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I suffer from dry lips all year round - in summer they get burned and in winter they get chapped - which is why I have untold amounts of lip balms, glosses, therapies and creams. The one I have been using the longest though and the one that I always come back to is the Vaseline Lip Therapy tin, which is the best on the market as far as I'm concerned.
What Is Good About It?
It is a petroleum jelly apparently which just sounds weird, but it must mean that it is a super product because I find that it really does make my lips feel soft and moisturised, no matter what the weather condition outside.
I find that I don't need very much of it at all, which doesn't stop me from getting carried away when I apply it, but it does mean that the twenty gram tin lasts absolutely ages. It is currently sold for around £1.85 for the tin which I think makes it extremely good value. If you want to bag yourself an even bigger bargain, head to Tesco (at the time of writing) where you can get two tins for £2, which is cracking value!
What's Not Good About It?
Whilst I do think this is a fabulous little product, there are a couple of things about it that I am not so keen on. Firstly it can be a little bit greasy on your fingers, so you need to make sure you have some tissue handy when you are using it. It is this that makes it such a good lip balm though, so a small price to pay I'd say.
Secondly, I am not so keen on the fact that it comes in a tin because I find that after a while the smell of the tin impacts on the balm and it results in a slightly metallic taste which isn't good. They do sell this in larger plastic tubs though, so it might be worth paying a bit more and getting that.
Overall this is definitely a yes because, despite its small issues, it is a great product.
Whenever I have sore lips this is the product I go to to use and it has been this way for many years now as I don't think any other kind of lip salve is as effective as this one.
This comes in a little tin. The one I bought a few days ago was £2.99 but you can usually find it cheaper if you are lucky. The thing is that at £2.99 it's still good value for money as the little tin lasts a long time.
The lid of the tin is sometimes hard to get off but if you give it a bit of a twist as you pull it upwards it usually comes off okay. The vaseline is very thick jelly and usually just a little bit is enough. It is thick but once it is on your skin it gets softer as it warms up and this makes it easy to apply to the skin.
It has no fragrance, it's just simple. you can buy other kinds which do have scents but I like plain and simple!
Once on my lips it feels a bit gooey but not sticky and usually within 15 minutes it has absorbed, although the relief from chapped lips is right away, as soon as this goes on I feel a lot better, it is ever so soothing.
This works at keeping my lips from getting chapped and also aiding recovery if they are already chapped.
I find this a brilliant product which is very effective and easy to use.
I love Vaseline! It is really cheap and it is one of the most versatile products that I know of for protecting your skin.
I have a Vaseline lip therapy 20g little metal pot that sits nicely on my desk at work, I also have one in my handbag, and one at home – I literally scatter them everywhere around me because they are so cheap and I hate wanting Vaseline and not having some just to hand.
The metal tin is really cute looking. It is easy to opne but I have never had it pop open accidently in my bag so it is well designed.
Generally I use Vaseline as my normal lip balm when my lips start to feel a little dry. The original Vaseline is clear in colour and is odourless. There are some other versions available. I have also tried the pink Vaseline which looks very pink in the little tin but comes out very subtle when applied.
As well as using Vaseline on my lips I also apply a bit occasionally under my nose. This is really effective when suffering from hayfever or a cold and you get sore dry skin under your nose from sneezing. Vaseline works not only to give the skin moisture but also protects it from tissues rubbing against it - it really can prevent that horrible red reindeer nose look.
Vaseline is also great to use as a barrier cream around the hair line when applying hair dye and eyebrow dye.
I recommend this product for so many different applications its great and feels lovely on your lips.
I do like to keep my lips moisturised and nourished and own a number of lip salve and lip balm products, using them on a daily basis. I do like to keep a small pot of "Lip Therapy" Vaseline on hand too, and own several varieties.
I paid 89 pence for my small, 20g tin of Original Lip Therapy, purchasing from a local independent pharmacy but you can also purchase from good drugstores such as Superdrug and Boots.
The packaging consists of a small, round tin made of metal. It can be tricky to open at times, as the lid needs to be prised off, but the huge plus point for the product in terms of its packaging is that it is entirely portable and convenient to slip into a handbag or pocket due to its neat size, making it convenient to take out and about.
Of course, as the name would suggest, the item is entirely useful in caring for lips; the thick petroleum jelly works exceptionally well at smothering dry or cracked lips, protecting them from the harsh elements whilst moisturising and softening the lips' delicate layers. I do find it takes a mere moment to dip a fingertip into the tin and smother my lips with the yellowish-coloured jelly. Afterwards, the lips can feel quite greasy, so I do advise using the product sparingly to avoid a 'slicked' feeling.
