Product Type: Vaseline makeup
Newest Review: ... 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 m... more
Vaseline Your Lips!
Vaseline Lip Therapy
Member Name: Coffeetiere
Vaseline Lip Therapy
Advantages: Great for sore and dry lips
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!
Summary: My favourite "lip balm"