Product Type: Vaseline Lip Care
Newest Review: ... 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 quali... more
My No.1 Lip Balm
Vaseline Lip Therapy with Cocoa Butter
Member Name: strawberry123
Vaseline Lip Therapy with Cocoa Butter
Advantages: Effective, handy tin size, lasts for a long time
Disadvantages: Can go soft and runny if it is left in direct sunlight...erghh!!
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*
[Review may also appear on Ciao under the username Strawberry_123]
Summary: A brilliant lip salve for all year round...
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