“ Brand: Vaseline / Type: Sun Care / Suitable for: Lip / What it does: Protects, „
~*~*~ Vaseline Lip Therapy Sun Protection ~*~*~
I started using this Vaseline after burning my lips quite badly on holiday. I stupidly used lip balm which did not contain any sun protection and as a result of this my lips got severely burnt. After this (sore) lesson I decided that I would try and find a product that would leave my lips feeling moisturised but also contain sun protection. Vaseline is the go-to-product when it comes to my lips, so when I spotted that they manufacturer a lip balm with sun protection I did not hesitate to purchase it. Please see my thoughts on this product below...
~*~*~ Price and Availability ~*~*~
I purchased this Vaseline around a year ago and it cost me around £2.00 from Boots. Unfortunately it does not look like it is available from Boots or Superdrug any more, however I have spotted it on Ebay and Amazon for around the £2.50 mark.
~*~*~ Packaging ~*~*~
The lip balm comes in a standard Vaseline tin. It is circular and small which means it doesn't take up much room in your handbag or pocket. The front of the tin is white and orange in colour.
The details on the front of the tin are:
- The Vaseline logo
- Petroleum Jelly
- Pocket Size
- Lip Therapy SPF 15 Sun Protection.
To access the lip balm, you simply unscrew the lid. As with all Vaseline tins, there is no applicator provided and you simply dab the product on with your finger.
~*~*~ My Thoughts ~*~*~
I love Vaseline, pocket-sized, tins of lip balm. They have come in very handy and last for an extremely long time. Before I purchased this product I knew what I was getting as I have always rated Vaseline products very highly.
The balm is transparent and has quite a greasy feel to it. Once I have applied the Vaseline to my lips they feel immediately soothed, although still slightly greasy. The Vaseline stays on the lips for a very long time and only needs to be re-applied 3 to 4 times a day, depending on how sore your lips are. I usually use Vaseline as a prevention rather than a cure. This means just before I go on holiday I make sure I use plenty on my lips because I know they dry out easily and in the winter I usually start applying lip balm in October.
There is no real fragrance or colouring to this lip balm. I have tasted it before and it was particularly nice, the only way I can describe it is a 'waxy' taste. This is probably a good thing because I have been known to eat my tasty lip balms before.
Overall I think this lip balm protects my lips very well and keeps them moisturised throughout the day. The only negative I have with the design is if there was an applicator provided it would make it a lot less messy. I would like to see this product in a squeezable tube.
~*~*~ Would I Recommend? ~*~*~
I would definitely recommend this product, Vaseline is a good quality lip balm. I have had my Vaseline (with sun protection) for over a year now and it is still going strong. It is perfect for holiday or the great British summer to protect lips. I would not recommend using clear glosses or lip balms without protection on a sunny day (trust me, I learnt the hard way!). I am going to give this product 4 out of 5 Dooyoo stars.
Thank you for taking the time to read my review :o)
As I get chapped sore lips a lot I like to use a product for my lips which contains a sun protection factor because I try to protect them from the rays as much as I can. I buy the small Vaseline Pos and the best one to buy with an SPF is the little golden yellow ones. These come in rounded tins which pop off with your nails and clips back together again tightly afterwards. They are small and fit handily inside my bag or pocket. They are only 20g so they are very discreet.
The one I am using right now is called Sun Protection Lip Therapy and it's got an SPF of 15 which is just about right for my lips. It doesn't feel thick, greasy or heavy whenever I use it and I use the tiniest little amount on the end of my finger and smooth over the bottom lip then the top lip.
This Lip Therapy Vaseline Pot has been with me for ages and I have been using the same one for months. It stays clean because the lid fits down well and doesn't fall off inside my bag or pocket. It's a clear shiny gel and it can be used with a lipstick or lip colour, or just as I do, on bare lips.
It needs quite infrequent re-applications because it just stays put for a lengthy period of time, even if I find that I am licking my lips a lot throughout the day. It's got a bit of a shine to it and can make my lips look a bit fuller because of this. I suppose it could also be used by men because it's just clear and doesn't look like make up.
