I mostly bought it because of the tin.
I have mixed feelings about this stuff. At first I was using it as a lip balm. It added a nice sheen, with just a hint of rosy color. I actually quite liked the look and feel of it, until about day 3 when all around my mouth broke out in the worst case of acne in the history of my face.
Since the packaging reads "lips, face, cuticles, elbows, knees" I figured I'd keep it and try it out on other areas. Turns out that it's great on really dry elbows, rough patches on feet, and I LOVELOVELOVE it as a cuticle oil substitute (it absorbs super fast!). In the winter when I get annoyingly rough patches between my fingers, I'll slather some on there too. It moisturizes really well, and has a nice light floral scent.
I'm curious to try the Smith's Rose Salve, since I have heard such great things. I'm hoping to do a comparison in the near future. What do you guys think? Have you tried either?
C.O. Bigelow Rose Salve is available at Bath & Body works for $5.50. Click here for more info.