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Keep this lovely jar on your nightstand, and put the matching tube in your purse.

BY TERRY

Birchbox Breakdown

When BY TERRY created this nourishing balm back in 2003, they had no idea it would gain cult classic status so quickly. A favorite of Parisian models and Hollywood actresses, the daily essential plumps and soothes chapped lips with a blend of rose wax and other precious actives. Plus, it also works as a luxe nail treatment for dry cuticles.

How it Works

The creamy treatment smells like a fresh bouquet of roses and leaves skin unbelievably soft. Pure rose essential wax smoothes away roughness, while shea butter doubles the formula’s moisturizing powers. Bio-ceramides are engineered to undo the look of fine lines, and lipid spheres help skin retain hydration. Bonus: UV filters provide a much-needed dose of sun protection.

How to Use

The concentrated formula goes a long way. Smooth on a thin coat under or over your lipstick, and re-apply throughout the day to keep your lips looking their best. You can also heal dry lips overnight by applying a thick layer right before bed or massage the balm into your cuticles to keep them supple.

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Synthetic Wax, Diiosostearyl Malate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Methyl Hydrogenated Rosinate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polyethylene, C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanesterol Esters, Petrolatum, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Extract, Stearalkonium Hectorite, C20-40 Acid, Corylus Avellana (Haeel) Seed Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Tocopherol, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Propylene Carbonate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Lanolin, Sodium PCA, Aqua (Water), Polysorbate 85, Rosa Centifolia Flower (Wax) Cera, Rosa Damascena Flower (Wax) Cera, Trohydroxypalmitamidohydroxypropyl Myristyl Ether, Alumina, Aluminium Stearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Mica, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Methylparaben, BHT, Butylene Glycol, Propylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, CI 75470 (Carmine), Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Geraniol, Citronellol, Benzylbenzoate, Eugenol, Cotral [T0401/D]

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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I had really high hopes for this after reading so many rave reviews. And while I do like it a lot, I'm not sure it's worth the price. It's luxurious and moisturizing and gives lips a pretty light pink tint. One thing is that it's listed as SPF 15 on the product description, but I didn't find this info anywhere on the packaging. This concerns me since sun protection is really important to me - I'm just not 100% confident this product provides that.

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I Finally Found My "Holy Grail" of Lip Balms

It works! It works! It works! I have tried absolutely every type of lip balm to relieve my wintery chapped lips and this stuff is amazing. The smell is light & feminine and the texture is so smooth. I've had this for about three months now and I apply it morning & night and I've barely made a dent in the jar. A little truly goes a long way.
**I also take what's left on my finger and gently press it on my skin under my eyes before bed and that area is plumper and smoother in the morning. I haven't experience any issue with milia under my eyes at all. Very pricey, but worth it and it LASTS!

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One of my favorite balms

Love the subtle rose fragrance and texture of this balm. Thick and very moisturizing without being sticky. Though I use it mostly on my lips, it works well on dry elbows, as well.

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i'm a believer!

i just got my first order of this yesterday and i'm already in love! has excellent staying power, is extremely luxurious and makes my lips so soft.

already want to get the one with the wand for my purse!

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uber soft lips

I don't normally go for balms in pots, getting stuff on my fingers, but for this, I make an exception... it's worth every cent. The only downside is when I grow my nails out.. gets under my nails.

- Use it before bed and wake up with super soft lips.
- Whatever's leftover on your finger, use on your cuticles.
- Lovely, mild scent.

Loved this balm so much, I gave it as a gift to my best friends.

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Expensive Treat

I had dismissed this balm because of the hefty price. My mom bought me this as a gift and I was shocked to find that the balm was one of the best lip treatments I've ever used. Terrible, but I'm currently on my third jar. I use it every night before bed and the product lasts about a year.

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Terry Baume de Rose

I love this product. The best lip treatment ever.
Smells and feels really nice. The fact that it can be used on your cuticles is a bonus. You can rub the excess around your cuticles and off you go.

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Can't. Live. Without. This

So, know you have to practically sell a kidney to afford this, but it is amaze-balls. I rarely buy lip balm twice (I'm too much of a junkie to not want to try something new every time) but I'm on my second jar. There will be a third and fourth, no doubt. I use it mostly at night - the scent is very relaxing and it gives my lips a nice coat to get through the night. But I did decant a portion into a smaller, empty container and I've been carrying it in my purse for lip emergencies. This is one of those luxuries you owe yourself.

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Beautiful and Effective.

Beautiful and effective! Sure the price seems a bit excessive, but it is luxurious and effective...and the packaging even makes it look a bit glam on my bed-side tray. The opalescent quality of the balm also gives my lips an effortless "finnish" when I am in a low key make-up mode.

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Heavenly

This balm makes my lips sooooooooo smooth. It is the best feeling lip balm, I've ever tried! But I wish it were less expensive.

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