They are great pots for only £2 and they are available in loads of places. I prefer these pots to the sticks as they last longer and I prefer the way they look and feel on my lips.
I really try hard to keep my lips in good shape. A while ago I came across Vaseline SPF 15 petroleum jelly and thought I should give it a try as it sounded like a really good idea, and Vaseline is a well known, great product for healing sore lips.
One problem I do have with Vaseline tins is how messy they are when it comes to application, especially if the Vaseline has melted a bit or is a bit gloopy.
This product comes in a tin, and to apply you simply take a little bit on my finger and then smear it on my lips. I would prefer if this was a roll up tube kind of product, but Vaseline is such a well known brand and the results are so good that a little mess is almost worth it.
What I Thought
I quite like how this product feels on my lips, it isn't overly scented or coloured, in fact there isn't really anything about this product that screams 'LUXURY', yet it still seems to please because it does its job so well. I also don't feel as though I want to eat this and am not constantly licking my lips when it has been applied, so maybe a basic product like this, gets time to do its job on my lips compared to other lip balms that are off in seconds.
My lips are definitely softer when I have been using this, and the fact that it has SPF 15 in it means I am protected from the sun which in turn helps my lips from becoming chapped and sore.
I do think that the formula used in this is a little greasy which can lead to over shininess if I apply too much, however if I am stingy with it, and only use a little at a time, it does feel rather nice on my lips and also gives off a nice glossy look.
One thing I will say is that if I have very chapped or damaged lips, this is a really good product to use, my lips heal and are hydrated much more quickly when I am using this than any other product, which is why, despite all my knit picking, it gets to hang around in my make up bag!
Price and Availability
I got this quite a while ago, in Superdrug from memory. I think it cost in around the £2 mark, which is quite good as it has lasted me ages and is one of the best treatments for my lips when they are feeling sore.
This isn't the smelliest, or most luxurious or in general nicest feeling product on the market, but it does do its job. I like that it has SPF 15 in it as it gives me protection from every day sun rays and makes it great to take on holidays. Just be careful it doesn't melt or it will be really messy. Overall I would give this product 4 out of 5 stars.
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Anyone who's read my reviews previously, will be well aware of the fact that I do suffer from dry and chapped lips. This is a problem for me not only during the colder winter months, but also during the hotter times of the year, such as now, in our current heat wave. My lips seem to lack any moisture at all and they react really negatively to any extremes of temperature. This has always been a problem for me and as such, I need to wear some kind of lip protection throughout the entire year. One of my favourites is most definitely Vaseline. I have used Vaseline since I was a teenager and I love their great little 20g pots they now make, called Lip Therapy.
Vaseline Lip Therapy Pots come in an assortment of different types and fragrances and the one I am currently using is the Sun Protection variety, which as an SPF of 15. This is basically plain and simple petroleum jelly but it has an added SPF15 which really does help to protect my lips from the sun (and the wind). It's easy to apply, simply pull off the little tightly fitting lid, pop in your finger and gently smooth onto the lips.
I prefer to use my ring finger for some reason. These great little round disc shaped pots are so handy to use and they fit well into my handbag if I am going to work so I can just touch up any time I want or need to. I use Vaseline Sun Protection both on its own ad also over the top of lipstick or lip stain. It has no fragrance that I am able to detect, and as it also has no added colour, it's perfect to use as a lip shine / sheen over matt lipstick and it looks really natural when worn on itsowon on bare lips.
The product does feel a little bit greasy, but then you would expect it to, as it is petroleum jelly, however, I personally don't think that it feels 'heavy' on my lips, in fact it feels quite light and almost like it's not even there. It does help my lips to both look and feel a lot more hydrated and in much better condition. I have an annoying habit of licking my lips whenever they feel dry, which only makes the situation worse. Whenever I wear Vaseline Lip Therapy Sun Protection, however, I feel the need to lick my lips less often, and so this helps with the hydration process.
One little 20g can costs only £2. It's a product that is very widely available and as I need only use such a small amount, then one of these little pots will last me literally weeks and weeks. They are really excellent value for money and so handy.
I highly recommend this product.
