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      22.09.2014 16:31
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      • "Not greasy."
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      • "Moistens dry lips"

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      A nice balm that will soften your ips.

      I'm lucky that my lips don't get all that dry lips so much in the summer months, but with the winter quickly drawing in on us, I do sometimes suffer with dry lips, especially when it gets bitterly cold. I know we're not quite there just yet weather wise, but I always make sure I've got something in to protect my lips for such times. This is where The Little Pink Tin comes in. I've also got this same product in a green tin, but will be reviewing the pink one for you today.

      Price and Packaging
      The Little Pink Tin is currently is a Superdrug product, so can only be found in their stores and on their website. It is currently being sold for £1.49 for a 20g pink tin. The tin itself it small and, obviously, pink in colour. The lin can be easily pulled off. The brand name is on the front of the lid, and on the bottom of the tin are the ingredients, contact details and a small bit of information about the lip balm.

      The Contents
      On opening the tin there isn't really an aroma to it. It is a creamy/clear in colour and quite thick in texture. It has an SPF 15 and looks very much like vasaline. On applying this to my lips, it feels soft and, although it does not have too much of a greasy feel to it, I find it leaves my lips a lot less drier. I find it definitely leaves my lips feeling softer and smoother and not so dry.

      Applying this to your lips is simple and easy. Just apply it with a finger to your lips, and rub your lips together to let it spread all over your lips. Once this is on your lips, I feel my lips don't feel greasy, but feels soft and a lot less dry.

      It states on the bottom of the tin that it soothes dry skin and lips. This statement, I find, is true. So, does it last very long? Once applied to my mouth, I find it does last a good few hours before I need to re-apply it. And I find the tin itself lasts a long time as you don't need to use much of this at any one time.

      My Thoughts
      As you can probably guess by now, I do like this. I've had this small tin a good while now, and it works well on my lips and helps to moisten dry lips. This can be bought from Superdrug stores only.

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      Louise

      This review is also posted on Ciao

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        18.02.2014 08:53

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        okish product - don't think I'd buy another.

        I got this within a beauty hamper a few years ago and it is exactly like Vaseline. I love pink so of course I got the pink one and I still have it now. I like the tin is small and great to pop in your bag the tin is very handy. Superdrug sell these in different colours - not sure if they are scented as mine isn't? not that it bothers me as I have recently really went off Vaseline I literally can't stand having it on my lips at the moment so I haven't used this product recently. What I mean by it being exactly the same as Vaseline is the consistency - it's more of a jelly. When I have used this product I've spent a little while applying a few coats to fully cover my lips as it doesn't come out of the tin well unless you have melted it! I wouldn't say it's a bad product and it can probably last you years but I shall see how long mine lasts.

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        31.03.2013 06:36
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        Does what it says on the tin

        ** About the Product**
        - SPF 15
        - 20g
        - Once opened use within 12 months
        - Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
        - Can be bought online and in store
        - At the day of writing the review (31/03/13) the price was 99p, reduced from £1.39

        **Ingredients**
        These are as listed on the product:
        - Petrolatum
        - Ethylhexyl Methixycinnamate
        - Isoamyl p-Methoxycimmate
        - Ethylhexly Triazone
        -Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane
        -Butyrospermum Parkii


        **What Superdrug say about the item**
        "Moisturises, softens and soothes dry and cracked lips. With SOF 15 for extra protection."

        **Packaging**
        The little pink tin is exactly that. A tin of lip balm, that is pink and little. the colour is a hot pink, easy enough to find when you've lost it among other items in your bag. The lid has the Superdrug star on the front and SPF 15. The back contains the quote above, as well as the lost of ingredients. It also has in bold writing that the product is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. In addition to this is the barcode, the weight of the product and Superdrug contact information. On the edge of the tin is again the name of the product, as well as the BUAV approved rabbit logo, which states that this item was not tested on animals.