I find that the Vaseline Lip Therapy works really well at moisturising the lips; even after only one or two applications, dry or cracked skin appears more nourished and much smoother.
One notable downside to using the Vaseline Lip Therapy is the fact it is significantly more greasy in its texture than most other lip balms or lip salves that I buy regularly. This means that it can make a bit of a mess during application, but I also find that it can be difficult to achieve a neat, 'defined' end result. For this reason, I do tend to favour lip balms and moisturisers that are supplied in a neat tube for use when out and about, as applying the Vaseline Lip Therapy when on the go is not as convenient or easy.
It is, however, still an extremely worthwhile purchase, particularly during the harsh winter months when dry skin/lips are more susceptible to the elements.
There are other uses for the product too, probably too many to mention in this review, but it is a handy little item to keep in the first aid kit at home, as a thin layer of Vaseline applied to the nose during a nasty cold will offer instant relief to red, inflamed skin.
All in all, I do feel that the Vaseline Lip Therapy is an extremely worthwhile purchase, and as it is extremely convenient and affordable, I will continue to repurchase it for myself.
On this basis, the product comes with my full recommendation, together with top marks in the rating score.
I use Vaseline all of the time, not only for my lips but I also use it for scratches and grazes. At Christmas time I noticed that HOe Bargains were selling the little blue tins of Vaseline Lip Therapy for only one pound and nineteen pence. I love the packaging of this product as it comes in a lovely looking little blue tin. The only thing that occasionally annoys me about it is that I often have a little bit of bother in getting the top off, and I can easily damage a nail or two in the process. The LIp Therapy itself is purely and simply Vaseline in a tin. It is very easy to apply and it last for ages as I only need to use a tiny amount to my lips. It gives a very natural looking sheen to the lips and the good thing is that it is also protecting and hydrating them at the same time. It has no smell or taste that I am able to detect and as the tin is so tiny I often just put it in the pocket at the side of my handbag and take it with me to work. Vaseline Lip Therapy does definitely improve the look and feel of my lips and it adds moisture. IT's really useful to use in extremes of weather such as sun or wind and cold and it protects from the elements and helps to keep my lips looking and feeling their best whatever the weather is like. Handy tin and easily transportable I love it and totally recommend it.
Vaseline is such a big name in dry skin damage and lip care therapy that it's hard not to know who they are and what they offer. However, I did manage to find someone who has never tried them, my boyfriend.
I suffer from dry lips and the skin around my mouth and I have a broad range of lip care products on my person at all times in several different types. I wear a LOT of Vaseline, even in summer, in order to restore moisture or just to protect them from future damage. I have the Vaseline chap sticks, tubs, normal, aloe vera and rose for when I want a bit of tint back in my lips!
So when I started being with my boyfriend, obviously I had to watch what I put on my lips in case he wanted to kiss me, no one likes a sticky kiss! So I started to wear just the chap sticks which are a bit more balmy than the petroleum jelly.
However, we've been together quite a long time and so I started to branch more into the petroleum jelly's again, especially in the winter when I had a cold. So inevitably, I did get the shocked question 'what do you have on your lips?!' from him. So I told him, and I forced him to try it himself in order to defend myself.
He suffers from man flu quite badly and is always looks at ways to make himself feel better. He also cares about his appearance and no one looks great with dry lips, bunged up nose and feeling 'blurgh' (you know the feeling!). He has fallen in love with Vaseline, it makes him feel a little bit better when he's suffering. He keeps a little pot of the original petroleum jelly next to his bed for when he's feeling unwell, or woken up after a night of snoring and has a dry mouth. He'll keep it in the fridge if it gets a bit warm in the bedroom, but more or less it's within arms reach.
Not that he would ever admit any of this to his friends!
At Christmas, we always have a big raffle at work and this year, I was the lucky winner of a Vaseline gift set which comprised of three different lip balms, the original version bring one of them. Having used Vaseline Lip products before, I was quite pleased with my 'winnings'!
The lip balm comes in small tin which is blue 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 original, there are a couple of other varieties available, Aloe Vera which comes in a green tin, Rosy, in a pink tin and cocoa which comes in a brown tin. I have tried both the Rosy and the Aloe Vera 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.
Thanks for reading.
