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To me, Vaseline is a staple part of my beauty regime and has been for years. Its tins are easily recognisable and it is a well recognised and well liked brand for a reason. The tins come in a number of varieties - aloe vera, original, rosy lips, creme brule, queen bee and the cocoa butter one, which I will review here today.
The tin costs between £1-£3 depending on where you look and can often be found for a bargain price in Asda, Savers or Poundland. For this you get a small tin (20g) which is the perfect size for your handbag and on the go lip relief. The only issue for me about it being in the tin is that it's not really handy to get into and your hands can get greasy after using it, compared to using a stick balm, and this can be annoying and make it even harder to get into the tin. Also, in the tin, it heats up quite quickly if left in the sun or even in your pocket for too long and this means that the product can melt, lose shape and become very sticky.
Despite this, I still love this product. It is very smooth to go on and you feel your lips are very silky. With continued use, I saw a real difference to my lips in that they are much smoother overall and look much healthier. When you apply it, it leaves a nice shine to your lips, like a lip gloss but not as sticky or shiny, which I prefer.
Overall, I would highly recommend this product as it smells great and feels even better.
I have been using vaseline lip balms for many years and I swear by them.....this one is definitely my favourite and I use it many times a day.I could not imagine not buying this lip balm..I have one handy in all of my bags so that I never leave home without it.I first starting using vaseline on my lips when I was about 18 (so thats a while ago now...15 years) back then it would be a small tub of the regular vaseline...now the little tins are much more convenient to fit in your bag and variety of flavours has something to suit everyone.I am always applying this lip balm especially in the cold weather, it really protects my lips and stops them from getting dry and cracked, this cocoa butter vaseline has a really nice taste(not that I eat it) and smells lovely..like I said I have tried all of the other tins such as the original(blue tin),Aloe vera(Green tin) and my least favourite the Rose(Red tin)I tend to buy the cocoa butter and the aloe vera ones as they are my preferences. Once you have tried them all you will make your own mind up as to which one you like the best.After applying it does stay on for a long time which is really good, your lips will stay soft and well protected from the damage that weather can cause.You can pick one of these tins up from numerous shops and you will usually pay between £1.20-£2.50 depending on were you purchase it..., protect your lips this winter gice it a try.
I used to be obsessed with this product and have different ones
I used this product on a daily basis especially with the cold weather my lips were so dry, cracked, soar and needed help - Vaseline products are reasonably priced and come in a small sized tin so easy to pop in your pocket, bag, coat to keep with you. I find my self re applying this product all of the time through out the day with a good few coats at a time and it never lasts long? After using the product for a while I did feel a see a difference Im just baffeled as to why I just dont like this anymore! the coco used to be my favourite then all of a sudden I just cant stand it on my lips and the smell? I like Vaseline products and currently use the spray and go which is also a moisturisers and is great and Im not put off trying other products from this brand.
Vaseline is one of those things that you will find in most handbags. You will find about 10 in mine as I'm a bit of a sucker for them and when in shop I like to have a little look down the aisle and buy anything that catches my eye. Hence I now have far more than I need.
Coco butter is my weakness I regularly use a coco butter moisturiser and when out in town i noticed the coco butter vaseline lip balm and just had to buy it.
I bought this Vaseline for around £2 from my local SuperDrug but I must say I have not seen it in any supermarkets where they stock the original vaseline. So I think you need to look around for this. But it is available online so it may be best to just go straight there.
So for starters this smells amazing. As i said im a bit of a sucker for anything with coco butter and this was no exception. As with any Vaseline product you expect to get a certain level of quality and this was just that. My lips dry out very easily all year round they are so sensitive and I find that Vaseline is one of the only products that instantly sooths my lips. If I have any chaps within 48 hours you really notice that they are getting better. With coco butter Vaseline you get all this with the added bonus of the smell of coco butter. Unfortunately it does not taste of coco butter so defiantly fight the temptation to lick ou lips.
Coco butter Vaseline comes how you see in the picture it has no outer packaging it just has Sellotape around the seal to stop anyone trying it before you buy it. I don't think it's necessary for Vaseline to have an outa packaging that would just go straight in the bin. More companies should defiantly follow the example Vaseline are setting with preventing un necessary waste.
