot and cost in the region of £1.50 for a little metal tub full of Vaseline. Because of their size they are really convenient and they take up little room so you can easily put one in your bag without it taking up any room.
You can get just plain Vaseline but there are quite a few flavours to try out and my favourite one has to be the rosy lips one. It is a pink colour and as well as moisturising my lips it also tints them slightly and gives them a little splash of colour. It is supposed to bring out the natural colour of lips and I would say that this is an accurate description as the colour on my lips is quite subtle but it does enhance them and make them look a little pinker. I wouldn't wear it as a night out colour or anything but just for a splash of colour for going to the supermarket etc. it is actually really nice.
I love the little tins that the lips therapys come in as they are really easy to use. With some lip balms that come in tins the lids can be really difficult to come off but with the Vaseline ones the lid just lifts off so smoothly every time and there is no faffing about or spending ages trying to unscrew the lid.
The Rosy Lips tint gives my lips a lovely feeling of being moisturised and when the Vaseline is on there is no dryness and they feel really comfortable. Unfortunately what I find with Vaseline in general is that it doesn't last on my lips and I am forever having to reapply and also I would only use Vaseline on my lips if they were only slightly dry and to protect them in harsh weather as they don't actually do much to heal my lips of cracks and don't penetrate underneath to stop the dryness.
For the money Rosy Lips cannot be beaten and it is something that I will continue to buy for a long time. It isn't a wonder product but as a nice basic lip balm that gives a splash of colour it is lovely and well worth the money.
Vaseline is a well known and well trusted brand. The Lip Therapy range is very popular and is Found in most supermarkets and chemists.
The "rosy lips" Vaseline lip therapy wch I am reviewing contains 20g of product. It costs around £1.99 but can often be found on special offer e.g. 2 for £3.00.
Rosy lips comes in a round link and white tin with the recognisable Vaseline logo on the front. Upon opening the tin, the product looks like the standard Vaseline petroleum jelly with a pink tinge. It is quite a subtle pink and is not reflected by the bright pink tin.
You can apply this product with a lip brush or with your fingers. I find fingers to be easiest. Only a small amount is needed to cover your lips as it warms up as you apply it and spreads out really easily over your lips.
This product leaves your lips coloured a subtle and natural shade of pink. It is nothing too bold or bright and I think it is perfect for daytime wear. The Vaseline also leaves your lips shiny, although not as shiny as a lip gloss product would.
The product contains almond and rose oils which both have beneficial moisturising properties for lips. This product left my lips soft and smooth and prevented any dryness or cracking developing.
Overall I cannot find fault with this product. It is reasonably priced and leaves your lips a lovely colour while caring for them. A great product by Vaseline.
Vaseline is a brand that I come to know and trust over the years. I have tried several products in the Vaseline range now including the petroleum jelly and the lip therapy tins. I like to experiment with different flavours as lip care can be quite boring but a nice flavour can really liven it up and keep me using a product.
I tend to use Vaseline lip therapy at numerous times of the year. I can suffer from dry, chapped lips when the weather is cold, I can suffer from dry lips when the weather is very sunny and if the weather is windy I am in real trouble! Recently I had quite a big operation on my jaw as well as having some of my teeth removed and so I was not able to eat or drink properly and I spent long periods of time resting. This meant that my lips became very sore and I needed a lip therapy product to help me look after them. My husband was sent out for one of these when I was sick and he picked up 2 for £3.00, a special offer that is currently running again in Tesco stores with the usual price being around £1.99. I have been alternating between using this and another flavour lip therapy product for a number of weeks now to ensure that my lips are in tip top condition and are as soft, crack free and cared for as possible.
The original lip therapy is one that I used for several years before trying different flavours as I really found that I wasn't using the original one regularly enough and I was getting a little bit sick of it being tasteless. I love knowing that I can put one of these handy little tins in my handbag and one in my wash bag when I am at the gym and always have the protection that my lips need whether on the go or relaxing at home.
Lip therapy comes provided within a little metal tin and you can sort of turn and pull the metal lid to remove it, a little like a smaller version of old fashioned boot polish. Within the tin there is a rosy coloured petroleum jelly meaning that this does live up to its name. The tin is generously filled and I can always tell that I am going to get my monies worth out of one of these tins, well providing I don't lose it in the bottom of my handbag!
This jelly is very simple to use. Just run a clean finger or lip brush through the jelly and then apply it to your lips. I rarely bother with a lip brush as I am normally using this either upon waking in the morning, while walking to work (and then reapplying lipstick once I get there) or before bed so I don't have access to a lip brush. I do not find any problems with using my finger as long as I do not use lots of jelly in one swoop or I may end up with an excess that I never feel right scraping back in to the tin! Once this jelly is on my lips they do have a wonderful rosy glow. It isn't as vivid as the colour of the jelly or the tin but it is subtle and generous without being over the top. I love that my lips look shiny when wearing this and the pink tint gives me a bit of much needed colour, particularly if I am in a hurry in the morning and applying this on my way to work. This isn't over the top shiny like lip gloss and really it is just an effective balm coating for my lips that can easily be smudged away with some tissue before I apply my lipstick when I arrive at work. This lip balm is long lasting and while it is absorbent enough to make my lips shine, become soft and nourish them it is not so absorbent that it disappears fast instead lasting for a good hour or so before I might need to re-apply it again.