In 1859, Robert Chesebrough visited an oil field in Pennsylvania. Why? Who can say. While there, he heard of a substance called 'rod wax' that had to be periodically cleaned from pumping equipment; workers used this on burns and other ailments. Chesebrough took samples of this, experimented with extraction techniques and eventually came upon a way to create a substance from petroleum. He named this 'Vaseline', generally believed to be a compound word from the German word for water (wasser) and the Greek word for oil (elaion), along with the pseudo-scientific suffix '-ine'. Now you know.
154 years later, Vaseline is available in a multitude of variations. Management changed too; the brand is now owned by Unilever. Small tins of Vaseline have been available for a long time and come in several varieties, including the addition of various scents. Thus, the original formulation may seem like the Michelle of Destiny's Child (poor Michelle), but actually has the most practical usage.
Uses range from lubrication, both practical (keeping shower curtains sliding, the wheels in Rollerblade turning, preventing light-bulbs sticking in fixtures, and so on) and personal (to avoid chafing during sex* and sports activities). It can also help chapped skin to heal by creating a barrier to trap moisture, and works as an additive to make-up, as well as aiding in removing it. It is the best treatment for chapped lips that I have found.
= How Long Does It Last?
In my experience, the amount of Vaseline in these tins lasts forever, but does tend to take on a strange viscosity after a while. This is when I usually open a new tin.
Vaseline is unlikely to cause allergies, but additives may (aloe vera, for example). There are many tales of people eating Vaseline and the after-effects thereof - from death to a long life - though I can't imagine why you'd want to try it.
Neither Vaseline or the tins are recyclable. You can buy tins of Vaseline for £1 in most chemists or beauty retailers (a la Boots). Tins are slightly more expensive from the likes of Amazon or ebay, though buying in bulk may reduce overall cost.
* Heterosexual couples should not use Vaseline with condoms.
** Title from Kate Bush's "Wow", I still have no idea what she's talking (singing?) about, but it seemed apt.
I always suffer from really dry lips especially during the summer months and I am always trying different lip balms. Today I am reviewing Vaseline lip therapy pocket size original.
The product comes in a small round pocket sized tin (20g) which is perfect for keeping in your handbag or purse. The tin is blue and white and clearly displays the brand Vaseline on the front in white letters. Underneath it tells you that it is petroleum jelly and at the bottom it states it is original. The back of the tin gives the product size which is 20g, gives the ingredients which is simply, petrolatum and says that it is a 'unilever brand.'
The product itself is clear, although whilst in the tin it looks like it has a slight pale yellow colour to it. It has a thick jelly consistency that is quite sticky. To use simply remove the tin lid and apply the desired amount onto your finger and then apply to the lips, gently rubbing it in. The product is unscented but there are others available from the lip therapy range that do have a scent.
- small pocket size
- contains petrolatum which forms a barrier to lock in moisture in your lips
- has multiple uses such as dry cuticle relief, self tanning barrier (I always use it for this to stop parts of my hands glowing orange!) lip exfoliator when used with a toothbrush, helps soothes burns along with many other uses.
The different balms available from the lip therapy range as well as original are: rosy lips, aloe vera, cocoa butter and currently a limited edition pink bubbly (which will be my next purchase) that is available from Boots and Selfridges. They are also available in a 4g stick if preferred rather than the tin.
Price and availability.
The product is widely available from beauty stores, supermarkets, and on line and prices vary usually between £1 and £2 unless it is a limited edition scented balm from the range which can cost up to £3.49.
This is a great multi purpose beauty product that helps keep my lips moisturised and looking healthy. A must have for your beauty bag!
I don't like putting anything on my lips, I don't like to look like I'm wearing make up but when it's very cold weather my lips get dry and cracked and after the cold winter we have just had I have had to use Vaseline. The Mrs gave me her little tin of it and I found that using it helped my lips right away.
It leaves a very slight shine to lips it isn't very obvious but still I prefer to use this at the end of the day so people wont think I'm wearing lip gloss. I find that if I use it as soon as my lips begin to feel sore then it will help them heal very quickly. I don't need to use it regularly. Usually if I use it before bed by the time I wake up my lips are fine. It only really tends to be when it's very cold that they are affected at all.
The tin is very useful as it's only small and it isn't exactly feminine like it would be if it came in a tube. It is small, not much bigger than a 50p so doesn't take up much room. I find it very practical.
The Vaseline itself is easy to take out and apply it's a little greasy but when I wash my hands afterwards it comes away quite easily so that is good.
