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      05.12.2014 21:12
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      • "Great moisturiser"

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      Great pocket sized balm

      The lip balm comes in small tin which is green and white which is quite simple looking yet easily identifiable as Vaseline. The tin measures around 3inches in diameter which I find is really handy as I find it is easy to transport in my pocket, handbag or on nights out, I have even managed to fit this into my purse.

      During the winter months, I really suffer with dry lips so having a good lip balm is crucial and over the years, I have tried many different versions however I must say, I am quite pleased with this one. The balm glides on quite effortlessly and I find that I don't have to apply much to my lips for them to feel fully hydrated. Once applied, my lips have a nice sheen to them which is always a bonus. The balm also does a good job at staying put, I tend to touch my lips quite a lot during the day and I find that I don't have to reapply as much as I would normally.

      I don't wear lipstick very often, mainly at the weekends but I find that if I apply my normal lipstick on top of this, it too tends to stay in place longer than normal. Although I prefer lip balms which are in a stock format as I think they are more hygienic (I don't like putting my finger in the pot), the bonus of applying with my finger means I am a little more accurate, especially if I am using on my eye lashes or eyebrows. I only tend to use it for this when I am not going out anywhere and I am giving my face a 'day off' from makeup, I find that by applying to my eye lashes and eye brows, it makes them look defined and like I am wearing subtle makeup. As well as the Aloe Vera version, there are a couple of other varieties available, Original which comes in a blue and white tin, Rosy, in a pink and white tin and cocoa which comes in a brown and white tin. I have tried all the other versions and have been just as impressed with these.

      The cost of this is around £2 for a 20g tin, I have spotted this in most high street chemists, supermarkets and discount stores, the price does vary quite a bit as I have seen this as low as £1 which I think is an excellent price. At Christmas, there gift set retailed for around £4 (on offer) so I will be keeping my eye out this year and stocking up.

      Overall, I would recommend and give this but because I prefer lipstick style balms, I would only give it 4 out of 5 stars.

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      27.10.2014 14:47
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      • Cheap
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      • "Tight lid"
      • "Can be greasy"

      Cheap but good lip therapy

      I am the sort of person who always needs lip balm everyday as my lips get so chapped its unbelievable, therefore I always carry at least one on my person at all times.

      I have used a variety of different brands but one of my personal favourites is the vaseline lip therapy tins.
      I like these because they are cheap, small to carry and last a long time.

      Each tin is 20g and is priced between £1-£2 depending on the store. They have a variety of different 'flavours' as it were; including normal Vaseline (no colour, no scent) , a rose smelling one which I personally am not keen on, but looks pretty. My personal favourite and one which I have repurchased the most is the coco butter scent! I love the smell and is so addictive, I put it on all the time! Many more flavours are available but vary from store to store.

      I find that the tins are strong and sturdy so it doesn't matter if you just throw it into your bag like I do as the product will never escape. However I do sometimes struggle to open the tin due to how tight it is, but the more the product is used, it loosens up a bit so its bearable.

      The product itself lasts for absolutely ages, to use it all you need to do is take off the lid and use your finger to swirl round the tin and simply apply to your lips. The only problem with this is that sometimes it can leave your fingers feeling a bit greasy afterwards, but I like to rub the excess from my finger onto my hands as i have a burn scar there and it tends to help make that less visible (two jobs in one woo).
      Chances are, you will more than likely lose the tin before you actually run out of product, therefore good value for money!

      I would recommend this for people with dry or sore lips or for anyone who just wants to add a bit of shine to their lips without wanting the stickiness that you get from using lipgloss.

      Thankyou.

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      27.10.2014 10:34
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      • Moisturising
      • "Lasts a long time"
      • "Handy size"

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      • "Greasy fingers"
      • Expensive

      Top Quality, Pleasant Lip Balm

      The Vaseline Lip Therapy tins are my favourite lip balms. I find the product is moisturising and makes my lips feel soft for a long time. Usually I use the 'regular' product in the blue tin, but recently I have purchased the 'aloe vera' version in the green tin. Each tin is 20g and this lasts me a long time, much longer than the stick lip balms that may be cheaper.

