Vaseline Lip Essence ~ A Cheap and Effective Way to Kiss Chapped Lips Goodbye

by lyn on March 27, 2012 · 7 comments

in Lipbalm, Vaseline

For as long as I can remember, I have been suffering from dry and chapped lips, which I’m sure is a common malady for most of us. Over the years, I have tried many different lip balms and treatments, some expensive and some affordable. Most of them didn’t work and ended up being a complete waste of money because I had to throw them out.

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Just a couple of weeks ago, I was casually browsing through a drugstore and decided to pick up the Vaseline Lip Essence Advanced (Original Formula) and Lip Essence Cherry (Flavoured). I’m not really sure what prompted me to choose Vaseline as it has been a long time since I last used Vaseline (the one in a tub) on my lips but I vaguely recalled it was quite effective.

Well, it was a good thing I did because it healed my chapped lips, which can sometimes crack and peel, in less than 2 days. I had only been using the Lip Essence Advanced at night and the Cherry flavoured version once in the morning. By day 2, I woke up with soft, smooth and supple lips and was really impressed.

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Throughout the day, I would normally switch between the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment or the Chanel Lipbalm and only if I remember to apply. Coupled with the Vaseline Lip Essences at night or in the mornings, my lips have been problem-free the past two weeks. These days, I’ll take the Cherry flavoured version along with me so I can reapply it when my lips feel particularly parched. It has a slippery consistency and you’d need to allow it to sink in before applying lipstick on top.

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The Vaseline Lip Essence dispenses in a clear, waxy layer of petroleum jelly. I’d squeeze out some product onto my finger and liberally apply all over my lips. I always prefer products that come in tubes as opposed to jars or tubs, as it is a lot more hygienic. It barely has a scent, even the Cherry flavoured one and I am really grateful that they both don’t interfere with my olfactory senses.

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There are some Korean words printed on the back and I believe it’s Made in Korea. I think the Vaseline we used to get locally came from Thailand before? Anyway, it’s very likely that the Vaseline Lip Essence in this packaging is only made available in certain Asian countries. I’m guessing the other variations of Vaseline ought to work the same.

I am really surprised that Vaseline actually works better than Lanolips or Lucas Paw Paw on me. It just goes to show that your mileage may vary and that cheap is really good sometimes ;-) You can find Vaseline Lip Essence at most local drugstores (pharmacies) for RM9.90. I got mine from Caring Pharmacy for only RM8.90 but I am not sure if that is their permanent pricing.

What is your current lip treatment and is it effective? Do share what you use.
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rinnah March 27, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Hmm, this seems to be a new variant. Haven’t seen this one before. :D
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lyn March 30, 2012 at 7:45 AM

I think it’s different but I have no clue when they brought this version in. But I think Vaseline works the same in general, it’s just petroleum jelly ;-)

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Antique-Purple March 27, 2012 at 1:30 PM

I use neutrogena 6 hour protection lip balm in the morning and Vaseline coco butter at night, both these products keeps my lips soft and supple.
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lyn March 30, 2012 at 7:46 AM

I didn’t realise Vaseline has a cocoa butter version! Is it available locally? I love the scent of cocoa butter :-) It sounds like this combo is working very well on you.

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Antique-Purple April 1, 2012 at 9:52 AM

I don’t think its available locally, i got it when i was in saudi arabia. I love the sent of cocoa butter too. Vaseline cocoa butter is perfect for night time. Im not sure why but its so much better than the normal vaseline.
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lyn April 1, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Oh, it’s too bad the cocoa butter lipbalm isn’t available here. The scent of cocoa butter is very soothing and I can see why you like it for night use.

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Trish May 9, 2012 at 5:22 PM

I love the Vaseline product when it was made in Thailand. I don’t know now, if it is still pretty good. But I will try your product soon.
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