Rated 4.63 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Memories
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.
Most Helpful Critical Review Decent lip balm that will last you a while
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.
Reviewed by 508 customers Messy and hard to open
Clau from Miami
It's hard to open and very messy to apply
I can't get the tin open.
Perseus from Las Vegas, CA
I can't even give this tin open. It smells good but I have tried, and my husband has tried, and we just. can. not. open. it.
Jennie from Florida
I don't waste my time with any other lip balm now.
Also, for anyone having trouble opening the container - just twist the lid instead of trying to pull it off :)
DON'T BUY IT
MF from CA
Don't even buy this at all. You'll be spending a lot of time just tying to get the dang lid off! Wasted a pair of tweezers just to finally get it open and now the exterior of this tin is all messed up as well! Such a waste.
All time favorite
MamaJess from GRESHAM, or
I would decribe myself as "obsessed" with this. I have tins of this in my purse, my house, and my car. My daughter has them in her back pack and her purse. You can use it on your cuticles or elbows as well as lips and it smells so deliciously of rose.
Best for lips
Iteachkiddos from San Diego
It is so hydrating and healing for the lips. Keep in a cool place.
I love love love this salve !
Jan from Yuma AZ
I use this salve for lip gloss, night time eye cream, heel softener and cuticle oil.
meg from Michigan
love the rose sent.its a light sent.very moisturerising.love it.and the metal tin.
Margaret from Georgia
I've used Rosebud salve for YEARS and have recommended it to lots of folks, who in turn love it as well. I use it frequently during the day on my lips or on irritated skin - it's wonderful!
Good Pamper Product
RB from Kentucky
The smell is great, and it gives my lips a beautiful flushed color. It doesn't offer any deep repair benefits for my lips, but I love using it on my minimal makeup days. Tin is a little difficult to open.
Only issue is the packaging
Beth from Wisconsin
I like the product itself. I use it on my lips & it works great, plus it has a nice smell. But I find the tin incredibly difficult to open. Maybe there is some trick to it that I don't know about, but I cannot manage to get this open unless I don't put the lid back on all the way.
valeria from Chicago Illinois
this product works well as a lip salve and GLOSS I use it every day and so far it lasted me a whole year the packaging is cute and everyone that I recommended the product to loves it as well.
Anna from San Antonio, Texas
Initially bought this years ago for my chapped lips but I always seemed to need to reapply after a few minutes. It does wonders for my cuticles though and the tin lasts for months!!
Redberri from Memphis, Tn
Great moisturizer for lips and eyelashes
Favorite thing for my lips
Cyd from St. George
I'm obsessed with this stuff! My lips are always so soft and healthy because of it! I use it everyday.
Works better than most of my lip balms
Sarah from Michigan
I purchased this product fully aware the first ingredient was petroleum. The smell is pleasant and the moisture like feeling lasts longer than most of my other petroleum-based lip balms. (This is coming from someone who has severely chapped lips all year round) I'd definitely purchase again but not sure if I'd recommend it to everyone.
Absolutely love just wish they had a stick
Beauty09 from Stockton ca
Within days seen & felt the difference. My lips don't have the cracking
Misti from Southern California
I have been using this product for years, it's great for a light gloss and smells good too
Mrs George from Hull MA
I absolutely love this salve. My lips dry so quickly during the winter and this gives me instant protection from the wind as it hydrates. I also use it on my cuticles.
would give it zero stars if I could
Ivy from Kansas City
I was super disappointed to receive this and see that it has ingredients not listed on ultas website. The very first ingredient is petrolatum, which gives the illusion of moisturized skin but in reality it just coats the surface and suffocates your skin. It felt very weird, and my lips felt so much worse afterwards. There definitely isn't enough cotton seed oil to make this product worth it.
Suprising Little Tin
Pascogirl727 from Land O Lakes Fl
This is my first purchase of this lip balm and I love how it takes care of my dry lips with just a hint of real rose scent.
Not my favorite product
Stacy from MN
Do not care for the scent of this product.
Starld03 from Texas
Love love this! It is very hydrating for my lips!
Leaves your lips so soft and is so worth it!!
Daph from El Paso, TX
I use this on a regular basis and it's one of my favorites!
Jayla from Milwaukee
I've honestly tried many many many chapsticks, balms and everything else the only other moisturizer for my lips that comes close to this is Vaseline. This product is well worth the couple of dollars and tends to last quite a while. I recommend this product for sure!