      My current tin has a different design on it from the design pictured. I'm not sure if this is a new design or just a limited edition one, but it has a more retro pattern on the lid - a bit art nouveau, with it's turn-of-the-century swirls. I really like it.

      According to the Vaseline website the tin contains Isopropyl Myristate (a skin conditioning agent) and Aloe Vera which is well known for soothing skin especially after burns. The aloe vera version smells herbally, it reminds me a bit of tea tree oil but with a bit more 'tang'. I do not find it offensive or over-powering. I don't tend to lick my lips with the product on (it's a bit counter-productive) but I haven't noticed a taste to it. I am fortunate that my lips not crack, but they do get dry and feel uncomfortable. I always keep a tin on my desk, on my dressing table and in my handbag.

      The main disadvantage is that to apply it you need to use your fingertips, which means they could be greasy (and of course, a clean finger is also a good idea). A tin in your pocket, or on a hot day can get quite soft and sticky making it hard to get the right amount for application (really you only need a smear). However once it is on, it does last for a good few hours. I don't find it lasts long after eating, so I usually reapply then. For me this keeps my lips moisturised for longer than other stick brands.

      I love the size of the tin as it can fit in a pocket or a small compartment in your bag, and it lasts a lot longer than a stick balm. My last tin cost me £1.80 but you can see them from £1.50-£2 in various places. I usually pick one up when I see a good price as they are handy to have.

      Highly recommended


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        07.08.2014 02:09
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        Handbag Essential at a Bargain Price!

        This is a brilliant product. I was a bit wary at first as it is really cheap and I was worried it was another one of those gimmicky products that claim to do amazing things but are a complete fail, however I was pleasantly surprised. Unlike our body skin, the lips are prone to dryness and chapping as they don't retain moisture. With the help of vaseline it restores the moisture in the lips making me them feel smooth and luscious. It's a product everyone must own. I must have 3 tins (if not more) dotted around the house. They come in a small tin which fits perfectly in handbags or pockets. I have been using this product for years and have found that a small bit goes a long way. Therefore one tin has managed to last me months! the scent is subtle yet satisfying and feels very nice on my lips. I have found that it actually stays on for a while. I used to have a major problem with chapped lips, however having used this chapped lips are now a thing of a past. I honestly can't remember the last time I had chapped lips. After using this product my lips are in a far better condition than they were previously. The only fault I can think of is the fact that I have to keep dipping my finger in. I think its a bit unhygienic and is really annoying when you get a bit of fluff or dirt stuck in the vaseline. However its still a great product and definitely worth every penny! I will definitely be repurchasing in the future when I run out!

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        19.07.2014 20:17
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        • "Keeps lips moisturised "
        • "Good price"
        • "Smells great"

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        • "Leaves lips greasy "

        Great smelling moisturiser for your lips

        === Introduction: ===
        Vaseline has been around for over 100 years[1] and are famous for their petroleum jelly, which is used in their lip-balm products. They come in a small variety of ‘flavours; including rose, original and Aloe Vera. I am reviewing their Aloe Vera lip-balm for chapped lips. This product is not vegetation or vegan friendly

        === Packaging: ===
        This stuff is found in a small, round tin containing 20ml of the lip-balm. The tin is white in colour, with the top half of the lid in light green, signifying that it is the Aloe Vera balm. The original is blue and the rose is pink, so it’s very easy to pick this one out on the shelf.

        === Ingredients: ===
        I don’t know much about the ingredients, and what’s good and what’s not, but the list is quite small:
        Petrolatum, Aroma, Isopropyl Myristate, Aloe, Barbadensis, Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Limonene, Linalool.

        === Smell: ===
        I’m not a fan of the smell of normal Vaseline, and don’t like it on my lips, so I opted for something a little nicer. You can still smell the aniseed-y smell of normal Vaseline, but it’s mostly hidden by the sweet smell of Aloe Vera. It fits easily in a makeup bag, pocket or handbag.

