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~ Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips ~
I was always quite a big fan of Vaseline for my lips and had lots of little tins around the house, it wasn't until my mum bought me a large tin that contained a few different tins that I got to try this particular one.
I have to say I wasn't all that impressed if I am honest. The colour was very muted, I hardly noticed any change and I wasn't too fussed on the scent/taste either as it seemed rather floral.
I don't think it does much for chapped lips either, it does soothe them initially but as it wears off the soreness and cracking is still there.
As a lip gloss type product it does work quite well, although the colour is muted it does give a nice sheen without being too shiny but it will need frequent re-application.
The tin is quite cute and it is handy to pop in your bag or pocket with it being a nice compact and small size, but the lids can be a nightmare to remove after a few uses, when the product builds up and makes a seal around the top which just refuses to be budged. I would recommend giving the tin a quick wipe over to stop this happening.
I wouldn't rush out and buy this again as I wasn't mad on it and I do think there are much better products available at lower prices. Or you could make your own rosy lip balm by adding a drop of cheek/lip tint to regular balms or Vaseline, I think they would perform better.
Thanks for reading x
I tend to suffer from dry and chapped lips which often become very sore especially during the cold winter months. I have tried many different lip salves but really love the Vaseline range and have become quite a fan of the Rosy Lips mini tin.
The Rosy Lips Vaseline lip therapy tin can be purchased in most toiletry stores including Boots where it is currently priced at £2.19 for 20g.
The tin is half pink and half white and is very basic in design. As the tin is so small there is only basic information provided, including the ingredients, what the product is used for and company contact details.
The Vaseline contains rose and almond oil and is tinted pink to enhance the natural colour of your lips whist giving them a burst of moisture from the essential oils. The Vaseline coats your lips in a thin layer protecting them from the elements and keeping them feeling soft and smooth.
I really like this rosy lips Vaseline as not only does it come packaged in the cute, handy little tin which I can throw into my pocket or handbag it is easy to apply by just sweeping your finger across the Vaseline then onto your lips with a little going a long way. I love the feel of my lips after application as they do not feel at all sticky but soft and smooth. The rose tint also makes my lips look lovely and healthy and is perfect for day where as I do not usually wear makeup and hate the heavy feeling of lip gloss.
Overall I have been very impressed with the Vaseline rosy lips as it provides all the moisture and protection of the normal Vaseline but with the added tint. 5 stars from me.
When it comes to make-up I try and follow the old rule of either the lips or eyes and I never have a bright lip when I have heavy eye make-up on and vice versa. I hate to leave my lips with nothing on them though so I usually use either a nudeish gloss or else a tinted lip balm on.
Vaseline is something that I am not that keen on for dry lips because I just don’t think it does much to actually help the cause of dry lips and although it gives my lips immediate relief after the Vaseline has worn off they are as bad as ever.
I do like how Vaseline makes my lips though when it is on as it gives them a nice shine without being too glossy and obvious. I still wouldn’t wear it though when I have make-up on as it doesn’t give me any colour which is where the rosy lips one comes in as it gives me the nice sheen but with a nice colour too.
Don’t expect to get loads of colour though with this as it is a very subtle colour and most people probably won’t even notice it though I can tell I am wearing it as it gives my lips a nice light rosiness which although very subtle and natural looking just enhances my lips own natural colour nicely.
The biggest problem that I have with this is how easily it comes off my lips and how I am constantly having to reapply it as within an hour of applying it it looks and feels as though I have none on.
I hate the tins that it comes in as I think they are so difficult to open and close smoothly and I have broken more than one nail trying to prise the lid open. The best thing about this is the price as it only costs £1.99 and lasts for ages.
I used to use a lot of these lip balm tins from Nivea, but since realising that you are in fact spreading a lot of germs in and out the tin every time you use them I stopped using them in favour of the Nivea lipstick style balms.
I used to gravitate to the Rosy Lip tin mostly, and these were price at about £1.30 for the small tin. The Rosy Lip is a pinky red round tin. The tine were dainty and stylish while still being functional and keeping the balm fresh and safe. When you open the tin the Rosy Lip balm sits snugly in the bottom ready for you to swipe your finger across the balm to get a little then apply to lips.
