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***Why I want the product?***
If my previous reviews are anything to go by I love my lip products, whether it will be gloss, lipstick and most importantly lip balms/treatments, especially for this time of year.
In my last review I stated my love for Rosebud Salve In a Tube and while this is true I had to delve more into the world of the wonderful Rosebud Perfume Co and sample the other lip balms on offer.
***About the company***
Rosebud Perfume Co was founded in 1895 by George F. Smith in a small drug store, that quickly founded them expanding into a large building that was formally known as a hotel. Rosebud Perfume Co now ship to almost every country in the world.
Rosebud Perfume Co are known for the lip balms/salves in metal retro tins and Smith's Rosebud Salve is the best selling product to date but in 2011 they launched their new product Salve in a Tube.
***About the product***
With Rosebud Lip Balms there is six to choose from, whether you prefer the original Smith's Rosebud Salve, all the way to Menthol and Eucalyptus Balm, to Strawberry and other mouth watering flavours.
This world famous lip balm has been discovered by Hollywood stars and makeup artists and is their best kept secret. Rosebud Lip Balm is still a favourite to aid chapped lips and dry skin.
***What ingredients are in Smith's Rosebud Salve?***
Petrolatum, Vilvanolin, Natural White Beeswax, A trade secret blend of Strawberry flavour, Natural and Artificial dyes.
Lip balms that contain any type of petrolatum I hate, I always find this ingredient is a barrier on the lips and does no moisturising what so ever, in fact I find this ingredient to dry my lips the more I apply. However, I knew this lip salve would be different due to all the five star rave reviews, celebrities and makeup artists love it.
Rosebud Perfume Co are known for their vintage packaging, their tined balms are always in retro, vintage styles that grab the buyers attention. It makes you feel special and makes you feel like a lady.
I expected Strawberry Lip Balm to come in the same Vaseline size tin, the product is larger than expected with a staggering 22g of product. The metal tin is bright, shiny and gold with a vintage design on the front that says Rosebud Strawberry Lip Balm and Moisturiser in red and green quirky writing. To the side of Lip Balm sees a little Strawberry. Underneath the top of the tin sees a lovely elegant design of strawberries going all around the tin for a retro/vintage feel.
Underneath the tin tells you the ingredients and with a shelf life of 30 months.
***What does the product smell and look like?***
Opening the metal tin, which is easier than getting inside a Vaseline tin. Straight away I am greeted with the most beautiful strawberry smell I have ever come across. It is a powerful scent that is sweet, yet light without the sickly feeling you can get with artificial dyes. It is one of those smells even if I am not applying the balm I could sniff the product all day and could stop any sweet craving in its track.
The product itself is a lovely candy floss pink colour that sets the scent and packaging off beautifully.
***Applying the product, and how it feels***
As this product does come in a tin this means the product is formulated in a solid form and needs more pressure to help get a nice amount of product out.
Applying the balm to my naked lips I am greeted with the softest and comforting feeling that really does glide on like a dream with immediate relief when applied. As soon as the solid product touches my lips it melts in the most luxurious way and all from a lip balm. Do not expect high gloss unlike Rosebud Salve in a Tube but you will experience minimal shine that is not sickly, greasy or gloppy in anyway. But like all lip products the more you apply the more the gloss will be more apparent.
Although the product tint is a candy floss colour I have not noticed any difference in colour in my lips. In fact it applied more of a clear gloss.
Only a tiny amount is necessary for it to glide over your entire lips.
Like all lip balms and treatments I have find the product to transfer, but surprising there is always some product on my lips. I find even though the balm may have dimished a little the product is still there moisturising away until I need a little more and re-apply.
I love to apply a thicker amount before bed so the product can work uninterrupted for hours on end. I wake with soft, beautiful lips that are relieved of any dry, chapped or sore skin.
I have also mixed this balm with lipstick for extra shine and moisture. .
***Price and availability***
I purchased this product from amazon.co.uk for £5.75.
***What I think about it/do I like it?***
Although the price may be expensive for some this really is a brilliant product, it really keeps my lips soft and moisturised for hours and feels a luxury to apply. It softens my lips that well that actually look plumper, which is a first.
I have had my tin for over a month and with regular use everyday it does not seem like I have made a dent in the product there is that much.
In all a fantastic product from Rosebud Perfume Co, and a product I will no doubt re-purchase, eventually.