Product Type: Vaseline makeup
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Protecting Lips From Chapping..
Vaseline Lip Therapy
Member Name: angelboouk
Vaseline Lip Therapy
Advantages: cheap, lasts well, easy to use, protects lips from further damage
Disadvantages: no flavour, fiddly to open sometimes, doesn't heal already damaged lips
~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
Summary: a good product which has stood the test of time