Product Type: Vaseline Lip Care
Newest Review: ... 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 ... more
Even this Yorkshire lass doesn't mind this particular red rose!
Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips
Member Name: redhead78
Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips
Advantages: Great price, makes lips feel soothed, moisurised and protected, gives a nice rosy, healthy glow
Disadvantages: I would prefer it to be in a stick format
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.
Summary: A lip miracle in a tin!
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