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Dry elbows, knees, or hands? This multipurpose balm works there too!

C.O. BIGELOW

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We have a love-hate relationship with winter. We love the cozy sweaters and mugs of hot cocoa, but hate how the cold weather leaves our lips dry, cracked, and chapped. This soothing balm, a tried-and-true favorite dating back to the early days of renowned apothecary C.O. Bigelow (they’ve been around since 1838!), is just the fix we need. Toss it in your bag along with an extra pair of mittens and get out there and enjoy the season. Your lips will thank you.

How it Works

Rose extract nourishes and hydrates lips and skin for a smoother, softer appearance, and its anti-inflammatory properties soothe and heal irritation. C.O. Bigelow products are proudly made in the USA and are never tested on animals.

How to Use

Apply liberally to lips throughout the day.

Petrolatum, Lanolin Oil, Squalene, Flavor (Aroma), Octyldodecanol, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Bisabolol, Jojoba Esters, Red 30 Lake (CI73360)

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Works great.
Purchased

I keep this in my purse. Use it when my lips are dry and even used it when my elbows were extremely dry and cracked. After a couple of applications my elbows were nice and smooth.

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One of my favorite products

I use this for everything! Lips, skin, you name it. I've gone through at least five pots. I'm obsessed with the rose scent, and it is such a great hydration for my lips. My lips tend to stay dry, and I almost always wear matte lipstick, so this salve is a savior. It's also prompted me to try other C.O. Bigelow brands, like the exfoliator, lemon balm, menthe balm, and the overnight treatment, and I've been pleased with them all.

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I didn't like it

I know this product is acclaimed by many, but I didn't like it. The smell/taste (like roses) wasn't terrible, but I didn't enjoy it. I tried using it on my lips and my cuticles. On both, it looked too shiny, felt greasy, and wasn't very moisturizing. Also, I didn't like that it came in a tub and needed to be applied with my finger. I prefer things with applicators or in solid roll-on form (although some people might like this form).

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Incredible!
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I found the best, most affordable solution for cubicles that are well taken care of and moisturized. I don't like it on lips because of taste, but that's personal preference. Im sure it'd work just as well.

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My Favorite Balm

I've been using this for years and I keep a tin EVERYWHERE. Purse, bedside, desk at work, kitchen, living room. I actually love the scent. It instantly heals dry and/or chapped lips and soothes like nothing else. I love using other balms, glosses, chapsticks but this always wins in the end. I buy it for everyone I love and always highly recommend it.

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AMAZING

I LOVE this! You can use it literally anywhere! I use it for my lips and elbows! I saw it at Bath and Body Works but I can't remember if its cheaper or not. But I highly recommend this product.

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Great product but do not like the scent!
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This is a great product but the scent is yuck - O , It really works well maybe they should offer an unscented.

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Fantastic all purpose balm

I know it says lip balm, but I use this for cuticles as well and it's fantastic. Handy to throw in your purse when you're on the go. As usual, C.O. Bigelow products are outstanding. The only drawback is that the container is a bit hard to open - especially if you have lotion on your hands.

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My lips are HAPPY..!
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I brought this product out of impulse, I needed a new lip balm and wasn't going to buy another $15 lipgloss. I'm so glad I made this purchase, this balm give you a nice shine without the greasy look or feel.

Even though I love the way this lip balm make my lips feel (soft to the touch) might I add, I don't truly like the idea of having to use my finger but..

Thank you for the creator(s) of hand sanitizer!!

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can't stop using it
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this stuff is really really great!! lips, elbow, and especially my boyfriends hands and cuticles. It works amazing and the smell is pleasant and not overwhelming. I will be a repeat buyer! Cheap and fantastic

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