I always always have a tub of Vaseline Lip Therapy in my make up bag and usually one in my handbag too as its something I wear everyday. I think these pots are so handy and they work really well on my lips which is why I have continued to use them over many years now. Basically a tub of Vaseline Lip Therapy is basically a little flat disc of a tub that contains Petroleum jelly. Petroleum jelly was produced in the US in the latter part of the 1800's by a gentleman called Robert Chesebrough. He then coined the name Vaseline. Ever since its invention petroleum jelly has been known and promoted for its healing properties. Its a bit like a wax substance although its not as sticky as wax. The lip therapy comes in the form of a solid but then when you rub it with your fingers and apply it to your lips it becomes a bit softer and goes onto the lips really well.
There are lots of different varieties of Lip Therapy now, ones with aloe vera, cocoa butter and this one which is called Vaseline Lip Therapy Sun protection and contains SPF15. According to Vaseline, "our lips have an amazing ability to experience heightened sensations, allowing us to feel the slightest touch and sense the environment around us. However, unlike body skin, the skin on our lips does not naturally create its own moisture barrier, leaving it susceptible to dryness and chapping. In the summer this can also mean it leaves them quite unprotected from the suns harmful rays.
I think lips are something people usually ignore when they go in the sun. We cover up with sun tan lotion and hats etc but we don't always cover up our lips so this is why this vaseline is great. SPF 15 is a low sun coverage but I think that's plenty enough for the lips and enough to give them an extra bit of protection. This version of the lip therapy comes in a yellow coloured tin and has SPF15 written on the front. The vaseline is really easy to apply and I find it smoothes onto my lips really well. It is colourless and odourless although you do get a slight petroleum jelly taste which is not bad at all though.
According to an article I read, "Sun Protection Factor (SPF) represents the length of time you can stay out in the sun without burning, multiplied by the corresponding number. So a person who would normally start to burn in 10 minutes, could theoretically have 150 minutes of sun protection with a sunscreen that has an SPF of 15."
The tin is so handy as it is quite small, only 20g so it fits into my handbag perfectly. If this is something you are using in the summer I would advise to keep it out of the sun as the vaseline melts quite easily when it gets hot and it then goes a bit gloopy but the nice thing is once it cools down again it sets back to its original state. For my lips this lip therapy is invaluable. Whenever I have dry lips I use this and they usually stay nice and soft and hardly ever chap. I always put it on before bed too so it can work overnight as it stays on quite well and does not rub off. The nice thing is that it is not sticky either and is quite light to wear and I feel safer in the sun too knowing that I am looking after my lips.
A 20g tin costs in the £2 which is a real bargain for something that really works and lasts for several weeks too.
Queueing in Boots the chemist is not my favourite thing, mainly because they have so many offers on around the till and when I bought this Vaseline Lip balm, it was no exception. My daughter uses vaseline regularly as well as my daughter in law and it was buy 2 get 1 free......I thought there was no harm in trying it.
Now Im not a real idiot but I did struggle at first to get the lid off as I was pulling with all my might (arthritic fingers tugging like crazy) when i realised, once swift turn of the lid would have done the trick. Result the lid was off this compact small tin, silver coloured on the base and white and yellow lid. Now the 'grease within' is described by Vaseline as therapy and this excited me, I like the idea of looking after my rather sensitive, ageing bone covering skin and my lips have avoided attention for a long time so I was feeling good at the thought of using this product.
I paid £1.20 for the tin and I believe for a well known product that this is good value, it contains 20g of long lasting lip protection in its pocket size tin and is easy to carry in the handbag, I have since put one in each of my bathrooms for ease of use. The lack of smell and colour is a little off putting but in fairness, it is was it says it is, VASELINE! Knowing how much to use is a mystery solved only by your own heavy handed trial I guess.....I would suggest just getting one finger and rubbing it over the balm and then onto the lips, building to an acceptable level. It glides on remarkably well and gives a certain sheen that I actually like, looks a little like an expensive lip gloss without the super sheen that not everyone likes. Coating all my lip area I went about my daily tasks without noticing too much that it was on after the first few days, although for me I felt i was wearing lipstick whilst cleaning the oven, a little odd really. If you dont wear anything on your lips regularly, this balm can feel a little too much, not heavy but almost like it blocks the feeling in your lips whilst it is on. The balm 'melts' quite well and becomes easier to wear with time but for me, it felt a little too greasy to moisturise. I did have a tendency to keep licking my lips but with no flavour to this product, I spent my day grimacing when i realised I had also coated my tongue as well as my mouth.