The balm is a nice rich red colour which applies a nice tint to your lips that’s not too obvious but enough to give a rosy glow. The balm is light on your lips and not greasy or sticky but give lips a nice moisturising relief if sore or dry. A little goes a long way and it has good staying power and doesn’t wear off quickly. Also despite the rose like tint, it doesn’t leave tide marks where it may rub off in places like others have done with me.
By having to apply with your finger, you end up with balm on your fingers once you have finished which can be inconvenient. By the same token, using your fingers in and out of the tin can spread germs and not be as hygienic as a lipstick style. As a cold sore sufferer I am particular careful in regards to this as I know how easily one can spread. Finally, I find the Nivea lipstick style balms, such as the essential care, or Hydro care much better at conditioning my lips and keeping them from drying out.
Overall, this lip tin is a nice design, a good lip tint and a handy lip balm. But it isn’t as moisturising as I would like, and the tin design can harbour germs.
One of my preferred lip balms is a one I have had for ages and I keep going back to it time and time again. It’s Vaseline Lip Therapy in the Rosy colour. I like this one in particular because it has a slight tint to it which not only adds a protective balm to my lips but it adds a little it of colour at the same time.
This comes in a tiny tin that fits easily into my bag. The lid can be hard to remove when new. I happy by just dabbing a small amount to my bottom lip then rubbing my lips gently together. I never put it on my top lip because I feel too gunged up.
A small amount is all I need and this balms lasts for ages. Obviously, it does come off when I eat or especially drink but it’s very easy to jut to reapply with my finger. It contains rose and almond oil and this acts as a great softener to dehydrated sore and cracked lips. It's caring and protective - like a little tin of medicine for my lips.
It protects my lips from cold harsh winds and it also acts as a barrier to the sun if I’m out and about. It protects my lips from drying out and it also adds moisture to them at the same time.
I won’t be without a tin of this now and I always have it with me in my bag. It’s only £1.99 from Savers and a small tin such as this ca last me for months. I never waste a bit of it though and I get the remains of it out with my lip brush. I love the way it glams my lips up too and gives them a great shine and a rosy tint at the same time.
It really good value for money and also a brand that I trust.
When it comes to lip products of any kind I don't really purchase them all that often. I wear lippy when I have to but really I'm just not a fan of stuff sat on my lips making them slip and slide all over the place!
However lately I have had slightly dry lips. Just a bit of dry skin really and when I did pop a slick of lippy over them, underneath you could see bits of dry skin hanging about making the lipstick look a bit grubby really.
So off I went to Boots to see what they had on offer in the way of lip balm and the likes and there was so much to choose from at an array of prices it was confusing so knowing the brand that is Vaseline I bought a couple of tins from the range and felt this 'rosy' one may be a nice little day time substitute for lipstick too!
The lip balm/jelly or whatever you choose to refer to it as comes in a pink and white coloured tin to which the lid screws on/off though not easily, particularly when you've been using the product. I hate the lids to these.... yes they stay put on but getting them off is such a mither! Anyway on the top of the tin we are told what it is and who it by and then on the base of it we are told the size of it which in this in case is 20g (and the only size I have ever seen this to purchase in by the way) the ingredients are stated and contact details for Unilever are listed. Nice, robust and handy little tin with plenty of product in it...this is!
Well when you eventually get the lid off you are met with a pink coloured petroleum jelly and on the tin we are told that it should tint and care for our lips. Where as a couple of the lip products from the range say on their tins that they are suitable for anywhere on the skin this one really isn't as its tinted slightly pink!
Applying it is easy. Its slightly oily in feel and smears on to the finger (or whatever you want to use to apply it with) and a little of it goes a long way.
It goes on smooth and adds just a tint of pink colour to the lips. This doesn't give full on colour just a real barely there rosy colour which is transparent. It gives a nice healthy sheen and isn't too greasy. It has no flavour or smell to it and using it daily, my dry skin has gone and when I've applied it, it stays put and moisturises for a good couple of hours.
Love this product and at about £2.29 a tin I think it offers real value for money!
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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!
Lip therapy with rose and almond oil /