        **My Opinion**
        I love this product. During winter my lips become very dry and cracked. Vaseline I have found works, but as I am unsure if it's animal friendly I stopped using it. Unsure of what to do I scoured the shelves in Superdrug looking for a cheap, animal friendly replacement. And this is what I found. It was reduced, so I bought this colour, as well as the Red (strawberry) and Green (Aloe Vera) tins. Immediately it soothes my lips. It's sticky, which makes it feel as if it's working, but not enough to irritate me and annoy anyone who comes in close proximity to my lips. it also adds a nice shine to your lips. In terms of flavour and smell, it is pretty neutral. There is a slight flavour when you first open the product, but that goes away eventually. So if you dislike a flavoured lip balm, this is your go to item. Despite the tin being small and my usage being frequent, it lasts well. I've had my current one open since January and so far it's only half used. One little problem I found with the product and similar ones of it's type is the tin. Sometimes I find the lid closes too tightly, so I have to force the two sides of the tin apart. Very hard with someone without nails and strength, but also dangerous for long nails that are likely to break. Apart from this one small flaw this product is perfect. It is cheap, effective, animal friendly and does exactly what it says on the tin.

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        31.12.2012 01:52
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        BEST PRODUCT I HAVE FOUND FOR MY CRACKED, DRY LIPS

        SUPERDRUG THE LITTLE PINK TIN

        ***THE PRODUCT, PACKAGING AND PRICE***

        The little pink tin is a small pink tin with a screw lid that has white writing and a small silver star on, On the underneath of the tin it has a list of ingredients, size of the tin and states that the product is suitable for use by vegans and vegetarians.
        The pink is quite bright and vivid in colour, and appeals to girls/women of all ages, Each tin contains 20g of jelly type balm that has also got spf 15 protection in it.
        It can only be bought from superdrug online or superdrug stores and retails at around £1.29 a tin, although can often be found on offer for 99p

        ***WHY I PURCHASE THIS PRODUCT AND MY OPINION***

        I often suffer with horrible dry, cracked lips when the weather is cold and windy as well as when I have a cough and cold, My eldest child is also the same, When I have dry lips I often find myself biting them and making them worse.
        So for this reason I purchase the little pink tin all year round and find that for £1.29 it lasts me approx 3 months, this is applying it 2-3 times daily and my eldest also using it occasionally when he suffers with dry lips.
        This product really helps to sooth and heal my lips and also helps moisturize them, Within 2 days of using this product my lips feel so much softer and look healthier as well.

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        28.11.2012 15:32
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        Superdrug little pink tin

        It's pink, its shiny and more importantly, its great for my lips.

        The little pink tin from Superdrug is, yes, you've guessed it, a little pink tin. Yes, I'm probably a little bit seduced by the fancy packaging but being a girl, anything that is a bit shiny and cute looking and looks good in my bag and when I pull it out to use it is a hit with me.

        Inside the tin you will find a Lip Therapy Lip Balm which Superdrug say is for keeping your lips soft and moist. It's basically a solid small tin of petroleum jelly. I love it when you get a new tin because the formula is perfect and smooth and I love getting my finger and being the first to use this balm. The substance is much like a wax substance although it is not as sticky as wax. As soon as you rub your finger across the mixture it comes away on your finger and you can then apply it to your lips. I find that you really only need a bit of the lip balm and it smoothes onto my lips really well. It does keep them nice and smooth and I like how it keeps them that way throughout the day. What I like about this lip balm is that its just very simple and plain but works well. There is no colour or perfume but that is fine as it means you can apply it before you put on some gloss or some lipstick to make your lips extra soft.

        The tin measures about 5cm in diameter and 1.5cm deep. The tin has a circular lid that is sometimes hard to get on but good because it stays on and if the jelly does get hot and melts a little the nice thing is none escapes because the lid is on so tightly. The size makes it the perfect lip balm to put in a bag and I have a few of these dotted around in various bags when I need to reapply during the day. The tin is well made and I have never had a problem with the lid coming off and making a mess in my bag as its a nice tight fit.

        The balm gives my lips a bit of a shine but nothing too over the top which is nice. I like to use this balm right before I go to bed as well because it works perfectly over night and I always think my lips feel a bit dry at night without it. I can apply it and not worry that the balm will stain my pillowcase or anything like that because it is so plain.

        The little pink tin is obviously available at Superdrug and costs £1.39 which I think is extremely good value for a hard working lip balm.