This pot of Vaseline also has a SPF15 rating and although we dont seem to get much of the sun these days, was a godsend in the US last year, the heat was high and this Vaseline retained its solid state for the duration of my holiday and was used extensively for its protection factor.
I was reapplying this petroleum jelly regularly whilst on holiday, it lasted around 2-3 hours whilst in the sun but was remarkably better in the UK, reapplication is around 4-5 hours (again, personal choice) but I have noticed that if I apply a lip conditioner like Nivea, then apply the Vaseline balm over the top it moisturises and the vaseline then keeps this in, brilliant solution to my dry lip problem.
Vaseline Lip Therapy with SPF 15 is long lasting (had mine for 5 months now) and colourless, the little round tin is unobtrusive and fits into bags and pockets easily, the ingredients dont cause irritation with me and as it contains everything you would expect from a lip product it is great value for money. I would maybe try another of the tins for future use as I prefer to have a little bit of a smell to a product and maybe a little taste (like the Rose tin), otherwise I may well buy the original pot of vaseline, which they also sell in the same handy tin.
I dont have any issues with this product other than the smell and taste, works extremely well and stores well, the lid will remain in place despite my handbag getting a lot of movement during the day and if left in the bathroom, doesnt get affected by the steam or heat.
Lovely product but better used with a base moisturiser, this can also be applied over lipstick for staying power and to provide a lovely gloss efect.
Vaseline have been looking after our lips and our skin for years. They have done a very good job of it too. Vaseline is made by unilever.
Why I wanted this....
Anyone who reads my reviews knows I have sensitive skin, especially my lips in the winter. The cold bitter air seems to love my lips.
What it's supposed to do...
Vaseline say this is the perfect lip protection against the sun. With its SPF 15 it will heal broken or cracked lips effectively while providing protection from the sun.
You don't buy this in a box, it comes in a small tin that is very handy to put into your pockets or handbag. The colours are mainly yellow and white with the Vaseline name on the front of the tin. Altogether the weight is 20g.
I find the feeling a little greasy, like it is dripping off your lips.
It does not have a smell to it at all, which puts me off a bit, my fiancé says its just like kissing a tub of Vaseline. Which I don't like lol!
It looks just like a little bit of vaseline, not an attractive colour at all. It's a bit bland for me.
No flavour at all.
How to apply....
Apply on dry lips, just using your finger rub a think layer of Vaseline to both lips.
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You can buy this product from most chemists and beauty shops around and about, you can also buy it online.
Online it's around £1.20 but in store you can pick them up for around £1.
What I think?....
In my opinion it is far to greasy, I mostly prefer chap stick and other brands, it's great for its price but I don't think it's up to standards and I do find it melts very very easily.
Cheap enough to keep buying.
Great to put in your handbag.
I don't like that is has no flavour or smell at all.
I find it too greasy.
Melts very easily.
Would I recommend?
If someone was short of money and didn't like scents and tastes yes I would
Sun screen is something I think everyone should be fanatical about especially us pasty Brits since we tend to burn really quickly and go a lovely lobster shade. One area a lot of people forget about protecting is their lips and ears and as these are two of the most delicate area on the body they definitely shouldn't be neglected.
You can buy a few different sun protectors for the lips some of them better than others. Vaseline do one of their little metal tubs which also contains an SPF of 15 infused in the petroleum jelly. These are convenient little tubs to have on you especially if like me you suffer from dry lips in general but they are not the best item to take to the beach with you.
The petroleum jelly in them tends to melt inside the metal tub when it is in the sun and when you come to opening it and putting some on your lips it can be really sticky and messy.
Also for men it leaves your lips looking decidedly glossy which isn't really an idea look although it does actually work to stop them from becoming burnt by the sun.