The only bad thing I can say about This product is its availability. So I will be giving this 4 stars
Vaseline has always been the go to for chapped lips but i have to admit i was never a fan of the blue tin and non-appealing no scent ky jelly in a tin.
After receiving a gift set from my boyfriend last Christmas i had the joy of not one but 3 different kinds. The set consisted of plain, aloe vera, the pink one and the cocoa one. At first the pink one was my favourite for the pink tint it gave my lips but after waking up to find my white pillow case stained bright pink i immediately turned to the cocoa one.
The smell is gorgeous it just reminds me of body butter. I seem to get chapped lips at night so always have a tin nearby.The tin makes it easy to be portable and doesnt make a mess in your handbag. I find that even though i apply this alot it lasts a long time. I got the gift set last year and still have all four of them - slightly less full than they were last year obviously. Vaseline isn't just for lips i use it to rub in to my dry areas before tanning and it works wonders - no brown knees and elbows! I also like to use it as a highlighter under my brow bone for quick natural makeup that isn't overly shimmery. It's good for defining the eyebrows too. Makes my chapped lips disappear and smells great.
I always have to have a good lip balm with me, so much that if I forgot one when I'm out I'll pop into a shop and buy some more (meaning I have about a million lip balms lying around my house!) I like a nice, subtle lip balm that smells/tastes nice and takes good care of my lips especially when I have to brave the good old scottish weather day after day! Vaseline is a well known brand, I've tried a variety of their products such as their hand creams and body butters, so I decided to bite the bullet and buy their cocoa butter lip balm.
The packaging of the product is very convenient, it fits in your pocket and barely takes up any room in your hand bag. The small tin can be slightly twisted to open where you can use your fingers to get some the of the product out, which I am not a huge fan of. Using lip balms like this can encourage billions of bacteria to grow and you're putting it all over your lips allowing bacteria to enter a perfect area for growth so I would recommend washing your hands before each application which is inconvenient! Also, using this method encourages little bits of fluff or crumbs to go into the product making it look dirty which I also dislike, and of course if any fluff gets in its impossible to get out!
The lip balms scent reminds me of custard which I love, it's a very pleasant scent that smells delicious. The product itself feels very thin and I always feel like I need to keep reapplying to feel protected. After a while my lips don't feel any softer or any less chapped, infact they started to feel dryer and the dryer they felt the more I had to keep applying which is a pain when I'm working on a busy ward doing lots of hands on patient care when it's not appropriate to keep applying lip balm. This then in turn makes me want to lick my lips constantly making my lips more chapped and sore. After about 2 or 3 weeks I just threw the product out.
The product smells delicious
The packaging is incredibly convenient size/shape wise
It's a well loved product for some
The product is usually sold quite cheap in most shops
The 'dip tin' encourages bacteria growth
My lips felt very chapped and sore with each continuing use
Fluff kept getting into my tin making it look disgusting!
The product is very thin and didn't provide me with much protection
Starts to smell a little off after a few weeks
I'm not sure if I would recommend this product, as it may work for some it certainly didn't work for me and even though it only cost me £1 its a £1 I'll never see again! Vaseline promise a 'therapy' for chapped and sore lips which to me implies that its the best product for when your lips are at their worst, and in my case I disagree.
We've all suffered chapped lips, and we all know what Vaseline is. It's the one and only, the original intense moisturiser.
Since the old fashioned plastic tub of what looked like pure grease, Vaseline have gone onwards and upwards to produce a whole range of products. Now there are small tubs about double the size of a two-pound coin available in lots of shops. These tubs are about 2 cm in depth and weigh in 20 g net weight (excluding packaging).
I am reviewing the cocoa butter tub. It comes in a toffee and white coloured tub which is plated steel and there's plenty of info on the packaging without it looking too cluttered, including a freepost address. On opening the lid you can see the tub is almost full to the brim with Vaseline and it has a hint of a greasy smell with a hint of creamy cocoa butter.
