Product Type: Vaseline Lip Care
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The one and only - in pocket size.
Vaseline Lip Therapy with Cocoa Butter
Member Name: Kahdeksantoista
Vaseline Lip Therapy with Cocoa Butter
Advantages: It does the job like it always has done and it is a handy size.
Disadvantages: I am not a fan of putting my fingers on my face in order to apply it.
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.
Summary: A great product that is very much fit for purpose.
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