Dry lips are a downfall of mine and I really feel that healthy lips can compliment my face and make a huge difference to my confidence and the look of my face too. I like knowing that my lips are smooth and cared for so when I apply my lipstick there are not lots of noticeable chapped or sore areas with broken skin. This lip therapy works very well and allows me to soothe and protect my lips. I like to use it when I am out walking and before and after sleeping as this is when my lips tend to suffer the most. I go to bed with kissable, soft lips and when I wake up in the morning I can re-apply with ease ensuring that my lips go on being cared for. Within a few days of starting up use of lip therapy after my operation my lips were back to normal and I was able to continue using this once or twice a day to ensure soft, smooth, even lips that look fantastic when slicked with some lip gloss, lip balm or lip stick. This gets a 5/5 for me with no overpowering fragrance just the gentle hint of roses and almond oil that definitely compliment my lips and get me frequent compliments from my husband. If you are looking for a cheap product that is going to take care of your lips then let this be the one for you!
I have been buying items from the Vaseline lip therapy range since I was in my early teens so we are getting on for ten years now. I always tend to just grab the original one when I buy one singularly, I dont know why, maybe just sticking to what I know. Just before Christmas in B+M's I was helping my sister find a present for her partners teenage niece. I pointed out the giant Vaseline tins that were available with all four varieties of the lip therapy in. She bought it for her and imagine my glee on my birthday when I unwrapped one too!
The rosy lips vaseline lip therapy looks exactly as it does in the picture above. It is in a tin which I quite like - I like the way it can be chucked in your bag and you know nothing will leak, I also like the way that the product looks and like the nice pink colour used. In addition to this, I find it easy to use up all of the product. However, with some tins (this was a few years ago so I wonder if some slight adjustments have been made) I did find it quite difficult to get the lid off.
When you open the tin you are greeted with a pink petroleum jelly. The tin is filled to the top and looks pretty and I was quite surprised at how pink the product actually was! It is a very bright pink which made me wonder exactly how bright it would look when applied.
To apply the jelly you simply use a clean finger or a lip brush. I always tend to use a clean finger as I find it easier as I tend to use this when I am out and about and by doing it this way it is easy enough to wipe your finger off afterwards.
When applied the therapy does give your lips a hint of pink. It is nowhere near as bright as what it looks like in the tin which I found quite a good thing! It makes your lips look shiny and although they do have a hint of pink it doesnt look like you are wearing a gloss as such, more of a balm with a shine.
The therapy is what I tend to use instead of a lip gloss. I like the results it gives me, and my lips keep the product on them for a couple of hours. Even after the product has faded my lips retain the rosy pink colour which is nice as it does give the impression that there is something on my lips.
But of course, this product is meant to care for your lips rather than be a make up product as such. It cares for my lips very well. I suffer from extremely dry lips, especially in winter and after just one application of this my lips are noticeably softer and feel more nourished. After a few applications, even if its just once a day for a few days, my lips feel soft, supple and moisturised.
The price for this tin on its own varies but most stores have it for somewhere between £1.25 and £1.50 which I think is an excellent price for such a fantastic quality product from a well known brand.
I find that it winter I have to use lip balm a lot, however this year I have found myself using it all year round. I recently went on a mini break to Cornwall to surf (for the first time - It was AMAZING!) and that the salt water made my lips dry and cracked. I had no lip balm on me so went to sainsburys and bought the Rosy lips Vaseline.
Unlike most lip balms (that come in a stick), Vaseline comes in a small aluminium tin. This is good as it means it stays fresher for longer and more than one person can use it easily (this is the same with sticks but some people don't like to use a stick that has been on someone else's mouth). You have to apply this lip balm with your finger which can be annoying for me as sometimes the Vaseline gets under my fingertips. A problem that many guys will not face.
Each tin contains 20g of Vaseline and the lid can be difficult to remove initially but the more you use it the easier it gets. Once the lid is removed the balm is (as the name suggests) a lovely rosy pink tint. The smell however disappointed me. As I had heard/read lots of wondrous reviews about the coca butter Vaseline and the smell of it, I assumed this version would have a flowery smell. Unfortunately it smells like the original petroleum jelly. Once applied onto the lip, it gives a shiny healthy appearance to the lip.
As with most lip balms, this will need re-application. I would normally re-apply this once an hour, but most people say they have to do it every half an hour. I would recommend not leaving this tin in direct sunlight as it will melt. Other than that I whole heartedly recommend this brand.
The average price for this product is around £1.99 but it can range from a mere £1 to a rather expensive £2.99. This Vaseline is widely available and you can buy this from all good supermarkets, drug stores and pharmacies. Near Christmas there seems to always have good deals on Vaseline products in Boots.
There are other varieties to look out for (in their unique colours) including:
Original - Blue
Aloe Vera - Green
SPF 15 - Yellow
Cocoa butter - Brown
So to sum this review up, I love this version of Vaseline - it is by far my favourite of the bunch and the only one I use now. It is a great product for all seasons as it leaves you lips looking healthy (and dare I say it ... Kissable)
I recommend the Rose tinted Vaseline for any girl (guys may not want to carry it around due to its feminine look).
Lip therapy with rose and almond oil /