You can also use this on areas of your body that are prone to dryness and need a little extra protection when in the sun such as knees and elbows. I also put some lip balm on my ears as well as my lips when I am in the sun and it really makes a difference in stopping me from going red.
This would be good for the UK but I wouldn't take it on holiday again due to how messy it was when it had melted and the fact that sand managed to get everywhere in the tub. I do think it would be good for the UK however as it actually worked to stop me from burning or feeling tender and I also didn't get a cold sore when wearing this even though direct sunlight is one of my triggers.
This is priced well at around about £1.99 but personally I think a more solid stick of balm with SPF in it would probably be more practical for holidays.
I do like the Vaseline lip therapy range and have tried many of the ones available as I seem to buy one then throw it in a bag and end up losing it for a while and so buy another one! The one which currently sits on my dressing table at home so is always available when I need some whilst at home is the lip therapy with sun protection mini tin and this is my review of that.
What I like about the Vaseline lip therapy tins is that they come in a small tin which I find hard wearing and protective for the contents inside but which is also quite nice to look at and so I don't ever feel embarrassed about using the product as I feel it is quite fashionable in a way to carry a small Vaseline tin with you! The sun protection Vaseline comes in a small tin like all of the others but this one is yellow and white and so I think automatically makes me think of the sun to be honest. On the front of the tin there is the Vaseline logo which is pretty prominent across the middle as well as the product name and information about how the product gives a SPF of 15.
My lips are terrible for going dry and sore if I don't keep on top of them and keep them well moisturised be it summer or winter and so I do need something which will give my lips a moisturising layer but something which will not need to be constantly reapplied as well because that would just annoy me. The sun protection lip therapy is a great product really because it does offer the sun protection factor 15 and to be honest I wouldn't generally think of protecting my lips in the sun other than the fact that they may become dry.
The lip therapy tin contains a standard 20g of the petroleum jelly and it looks much like the normal Vaseline to me and to be honest doesn't really smell different either. Some of the lip therapy tins are coloured or scented but this one doesn't seem to be. The tin tells me that this product contains shea butter but I cannot detect the smell of this in the product at all. Applying the product to the lips is very easy and I tend to get a little of the product on to my finger and then just rub it on to my lips. The Vaseline is pleasant enough on my lips and I like how it just gives them a slight sheen which isn't too over the top but makes my lips look healthy and glossy almost. I also like how once this product is fully absorbed by my lips and no longer really showing that my lips don't just go back to feeling really dry as they feel well moisturised with this. Providing I keep on top of applying Vaseline to my lips I don't often end up having to reach for something which is more likely to help me deal with sore chapped lips which is not something Vaseline does for me at all. My son also steals this Vaseline when his lips are a little dry and he has no issues in using it either so I think it is probably suitable for most people to use.
I like the fact that this product is so easy to use and I tend not to have any issues with the lid being really hard to remove which can be the case with some Vaseline tins so perhaps I just got lucky with this one! The lid does stay on securely when the product is thrown around and so I would have no worries about transporting it in my bag should I need to but as I said I do tend to keep this one at home. I am also reassured that I am protecting my lips from the sun when I use this product and so I can offer my recommendation with this one as I think it works well at moisturising and protecting.
You can pick this product up from around £1.50-£2.00 depending on where you purchase it but a tin will last you a very long time. I have had this one for around twelve months and there is still plenty in there so a little does go a long way.
Thank you for reading my review!
I bought this earlier in the year as I like to keep my skin protected from the sun as I am very wary of sunburn due to how pale I am. It never crossed my mind before I saw it in the shop that my lips needed protecting! Anyway, I decided to pick it up and use it for the sunny days when me and my boyfriend went on days out with his little boy to places such as Cleethorpes beach and generally places out in the open with little shelter from the sun. The product contains SP15 which is quite a strong sunscreen, and also shea butter, which moisturizers the lips. I got mine from Boots and paid around £1.45 for the 20 gram tin which I think is a fair price.