        === Consistency: ===
        This is like most lip-balms, it’s quite thick and gel-like, however, It goes on to the lips quite well. It leaves the lips feeling a little greasy.

        === Application: ===
        Applying this is just like applying any other lip-balms; you just take a little on your finger, and then spread in on, or around the mouth. It can be used around the lips for chapped skin around the lips. Like with most balms, a little goes a long way.

        === Price and Availability: ===
        You can find this stuff in Boots and Superdrug. The tin is only available in 20ml
        Boots: £1.99 [2]
        Superdrug: £1.32 [3]

        It is also available at Asda and Tesco’s

        === Results: ===
        This lip-balm is one of my favourites; it leaves my lips feeling a little greasy, but gives them good moisture, and stops them from being so chapped all the time.

        === Overall Opinion: ===
        This is one of my favourite lip balms, it smells really nice, keeps my lips moisturised, it’s not too expensive, and it lasts for months!

        === References: ===
        [1] - http://www.vaseline.us/faq.html
        [2] - http://www.boots.com/en/Vaseline-Lip-Therapy-with-Aloe-Vera-20g-_11145/?cm_mmc=pla-_-google-_-PLAs-_-PLAs+-+All+Products
        [3] - http://www.superdrug.com/Skin/Face/Lip-Care/Vaseline-Lip-And-Aloe-Vera-Therapy/p/50326?gclid=Cj0KEQjwrqieBRCln82Rgufz7I0BEiQAPNjAI0QkZl2P2-CuztksE5w6-9Co65mc1qyMpg0G5hmIHv8aAqTJ8P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds#.U8qzG_ldX08

        This review can also be found on Ciao under the same username.

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        09.02.2014 14:26
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        an excellent, versatile product at a great price

        Vaseline lip therapy with aloe vera, along with the pink tinted version, is my absolute favourite lip balm. The little tin that it comes in is perfect for handbags or coat pockets, and does not spill or leak, even if the product gets warm. The lid is tight fitting, but easy to open as it has a lip that you can get a grip on.

        The product itself is great to use. You are supposed to apply the product with your fingers which means you can use as much or as little as you want. However, it can leave you finger tip feeling quite greasy, unlike lip balms that are applied like lipstick.

        The main bonus with the aloe vera version is the fragrance. The smell is delicious, and reminds me of a fruity sweet like jelly babies. The aloe vera also makes this balm excellent for healing. I use it on my children's skin when they have colds, as it keeps the skin around their lips and noses soft and free of the irritation that constant nose blowing can cause. As it is such a gentle product, it does not sting when applied to sore skin.

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        04.12.2013 13:37
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        Great product for these winter months

        I was out and about today and realised I didn't have any Vaseline or chap stick on me. Disaster. I simply cannot cope without something for my always dry lips.

        I nipped into Boots and bought a tin of this Vaseline lip therapy with Aloe Vera. The 20g tin cost £1.99.

        The tin is small enough to fit in the palm of my hand and is round. The base of the tin is a mid green colour and the front is half and half; white and green. It is quite striking.

        The top of the lid prises off to reveal the Vaseline inside.

        As with all tins or tubs of Vaseline, you use your fingers to scoop out what you need and apply to your chapped lips, although i do know people who also swear by rubbing a dollop of this into elbows too.

        Today is a bitterly cold day where I am and the Vaseline is very hard. The same as a block of butter out of the fridge! As a result I do need to apply a bit of pressure to get some produce to put on my lips.

        As always, the Vaseline soothes my chapped lips instantly and really makes me feel like it is doing a good job of protecting then from further damage.

        The Aloe Vera is a nice touch. The Vaseline smells nice, lightly fragranced of fresh herbs or flowers. Very pleasant and wholesome. I don't really like fruity lip balms any more as I find they can be a little sickly when you need to apply then all day like I do, but this is nice and peaceful. Refreshing almost.