Sorry to disappoint but this product to not smell intensely of chocolate, nor does it taste anything like it. A thin layer on my lips smells a little like creamy sherbet. It fits easily in your pocket as it is a very handy size for the pocket, clutch and handbag. You could even stuff it down your cleavage on a night out. I know a few women that use their chest in such a way (well, if you've got it). I wouldn't know as I don't have cleavage!
It can be applied in one of two ways, with the fingers (I hate this as residue sticks to the fingers for a while) or by 'kissing' the tub (with the lid off, you mavericks). In other words, pouting, sticking your lips in the product, removing them and doing the lipstick smush. This method does not really work for me because it leaves the corners of my mouth free of product so I have to push it around with my tongue which then tastes mildly of grease. Also, with the kissing method, it is hard to avoid smearing it a little around your lip line. Its staying power from application is so-so. The intial top layer comes off with kisses and drinking, etc, but the product penetrates very fast and the under layer of moisture stays for a couple of hours.
I purchased this from Boots for £1.99 which I think was a little steep, but not enough to put me off as Vaseline is reputable. I remember the Aloe Vera and original pots of this costing 99p, which was really handy and kind to the purse - the Rosy Lips tub was then released which costed a few pence more (about £1.20-£1.50, if I recall) but now they all retail at £1.99. You are almost guaranteed to find a range of these tubs by the till in Boots.
Available in Aloe Vera, original, cocoa butter and rose with almond oil (that one creates a gorgeous pink sheen and it by far the best). There is currently a limited edition Pink Bubbly (enriched with champagne grape) tub available for £3.49. These can be found in large supermarkets and Superdrug and Boots.
I'm a big lip balm fan as I often get chapped lips, I've always got a couple of lip balms lurking in each of my (too many) handbags! Vaseline lip therapy is one of my all time favourite lip balms. I currently have all of the different varieties on the go; the original (in the blue tin), aloe vera (in the green tin), rosy lips (in the pink tin), cocoa butter (in the brown tin), and the limited edition crème brûlée flavour (with the cracked sugar on top of crème brûlée depicted on the lid).
This review is for the cocoa butter Vaseline lip therapy. The cocoa butter lip therapy comes in the typical retro shaped Vaseline tin, which is the same size as all of the others in the range, at 20g, and it is the same price as the other the other varieties as well - typically £1.99 depending where you shop. The little tins are so practical, you can pop them in your handbag or your pocket as they are so small and durable, and the lids always fit securely so there's no chance that they will come off and leave everything covered in gloopy Vaseline.
My favourite lip therapy is definitely the crème brûlée flavour, however the cocoa butter runs a close second to this. It's the gorgeous scent of the cocoa butter in this that makes it my favourite out of the classic varieties. This has quite a strong scent of cocoa butter in the tin, but I don't find that this lingers on my lips. I actually think that the cocoa butter lip therapy feels slightly more moisturising and nourishing on my lips than the others in the range, maybe this is due to the cocoa butter in this, maybe it's my imagination, but I'm convinced that this is the case anyway!
This obviously works just like all the other varieties of Vaseline, it provides your lips with all the moisturisation they need to stay soft and smooth, and it keeps your lips looking healthy and protected from the elements. I find that this gives a natural looking shine to my lips, you don't need to use a lot of this, if you do use too much then it's a bit like an oil slick on your lips. My only gripe with lip therapy in general is that it's slightly on the gloopy and greasy side, less is definitely more with lip therapy.
I buy the cocoa butter Vaseline lip therapy fairly often, I love the fragrance, it's cheap, it's in a practical little tin and it does exactly what it says on the tin!
Dry, chapped lips. My how I have had problems with them. Seemingly getting worse in the winter what with the cold dry weather and they don't improve much as the atmosphere gets warmer. I couldn't even estimate how many lip balm products I've bought over the years. From Nivea and Neutrogena to shops own brands or the pricey ranges. Each one with varying degrees of success. Although I have tried Vaseline before, both the original and the little green one (aloe vera?), it hadn't really impressed me. However I had tried a cocoa butter balm a while back which had seemed to of worked quite well and so I figured this would be worth a try. Even if it didn't work it would still be a good nice smelling lipgloss!
