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Smith’s Rosebud Salve Review | Form


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No matter how many years have passed, it’s so easy to remember your early experiences. Your first kiss, your first solo ride and your first sip of booze. These “firsts” are often major life-changing moments, but sometimes they seem mundane, like my very first trip to Sephora at 14. It was then that I was introduced to the world of skincare and, more importantly, discovered Smith’s Rosebud Slave by Rosebud Perfume Co – a luxurious lip balm that beats drugstore balms with a swipe. ground.

Unlike other lip products on the market, which seem to provide little relief and evaporate from my lips after just a few minutes, this balm instantly soothes dry, itchy skin and keeps it hydrated for hours. And my relationship with Smith’s Rosebud Slave wasn’t just a short-lived high school fling. In fact, it snowballed into a long-term love affair, and 10 years later, I’m still as obsessed with the beauty product as I was the first day I applied it to my lips – here’s why.

Created in 1892, Smith’s Rosebud Salve is essentially a light form of floral-scented petroleum jelly that provides all the moisturizing benefits without being sticky. The pomade is tinted in a gorgeous pink color, which highlights the natural color of your lips and gives them a healthy glow. And in just one swipe, it instantly relieves chapped lips and prevents dryness for hours.

Exhibit A: Every night before I slip into bed, I use my (clean!) middle finger to scoop a small dollop of creamy pomade and gently glide it over my lips. In the morning, I can still feel a thin layer of balm coating my lips, which are pillow-soft, well-hydrated, and crack-free. But the miracle product is not just for your mouth: During cold and flu season, when I’m constantly reaching for tissues, the balm also helps heal my irritated and chapped nose.

Even if you use the ointment daily like me, the 2-inch wide box is seemingly endless – I barely made a dent in the container I bought four months ago. When you finally use up the last drop, you can then use the washed box to store bobby pins and spare change, or even create a DIY tealight, making the Smith’s Rosebud Salve eco-friendly .

Still, that reusable tin packaging can get a little inconvenient when traveling, as you can’t just remove the cap and slip a coat on easily. Instead, you’ll have to apply it with clean fingertips or a makeup brush, which can be tricky if you’re, say, hiking or spending a day at the beach. Luckily, Smith’s Rosebud Salve also comes in a squeeze tube fitted with a plastic applicator, so you can keep this mess-free version in your bag if you constantly develop chapped lips on the go.

After a decade of religious use, I can confidently say that Smith’s Rosebud Salve is a valuable addition to anyone’s daily skin care routine, whether you need a balm that quickly relieves dryness during day or a mask-like product that provides intense moisture overnight. Trust me, your lips will never look or feel healthier.