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          24.11.2012 14:43
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          decent lip balm offered by superdrug to rival vaseline

          At the moment I am housebound due to my daughter having chickenpox and me having the awful christmas cold. My nose is all bunged up and one thing I am noticing more than ever is my lips are constantly dry and chapped and I keep biting away at them! I constantly need some lip moisturiser to hand and in my pocket and on my bedside table I have these gorgeous little tins from superdrug, both pink and green. Here I am reviewing the pink one!

          The tin is cheap and cheerful costing only 99p for a 20g tin although at the moment (I predict with the Christmas inflation of prices) it has gone up to £1.39. This is still cheaper than the vaseline version though so it's not too bad! It is essentially petroleum jelly with a pink colour to it which smells neutral but looks really lovely and sweet. In regards to application I simply use my index finger and glide it across the tin so my finger is moist and apply it to my lips in horizontal brushes. Honestly, not much is needed at all for good coverage and leaves my lips soft and moisturised and smelling really nice.

          In comparison, this lasts a lot longer on my lips than regular vaseline does (meaning i'm not applying it anywhere near as often as I do when using regular vaseline tins). This is good for me as usually I can apply a lip balm every 5 minutes and it gets really annoying so a long lasting one is a plus. Even though it is a moisturiser it also gives my lips a nice tinge of pink colour so even when I'm ill and moping about at home I can still give a nice glamorous pout lol. It isn't sticky or clammy on my lips and soothes over where my lips are a bit chapped from where I have been biting and picking over them in boredom.

          My only gripe with this product is it's like a bank safe - almost impossible to break in to! I have long nails at the moment and I am finding myself clawing at this tin to twist it open! Once I'm inside I'm often reluctant to want to put the lid back on properly in case it takes me 10 mins to open it again! You proper have to twist and turn the lid and dig your nails under to open it, which with my nails which break rather easily this is not so pleasant.

          Overall I really like these tins, and think they are a winner. This little pink tin from Superdrug is great at proviing moisture and is easy to apply and is really long lasting. I just wish it wasn't such a hassle to open it!

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          23.11.2012 10:02
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          An ok product

          It's that time of the year again when I go mad and buy 15 different lip care products for whatever takes my fancy then come summer I end up with half open lip balms in every place you could imagine. One new lip balm I purchased this year was this little pink tin from Superdrug.

          As it's a Superdrug own brand product it's only available to buy from Superdrug. I paid 99p for my tin a couple of months ago but I can now see the price has gone up to £1.39! It might be worth waiting around to see if the price drops again.

          The packaging for the product is exactly what you would imagine given the name. It's a little pink tin made from a light metal type material. The pink is quite bright and has the product name and information printed on in a nice contrasting silver colour. The one problem with the packaging for this is that it can sometimes prove quite difficult to get the lid off. I often find myself digging my nails between the lid and the bottom and pulling it off that way as it just won't unscrew.

          When you finally get into the tin you are met with the normal petroleum jelly you would imagine. It's the same colour as products such as Vaseline with the musty almost clear jelly. It is soft to touch but has that waxy type feel to it. To apply it you just put your finger on top of this waxy substance and rub it until you have a decent amount on your finger then rub it along your lips. With it being a pink tin you would expect some kind of raspberry aspect to it but that isn't the case, it doesn't smell like raspberry nor does it taste like it.

          The petroleum jelly doesn't have a greasy feeling to it like some other brands. I find it dries quite rapidly after applying it to my lips and it leaves them feeling soft and smooth and keeps them moist for quite some time. I'm quite an addict to these products and apply them quite often despite needing to or not but with this one I don't need to apply it very often at all. The jelly gives my lips a shiny appearance.

          At only 99p, I can't really moan about this little pink tin from Superdrug. However, I would have preferred it having some kind of raspberry scent to it. I'm a lover of flavoured lip products but this isn't flavoured so isn't one of my favourites. The texture of this one is nice and keeps my lips moist and for that reason I would recommend it.

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          14.10.2012 20:37
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          A cute little tin!

          This lip balm has been around for a few years now, the price and tin have changed slightly but it, of course, remains pink.
          The tin is currently retailing at 99p for a 20g tin. The product is from Superdrug's own range and can therefore only be bought in Superdrug.

