I have been meaning to buy this for quite some time. Recently, I was in the mall with friends, and ran into the Bath and Body Works to see if they had any of this product in stock. Fortunately, they did. In fact, they had a sale of buy two get one free. I went ahead and purchased two so I could get the third for Free.99. This product has been around forever, and is described as the "all purpose salve". The container says it may be used on lips, cuticles, elbows, knees, and face, or anywhere deemed necessary. I have only used it on my lips and hands. Love it on my lips. As for the hands, not so much. It has a too greasy feel for me, and I have grown accustomed to using light oils on my hands, which give the best results in terms of both look and feel.
I also realized that I may have had this product confused with the Rosebud Salve made by Smith's. This is the Rose Salve made by C.O. Bigelow. The Rosebud Salve looks to have a lighter, more pinkish hue, which is my preference. It is available at Sephora, where I will purchase next time I'm in the mall.
This post had me thinking that I have not talked much about lip care. My lips are definitely a focal point of my face. They must be moisturized at all times or I run the risk of looking jacked up. I have tried many a lip balm and chap stick. My all time favorites, so far, are the following:
- Carmex - An oldy, but goody. I prefer the chap stick kind over the potted balm formula. This makes your lips feel and look great. This formula also doubles as a cold sore remedy.
- LypSyl - This one has to be my all time favorite. It is made using beeswax, and gives a similar Carmex feel of a menthol lip treatment. The color is nude, which I like very much, and it is available for purchase at the local CVS/pharmacy. It has described as a Swedish lip care product.
- Using a warm damp washcloth, I rub my lips gently to remove peeling skin for a smooth lip finish.
- Using refined, white sugar (I may use brown sugar in the future), I wet the sugar, rub over lips, and rinse with warm water. Great results.