In a little pocket circular tin, recognisable instantly as a Vaseline product, in contains 20g which is filled to the top. On looking at the item I had assumed that it would have some kind of tint to it however I was relatively pleased to see it was still the pale beige colour. So no unflattering shade to be concerned about. Just a healthy sheen.
It glides on easily, however leaving my fingers to feel oily. The texture of it once applied has never appealed to as it always feels quite sticky and makes me want to lick or rub it off. Still no different with this product. Nevertheless I carried on with it making sure not to keep touching my mouth otherwise I would see no difference.
Cocoa butter always smells nice to me, with its lovely sweet scent which I find none too unpleasant. I'm not going to taste it but I'd imagine it could be a bit disappointing to the consumer(!)
After about a week I noticed a vast improvement, white flakey bits of skin on my top lip had started to soften and not be so brittle. In the past I'd been known to be able to peal it off in frustration. Although they can still feel a little craggy from time to time it is nowhere near as bad as before. It's one I'd continue to use and not just put it on when my mouth goes back to its old state though. This isn't a permanant fix.
The lid pops off easily, however, it has gone up by a whole pound since I last bought it...in 2004 I believe...so a staggering £1.99!! *sarcasm intended* This is a great little item which you can stick in your bag or pocket and be on your way.
I really love lip balms and have an amazing collection! For Christmas I was given a giant blue Vaseline tin. At first I thought it would be full of Vaseline petroleum jelly and wondered how I was going to fit it in my bag! However on opening the tin I was really pleased to find the giant tin contained all four of the Vaseline lip therapy range!
I have tried three of the Vaseline lip therapy range in the past and have loved them all! However there was one new kid on the block; Vaseline lip therapy with cocoa butter. Before I opened the little 20 gram sized tin I was expecting the Vaseline inside to be coloured beige. However it looks like the original and is a yellowy colour. However here the similarity ends. On twisting off the lid, the scent of sweet cocoa is very strong and it really does smell good enough to eat!
I suffer from dry, cracked lips especially during the cold winter months. I always use a barrier cream on my lips and although I have tried many expensive brands (with mixed results) I still think that Vaseline offers by far the best value for money. Vaseline works by forming a water resistant barrier on your lips and so prevents moisture from escaping. I apply Vaseline using my finger and find it glides on easily and with no mess. It doesn't feel greasy or sticky once on my lips. Although the cocoa butter variant has a lovely cocoa scent, its tastes is more subtle. I can detect a slight sweet taste on applying it, but nothing like the initial scent had led me to expect. I was a bit disappointed by this as I would have loved more flavour!
Once applied this lip therapy is as good as all its cousins! It does help my lips to feel more comfortable and less chapped. I often apply Vaseline under lipstick to not only protect my lips, but because it seems to help my lipstick stay in place for longer. Vaseline can also be used on your eyelids prior to applying eye shadow to give a shinny effect.
Vaseline has been around since 1870 and has to be one of the cheapest beauty products around! The cocoa butter version will cost you about £1.99 for a 20 gram tin, it is widely available, although the gift set I received appears to have sold out in most places.
The tin is a good size to keep in a handbag or pocket and as you only need a small amount, it should last you for ages! If I had to find anything negatives, it would be that the lid of the tin can be awkward to open. But having said that at least it is less likely to come open in my bag!
I don't know about you but I can guarantee either myself or one of my friends will have a tin of Vaseline on them when we are out and about. A couple of Christmas's ago I received a gift set featuring four of these small tins, and I have only recently ran out and replaced my favourite of the set... cocoa butter.
== Packaging ==
Unlike many lip balms, the cocoa butter Vaseline comes in a small aluminium tin rather than a stick, which has its advantages and disadvantages... I like the fact you get a lot more for your money and the balm doesn't get lodged in the lid. However, I am not keen on the fact you have to use your fingers to apply the Vaseline. It is not so much the fact it leaves a greasy substance on your fingertips after use... more of a case of getting specks of dirt in the balm, particularly if more than one person uses the tin.
