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This is a review of Vaseline Lip Therapy Stick in the green colour which is Aloe. I always seem to be reviewing lip balm but then I always seem to be buying it too! The reason I am reviewing this one now is because I have just actually come to the end of the tube (quite an achievement for me!) and am now deciding whether it will be one that I will repurchase in the future.
I usually buy lip balm on the hop, that is, I am in town with sore lips or biting them and need to stop and lip balm always helps me to stop picking or chewing.
The purchase / price
I saw this tube in a chemists and purchased it but I am not sure where I was at the time. I have found them online at Lloyds Pharmacy for £1.99 to give you an idea of the price. Most places sell the Vaseline lip therapy tins but this is a totally different product.
The tubes of vaseline lip therapy are coloured 4g twist up tubes. The colours indicate the content so there is green for aloe vera, blue for original, pink for rosy lips and brown for cocoa butter. The tubes have a white twist up base and are nice and compact, easily fitting in your pocket or bag. The lid is a long one so not easily lost but I have to say my lid has cracked as I came to the end of using it, probably due to it being in my pocket all the time. Inside is a solid stick of lip balm, not at all like the tins which I find melt quite easily, this stays pretty solid even when warm from your pocket.
I think the packaging is quite retro to say this is a fairly new product on the market. It is a good alternative to the petroleum jelly version which I find quite greasy. Every time I get this out, my daughter shouts "Yes" (as in give me a go) and she hasn't quite mastered the art of just putting it on your lips and not eating it! But then she is not yet two so has a lot to learn about the beauty industry yet.
So would I repurchase? Yes, and I think I would stick to the aloe rather than trying the other formulas as I was happy with it. I won't be rushing out to buy it, purely because I have millions of tins and tubes of lip balm already but you can bet I'll be caught short out and about sooner or later and will look out for this product. I think £2 is a fair price for it but the green could be a nicer shade than the slightly snotty colour that this tube is.