          The tin is very girly without being tacky, it is a nice metallic pink with silver writing and a star. Inside contains a clear petroleum based balm which is very similar to Vaseline.
          This was a gift from my mother as she thinks I am still 12 and buys anything she sees which is pink (at this stage I would be highly disappointed not to get something pink!). I wouldn't normally choose this product for myself as I have a few issues with tins. I find them tricky to open, which I find this one is too and can only do it with the assistance of my nails. The other problem I have with the tins is the application of the balm, you either need to carry a little brush to apply it with or use your finger, then you need to wash or wipe your hands to get the excess on your finger. I like products to use on the go and time saving products which means normally I would opt for a tube of lip balm that can be applied directly from the tube.

          With these negatives aside (which are for all these tins, not just this brand) I found the balm inside very good. There is no scent or taste from the balm and it doesn't feel as waxy as some lip balms, it also goes on nice and clean and shiny, it doesn't have a dull, cloudy look like some balms do.

          I do get quite dry and cracked lips, especially in very hot or cold weather and when I apply this I can feel it absorbing into the lips and moisturising rather than just creating a glossy coating on them. As well as being moisturising the balm has the added bonus of having SPF 15 which provides extra protection when in the sun which also prevents my lips from getting burnt or dried out.

          Overall
          I think this is a really good, moisturising balm at a good price if you are a fan of these tins. The Vaseline tin of lip therapy costs £1.79 so this is a good, cheaper alternative. I personally prefer the tubes so I wouldn't buy this again but they are pretty little tins which are a handy little pocket size.

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          16.03.2012 17:28
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          great product for the price especially as it is SPF 15.

          I'm on a bit of an economy drive and bought this product as it was on offer for 99p although it's currently on the Superdrug website for £1.39 which works out at £6.95 per 100g.

          The product comes in a round tin approximately 45 mm in diameter and contains 20g. The tin is pink with "the little pink tin" in white writing along with the Superdrug star logo; it also states it has SPF 15. There is writing on the side of the tin "Lip therapy SPF 15 balm". On the back it says "moisturises, softens and sooths dry and cracked lips. With SPF 15 for extra protection", along with a list of ingredients and the Superdrug address.

          I usually use another make of lip balm but decided to try this as it was on offer, I use this product every day and find it really does stop my lips from getting dry / chapped and sore especially as I use it every night before bed. This product is also vital part of my make up bag being used for a variety of purposes such as being applied under lipstick / mixed with eye powder ect. I usually have two of these tins on the go at once, I have one in my hand bag and one in my make up bag. The tin is a great size to fit in even the smallest of bags or even your pocket.

          The main ingredient of this product is petroleum jelly and is clear and off white in colour, it has a very faint sweet smell to the product. The product is also suitable for use by vegetarians and vegans.

          The only negatives of this product is that the lid can be quite hard to get off at times and I can easily loose the tin in my handbag and spend what seems like ages emptying everything out to find it, although this could be remedied by getting a smaller bag and not collecting so much junk to carry around.

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          08.11.2011 19:53
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          A winter must-have!

          Winter is here, and what can I say...along comes with it chapped lips of course. I personally hate having chapped lips; not only do they feel horrible and sore, but they also look horrible too. I tend to keep a small pot/tin of Superdrug's own 'petroleum jelly'.

          Today, I will be reviewing the red tin, which comes in a lovely strawberry flavour. The tin itself is very attractive and very girlie looking. A tin can set you back around 99p which I think is excellent value for money.

          Applying the petroleum jelly is very simple. Simply, open the tin and using a clean finger, rub your finger so that you get some on your finger and add to your lips. You only need a little bit.

          The jelly moisturises my lips really well and soothes them. They don't feel sore and dry anymore. However, you do need to apply it as and when needed throughout the day.

          The Vaseline has a lovely strawberry scent. I find it incredibly Moorish and addictive; I just can't stop applying it. It reminds me of a strawberry bubble bath I used to have when I was younger.

          One thing which I love about this little tin is the price. It's so cheap that everyone can afford to have a tin (or two) of these on them. A tin lasts me a good few months and so I would say that it is fantastic value for money.

          One thing which annoys me about this tins is the fact that sometimes the lids are quite hard to get off. I also get annoyed as when pulling the lid off, as I tend to chip my nail polish. A good tip I have learned, is to get someone else to open it for you.