The tin looks exactly like the photo Dooyoo provides... half of it white and the other half brown, and featuring the product details. Each tin contains 20g of Vaseline. The lid can be difficult to remove initially but the more you use it the easier it gets. It certainly keeps the contents "fresh".
== Scent ==
The thing that makes this Vaseline better than the other varieties is its gorgeous scent. As you might expect, it has a traditional cocoa butter smell... quite sweet and creamy. I definitely makes a change from plain petroleum jelly!! Unfortunately for me, it does not taste as sweet as it smells. Probably a good thing... it prevents people like me from eating the tin!!
== General Comments ==
As I have pointed out, you apply the Vaseline to the affected area with your fingertips. I normally apply the left over residue to the skin on my arm to get rid of the grease! Its main use is a lip balm, but you can use this Vaseline on other areas of dry skin such as the feet and elbows. I would not recommend using this on the face... it is far too greasy! I have used this Vaseline on very dry lips. It takes a while for them to feel moisturised again... around half and hour... but this product definitely works! It lasts for a number of hours before you should re-apply, but obviously this depends on the person. I tend to apply a small amount after brushing my teeth twice a day and carry a tin around with me if I need a top up.
The Vaseline is quite solid when kept at room temperature. A little goes a long way so you should only apply a small amount of product at a time. You should keep this tin away from direct sunlight to prevent it from going soft and runny... which is pretty unpleasant to use!
== Price and Availability ==
The average price for this product is around £1.99 but it can range from a mere £1 to a rather expensive £2.99. It is best to buy it when it is on offer because the tin will last you a very long time, so you essentially get a little more for your money that way! This Vaseline is widely available and you can buy this from all good supermarkets, drug stores and pharmacies. There are other varieties to look out for (in their unique colours) including:
Original - Blue
Rose tinted - Pink
Aloe Vera - Green
SPF 15 - Yellow
Crème Brulee - Light brown (Limited edition)
== Conclusion ==
I adore this version of Vaseline - it is by far my favourite of the bunch and the one I replace more often than the rest. It is a great product for the winter months in particular when your skin is at its driest, but it will always be a staple product in my make up case too. I can't recommend this enough... 5*
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This is a review of the handy pocket size tin of vaseline 'lip therapy' in the cocoa butter flavour.
The tin contains 20g of vaseline, and fits into the palm of your hand. 20g goes a long way and will last a long time. I wouldn't want the pot to be any bigger or smaller as it is just right for handbag size and you don't need to replace it too often.
Summer / winter use
Be careful in the summer as the contents can heat up and go very mushy if not liquidify. It's pocket size but wise not to keep it in there as your body will heat it up and it'll go mushy. When cold or in winter it forms a solid block which is much better as you don't get too much when you scoop up a little on your finger.
As well as lip therapy, this product works well on dry areas like elbows or as a treatment overnight on your feet (just add socks while it sinks in). I like to use this if I have a sore nose when a cold has taken grip and if you have dry skin you can use it on your face as an extreme treatment! I do find it instantly moisturises the lips but you find you need more on as soon as 30 minutes later.
The cocoa butter works really well with the vaseline. It smells delicious too! A bit chocolatey although it doesn't taste sweet.
Fastening and packaging
The tin has an automatic fasten which you twist to open. This can be difficult sometimes and should not be attempted with the product on your hands as it would be too slippery on the metal.
The cost of this product has actually gone up loads since I bought my tin. You should shop around but here are some examples of price (at the time of this review):
Superdrug - £1.93
Boots - £1.99
Tesco - £2.25
Waitrose - £1.93
You can also get this Vaseline tin in original (blue), rose (pink), Aloe (green) and SPF 15 (yellow) so it's worth trying all of them to find out which one suits you best.
This is often an 'at the till' purchase for me, when I am out and about and have annoying dry lips so I end up with a few tins lying about (never where you need them!) I usually have one in my handbag, one in the car and one at my computer desk / at home and at work so I guess you can say I am a fan of this product. It's so cheap and goes such a long way you'd be hard pressed to find a comparable product that works so well for the price.
