I have read so much about this balm over the last few years, and when I noticed it was in Birchbox's shop, I had to purchase it. It is indeed every bit the miracle moisturizer I have read about. I prefer this product to the one containing color, which I purchased at the same time for many reasons.
The Original balm is basically colorless and can be used on dry areas on the body. I have used it on rough, dry cuticles and it works better than any cuticle oil my fingers have ever met. When I used it in the evening before bedtime, my cuticles were soft and pliable when I woke up the next morning. In fact, it has been several weeks and my cuticles have not returned to their former state....and all that after only ONE use. I would not have believed this if I hadn't experiebpnced it myself. I am truly amazed!
I mostly use the this on my lips, and it lasts a long time on them, keeping them soft and lovely with only their natural color.
This is a thick product, and I would not use it on my facial skin. When using it on lips or cuticles, very little is needed, meaning this little glass pot of luxurious rose balm will last a long time. My only disappointment is that I didn't buy this sooner!