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I basically use this for one reason only. If I go to bed without it on, I will generally wake up with my lips, especially my upper lip, cracked. I breathe through my mouth when asleep – goodness only knows why – which dries my lips and makes them split open like overripe bananas.
So I smear this stuff over my lips every night before sleep, and it mostly keeps them safe from blemishes. I don’t really know how it looks on my mouth, as I go to bed immediately after applying it. It isn’t much in evidence when I wake up – I guess it gets rubbed off / dries out overnight. There’s a hint of residue on my lips when I wake up, but goodness knows, that made be saliva that’s dried or something.
I usually wake at least once overnight, and will usually want a drink of water when I do. I used to worry that the water might remove the remains of the lip balm from my mouth, thus rendering me vulnerable to lip injuries again. This seems not to happen.
It can be a bit hard to get the lid off the tin, and sometimes it isn’t very easy to get a good dollop on one’s finger in order to smear over one’s mouth. It comes in various different coloured tins, but although they claim to represent different flavours, I can’t really notice any difference. I buy green most often because it looks nicest, to my eye.
It generally costs about £1.50. A tin lasts me several months, but then I only use it for that one thing. I daresay it would also be effective at protecting your lips from the cold, or stopping unpleasant chafing of the nipples if you were running a half marathon.
Vaseline sell a range of lip therapy tins. Having used the original lip therapy many times I though I would try this one for a change. As the weather gets colder with winter approaching I tend to use a favour the Vaseline lip products as they are great protecting against the elements and soothing my lips and skin when I have a cold.
Vaseline sell a range of 4 different lip therapy tins including original, this one, a sun protection version with SPF protection and rosy lips. They also produce limited edition versions from time to time.
This variety of the lip balm smells strongly of citronella and lemon. I love any lemony fragrances so this was an instant hit with me. I was expecting the overriding fragrance to be aloe so was surprised to find it was citronella.
The ingredients list is longer than the original version. In addition to petroleum, it contains isopropyl myristate, a skin conditioning agent and aloe Vera for its soothing properties.
The lip balm is very similar to the original. It is a thick gel consistency which easily melts on contact with the lips to give good coverage. It leaves lips looking glossy and conditioned. I find this balm particularly good in the winter when the weather dries out my skin and lips. Whenever I have a cold I use this to keep the skin around my nose area from getting sore by applying a coating at night.
One word or warning with this product is that you shouldn't leave it anywhere too warm as it melts very easily leaving it rather messy!
The lip balm comes in the usual Vaseline lip therapy packaging but has a green theme rather than the original blue. I am a fan if this slightly retro design and prefer a tin to a stick balm. Each tin contains 20g of lip balm and costs £2.18 at boots.
This lip balm can be bought for around £1.50 a tin, containing 20g of Vaseline petroleum jelly, with aloe vera. Most people will probably have come across Vaseline at some point in life, and be familiar with the product, which is a clear soft jelly like substance.
In these tins, the Vaseline seems to me to be slightly thinner to use than that which came in the jars I’d bought in years gone by. The first thing to notice when opening this is the scent of aloe vera, it's fragrant without being unpleasant to put on your lips and fear the taste of. It is very soft and easy to get from the tin with the ends of the fingers. A small amount on the finger end and applied to the lip does have immediate effect in terms of soothing to dry lips.
As for the ‘lip therapy’ claim, I don’t find this to be a particularly wonder item as a healing product. I like it because it does make an instant difference, but it’s nothing special in terms of actual healing to particularly chapped lips. For me, it is more of a preventive measure – when applied before going outdoors in the cold, you do get a genuine feeling of it being a barrier defending your lips against the weather. I do feel these effects lasting for quite a while, but there is no problem with reapplying as often as you feel the need to. It does even almost become addictive because of the lovely smell!
The tin itself is about 4cm diameter and about a centimetre deep. The lid simply slides onto the base with a soft click, and comes off with a slight twist usually fairly easily. The problem comes after using the Vaseline, fingers are inevitably greasy so it can become difficult to remove the lid sometimes. I do find the issue of greasiness on the fingers a bit of a problem with this product, and if I don’t have a wipe or a towel to hand I do find it annoying that the product is left on my fingers.