        So will I buy this again and would I recommend? Yes. On both counts. Definitely.

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        05.08.2013 08:42
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        An updated version of a classic beauty product

        Lip balm is a daily essential for me, and I always have several on the go, one for handbag, one for home, and one for work. Because the skin cells on your lips do not produce any sebum they require a little extra help to stay in good condition, and I like to apply lip balm regularly so that my lips stay moisturised and to avoid suffering with dry, chapped skin. The standard Vaseline Lip Therapy petroleum jelly is available in a whole range of different varieties, and I have recently been using my Aloe Vera version. It costs RRP £1.99 for a 20g tin.

        Vaseline is a well-known household name and I expect most women will have a tin or two of their Lip Therapy products lying around somewhere. I have used Vaseline products before and was drawn to the Aloe Vera version in particular based solely on the nice green colour of the packaging. The lip treatment comes in the classic round metal tin and I must say I wish that Vaseline would update their packaging - the tins are fiddly to get open and I always have to wiggle the lid around for a while before it will lift off properly. The product must be rubbed onto your fingertip and then transferred to the lips by rubbing it directly over the skin. I dislike this method of application as it's both messy and annoying. I have long fingernails and find it difficult to correctly position my fingertips onto the petroleum jelly without also scooping some up underneath my nails which is quite a disgusting feeling and means that the excess product gets wasted. I'm also left with residue on my fingers which then must be wiped away to avoid coating anything else I might touch with a smear of grease. For these reasons I find that it is not practical to carry the tin around with me in my handbag for use on the go, and prefer to keep this at home, where I can take my time to sit and mess around with opening the tin and there's a supply of tissues available to wipe my hands clean with after application. I usually apply this first thing in the morning to moisturise my lips before blotting and applying lipstick, and I will apply again before bed time after I've brushed my teeth and exfoliated any dead flaky skin from my lips.

        The lip treatment itself is clear and colourless when applied. It has a thick oily texture to it which quickly warms against the skin and makes it easy to rub gently over the lips. It spreads easily without causing aggravation to any dry or damaged areas and seems to provide moisture instantly. Due to the nature of the petroleum jelly base, I find that this lip treatment will sit on the surface of my skin and coats my lips with a protective layer, as well as providing moisture that keeps my lips feeling soft. This doesn't feel sticky at all, although it can seem to wear away quite quickly during the day when it comes into contact with other things. To keep my lips feeling cared for I will need to reapply and keep a constant supply of this treatment covering my lips. When wearing this I am left with a light glossy finish which looks nice with my simple everyday make-up, and I often apply this before putting on my lipstick as otherwise my lips can get dry if I am only using a lip colour without any moisturising treatment. This version of the Lip Therapy contains no SPF so I do switch over to a different lip care product when I know I will be out in the sun for any length of time.

        The Aloe Vera tin stands out against the rest of the Vaseline Lip Therapy range thanks to its green and white tin which makes it instantly recognisable. Aloe Vera is used frequently for its healing and soothing properties, and it makes sense to use it in a lip care treatment. This also has the benefit of making the petroleum jelly smell more appealing, as it has a lovely light and fresh scent. I have been using this product regularly for other applications than just on my lips. In particular, I find it is really useful for when I am dyeing my hair at home. I rub on a thin layer all around my hairline on my face, over my ears, and at the back of my neck, and this helps to prevent any staining occurring, as the Vaseline simply wipes clean away and any excess hair dye comes along with it. I have also found this to be a lifesaver when going through my latest summer cold. I was blowing my nose so frequently that the skin around my nostrils became damaged and was very sore, and this got worse every time I blew my nose. I was already using balm coated tissues, which are effective to a point, but my skin needed some extra care and so I applied Vaseline over the sore areas of skin to help soothe it. This also helped to form a protective barrier that meant that when I had to blow my nose again, the friction was lessened and so it did not hurt. I reapplied every time I blew my nose and this helped my skin get back to normal again in no time.