The lip balm comes in a a little circular pocket sized lightweight weather resistant metal tin which I personally find quite cute. It is a nice and bright yellow colour scheme which I suppose reflects it as bein a sun protection lip balm. One half is yellow and one half is white. I can't really fault the packaging, it is handy due to the size, quite eyecatching and it has the product & brand name on the front so it therefor makes it clear what it is and what it does. The lid screws off and the lip balm itself is just like normal vaseline. The texture is soft but with a bit of a waxy, slightly oily feel to it and it's totally clear in colour. Because of the smooth formula it glides evenly onto my lips. Obviously as this comes in a tin there is no applicator so for people who aren't keen on using there fingers to apply it/dipping there fingers into a tin (I know alot of people who don't like doing this due to germs) repeatedly then this isn't for you.
Applying this is easy, the lip balm is so soft so it isn't unpleasant to use and it's very quick to apply. The lip balm once on my lips absorbs well and leaves my lips feeling most and hydrated. It does leave a very slight film of residue but this isn't too noticeable and it's not uncomfortable. The lip balm doesn't give my lips a glossy look however does make them look reasonably moist, but matte at the same time if that makes sense and it therefor gives my lips a nice, natural and healthy look. It doesn't highlight damaged lips - it doesn't highlight cracks or dryness and it actually, like normal vaseline, helps nourish and repair lips due to the formula - it really is just vaseline with added SP15.
I use this all the time and used it throughout the warmer months too. I can't say if it worked in keeping my lips protected from the sun however my lips stayed moist/didn't dry out or crack so it obviously helped keep them looking and feeling healthy. It did melt on a few occasions (the vaseline, not the tin) but I just popped it in the fridge and it had set again in no time. I've also been using this for the past few weeks as it's been quite windy, and this really helps with keeping my lips hydrated and crack-free. There is no noticeable taste or smell which I think is good, as with the chocolate and rose flavoured ones they can be a bit fake tasting/smelling and offputting.
The lip balm can also be used as a lipstick base to avoid the lipstick drying out your lips and I have used mine on a small patch of ecezema to keep it moist and it seemed to work - it doesn't irritate my skin at all and provides moisture. Alternative uses include eyeshadow primer, rough skin (elbows, knees) softener, cuticle softener and it can also be used to help encourage eyelash growth. Overall, this is a really good product - it keeps my lips healthy and protected from the sun/wind and it's generally a really helpful and good quality product that is good value for money - I have had my tin of it for around 6 months and used it very regulary, and i've only used just over half of it!
My sister bought me lots of goodies last Christmas, one of which was the Vaseline Lip Therapy with SPF15. I had already used the normal Vaseline and the Aloe Vera versions and liked them, so I was happy to give this a try.
The lip balm comes in a 20g tin, which has the same design as the other Vaseline lip therapy products, but the tin is yellow in colour. The original is blue, aloe vera green, cocoa butter brown and the tinted one, rosy lips, is pink. The lid of the tin is secure yet easy to remove.
I'm sure you will all be familiar with Vaseline - it is simply petroleum jelly. This one has added sun protection and the tub states that it contains Shea butter, a product I love as it is a great moisturiser.
The first thing I noticed when I came to use this, was simply that it has a very different consistency to the other Vaseline lip balms I have tried. Although it looks to be solid, when I swiped my finger across the top I actually found it to be incredibly soft and almost gooey in texture. Certainly much softer than the other two I've used and at first I actually wondered if it had melted in the heat!
Again, when rubbing over the lips, as the consistency is so soft, I found less was needed than usual. A little goes a long way and only a tiny amount will cover the lips well. Once on the lips I find that it feels light and not heavy at all and whilst I wouldn't describe it as being oily or sticky, in some ways it feels a lot like I have applied lip gloss. Talking of gloss, it does leave quite a sheen on my lips and does in fact look like I'm wearing a clear gloss. I actually don't mind this really and think the resulting look is quite a nice one.
As the balm has no taste I am not tempted to lick it off as I am with some of the fruit flavoured lip balms I own! Therefore it does last on the lips and does not need to be re-applied frequently. Like all Vaseline products I own I find this to be very moisturising. I have dry skin and I also suffer from chapped lips quite badly as soon as the cold weather comes around. This product really sorts that problem out and leaves my lips both looking and feeling healthy.
