This stuff is thick and sticky, unlike plain petroleum jelly. There is also no cocoa butter in it (at least not the one sold here in Canada. I looked at the package in walmart the other day, and the only ingredient listed was petroleum jelly).
It lasts a long time, but doesn't really moisturize that much. It's just sticky. I also don't like the deep, narrow pot. I always end up getting it under my nails, which is gross.
way better than regular Vaseline. Not as slippery and more rich and creamy. Better than agave lip mask and a fraction of the price. get compliments on cute packaging at school but its hard to keep it clean.
LIP SAVER OH MY GOD. I have been getting the worst dry lips, and I mean dry to the point where the corners of my mouth have cracks in them.. and i'm not talking little bitty cracks.. i'm talking like.. cracks that look like someone took a knife to my lips. I have tried soooo many lip chaps and lip balms to fix this shit... Burts Bees, EOS, Blistex, Carnex, Nivea.. NOTHING worked.
So I went in to talk to a pharmacist... more like whine to a pharmacist... and she recommended me to this stuff. AND MY GOD AM I GLAD SHE DID. I have used this a grand total of four times so far... (I layer it on before bed so it can really absorb and i'm not eating or drinking or rubbing it off) well... no more cracks! The slits in my lips are completely healed up and gone.. after only four uses! I couldn't even believe it. I'm going to continue to buy this shit for the rest of my life. TOTAL HG!!!!!!!
HOLY MOLY GRAIL. Seriously this stuff ROCKS. I now know the true meaning of holy grail, after having chapped lips for over a year that would not heal, and also spending on tons of products (including By Terry Baume de Rose and Lansinoh Lanolin) trying to fix the issue. Needless to say I was BLOWN AWAY that the solution I didn't think to try was the cheapest all along and right in my medicine cabinet, plain ole VASELINE. Now I understand why I never had this problem when I was a teen bc I just popped some Vaseline on whenever I felt drier. This is how I wanted Baume de Rose to be, in consistency and healing properties. Prior to using this my lips would just peel off in layers and were sometimes bleeding. Now I have the softest dewiest lips that aren't dependent on any product even this one. I am so grateful bc I love wearing lip products and it was a pain in the ass to have to work around and disguise the chappedness, and also avoid kissing my boyfriend.
I learned after some intense research (check reddit too) that occlussives (vaseline, mineral oil) will moisturize best and lock in moisture, whereas occlussives (honey, glycerin, many more/lanolin also was very bad on my lips&hair) will draw moisture out from the skin and into the air giving you only temporary moisturizing effects. A low level of humectants might be ok in some moisturizers, and about 90% of lotions and facial moisturizers include them, but the more it contains the worse off you'll be. From now on I'm looking for as close to non-humectant moisturizers as I can get.
This is the HOLY GRAIL of beauty products! Something that actually works. I also appreciated the simple ingredients, not really any chemicals or crazy shi*. And the packaging has seriously grown on me, think it's really cute. Wish it was a flip top for better convenience but I agree w/ the reviewer that said as long as they don't mess w/ the formula the packaging is fine. It's cute at least. Run to go buy this- it's practically free anyway at a dollar fifty!!! I'm going to buy larger sizes for use on my body and will purchase forever!
Love this stuff! Its been hot here in CA a lot lately and my lips needed saving and it worked liked a dream! I only use at night.... I tried it with lipstick and it was a mess.... Will repurchase once this is used up.. My lips are softer and not as cracked and dry....
I have all 3 of these mini's and the cocoa butter one is my absolute favorite!
It smells incredible and feels so good on my lips.
Plus, it's cute to boot!
I kind of wish they came in a stick form, but I'm not exactly sure that would be possible without screwing with the formula.
HOLY GRAIL STATUS
This is my night time balm that I keep in my nightstand. I absolutely love it!
The first thing I noticed when I opened it was the fragrance. It smells amazing! I can't quite put my finger on the fragrance, but it seems to be chocolate/coconut like. Very rich and enticing.
This balm is very emollient and does a great job conditioning my lips. Since it is Vaseline, it has a cushiony feel too it and is not waxy at all.
I don't keep this balm with me during the day because I prefer lip balms in tubes for easier application. I also prefer a lip balm with SPF durning the day, and this obviously doesn't have any.
Overall a great lip balm at a great price!
HG lip balm and only lip balm I've used up completely (without losing it) and repurchased. I didn't notice how amazing this was until I try to go back to EOS. it wasn't cutting it. Great smell, cute packaging, actually moisturizes, great base for lipstick. I have nothing bad.
This is the cutest, cutest jar! People always comment on the packaging when I pull it out of my bag. The balm itself is extremely moisturizing and smells just like candy, but I think the cocoa butter in it is making me break out A LOT around my lip. Not a good look! I am willing to try the original version to see if it would work, but for now, I had to stop using this one.
I love this lip balm! It makes your lips so smooth and it smells really yummy. I use it before I go to bed and in the morning my lips are in perfect shape! It can be used under a regular lipstick as well, but you would need to apply it very lightly so it allows the lipstrick to actually stay on top of it without being runny.