I have to be very careful what products I use on my lips as they can be easily irritated, however like everyone else I need to keep my lips soft and conditioned in the winter time and protect them from the outside elements. The vaseline lip therapy range has always been my favourite choice for protecting my lips all year round. Recently I had just finished my tin of the pink lip therapy rosy and needed some more, when I decided to try out this Vaseline Lip Therapy with Cocoa Butter, firstly as a change, but also because I love the smell of cocoa butter.
This little pocket size tin, which is one of a range of four in the Vaseline lip therapy range, has light brown on its front to represent the flavour. This tin ranges in price but is usually around the £2 mark. This lip therapy tin contains cocoa butter which it renowned for its 'skin conditioning benefits' and also contains vitamin E.
Unlike the lip therapy rosy which I had previously used and had a pink tint to it, this cocoa butter one doesn't leave any tint on the lips and therefore is not restricted to use simply on the lips, and can be used to keep your eyebrows in shape, as well as moisturise. When you open the little jar, which I have to say is very secure so you shouldn't need to worry about the lid coming off in your handbag, the smell of cocoa butter is quite strong, but delicious and smells good enough to eat. If you are not a fan of sweet smells like cocoa then this is definitely not for you! However, once you apply it to your lips the scent does not last.
In terms of the effect of moisturising the lips and preventing or helping heal the skin on the lips, I think this product is extremely effective. It doesn't require a great amount of this lip therapy to make your lips feel moisturised, and in fact, it seems to last for a good time on the lips in terms of protecting them. However if I were to be outside for long periods of time, I would reapply this product throughout the day to enjoy the moisturising effects.
I have previously tried the original and the rosy version of this lip therapy range by Vaseline however this has to be my favourite due to the smell of the product and the moisturising properties that are so effective on the lips. A great product!
Vaseline is one of the most loved lip balm brands there is, and are known for their reliability. I was not disappointed when I bought this product!
I tend to buy chap sticks, but after losing them all the time I decided to buy one of these little tins. I'm a massive fan of cocoa butter so this was an instant choice.
As with all of the tins in this range, the size of the tin is ideal for handbags, coat pockets, anywhere! It is small enough to be carried around but contains a nice amount that will keep you going for a long time.
The jelly has no colour to it and looks like all other petroleum jellies. The thing I found most wonderful was the texture of the jelly inside. Usually lip balms can be quite sticky, even some different brands of petroleum jelly can feel quite unpleasant and gloopy. But this felt amazing. Soft, light, and not sticky at all. It just leaves a nice coat over your lips that is not too heavy but enough to leave your lips feeling smooth.
The smell is great too, it smells natural, not artificial and sickly sweet. Cocoa butter has a lovely smell, and this is no different.
It is also one of the best lip balms that I have used for dry, chapped and cracked lips. I tend to apply multiple coats a day, after drinking or eating. But in a day or two my lips feel beautifully soft, whether it is blistering hot or ridiculously cold. It sorts out major dryness very quickly.
It is priced a little higher than some other lip balms, coming in at £1.99 on the high street, but it does the job and you really do get what you pay for. Also, a little tip, I saw it in Poundland a few weeks ago, so I'd have a look there ;)
I received this in the novelty Vaseline tin which cost me £6.99 from Superdrug. This tin of Vaseline is a little darker in colour as opposed to the normal blue tin. The Vaseline smells quite sweet, almost like chocolate, and the scent doesn't seem to fade.
I use this tin on my lips as it soothes and moisturises them, which I need in this cold weather. The Vaseline isn't too sticky on the lips and is easy to remove if you wish to (it just wipes off). I also use this on my eyebrows after waxing them as it helps to reduce redness and irritation and it soothes them (which is good as waxing can be rather painful!).
I also use this on my cuticles before having a manicure. It helps to soothe them and makes them less visible. It also feels lovely on my hands and nails. It isn't greasy either.
I also use this tin as a barrier for hair dye as it prevents staining. It also moisturises the skin.
The tin is small enough to carry around with you but be careful with it as it tends to dent easily. It is a nice little tin to have with you at work and is ideal for travelling as the Vaseline doesn't tend to melt and/ or leak out of the tin.
I think these are around £1.99 to buy in the shops but they are so versatile that they are worth every penny!