Quintessentially English: Rose & Co. Apothecary’s Rose Petal Salve

by PJ on Wednesday, April 18, 2007

in skincare,skincare - moisturizing/others,stash focus


It is perhaps one of the best lip products I have ever used.

Back in 2004, I remember I was running out of lip balm towards the end of summer and I bought the Rose Petal Salve, Rose & Co. Apothecary‘s signature product, after reading about the Yorkshire-based shop’s launch in London’s Harvey Nichols.

At first, I was drawn to its elegant packaging and the very affordable price. (It wasn’t packaged like this then but it was equally nice.) After using it for a couple of nights, I realized I bought something really great.

It is very moisturizing but it doesn’t feel greasy or heavy. The lips look nicely moist and not oily. It also needs very little re-applying. The light rose scent smells divine but is never over-powering (I dislike lip products with any strong scent.)

It’s 5 pounds (about 10 US dollars) for 20 grams (the equivalent of around 5 stick lip balms). My previous one lasted about two years. Fantastic value!

It is also supposed to be multi-functional (as an eyebrow tamer and a cuticle cream), but I usually just use it as a lip balm and I only use it in the evening, as it doesn’t contain sunscreen.

Rose & Co. Apothecary products are available in the UK and Hong Kong.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous Thursday, April 19, 2007

J, where can I find the balm in Hong Kong?

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PJ Thursday, April 19, 2007

Thank you for your question. On the Rose & Co. Apothecary website, it mentions that their products are available in Harvey Nichols Hong Kong.

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Toya Friday, April 20, 2007

Sounds just like Rosebud Salve – one of my favorites!

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Anonymous Saturday, April 21, 2007

PJ, thks. but that would mean they won’t be cheap anymore : (

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aidee Saturday, April 21, 2007

Well… I want to have this one too. The packaging is beautiful. The ‘pinkish’ colour of the lip balm looks good too.

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PJ Saturday, April 21, 2007

Hello Toya!!

Yes, I should think they might be quite similar. The Smith’s Rosebud Salve is available in the UK well! Will have a closer look at it……

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PJ Saturday, April 21, 2007

Hello Aidee,

Toya, who commented above, suggested that Smith’s Rosebud Salve should be a similar product. It is nicely packaged in a little tin as well. Is it available in Malaysia?

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PJ Saturday, April 21, 2007

(To the anonymous reader in Hong Kong:)

Ummm…I suppose it will indeed be more expensive in Hong Kong. In case you do find it, do please let me know how much it is. I will be interested to know by how much they might increase the price…

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aidee Sunday, April 22, 2007

Hi pj,
I’m not sure whether the Smith’s Rosebud Salve is available in Malaysia or not. But never mind, I’ll check it out. I luvvvvvv your blog :)

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PJ Sunday, April 22, 2007

Thank you for liking my blog. Do please stop by often!! :) And let me know if there is anything you would like to read about. I’ll try my best.

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fridagal Friday, March 7, 2008

hi, is this available anywhere else except HK and UK? would love to try it but sadly i’m not in HK or the UK..

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PJ Saturday, March 8, 2008

Hi Fridagal,

I was checking the updated stocklist on their website. It lists a shop in Australia called Bathing Beauty, but their on-line shop doesn’t have Rose & Co. Apothecary products.

Also, it lists a London-based boutique called Leila. Their on-line shop delivers to EU countries, but it also doesn’t have Rose & Co. products either.

I am sorry about this! But perhaps you can check the stocklist later on, as it seems to be updated regularly.

Thank you for visiting my blog and for your question! :)

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In the name of beauty and brains Thursday, September 4, 2008

This is one of my staples too! Have you tried the sweet violet one? I am tempted x

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PJ Friday, September 5, 2008

Hi there,

It is great that you like this too. I am still enjoying using it at the moment.

I haven’t tried the Violet one though. But the case looks very pretty too.

Thank you for your comment! :)

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