Smith’s Rosebuld Salve — Now In A Tube!
My grandmother, may she rest in peace, believed that Vicks VapoRub could cure absolutely anything — in addition to using it as a cold remedy, she applied it to cuts, scrapes, chapped elbows and, on one bewildering occasion, even attempted to dab some onto an aching molar. Apparently, this need for a miraculous cure-all substance ran in the family: one of my aunts later came to believe DayQuil could remedy everything from migraines to mumps. Now, I can’t say I harbor any such beliefs (or, rather, delusions) when it comes to over-the-counter medicines, but there are a few beauty products I firmly believe can multitask better than an ace secretary on speed. One of these would, of course, be Smith’s Rosebud Salve, which moisturizes lips, cuticles, elbows, and knees, and which I also believe helps to heal cuts, burns, scrapes and wounds.
A favorite among beauty junkies, makeup artists and magazine editors alike, the Rosebud Salve has typically come in a round tin, which hasn’t always been the most convenient packaging — after all, constantly dabbing your fingers (which are bound to be less than crispy clean from time to time) inside this tin seems like an easy way to spread germs all around. So imagine how much I rejoiced when I strolled through Sephora recently and spotted Smith’s Rosebud Salve in a Tube. Yes, a tube!
The paraben-, sulfate-, phtalate-, and petrochemical-free salve features an emollient petroleum base, as well as cotton seed oi and other nourishing and hydrating essential oils. And now, you can simply tuck it in your pocket for quick touch-ups. It’s getting more and more miraculous by the minute, I tell you!
Smith’s Rosebud Salve in a Tube, $6. Available at Sephora.com