          I find that if I put a little bit too much on my lips (so that it melts and ends up on my chin), I get spots on my chin. So if you are spot-prone like me, I wouldn't recommend using it on your face as it may give you spots.

          All in all, this little tin is pretty much a cheaper version of Vaseline. However, it works just as well and without the hefty price tag.

          With Christmas coming, I think that these make great stocking fillers. They are also available in lots of different flavours and coloured tins (blue, pink, green etc).

          I would definitely recommend this little tin.

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          November 2011
          Xdonzx / xd-o-n-z-x

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          26.09.2011 06:06
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          A great little product :)

          I love vaseline (Petroleum Jelly) as it's such a great product to use to keep my lips nice and healthy. I have been using the little pocket sized tins for a while, and i'd tried all of them apart from the one in a pink tin - i've always assumed it was tinted or flavoured, and I prefer my vaseline to be fragrance and taste free (personal preference). I saw it a few weeks ago in my local Superdrug and decided to pick a couple of tins up as it was reduced from £1.39 to 99p - I can't resist a good bargain! By buying the vaseline I also got 20 points on my Superdrug beauty card (5 points per tin) which is a nice little extra.

          The packaging of this vaseline is adorable. It comes in a little circular pocket sized tin which is made of a lightweight metal. It is a nice bright pink colour with silver writing on the lid. The writing reads 'the little pink tin' and has the Superdrug star logo on the left hand corner. It also has SPF 15 written in smaller writing, letting the customer know that this particular product contains SPF 15, which acts as a sunscreen and protects your lips from the harsh rays of the sun which is pretty good for the price of the product. The tin contains 20 grams of product which I feel is a generous amount. The packaging is definetly aimed at females and it is very cute - it makes a nice change from the usual blue and white packaging, although to be honest I do prefer the usual blue and white retro tin as it's more sophisticated, lol. The only downside to the tin is that the lid is quite hard to prise off and I often resort to using my nails to pull it open - i'd much prefer it if it could be screwed straight off rather than having to screw it and then prise it off - it would be much easier and would save time. Because the lid is secure and the tin is pocket sized, it is an ideal product to take out and about so that i've got some handy whenever my lips feel dry. The tin is small enough to fit into my pocket or bag without any issues.

          The vaseline its self is identical in appearence and texture to normal vaseline - it's a creamy off white colour with a soft, slightly waxy texture. There is no noticeable scent to this, apart from the very (and I mean very!) subtle smell that you get with normal vaseline which isn't unpleasant and it is barely noticeable. It doesn't smell like strawberries or anything like that. I think the packaging leads people to believe it is scented due to the colour, as normally a pink tin reflects a strawberry or raspberry flavoured lip balm, plus it isn't made clear that this is vaseline unless you are aware of the mini vaseline tins range. Applying the vaseline is simple. I just rub my finger over it until I have a decent amount on my finger (this process takes a matter of seconds as the texture is soft enough to be picked up easily, rather than having to spend a few minutes rubbing my finger along the top to warm it up/melt it). I think run my finger along my bottom lip, leaving a thin layer of the vaseline, and smack my lips together. The vaseline isn't sticky or greasy if you apply a small amount but it can become blobbed up and greasy if you apply ridiculous amounts. It leaves my lips looking nice and healthy and moist with a very slight glossy shine. It absorbs very quickly with minimal effort - I barely need to rub it in. It soothes dry and cracked lips and helps avoid chapped lips in the winter as it keeps them nice and hydrated. Taste wise, it's doesn't really taste of anything, which I personally like, but some people may prefer a flavoured lip balm which is fair enough.

          Overall, I personally love this. It acts amazingly well as a lipstick base as it smoothens out cracks and stops the lipstick from drying my lips out. The pocket sized tin is handy and also lasts for a while - i've had mine for around 2 weeks and it looks barely touched although i've been using it daily. It has a nice effect on my lips and keeps them soft and moisturized, and i've also used a bit on a patch of eczema that I have, and weirdly enough it seemed to soothe it. I would definetly reccomend the little pink tin. It is effective and affordable, and I award it 5 out of 5 stars!