One thing I would add about this version is that other than the smell I wouldn't really notice any difference in performance or protection or therapeutic characteristics.
I have several tins of this Vaseline dotted around the house, it is by far the nicest of the range, it feels silky and smooth on application and not sticky or tacky like some others can be.I wouldn't recommend it for holidays to really hot destinations because it melts in the sun and becomes really runny and can leak out of the tin, this is not nice when carrying it in a handbag.It doesn't have any sun protection either, which I didn't realise until after using it in the sun for a week and obviously burnt my lips.It is not just a lip therapy Vaseline, it can be used for a variety of things.The smell is much more pleasant than the plain Vaseline.
Since finding my little tub of Vaseline I'll never go back to the lip salves stick variety.
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 currently have two Vaseline tubs, one in my handbag, the original one and one at the side of my bed, which is the Aloe Vera one. This one smells quite strongly of aloe vera, at first I didn't like the smell on my lips, but now I've go used to it I like it more, but still prefer the unscented version. Both work in exactly the same excellent way. There is also one which tints your lips pink and some of various other scents, however I haven't tried these yet - one tub lasts for a very long time.
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.
I find it heals sore lips very quickly and soothes my lips as soon as I put it on. If I have a cold I sometimes use in around my nose if it goes dry and have occasionally used it on dry patches on my hands. A little goes a long way and too much would make your skin greasy, but a little acts as an excellent barrier against infection and liquids on the lips.
All in All
An excellent lip-salve product, which can be used for other things, after all it's exactly the same as the Vaseline you get in the bigger plastic tub. Great for everyday use - I feel lost if I ever go out without it!
The packaging of this product has changed ever so slightly from the image given here. Firstly the green part of the tin is more of a grass green than seen here and the positioning of the text has been swapped round but it still contains all the same information. The tin contains 20g of product which doesn't sound like a lot but one tin lasts absolutely ages. Taking the lid off you are greeted by the delicious smell of aloe vera which is subtle and not too in your face the tin is also completely full which is good to see. The tin is a nice size and easy to slip into a pocket or a bag.
I absolutely love Vaseline lip therapy products I use them near enough everyday as an alternative to both lip balm and lip gloss. Usually I go for the pink rose version as I like the additional colour it gives my lips but I brought this version as I wanted one that was more moisturising and due to the aloe vera in the product I chose this one. I'm happy to say I wasn't disappointed. Simply applying with a clean finger my lips felt instantly moisturised and were left with a lovely shine which lasted for several hours before I felt the need to reapply. I often use vaseline over the top of a lip stain or lipstick to help the colour stay in place and to give a nice gloss which is in no way at all sticky.
One thing you have to be careful about though is wear you leave your tin as if you leave it in the sun, near a radiator or anywhere else hot it will melt. Which can be a problem if you then open it and get some of the melted vaseline on the side of the tin as when it then goes solid again you find your tin has glued itself shut and it can be very difficult to open again.
This product can be purchased from boots, superdrug, supermarkets and various other places usually for between £1 and £1.50. You can also by gift sets of the vaseline lip therapy tins from boots around Christmas time (I'm not sure if they stock them all year round) and buying these will save you money. Overall I think this product is an essential for every girls handbag and is so useful for giving instant moisture and shine to dry lips.
I have to admit, I'm always drawn in by the cute little Vaseline Lip Therapy tins. They fool me into thinking I'm not just slicking on a barrier of petrolium Jelly on to my lips... well almost.
~~~ What's it for? ~~~
Vaseline Lip Therapy is a little pocket sized tin of Vaseline with added extras (in this case, Aloe Vera among other things) which is handy and convenient for your pocket or handbag.
Although it is called Lip Therapy, it's not REALLY especially for your lips and can be used just like normal Vaseline but with the added benefit of soothing Aloe Vera.