The Mrs also uses this for other things such as putting on our little ones noses when they have a cold to help it to not become too dry with the constant nose blowing.
This is very good to help with dry skin.
Since finding my little tub of Vaseline I'll never go back to the lip salves stick variety.
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 three Vaseline tubs, one in my handbag, the original one and one at the side of my bed, which is the Aloe Vera one and one on my desk at work, the Rose one. All three of my Vaselines work equally and one tub lasts me a long time. My order of favourites is: the rose, the original and then the aloe Vera.
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.
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!
I've bought this product many times for the past few years and I can't think of any disadvantages that I can tell you about. This is an excellent product which I would highly recommend over any other lip balms.
The product costs about a £1 however this varies depending on where you buy it. I think this is very reasonable considering the high quality of it. It comes in a small round tub which can easily fit into your pocket or bag. However despite its small size this product seems to last for months for me. The lid comes off very easily as you just twist and pull. Sometimes it does stick and it takes a bit of elbow grease to get it off.
The texture is a jelly like substance which you put on using your fingers and smooth over your lips. It can feel quite greasy on your fingers so I always like to wash my hands after use.
The product its self can be used instead of lip gloss or lipstick to give a nice shine and keep them moist throughout the day. However I also use it when my lips are chaffed and this product works wonders and keep them moist and feeling really soothing on sore lips.
I would recommend keeping this in your hand bag at all times and consider it one of my beauty essentials.
I have genuinely dry lips all the time, and I make it my hardest efforts to always keep them moisturised. This means I have loads of moisturisers, glosses, chapsticks etc laying all around my house, car and in my bag Research shows that unlike body skin, the skin on our lips does not naturally create its own moisture layer, leaving it susceptible to dryness and chapping. (<---taken from vaseline website) So this explains a lot why my lips feel so irritatingly dry sometimes! etc. To combat this, Vaseline is one of my effective and popular chapped lip solutions!
The Vaseline lip therapy comes in the cute retro 20g blue and white tin. It costs generally around £2 in superdrug and boots etc, but sometimes I manage to nab it in the odd 99p store which really is a bargain! It is a bit of a rip off when I can get a huge jar of vaseline for around the same price that will last longer, but for the ease of carrying it around I am happy to buy it.
It is essentially petroleum jelly which smells neutral and although in the tin it looks slightly yellow it is completely transparent and doesn't leave any colour on my lips. 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 gives excellent protection from chapping, cold winds and helps to heal and sooth any cracks I have already from where I often bite my lip.
This does last well, but for some reason with vaseline I find myself re-applying this quite frequently. It isn't sticky or clammy on my lips and is not greasy either. Vaseline doesn't leave my lips looking shiny, but has a decent neutral look and works amazing as a basecoat to applying lipsticks and lipglosses.
Although a lip therapy, the Vaseline is really versatile and recently I had to use it for an awful burn after an incident with a candle :( the beauty of Vaseline is it can be used for so much not just for lips!
I prefer this tin as it is so much easier to open than the Superdrug little tin brands! A quick swivel of the lid and it pops open with ease, and isn't impossible to get into when I am naughtily at a red light driving and my lips need some rejuvenation lol.
Overall I really like this tin of Vaseline lip therapy, and think they are great for carrying around for on the go, on point lip moisturisation. The tins are ideal at popping discreetly in a pocket or in a handbag or clutchbag, taking up minimal space and despite my problems with re-application (I think I just like using vaseline on my lips too much lol) I will still be giving these 5 out of 5 stars!
~Vaseline Lip Therapy~
The Lip Therapy range from Vaseline includes 5 different lip products. I will be discussing the original, unscented Lip Therapy.
Lip Therapy is a petroleum jelly which once applied to your lips, provides a protective barrier against chapping and dryness. It helps to maintain the skins natural moisture barrier.
Lip Therapy is presented in a small, round tin which is blue and white in colour. The other types are colour coded. The tin is described as being 'pocket size' and is ideal for popping in your handbag or jacket pocket to apply on the go.
~Price and Availability~
Lip Therapy is available in a 20g sized tin. It is stocked in stores such as Boots and Superdrug. Expect to pay £1.79-£2.00 when at full price.
I normally have a tin of Lip Therapy kicking about in my make up box. I don't use it daily as I prefer scented or nude coloured lip products but it is a godsend during the colder months. This range seems popular and many of my friends and family use it. I have bought my best friend a set containing three of the Lip Therapy products to put in with her Christmas present.