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            26.08.2011 14:57
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            I'd definitely recommend this

            The little tin lip balm range caught my eye whilst I was shopping in Superdrug. The tins are very stylish in a bright metallic casing. I love buying lip products as my lips are prone to getting dry and cracked very easily which is uncomfortable and means that wearing lipstick can be very difficult. I like using the Nivea sticks because they smell lovely and give your lips a nice look however I think that the Petroleum Jelly type are more effective with moisturising.

            The price of this product used to be quite cheap in comparison to Vaseline because it only cost around a pound but they have increased it to £1.39 which is quite step seeing as they sell the Vaseline range at £1.25. It doesn't seem a lot but its about a good 30 pence increase from when I last bought it, in fairness quite a while ago! The little blue tin, original is only £0.99 which is a significant 40 pence less than the pink tin but in the end I preferred the look of the pink one and I thought it would have a nicer smell.

            The products only ingredient is Petrolatum which is just another term for Petroleum Jelly and therefore exactly the same as Vaseline. It's a clear pale yellow colour and despite it being the pink version it doesn't really smell of anything which is quite disappointing because I would have bought the blue tin if I'd have known. It applies really smoothly and gives your lips a glossy look almost as if you were wearing lip gloss. After quite regular use my lips are soft and they don't crack as long as I wear it often enough.

            It's a 20 gram tin which may seem very small but it does in fact last very long and the contents does not dry out or get dirty which is good. In cold weather it is quite hard to get the balm on to your finger but some rubbing around does it nicely. All in all it's an effective lip balm which gives your lips a nice look. I'd recommend it, but it's exactly the same as Vaseline so I would just get the cheaper one!

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              Handy size tin, no odour, easy to apply the right amount and looks pretty!

              I bought this item in Superdrug a few weeks ago for 99p and there was also a little blue tin available. I didn't really look to see what the difference was but I was more tempted by the little pink tin basically because I liked the colour. I was also drawn to this product because it promoted a SPF of 15 and with the summer trying to make its way to us I am more conscious of the damaging effects of the sun.

              The tin is 20g in size, it's pink and in a small circular tin. It is handy to carry around in a handbag or pocket. I have found this product easy to find in my bag also as it's bright and stands out from other items.

              This lip balm pleasantly surprised me because it has no odour. I have found in the past that some lip balms have odours that I don't like - unless specifically buying a scented lip balm. It's also not too greasy and absorbs quickly into your lips. It's a fairly solid balm so it's easy to apply the right amount.

              So far I have no reason to be dissatisfied with this product, it has done exactly what it was supposed to do and softened my dry lips. It actually worked fairly quickly on relieving my lips.

              Although I have not had the product long I believe it is good value for money. I have barely touched the surface of the product, despite using it everyday, and I believe this is something that will last a while.

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                A handy way to carry around a lip moisturiser

                A combination of numerous bags and pockets, and a tendency to misplace things means I would much rather have several cheap lip balms than one or two expensive ones. When I'm searching in bags, I also prefer bright things that catch my eye easily. And, while I don't mind sticks for my own use, my friends and I invariably share lip stuff with each other making tins a more practical option. These various requirements brought together mean the Little Tin range from Superdrug are perfect for my needs. I have several varieties, but the one I've been using recently has been the Pink one.

                The Little Pink Tin is just that, a small, bright, fuchsia coloured round metal tin, with the name and the identifiable Superdrug star adorning the top in silver and white. The tin is well designed as the lid sits securely on top, but is easy to remove without having to resort to levering it off with pliers. The only issues I have had have come from carrying it onto an aeroplane, when the change in cabin pressure can cause a mini vacuum inside, making it harder to open the first time after landing.

                Each of the Little Tins in the range has a different feature, and the Pink's is that it contains an additional protection in the form of SPF 15. I like to use basic sun protection every day, and never buy a moisturiser without it. While I wouldn't necessarily rely on this alone for a week in the Caribbean (just as I would slop on proper sun cream, not just an enhanced moisturiser) it is a great added bonus for day to day non-sunbathing life and I have had no burnt or chapped lips since using this. At the same time, I've never had burnt lips with the Blue Tin (non-SPF version) either, so I'm not totally convinced the SPF claim isn't just a con to get you to spent 20p more...

