A Review of Smith's Rosebud Salve

Smith's Rosebud Salve
Smith's Rosebud Salve

Today is about multi-tasking, so why not have a product that multi-tasks as well? Smith's Rosebud Salve is a true multi-tasker since it can be used on lips, face, body, and even hair. That is why you definitely need this universal product, a world-famous salve that is made in the USA, has been around since 1895 and continues to be a cult classic in the beauty industry. 

The Details

Smith's Rosebud Salve is a definite must-have for every makeup bag.

This diverse little product can be used for just about anything you can imagine. Rosebud Salve has been a staple in the makeup artist profession for years, where it has been used as a base for lipstick, a lip gloss, a lip moisturizer, an eyeshadow base, a highlighter for your face and shoulders, and even to tame any unruly eyebrow hairs. It's great for moisturizing the lips too, which is the most common use that most people use it for. Since makeup artists don't know what skin issues or needs they might encounter on a daily basis, this is the reason why they always have it in their kits. It also contains no parabens, sulfates, or phthalates, it's safe to use on skin that can be sensitive or reactionary. The full ingredient list for this product is Cotton Seed Oil, Aromol, Essential Oils, Petrolatum Base. Aromol is the rose oil which contains the healing property enabling you to apply it to cuts or scrapes.

Makeup Artist Tip

Anytime you're using a multi-use product, do a patch test on the skin first to ensure you're not allergic to it. If you apply any product to the skin and you get a reaction, be sure to not use it or contact your dermatologist for the proper advice on how to treat skin that's reacted to any type of cosmetics.

Obviously, if the reaction is bad, discontinue using the product altogether. 

Common Uses

Smith's Rosebud Salve can also be used for everyday purposes, such as on chapped and/or dry skin, calming frizzy hair, blemishes, detergent burns, and even diaper rash. The key thing to remember is if you're applying it to a skin irritation, do this every few hours to ensure that you're keeping up with the proper treatment and that you can reap the most benefits from using it. 

You can use Smith's Rosebud Salve on your lips as well as dry cuticles. One of our favorite uses for the salve, besides on the lips, is on any and all blemishes. It seems to soothe them as it moisturizes the surrounding skin so when you cover the blemish with concealer, it doesn't look heavy. It calms down the redness that occurs in blemishes which is great because they don't look as noticeable and helps it heal faster. This is definitely a product you should add to your "I need this" list. It's also a great gift idea for any time of year due to its multiple uses. 

A Little Bit About the Brand

The Rosebud Perfume company was founded in 1892 with a goal to create products that were effective, multi-usage and affordable. The rosebud salve product fully put them on the map as a go-to company for cosmetics and became their top selling product.

It's now widely recognized around the world as a top lip treatment and sold frequently. They also carry Rosebud Salve in a Tube, Minted Rose Lip Balm, Strawberry Lip Balm, Menthol and Eucalyptus Lip Balm, and Rose and Mandarin Lip Balm for those who like a little difference in flavor.

You can purchase it at Sephora, Ulta, C.O. Bigelow, Anthropologie, Amazon, Urban Outfitters, and Wal-Mart.