~~~ Packaging, Lip Therapy Range and Ingredients ~~~
Lip Therapy comes in a little 20g tin and this is really part of the charm. We all love little retro tins of things. The Aloe version comes in a dark green tin with the traditional Vaseline logo on the front. The tin measures about 5cm in diameter and just under 2cm deep. It's the perfect size for jeans pockets or handbag. Even although the tin is fairy compact and cute, there's still more than enough Vaseline to see you through - I don't think I've ever finished a tin...although the Aloe one comes close as it's the most versatile of the Lip Therapy range along with the Original variety. I have used it to protect blisters, to grease my clarinet, to protect my eyebrows while I wax stray hairs...
Vaseline Lip Therapy has rather an extensive range of products.
Original Petroleum Jelly - Blue tin
Contains pure petroleum jelly and acts as a barrier.
Rosy Lips - Pink tin
Really subtly tints your lips
Contains sweet almond oil for a little moisture
Cocoa Butter - Brown Tin
Contains cocoa butter to condition the skin
Sun Protection - Yellow tin
Contains SPF 15 for sun protection
Creme Brulee - Brown and cream tin
Scented to smell like creme bruleé
and of course, Aloe Vera - Green tin
Ingredients: Petrolatum, aroma, isopropyl myristate, aloe barbadensis, citral, citronellol, eugenol, limonene, linalool.
I think it's important to know what you are putting on your lips, so here's a quick breakdown.
First of all, you might think "Oh, thats full of chemicals!" and it kind of is... but the main ingredient, petrolatum is the petroleum part, the part that acts as a barrier.
The Aroma is to make it smell nice because REAL aloe vera certainly does NOT smell nice.
Isopropyl myristate is used to help absorbtion through the skin.
Aloe barbadensis is the Aloe component used for soothing and healing.
Citral has a lemoy scent and slight lemony taste so this is purely for that.
Citronellol comes from citreonella oil.
Eugenol has slight antiseptic qualities.
Limoneneis, again, a citrussy scent and linalool is also used to scent.
As you can see from the list, the main components apart from the petrolatum and aloe are all to do with scent and trying to make this product appealing... so no real benefits for your lips there.
The product does smell nice though! It smells slightly citrussy (not surprising if you look at ingredients) and very slightly of Aloe.
~~~ Use and Effectiveness ~~~
The Lip Therapy range is marketed as something which is really good for your lips. But it's kind of like the Emperor's New Clothes. Everyone THINKS it's great for their lips, but it really isn't that wonderful. You see, petroleum - Vaseline - is a barrier. It is NOT absorbed into the body. It does not moisturise on it's own. It CAN help to lock moisture in, but there has to be some moisture there in the first place to do that. So putting Vaseline on already dry, cracked and chapped lips won't really do them much good beyond slightly softening the cracks. Vaseline however, is an excellent protector. So if, for example, you are going out in icy wind and snow and you have already healthy lips, then Vaseline is a good thing to put on as a barrier to protect your lips so that they don't become cracked and chapped.
This vaseline with Aloe Vera is slightly more beneficial for your lips than plain old Vaseline as Aloe has excellent healing properties, however, it is still not particularly effective for really dry lips. It's fine as something you put on when your lips are already healthy and soft. Then it simply locks in the moisture and gives your lips a little shine.
Some people who take Racataine for acne find Vaseline useful for their lips, but I would argue that dry cracked lips really need something much closer to the natural make up of the skin. Something which can be absorbed readily to moisturise and soften. Cocoa butter for example.
Having used Aloe Lip Therapy several times, I have to say it is not particularly effective. The jelly is much softer than some other Vaseline forms. Is seems a little bit smoother too and will probably be absorbed slightly better than the other Vaseline Lip products. However, it is still purely a barrier. I have put this on dry cracked lips only to find that they were just as dry and cracked (but with an unpleasant greasy coating) hours later. Basically vaseline just sits on the skin and protects it, but it does not repaire, moisturise or soften particularly effectively.
~~~ Conclusion ~~~
Vaseline Lip Thherapy in Aloe Vera smells pleasant and is an excellent protective barrier on the lips. It has slight soothing qualities and slight moisturisation qualities. On the whole it is good for giving lips a slight shine (as long as you don't use too much) and for protecting them in cold weather. It is not a particularly effective moisturiser and to be honest the term "Lip Therapy" can be slightly misleading as many people assume it will cure their chapped lips.