        This Aloe Vera Vaseline Lip Therapy treatment is a good improvement on a classic beauty product. It is effective for many different uses and is a good value lip treatment that will last for ages because of the large 20g tin. I like this variety and would happily buy it again.

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          05.07.2013 17:19
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          Decent lip balm

          I have tubes and tubs of lip balms hiding everywhere, there is one in my handbag, the car glove box, kitchen drawer, you name the place, I've probably got a lip balm! I don't wear any lipstick and very rarely wear lip gloss so use lip balm pretty much all of the time. One brand which I buy on a regular basis is Vaseline.

          Vaseline aloe vera lip therapy is quite widely available to purchase from places like Boots and Superdrug and from most supermarkets. The pocket size 20g tin usually costs no more than £2.

          The packaging is typical of the Vaseline lip therapy range being a metal tin that is circular in shape. It is mainly white in colour with a turquoise twist indicating the aloe vera properties of the product inside. The lid is easy to twist off of the top of the tin, sometimes packaging like this can prove tricky to open but that isn't the case with this one. All in all, I think the packaging is nice as it is very transportable and won't take up too much room in your pocket or handbag.

          As this is a petroleum jelly, you would expect it to be on the greasy side but this aloe vera Vaseline isn't as greasy and oily as I imagined it would be. It's an off white colour and after opening the tin you can smell faint aloe vera properties. I find it easy to glide my finger over the top of the Vaseline to get a good coating of the product, it sort of melts as you rub your finger over the top. Then then makes it extremely easy to glide over the top of your lips and it gives a nice even coverage. Once applied, the Vaseline does take quite a while to sink into the lips and get to work. It does tend to start with quite a sticky feeling on my lips but this feeling doesn't last too long before it makes lips feel refreshed and moisturised. I find that I need to reapply this again after 3-4 hours if I leave it but I usually reapply before this anyway as a habit.

          The price is good for the amount of time a tin lasts me, I only use a tiny amount each time I apply this lip balm so I feel like I get my monies worth so for that reason I would recommend it. It does leave quite a sticky feeling on my lips to begin with but this soon goes.

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          28.05.2013 09:59
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          4 stars

          Vaseline has been as long as I can remember and I have never really bothered with it until I used one my daughter had been bought and decided I quite liked it so bought myself an Aloe Vera one. The Vaseline tins come in 4 varieties, original, Aloe Vera, Rosy lips and Cocoa Butter and they vary in price, in discount style stores you can often pick them up at £1 a tin but supermarkets tend to be around the £2 mark.

          The product comes in a small metal tin which is circular in shape and made up of white and green, the tin is very simple and just has the name of the product and the variety on the top of it. The tin is about 4cms in diameter and the lid pops on and off, I was surprised to find that the tin wasn't sealed in any way but it isn't too much of an issue as you would be able to tell if any had been used or even if any little fingers had been messing about with it.

          The list of ingredients in the product are, Petrolatum Aroma Isopropyl Myristate Aloe Barbadensis Citral Citronellol Eugenol limonene linalool.

          On opening the tin you are greeted with a lovely smell, I have always loved the smell of Aloe Vera and wasn't disappointed with this. To apply you simply need to rub your finger across the top of the product and it sort of clings to your finger so not much force is needed then use your finger to smooth across your lips. I find the product really does moisturise my lips and prevents me from biting at them when they are chapped however I find that my lips feel quite sticky too.

          The product leaves your lips looking shiny and feeling nicely moisturised, it is the perfect size to pop in your handbag and the lid is nice and secure on the tin. I have found that if the tin gets warm the product seems to become stickier so I tend to avoid leaving it in warm places. I like this product but rate it 4 stars due to the stickiness and also the fact that the tin isn't sealed so you don't know you are the only person to stick your fingers in it.

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          09.05.2013 11:55
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          A great product with a multitude of uses.