The lid of tin is nice and secure but is fiddly to open and close especially with product covered hands. My lips are often dry and sore. Whilst Lip Therapy isn't designed to heal already dry lips, it does protect them for becoming worse. I normally use my Lush lip scrub and then slick this over the top to protect my lips before heading out.
Lip Therapy has a solid consistency which starts to melt slighty when I run my finger across the surface. It looks tinted but goes on clear. A little goes a long way with this product as too much leaves my lips feeling really greasy and heavy. Lip Therapy spreads well across my lips and leaves a sort of 'film' across the surface. It leaves my lips looking moist, protected and with a healthy appearance.
Lip Therapy works well at protecting my lips from bad weather conditions. My lips feel less sore but I am not overly keen on how greasy my lips feel for a while after applying Lip Therapy.It doesn't absorb like a regular lip balm but simply sits on the surface of my lips ensuring they aren't agitated by the cold. I can handle using it occasionally to leave my lips in a protected, healthy condition. I have been using this quite a lot to ensure my lips don't dry out during the colder days and the effects do last well depending on how often I eat or drink afterwards.
Lip Therapy (or Vaseline in general) can be used in other beauty activities including slicking down eyebrows, giving eyelashes a glossy coat or for applying around the hairline to protect the skin from being stained whilst hair dying. I have tried the latter and find it works well. I'm sure there are many other uses but the main use for me is for protecting my lips.
Lip Therapy is a good product to use to prevent lips from becoming damaged. Nothing is more unsightly than dry, chapped lips and I certainly wouldn't like to kiss someone who has damaged lips. It isn't my favourite product to use on my lips but it is a tried, tested and very popular lip product. As only a small amount is needed per use, one little tin lasts for ages. The shape of the tin allows for every bit of the product to be used - no wastage here. Less than £2.00 is a very fair price to pay given the effects and how long a 20g tin lasts for. I do prefer the flavoured Lip Therapy products but wouldn't say the Original had a bad taste.
Thanks for reading x
Vaseline Lip Therapy
An absolute daily essential of mine is some sort of lip gloss or lip balm. If I'm honest I tend to splurge a little when it comes to buying lip balm as I do think that with a lot of these items it does pay to spend a bit more and get something much better in quality. However, I have found that one of the expectations to that rule is the Vaseline lip therapy balm contained in the little metal containers (as pictured above), they are fab and typically only retail around the 99 pence mark.
Vaseline itself is a great product that has so many different uses, I don't think my nose would cope with a nasty cold without it. But for the purposes of this review I am going to concentrate on the intended use of the Vaseline in these pocket size tins, i.e., as a lip balm.
I'm sure most people at least recognise the Vaseline brand name and probably the product itself. The Vaseline lip therapy balm is no different, it is a thick petroleum gel that acts as a barrier while helping to ease the discomfort of dry and chapped lips. Making it great for use in the cold weather we are currently experiencing so far this winter.
My one main complaint with the lip balm isn't the lip balm itself but the container. Yes the metal tin is easy to open, easy to use and pretty indestructible making it ideal to throw into any bag or pocket when you are on the go. But for me, the metal tin also hinders when and where I am likely to use the lip balm. For example, I only keep my tin of Vaseline lip balm at home in the bathroom, I like to be able to wash my hands before applying something to my lips and when you are out and about shopping or elsewhere it isn't always that straight forward or possible.
But even despite my reservations about the container, I still love the product inside. I use the Vaseline balm more or less every morning before I take my dogs out for a walk. I live in the country and when it's windy, cold, or even bright and sunny we don't have a lot of shade or cover where our morning ramblings take us. I find that especially in winter my lips can get very sore and very dry quite quickly, but having a thick layer of Vaseline on before we leave the comfort and warmth of the house tends makes a huge difference. I can also say from experience that Vaseline does wash out of most scarf's because it can get everywhere when the wind is blowing.
Yes, yes and yes. It's a great product and the simple nature and design of the packaging also makes it a great unisex product. My hubby is more than happy to use this when he has sore or dry lips unlike the vast majority of my other lip balms that he wouldn't come within ten feet of. If you haven't already tried this and are looking for a good lip balm then definitely consider picking up a small tin of the Vaseline Lip therapy. You can generally find the Vaseline lip balm everywhere from supermarkets, to chemists.
From me the Vaseline lip therapy balm gets four out of five stars. It would definitely get the full five stars if they could bundle it into some sort of stick or wand type container.
I really wouldn't be without one of these Vaseline lip therapy balms!
Soothes dry skin and lips /