It's great as a barrier and also as a small, portable vaseline for people with young children and babies (rashes etc) but it is not the best thing for your lips and a simple lip salve, blistex or even just pure cocoa butter will be more effective in moisturising and restoring cracked, sore lips.
Prices vary but it us usually available for between 99p and £1.99 in most pharmacies and supermarkets.
Think of Vaseline as the bodyguard to a celebrity. He protects as best he can, but if the celebrity gets injured, he can't heal them, instead he calls Dr Cocoa Butter who comes in and heals the celebrity's wounds!
The Vaseline Lip Therapy Tins are a godsend for me at the best of times. I currently have the aloe vera version which lives in my car and is always to hand for those dry chapped lip moments when I am driving and do not have the time nor patience to rummage in my handbag for a gloss or an alternative lip moisturiser.
A 20g tin retails at about £1.20, a fraction more of the price of Superdrugs own brand little green tin which I also own. This is purely down to the branding name but in terms of preference this tin is much easier to swivel the lid and get open! With ease and a quick flick of the wrist it is open in absolutely no time.
The product itself is the usual petroleum jelly with the branding of vaseline to slap a few extra pennies on the price tag. It is clear but has an extremely slight greenish-yellow tinge. It has an added ingredient of aloe vera extract which is meant to be beneficial for lip hydration which to be quite honest is what my lips mostly need! I always have this constant feeling that my lips are dry and so this really does give sufficient moisture and hydration to my lips which is most important for myself. Of course if I overdo it, I end up with some really shiny, sticky lips but by sweeping my finger lightly across the open tin to gather the vaseline and applying it directly to my lips I get enough coverage which lasts for ages and I am good to go! It doesn't have any colour to it, so occasionally I may add some gloss on top as this vaseline works amazing as a base and helps hold any colour I add really well.
Overall this is a great product and I always have a tub of this lying around somewhere as my back up! I would definitely recommend :)
I think I have tried most of the Vaseline lip therapy range as I seem to buy one and then use it for a while before losing it in a bag or my coat pocket and then end up popping out to buy a new one! The product I currently carry in my work bag is the aloe vera lip therapy tin and this is my review of that product.
The Vaseline lip therapy aloe vera comes in the small round tin but has a green and white design as opposed to the blue of the original product. Presumably the green is there to represent the aloe vera flavouring. Other than the colour the tin is just like the others in the range which is obviously good for brand identity as I think we all associate the little round tins with Vaseline now. The tin features the product and brand name and tells us that it will soothe dry skin and lips.
I find the lid of the tin is most easily removed by holding the bottom part in one hand and the top part in another and then twisting whilst you pull. This removes the lid quickly and easily in my opinion. Whilst I know sometimes the lids on the tins can be a bit of a pain I do like the fact that it won't come off in my bag and render the product useless.
The Vaseline inside the tin looks much the same as the normal Vaseline which is just a thick petroleum jelly. This product does have a sweet scent to it which makes it more appealing to me than the bog standard product.
I use this aloe vera lip therapy quite regularly when I am at work. The product is easily applied by getting a small amount on your finger tip and rubbing it on your lips. I find the Vaseline sits on my lips for quite a while and isn't easily absorbed but I don't mind this as it is pleasant enough, makes my lips feels soft and is much more preferable to me than wearing a sticky lip gloss! I have found when my lips are a bit sore that regularly applying this can help to soothe them.
I do like this particular lip therapy tin and think it is probably my favourite in terms of how soft it makes my lips feel with regular application. A 20g tin can be purchased for anything from £1.20 to £1.99 but I think this is a reasonable price to pay for a product which should last a very long time.
Thank you for reading my review!
Vaseline is literally my life saver. I used to have dry lips and I would lick them to keep them moist which would only last a second. So I ended up repeatedly licking them. I got this red thing under my lips and it looked like lipstick gone wrong. I got into vaseline and it saved my life. The red rash thing went away and my lips felt moist all the time. I bought a bunch of them because I always forget them. I still use it everyday because I LOVE the moist feeling it gives to my lips.
