I have a confession to make: I'm an 87 year old trapped in a 22 year old body. I enjoy collecting vintage tea cups, black licorice is one of my preferred sweets, and I love rose-scented products. I've been meaning to try out the very hyped Glossier Balm Dot Com, so i just had to spring for this rose one after it launched.
In typical Glossier fashion, the product packaging is super simple.. The box it came in, however, has a little more substance to it than most and I'm going to feel sad when I recycle it because it's quite gorgeous. The Balm Dot Com tube is made of a stiff material that stays dented if you squeeze it. The top third of the tube is Glossier pink and the rest is white with various pink, green, and black scripts. The green cap is ridged, which is nice since you don't have to worry about your fingers slipping. I also really like that this is in a squeeze tube and not in a tin since you're not going to be contaminating the salve every time you go in for more.
The thick, pink-tinted salve comes out as a solid little log when squeezed from the tube. It definitely has a non-offensive salve-y scent that underlies the rose fragrance. The appearance of this salve is much less glossy as, say, the C.O. Bigelow rose salve. It still leaves an emollient appearance on the skin when thickly applied, but it does sink in quickly. The beauty of salves is that they can be used all of the body - the lips, the cuticles, the skin, and since this is a quick-absorbing one, it doesn't leave a greasy feeling. It does what a good salve should do, but it's a little pricey when you look at how much you get. On the other side of that coin though, the small tube is exceptional for on-the-go and doesn't take up much space.
Size: 0.5 oz/15 mL
Deal: Get 20% off your first order
- Compact & portable
- Sanitary packaging
- Sinks in quickly
- Not greasy
- Only available online
Cruelty free: Yes
Final thoughts: As an all purpose salve, I do like this. It absorbs quickly, isn't greasy, and doesn't look too shiny, which may be a positive point for people that don't like glossy looking lips. The pink tint honestly doesn't show up on me, which I don't count as good or bad. This won't be replacing my holy grail lip balms, but it's definitely a multi-use product I'll keep stashed in my bag.