Lip Balms have always been an absolute favorite lip product of mine. They are a staple in my daily skin care routine. Growing up Labello and Nivea was all I used for lip balms but last year I decided to branch out and try some new brands. I came across Smith's Rosebud Salve on a post where Wafa Khan had shared her favorite lip balms and out of the bunch I decided to go for Rosebud Perfume Co.
I have been using this Smith's Rosebud Salve since November'15 and I'm now ready to present you with a complete and detailed review.
Rosebud Perfume Co.
Although a Rosebud salve is used in many ways but I have reviewed it as a lip balm as I have been using this product for 4 months now and have only used it as a lip balm/treatment.
Packaging: The product comes in a round sturdy tin case. The cap pull/twists open which gets a little tough with my sweaty hands. The print on the case doesn't fade over time (so far 4 months of daily use). The packaging is travel-friendly and I have personally traveled with it. I find it safer than tubes as the later is prone to compressing and leaking.
Color & Scent: The Salve is a pretty pink-red in the tin but almost transparent on the lips. It has a very subtle scent of roses and petroleum jelly that dissipates on application.
Formula & Application: I love the balmy, smooth and emollient texture of the balm. I started using it when my lips were in dire need of extra moisture. I was using lip balms but for some reason, due to weather and dehydration, my lips became extremely dry. I started using it in place of my other balms and within two days I could feel my lips getting better. I started using it religiously, in the morning, at night and in between, I re-applied it after every two hours and also used it underneath lipsticks. Within two weeks my lips were soft, supple and smooth.
As the texture is balmy it glides on smoothly on the lips and gets absorbed in over time. It can easily be layered under and top of any lipstick as it doesn't have a color of it's own.
Without Rosebud Salve
With Rosebud Salve
I treated my lips using it in conjunction with e.l.f Lip Exfoliator. I apply it in the mornings after exfoliating my lips and then re-apply every two hours. At night I apply a thick layer and wake up with all the dry skin peeling right off leaving behind soft and supple lips.
I'm extremely happy and satisfied with this balm and will definitely repurchase it.
Weight: 0.8 oz / 22g
Price: $6 (Sephora)
Availability: Sephora, Anthropoligie, Ulta.
I rate this a 5 on 5 for how effective it is.
I ordered it through Zensky on Facebook. You can also check with Berries, Endulgence and House of Dolls.
What are your favorite lips balms to use and how do you treat chapped lips? I will fully recommend this products for soft and smooth lips.
Until next time, Good Luck and Ciao!