Rated 4.59 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 525 customers Best overall treatment for dry lips and cuticles.
Fashion_Junkie from Sacramento
Love this and have used it for ages. My 7yo daughter loves it and when her lips get chapped she goes looking for the "rose stuff".
I would buy this again
kff from Brick, NJ
I use this for my dry and cracked cuticles. Works wonders and smells fantastic!
Why spend money on something that literally doesn't open
Liv's Lips from Palm Beach, FL
I am so peeved. I have continual trouble opening the packaging. It's just poorly designed. Super annoying.
Not the Best Option
AquaRunner from Santa Cruz
This stuff is basically petroleum jelly, cotton seed oil & fragrance. Cotton is not a food crop so it can have a lot of pesticides. Cotton seed oil is not appropriate for lip balm. Fragrance is derived from roses but is chemicals. So all in all it may not be the safest product. It's definitely not for lips.
I'm using it on my dog's feet.
not as moisturizing as i expected
j from Select State
only used on lips.
LS from NJ
This is a great, affordable balm that works for more than just dry lips. I use it on ragged cuticles, paper cuts, eczema and allergic reactions. The reason I deducted a star is for the inclusion of 2 known skin irritants, limonene and linalool. These are new ingredients, as I've been using this balm for many years. I wish they would remove them and leave the formula the way it was.
Bethany F from Locust Grove, VA
I use this on my lips and cuticles. It makes my lips soft and downy have a waxy feel. My nails have never looked so good.
Get the version in a tube instead
Emma E. from Chicago, IL
I've been using this product for a couple of years. My hands get extremely dry in the winter, and I like this product because, like Vaseline (which it basically is), it prevents your hands from losing more moisture and a little goes a long way. I like being able to smooth it on just my knuckles without having lotion all over my hands while I'm trying to work. It's a nice lip balm, too. The packaging is incredibly difficult to open because the lid is very tight, shallow, and has no texture to help you grip it. I know there are reviews saying that you can twist the lid off, but that's just not true-- I literally just got up and tried it again. There are no threads to allow the lid to unscrew, and the lid is so tight, it just spins around without coming off. In over a year of owning my current tin, it's still 2/3 full because half the time I want to use it, I can't get it open. It's a nice product but I would strongly recommend getting it in the tube.
Hard to open
Ange from Wayne, Nj
Product is moisturizing but it's a little thin in texture. Container is very difficult to open. Would not repurchase
Kelley from Philadelphia, PA
First the container is sort of difficult to open. However, the product itself smells great and is hydrating. I was surprised by how easily it applies, basically just like vaseline but it's scented. It is definitely hydrating, but it doesn't last all that long. I would warn just be careful not to use too much or it will look greasy.
might be wonderful IF
Eileen from Indiana
kept seeing this product, saw it someplace and wanted to try it. After initial battle to open the tin, struggled for a day thinking it would loosen up but have resorted to leaving the lid off and putting it in a zip lock bag. Never have I had a product in such horrid packaging. Find it hard to believe I am alone in dealing with this issue. The product itself works, like all salves, bit on the greasy side and for myself, the rose scent gets over powering as it's right under your nose.
Jess from Sahara desert
I live in the Sahara desert of California, AKA the Central Valley. It's allergy season year-round and girl, my skin is DRY. This stuff is a miracle product. Use it on your lips, elbows, knees, cracking heels, dry knuckles, around your nail bed, anywhere. In a few days I notice how soft and repaired my dry skin is and honestly cannot recommend this product more. It is a little goopy when applying but once you get it rubbed in it's fine.
It literally is a miracle product
Can't live without...
TM from Rio Rancho, NM
Can't live without this product. Nothing works better on my lips. Husband loves it too!
I've used this for years!
Margaret from Dahlonega, GA
I've used this for years and couldn't live without it. Great product!!
Beautiful Lip Moisturizer
Laini from Wildomar, CA
I absolutely love this product! I don't know how other people are having difficulties with opening the tin because it isn't that difficult. You can twist it and it'll pop right off. It is like vasoline, but tinted a light pink which is hardly noticeable once on. I do recommend to keep it stored where it won't be able to melt. Mine is on my bathroom sink. It's lasted me well over a year already. It has multiple uses besides lips, like listed in the description. I mainly use it for my lips and anywhere that seems to need more hydration. Overall love this product!
Shruthi from Austin Tx
To open this product you would require very special skills... it's just Vaseline with rose scent
Completely Melted and Impossible to Open
Shilo from Colorado
Bought this today and immediately tried to open it in my car and could not get it open. When I got home my brother was finally able to get it open with a nail file and we found that it was completely melted and all of the product was in the lid. I tried it and enjoyed how it felt on my lips but will be returning it.
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.