          INTRODUCTION

          Vaseline is a useful product with a long history. Vaseline is a brand of petroleum jelly, produced as a byproduct from the petroleum industry. It's long been used to lubricate and moisturise.

          The little pocket tins of Vaseline began appearing a few years ago. Just at the time when I found I had a problem that some moisturisation would solve...


          PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

          Vaseline Lip Therapy tins hold 20g of product and cost around a pound each. They come in a variety of flavours but I always use the original variant, colour coded blue, or the aloe vera, colour coded green.

          Tins aren't sealed, which I think is a drawback, as the product cannot be guaranteed as sanitary. I always choose a tin from the back of the shelf to minimise the risk that someone opened the tin before me.

          The tin comes in two halves which open with very little force. I have discovered the tins can fly open if dropped, but otherwise they seem to stay closed even if carried around with all the detritus I keep in my handbag.


          USER EXPERIENCE

          The product may be called Lip Therapy but I use it for a very different reason. I've always suffered from nosebleeds on long-haul flights. I can usually set my watch by when they start, bang on 4 hours into flight time. By then my nasal membranes have dried out in the awful recycled air of an aircraft and the nosebleeds begin. This happened once on a flight to the US and when I arrived I mentioned it to the friend I was visiting. She introduced me to saline solution and on the way back I regularly squirted my nose with this. Problem was (a) it was really embarrassing to use and (b) the bottle was heavy when taken into cabin luggage allowance.

          On returning home I decided I needed a different approach. Since I often get nosebleeds on cold days too (again as my nasal membranes dry out) I decided I needed some kind of moisturiser, or barrier. Vaseline seemed to fit the bill. I bought a Lip Therapy tin, as it was small and convenient, and tried applying a small amount into each nostril just before flying. It looked like I was picking my nose but I decided I didn't care!

          The Vaseline worked brilliantly! It's transparent so can't be easily seen, and I found that it reduced my incidents of nosebleeds dramatically. It also stayed in my nose for several hours so I didn't need to reapply very often. The aloe vera gave it an extra soothing quality.

          I now also use Vaseline for the opposite problem. When I have a runny nose from a cold I'll put a little of this product just below my nose to prevent soreness as my nose drips. Again, it works.

          I wouldn't use this on my lips as I don't think tin lip balm is particularly hygienic (I always use a lipstick balm); if you don't wash your hands before applying you could transfer all sorts of germs to the tin and then to your mouth. However, for nose problems, it works a treat.


          SUMMARY

          A great little product that is convenient to use. It's saved me a lot of discomfort.

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            04.05.2013 17:48
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            A new twist on an old favourite

            I cannot think of a time in my life when Vaseline wasn't around. From a childhood with a mother who would dab Vaseline or Nivea on any kind of burn, sore or imperfection, I grew up knowing that Vaseline was dull, sticky but ultimately effective. For many years I could be found with a small plastic tub in my handbag, almost always with the surface of the product covered in all sorts of nasty fluff which it picked up when the lid fell off. I got fed up with these horrors and gave up on Vaseline, coming back again only when they started to sell the small round tins whose lids have a rather better record for staying in place.

            I've never liked the rather industrial taste of the standard Vaseline so even though I knew it to be probably the best and cheapest way to avoid chapped lips, I had given up using it. I didn't like the fluff, I didn't like the sticky fingers or the rather industrial taste of the stuff. Finding myself with really chapped lips one cold day, I asked a colleague for a 'dab' of her Vaseline which turned out to be the Aloe Vera version. It both smelled and tasted lovely and I was hooked. I headed straight off to the shop to buy my own tin.

            My tin lives next to my computer at home. I only use it indoors because I have long hair and if I go outside with Vaseline on my lips and there's a bit of a wind, I end up with hair stuck all round my mouth. Whenever my lips feel even slightly sore, I open the tin and give them a quick smear to make them feel both soothed and moisturised. Only a very small amount is needed and I have to take care not to get too much. The healing properties of aloe vera are well established and in combination with Vaseline, the two deliver even better care.