                The main ingredient in these is Petrolatum - which Wiki assures me is just another name for Petroleum Jelly. Anyone familiar with Vaseline* will be used to the idea of spreading this on your lips, and its proven effectiveness in this area. The second listed ingredient - Ethylhexyl - is more interesting, at least according to the aforementioned site which links it to DEHP which in turn is linked to everything from obesity to penis size (though one you're belly's that big, it puts everything out of proportion...non?) Other ingredients read like a who's who of chemicals, but the packaging states than it's not tested on animals, and is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.

                There is very little scent to the Pink Tin's contents, and the colour is the traditional pale yellow associated with unflavoured, uncoloured, unscented petroleum jellies. It is very easy to apply as it is a semi-solid, and slightly waxy. I find it glides on silkily to lips, lingering on the surface and adding a sheen. The metal tin conducts body heat, so if you carry it in a pocket it can get a little too soft and runny, but quickly hardens again once you've let it cool. The same would apply to leaving it in direct sunlight.

                It doesn't taste of anything which helps prevent me from licking my lips, and it lasts a reasonable time - I tend to reapply more out of habit than actual need. I always apply this before bed, and throughout the day as and when, and as a result I have very soft lips than are not prone to cracking or splitting, or burning in the high altitude sun.

                I personally think it's a bit sticky to use as a skin, rather than lip, lubricant, though this is one of the purported uses of petroleum jelly. Still, with the design of this product, I think they're expecting 99% of people only to use it on lips anyway. I do, however, apply it to the front of teeth before performances as it helps you smile wider. True story.

                This is a 20g tin which doesn't sound like much, but which lasts a long time. The lid helps keep it fresh and not hard and crusty as very old petroleum jelly can sometimes go, and as long as you always use a clean finger, it doesn't get mucky inside, no matter how many times you open it.

                These are a Superdrug exclusive, only available on their website or instore. The current (May 2011) price is £1.25 which they say is down from £1.39...but I know when I bought mine they were on offer for under £1. Even at the top price show, it's still a great price for a nifty little product that works so well. (NB the regular, non-SPF Blue tin is still available for 99p).

                At the current price there's virtually no different between the cost of Little Tins and the cost of Vaseline tins, and in my opinion there's little to differentiate the products themselves either. This surprised me a bit as I had expected them to undercut the price just a little to make a point. That said, I like the Pink because it is bright and shiny, and easy to find among my belongings. Others might favour it for the blatant play on the popular 'Little Brown Bag' shoppers you can get in Bloomingdales. Either way, they're as good as the big brand alternative, and therefore recommended.


                * Speaking of Vaseline, people are obsessed with it the world over. In Mexico I once bought some infused with the "smooth scent of baby" (!) and yesterday my teens were so obsessed with doing their lips that I actually used it as a destination when we played 'Wiki Races'

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                  In future I'll be sticking to Vaseline!

                  I have to admit - I am like a magpie - if I see something shiny then I usually want it. A few weeks back I was stood in Superdrug, waiting to be served when I saw a 'Little Pink Tin' glistening at me... On impulse I bought it, primarily because I thought the tin looked fun and girly. I noticed that you can also buy blue and green tins containing this lip product, but personally, I had to have the pink one!

                  At around £1.20 for a 20g pot it's fair to say that a 'Little Pink Tin' won't break the bank, but this product is priced approximately 30p higher than tins of Vaseline and I find that they moisturise my lips perfectly. So how does the 'Little Pink Tin' match up?

                  I think that it's always good to have a moisturising lip product in my handbag, especially as winter approaches because my lips seem to frequently lose moisture and become chapped. I also like products that look glitzy and girly, so the packaging so the 'Little Pink Tin' is great for me, but when I first opened the pink tin I had difficulty with it - it seemed very tight and was almost jammed on. However I eventually opened it and managed to apply the product to my lips.

                  The texture of this lip product is very similar to Vaseline and when I applied it I was expecting the same effect - however the 'Little Pink Tin' didn't make my lips feel as hydrated as Vaseline and my lips also looked less shiny.

                  Since I bought this tin I've used it on a few different occasions but my initial opinion hasn't changed - although I like the 'Little Pink Tin' packaging, it's for me, the product itself wasn't that great - the tin is difficult to open and it doesn't moisturise my lips as well as I'd hoped. I don't think I will be buying this again... three stars.

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