Smith's Rosebud Salve by Rosebud Perfume Co. is a mini-moisturizing regimen.
Apply with clean fingers or cotton swab.
Precautions: Rosebud Salve (in a tin) may melt when exposed to sun & heat.
Cotton Seed Oil, Trade Secret Perfume Premix (6113806) formulated by Dr. G. F. Smith in 1892, CI 73360.
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I saw this in Ulta the other day and it brought back so many memories. We found an old container of this in my Great Great Aunt's home after she passed, and I always remember her smelling sweetly of roses. She also was a very beautiful woman. I picked some up for nostalgia reasons, but now I find myself reaching for it all of the time. It is very soothing on my forever dry hands and lips. The rose scent is strong, but it is pleasant because it isn't that artificial smell. The formula feels greasy at first, but if you only use a little and rub it in well it soaks in fairly quickly. It may not be for everyone, but this is a beautiful tried and true product that I will be buying again and again.
In addition to the Rosebud Salve, I also use the Clinique Repairwear Intensive lip treatment, Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm, and the Jack Black Lip Balm. Out of all of these, I'd rank the Rosebud lip salve as my second favorite.
I love that they give you a ton in the can (the Nuxe one has .52 ounces and the Rosebud gives you .80 ounces. Both are excellent values but the Rosebud is 13.00 cheaper!). I love how soft it makes my lips feel. I am prone to chapped and sore lips, and while this product does not cure that, it definitely helps soothe my lips a lot.
While this doesn't have as tacky or thick a feeling as other petroleum jelly products do (like my Jack Black one), it still has a lot of petroleum jelly in it. Petroleum jelly lip products usually need to be reapplied often and typically aren't as hydrating. You will need to reapply this one often (at least I do), and by often, I mean every three hours provided you don't eat or drink anything in between. It's not a "use twice a day" type of product; you'll need to use it more. That said, the essential oils in it make it more hydrating than typical "vaseline" lip products.
I don't like how greasy it feels and looks. You will look like you just ate a tub of fried chicken after you use it, so be careful and use as little as you possibly can. It might be the essential oils that are producing that effect. The essential oils might be problematic to people with sensitive skin and lips as well, so if you know you are prone to breakouts in the lip area, you may want to skip this one. That said, I am sensitive in that area and am prone to clogged pores on and around my mouth. This salve does not break me out or negatively impact my lips or the surrounding skin at all.
Also, if you wish to apply lipstick immediately following the salve, make sure to wipe the access off. Otherwise, you lipstick will not apply correctly.
Yes, it's extremely hard to open at first, but the more you often, the more the grip of the lid loosens. You'll won't have problems getting into the product for long.
Overall, I'd rate this a good lip balm and would recommend it to others.
It's light feeling, shiny, and moisturizing to your lips. This is my 6th purchase, and I can't live without it.
This is hands down the best product for dry, cracked lips!
This salve took my lips from dry and cracked to soft and happy in seconds! Not perfumey and smells slightly of roses
My mom used to use this when I was a kid. The smell is SO nostalgic to me.
Oh and it freaking works!! Vastly superior to chapstick, Vaseline, whatever else I've tried…!
I also cured my daughter's cheilitis with this so bonus points!
My grandma used this all the time and it was hard to find but now that I have I will be using it again daily