            The tin is referred to as 'Pocket Size' and contains just 20g. Don't be tempted to think you should buy a bigger one unless you know that you need it as even a small tin lasts a very long time. Shop around and you can pick one up for as little as a pound.

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              I would stick to the original version from now on!

              I am a big fan of the Original Vaseline, its perfect for keeping lips soft, acting as a finishing cream to keep my eye brows in place and adding a tiny shine to my cheeks on top of blusher, in fact its one of the best all around beauty products!

              So when Vaseline brought out an extended range a few years (with Aloe Vera, with SPF, with Liptint) ago I jumped right in and tried them all!

              This review is specifically for the Vaseline with Aloe Vera. It comes in a little green metal tin and retails at around £1-£1.50 in most chemists and general stores.

              It is simply the original Vaseline blended with some Aloe Vera (which would traditionally have been know for its healing qualities and is also an effective moisturiser).

              The product looks exactly the same as Vaseline - is clear coloured and has the same consistency.

              Again it has the same general uses as Vasline. Personally I mostly use Vaseline as a lip balm or to soften small patches of dry skin on my hands. Whilst this version works effectively on dry skin it had a slightly strange reaction on my lips and whilst it moisturised them it left them feeling very very itchy.

              A few minutes after application I couldn't bare it anymore and had to completely remove.

              I don't ususally have sensitive skin or lips so its odd for my to have a reaction to this. I was very disappointed and will stick to the trusted Original Variety from now on!

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              19.08.2012 19:38
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              An excellent lip salve!

              Since finding my little tub of Vaseline I'll never go back to the lip salves stick variety.  

              About Vaseline
              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.

              Packaging
              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.  

              Usage
              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!

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              26.06.2012 01:23
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              A great product

              A little tub of Vaseline is one of them products that everyone has seen and is aware of.
              I always bought the original blue one almost automatically without glancing at the others as it was one that I always purchased. However recently I had bought the big tin of vaseline that contained inside it the 4 different vaseline products available. These came in pink, brown, blue and green. The pink being rosy, the blue as the standard original vaseline tub, the brown was cocoa butter and finally the green being aloe vera.

              The tub was on offer at £5, which I thought was a good deal as each tin of vaseline is priced at £1.79 individually at Superdrug and I also liked the large container these individual tins were placed in.

              This review is for the aloe vera vaseline which comes in a light green and white tin. The packaging states it is lip therapy which soothes dry skin and lips. It is petroleum jelly and is a little tin of 20g. The back of the tin mostly contains the barcode and just the ingredients. The tin is easily opened by lifting up, yet secure enough so it would not empty out into your bag and roll off. Once opening the tin the first noticable thing is the scent. Unlike the orignal vaseline tub the aloe vera one has a nice scent to it that is not over-powering but subtle.

              The vaseline itself has to be applied by using your finger, and it is full to the top so it has plenty in there. The first time you apply it you have to dig your finger in a bit to get some out properly but after that it is easily applied. Once applied to your lips it really is quite soothing and you can tell it is a good quality product which does the job it is required. It is very good for dry lips and for general use. It also gives your lips a nice little glossy tint to it.

              I used to carry vaseline around in my bag all the time but have recently stopped as I prefer using lip balm where I do not need to use my fingers to apply it as it leaves my fingers greasy and it is just more convenient for me to use a roll out lip balm. However I cannot fault this tub of vaseline and it is still something that I used daily whilst it is in the house. I rarely ever get to the end of the tin as you only need to use a little bit each time. I mainly always end up losing or misplacing it before it is finished, it really is long-lasting.
              Though if unlike me you do get to finish it all off without misplacing it I did read in another review that it is a nice little size to store spare change in for the car etc, which is a nice idea and a handy use for the tin too.

              Overall I give the product 5 stars as it good lip therapy, since using the aloe vera tub I do prefer it over the original one and would buy it again.

              Thanks for reading :)
              This review may also be posted on ciao at some point.

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