Vaseline is perfect in so many different ways. It's plain and to the point. All of them have no colour except the red one. It's clear and gives your lips a shine while keeping your natural lip colour. It's basically just petroleum jelly. The green one is also my favourite because it has aloe vera in it and I think my lips really like that.
One last reason to love vaseline is that it's the perfect size to fit in your pocket handbag or wherever. It's not too big not too small just perfect.
Vaseline is also perfectly affordable. I seriously see no flaws in this product.
When it comes to the little tins of Vaseline in the Lip Therapy range I think I'm slightly obsessed! I've got almost every 'flavour' and I usually pick a new one up when I'm in Superdrug or Boots. This one, the aloe vera vaseline is the latest addition to my collection and I bought it last week from Superdrug.
Although it didn't particullary appeal to me as I've never been keen on the smell of aloe vera, I decided to try it anyway as I already have all of the other 'flavours' and I thought it'd be silly having two of the same product. I paid £1.79 for the 20 gram tin of vaseline, which I think is a reasonable price, although it does work out cheaper to buy a big tub of vaseline. In my opinion though, the adorable little retro tin is worth that bit extra because it's cute and obviously pocket sized, so it's compact enough to pop in my clutch or hand bag.
This 'flavour' of Vaseline has a green and white colourscheme on the tin. The tin is round and it's made of a thin metal. The lid of the tin has the brand and product name written on it, along with 'pocket size' written on the bottom. The lid is quite hard to prise off and I usually resort to using my nails, although after it's been opened a few times, it does loosen up enough to not to be so awkward to open! I suppose that in a way it is good that the lid is so secure though because the lid won't fall off when it's in my bag.
Once open, the off-white vaseline can be seen. The tin is filled all the way up to the brim with the vaseline, so you do get quite a lot of product for the price and a little goes away - I only need a tiny amount to cover my lips so a tin will last me for at least a month with daily use. The vaseline is easy to apply and I usually apply it with my fingers, although one of my friends applys hers with cotton buds, which I find a bit pointless but each to their own lol. I suppose that because of the tin design, it's not very hygienic because I dip my fingers in there everyday, but to be fair I know that I have high hygiene standards so it's not too much of an issue!!
The vaseline is really easy to apply and it glides onto the lips. It's easy to spread over my lips evenly due to the smoothe consistency, although it is important not to apply too much or else it goes blobby and greasy. With a small amount though, the vaseline leaves the lips feeling moistursed, soft and smoothe. The Vaseline sinks into the lips within a matter of minutes, leaving behind a slight, subtle shine. Vaseline is especially handy in cold and windy weather as it prevents the lips from becoming dry and cracked.
This vaseline is just as effective as all of the other 'flavours' and it smells just as nice, too. The smell is very sweet and fresh and it doesn't smell much like aloe vera at all in my opinion. The smell doesn't linger after aplication and on the occasions that I've tasted this by accident, it hasn't tasted disgusting or anything like that, it is actually quite a sweet taste. Overall, I reccommend this 'flavour' of vaseline - it smells nice and it's very effective as well as affordable. 5/5!
I couldn't live without my little pot of Vaseline; it is ideal for popping in my handbag before I go out to use when out and about. I totally love this particular lip balm as it is silky smooth on my lips and doesn't feel sticky. I assume the richer texture is due to the addition of Aloe Vera, which has the added benefit of giving the Vaseline a delicious scent.
It sooths my lips instantly and resolves the problem of chapped lips within a few days as well as acting as a barrier against the elements- protecting my lips and preventing chapping and drying. This lip balm leaves my lips feeling soft and supple and I have also been known to use it on my elbows to reduce dryness.
The small tin is ideal and the lid is removed easily by twisting it: meaning it is practical to use on the go. Also, there is 20g of Vaseline in each pot which, although doesn't sound a lot, I have had the current pot I use for months and it still practically full.
At £1.99 it is a total bargain and a must-have to either prevent or cure dry, chapped lips.