As for the SPF15, I find that to be a great added bonus. I am quite religious about using SPF as I'm incredibly pale, have been burned several times in the past (a mix of stupidity and naivety) and unfortunately a member of my family has had skin cancer, so I am hugely wary of the dangers of the sun. I have to admit, whilst my face and body benefit from me regularly wearing an SPF, I do tend to neglect my lips sometimes. I wore this product throughout the summer and when on holiday and never experienced any problems with burning on my lips.
There are of course multiple uses for Vaseline. I sometimes use it to smooth down stray hairs on my eyebrows (although less is more with this trick as you don't want shiny brows!) and I have been known to massage a bit into my cuticles when I've left my cuticle cream at home. My youngest sister also taught me a trick, that when you have chapped skin on your nose during a cold, just smear Vaseline on before bed and the next morning it will be back to normal.
Prices of this product vary depending on where you shop. I did not buy it myself so am not sure of the price paid, but looking online it seems that between £1 and £1.99 is average.
Although the texture is not what I was expecting, I have gotten used to it and now really like this product. Not only does it keep my lips hydrated but it leaves them feeling soft, protected from the sun and doesn't cost the earth. In the future I think I will definitely buy this instead of the original Vaseline and I would recommend it.
My review on Vaseline lip therapy sun protection:I tried this product as I usually like the vaseline products (Original - Green, Rose - Pink and now CoCo butter! - Brown) however this was a big disspointment, it comes in a 20g tin - bright yellow and has a 25 SPF which is why I bought it for my holidays, but it burns!! Never mind the sun burning you this does it on its own.It smells awful too - apparently this is Shea Butter but it just smells like old soap?! I bought it from boots for £1.25 but will not be buying again. If you do want to buy I guess you can buy it from pretty much any supermarket/cosmetic store/pharmacy!It kinda feels like those plumping lip gloss' without the plump!!!Not reccomended!
I would describe myself as a pretty low maintenance girl. However, there is one item I will not leave the house without, Vaseline's SPF 15 Lip Therapy.
Just in case you are not aware, Vaseline has a range of Lip Therapy lip balms, which come in different coloured 20g tin containers. The range includes the following:
Original Lip Therapy - Blue packaging.
Aloe Vera Lip Therapy - Green packaging.
Rosy Lip Therapy - Pink packaging.
Cocoa Butter Therapy - Brown packaging.
SPF 15 Lip Therapy - Yellow packaging.
Some of the range is now also available as a lip balm stick.
I always try and look after my skin and protect it against the harmful effects of the sun, always choosing a moisturiser which contains an SPF. It was for this reason I decided to go for the lip therapy which also contained an SPF, to prevent sun damage to my mouth.
SPF 15 Lip Therapy is perfect for all seasons. In the sunnier months it protects against the sun rays and prevents nasty sun damage. In the cold, rainy months because it contains shea butter it stops your lips from drying out. I have also used the product to soothe sore, chapped lips, and it is great for this.
This lip balm goes everywhere with me, and is a handbag staple. It is the perfect size just top pop in your bag or handbag. I regularly use this now instead of lip gloss, either on its own or over a lipstick. It is fab because it does not leave that sticky residue some lip glosses do, but still leaves you with gorgeous shiny lips. It is not just for the mouth though. I have used it as a moisturiser on dry elbows, applied around the hairline whilst colouring my hair, the list of uses is endless.
I bought my little Vaseline around 2 years ago, and it is still going strong. I use it at least twice a day, often much more, and I have around a quarter of the tip remaining. It really is fantastic value for money.
The only downfall of this product is that it is not great in sunny conditions. The tin tends to get very hot, very quick, causing the Vaseline to melt. Not great for a product designed to protect against the sun, but certainly not something which would stop me using it, it just means it is best kept in a fridge during the summer.
The whole range of Lip Therapy is widely available, in supermarkets, pharmacies and online. Just to give you a rough guideline of price, Chemist Direct are currently selling this for £1.39, and it is on sale in Boots for around £2 on a 3 for 2 offer.
Whether you want to use this as a preventative balm to stop damage caused by weather conditions or as a remedy for sore lips, this is a brilliant product and I would not be without it.