I think a little round tin of Vaseline is something a lot of us girls have used at some time or another and I am no exception. I am currently using Vaseline with Aloe Vera that I bought whilst in Boots.
Vaseline with Aloe Vera comes in the same little round tin as regular Vaseline, its green and white in colour and has the Vaseline logo written across the front along with Lip Therapy with Aloe Vera, the lid also informs the customer that this is petroleum jelly that will soothe dry skin and lips.
The bottom of the tin has the Unilever brand on it and the ingredients.
To remove the lid of the tin you need to slightly turn it and pull, Vaseline petroleum jelly is not the best looking product in the world, its a solid greasy jelly and in the tin is almost a yellow / off white colour although Vaseline with Aloe Vera has a slight green/yellow tinge to it.
I love the smell of Vaseline with Aloe Vera, it has such a fresh almost slightly medical scent yet there's a flowery element in there too.
I use this mainly for keeping my lips soft and moisturised, I do suffer from dry cracked lips which is not helped by me chewing at them, a bad habit! I find just a little Vaseline smeared across my lips at nights keep them soft and prevents them from cracking. The Vaseline does leave my lips feeling greasy but not uncomfortable so.
I particularly like this product in the winter when chapped, dry cracked lips are most likely. Vaseline helps prevent this and keep them moisturised.
This also makes a quick lip gloss although I don't use it as a gloss very often, personally I find it a bit too greasy for this but never the less a little Vaseline smeared over bare lips or even lipstick will give a gloss effect.
As I mentioned I bought my little 20g tin from Boots where it costs £1.80, Superdrug are selling it for £1.79 but the best place is Asda where it will only cost £1.26.
If you like to keep your lips moisturised and soft then I would certainly recommend Vaseline Lip Therapy with Aloe Vera, its a nice little size that will easily fit into your handbag, pocket or even desk draw, its easy enough to apply and will give your lips a bit of a shine, the only downside for me is its slightly greasy but not unbearably so.
All in all a nice product that doesn't break the bank.
I was browsing Boots one day in search for a lip balm to give my lips some comfort during winter as it's winter when my lips crack up the most. I found this Vaseline lip therapy but there were many options on which one you could have so I took the one that contained Aloe Vera because I trust the plant with my skin.
I must admitt, the image isn't very exciting but it's pocket size so ideal for your handbag or pockets. The colours are green and white which represents first aid so it catches the eye of thinking it's helping your lips.
Inside the circular tube it's a clear jelly type of product and looks a bit greasy.
-How to apply-
You can either apply with your finger tips or with a lip brush.
When I applied wih finger tips it felt greasy and really messy but when I applied with a lip brush it ws okay without having too much.
It does work very well when it's in contact with the lips but I would recommend you massage it in with the lips together and not fingers as it won't get greasy.
You can buy this product from Boot at £1.80 for 20g. Remember if you have an advantage card, you can earn points or treat yourself with points.
This product doesn't say where it was made and I couldn't find out during my research either. But this product is an Unilever brand which is a trusted brand in the UK.
My friends always joke about my obsession with Vaseline. I urge others not to fall in love with it as much as I have because I literally find it impossible to leave the house without a tub. I have them stationed around my room: one by my dressing table, one by my bed; then there are always pots in each of my bags. It's an addiction really!
Vaseline is great at making your lips feel smooth and moisturised. The taste of most of the pots is always pretty neutral, whereas some other brands like Carmex and Blistex go crazy with overpowering flavours. It just depends what you want really, as some people like to rub their lips together and taste the mintiness or strawberry flavours. Vaseline is definitely neutral. The taste is neither strong nor weak, it is just nothing. This particular Vaseline, however, has attempted to infuse the flavour of aloe vera, but this is done extremely subtly. Again, you are not overpowered by flavour. It's perfect, really. It tastes so natural and I personally love the texture of Vaseline, though I have heard others describe it as "too runny" or "too squelchy".
Vaseline is available everywhere, really. I have seen it being sold in newsagents, along as more obvious places such as supermarkets and then Boots and Superdrug. It's very cheap, especially when compared to other brands which cost about £3 per a balm/pot. Overall a lovely product!