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Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:49 pm      Reply with quote
As usual, there's a story for how I got my paws on this product. On top of the usual complaints of dry skin, the cold winter weather this year has also caused a patch of eczema on my hand to flare up, and it also caused the corners of my lips to become terribly dry overnight and to crack. I tried everything to heal my lips, and nothing worked until I discovered Carekate's Herbal Skin Salve. It worked like a charm and healed my lips right up, and it worked well on my eczema too. However, when I tried to order a full size jar from Carekate, the new jar I got was a new formulation which unfortunately did not work for me AT ALL. When I tried to rub the new skin salve into my skin it would just ball up and flake off, and if I tried to put on a layer and not rub it in, it would just dry to an icky crust on my skin. I tried contacting Carrie to see if the old formulation was still available, but I haven't heard back from her yet, so I've been searching on my own for a replacement.

This is where Doctor Burt's Res-Q Ointment comes in. This is one of those products that I've seen a million times in the store, but I never would have dreamed of buying it if it hadn't been for all the overwhelmingly positive reviews I read on drugstore.com and MUA. It was only $4.99 at my local grocery store, so I thought, why not give it a shot, right? The result? As I said in the heading, WOW!!!! First of all, I put a dab in the corners of my lips before I went to bed, and in the morning I looked in the mirror and saw no redness or scaliness, and best of all, no cracks!!! Next I decided to try it on my eczema patch. The skin that is afflicted with the eczema was cracked open in several places, and it was itching, oozing, etc etc--- just horrible! So, I put a thick glob of this Res-Q ointment on it, covered it with a bandage, and went about my day. The first thing I noticed was that the itching stopped almost immediately. The next thing I noticed was when I took off the bandage at night, the cracks were actually healed up, and my eczema was greatly improved!!! Since then I've also tested it on various cuts, scrapes, etc, and each time it has significantly helped with the healing time, as well as the irritation. The cracks in the corners of my lips have vanished completely, I might add.

This ointment comes in a cute little green metal tin. The ointment itself has a green-ish tint to it (maybe from the olive oil???), but fear not, it doesn't actually color your skin. It also has a lovely lavender scent. I plan on going back and buying several tins to give to various family members---- it's my opinion that every woman should have a tin of this green goodness on their vanity or in their purse!

I bought this ointment at my local grocery store for $4.99, but you can also buy it at various drugstores and at drugstore.com. As usual, I'd be happy to CP this for members who can't get this in their country.

Ingredients:
Sweet Almond Oil, Olive Oil, Beeswax, Cocoa Butter, Wheat Germ Oil, Tocopherol Acetate & Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Lavender Oil, Comfrey Leaf & Root Extracts

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Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:58 pm      Reply with quote
Awesome review! I'm going to pick some of this up when I head out for groceries tonight.
Thanks for including ingredients, I love it when people do that. Smile
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Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:54 pm      Reply with quote
Since you seem to be such an expert at the BB products, could you have used the Diaper Ointment? I get confused with all the BB products as a lot of them are described to do the same thing. So what's the difference between this and the Diaper Oinment? I also have a tough time figuring out the differences in these products and their Herbal Defense Ointment.
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Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:57 pm      Reply with quote
The Baby Bee Diaper Rash Ointment and Herbal Defense Ointment are exactly the same.. And they are very white, thick and creamy in texture. They're not like lotions and don't sink in. They're better for nightly treatments.


Thanks for the amazing review. I'm really lemming the Baby Bee Creme as a daily moisturizer for my eczema.
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Thu Feb 08, 2007 8:08 pm      Reply with quote
sormuimui wrote:
Since you seem to be such an expert at the BB products, could you have used the Diaper Ointment? I get confused with all the BB products as a lot of them are described to do the same thing. So what's the difference between this and the Diaper Oinment? I also have a tough time figuring out the differences in these products and their Herbal Defense Ointment.


Hi Sormuimui! Like Poohlisey, I'm pretty sure that the Herbal Defense Ointment and the Diaper Rash cream are almost exactly the same. The ingredients for those two are:
Zinc Oxide, Sweet Almond Oil, Beeswax, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Jojoba Oil, Lavender Oil, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Extracts Of Rosemary, Lavender, Calendula, Chamomile, Rose Petal, Comfrey Root

So, I guess technically speaking because these two products and the Res-Q ointment have such similar ingredients, they could all be pretyt much used interchangeably. That being said, I've tried the Diaper Rash cream in the corners of my mouth, and besides the fact that it left a white residue, it did NOT work as well as the Res-Q ointment. The Res-Q ointment also seems to work better for scrapes etc. That being said, the Diaper cream and the Res-Q both work around equally well on eczema, and the Diaper Cream seems to be a little better for redness and swelling--- maybe because of the zinc?? So, I think they're both very good products to have on hand. HTH!

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Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:05 pm      Reply with quote
The three various products. To aid in getting rid of any confusion. I was confusing the second and third one on the list, too. LOL
1.Burt's Bees Baby Bee Diaper ointment: white, creamy, with zinc oxide. like a natural desitin. Great sweet "baby" smell. In their yellow and white baby line tube. http://www.burtsbees.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10751&storeId=10101&productId=10154&langId=-1&categoryId=&showSubCategory=yes
2. Dr. Burt's Herbal Defense Ointment: very similar to the above with zinc oxide. more herbally scented and more ingredients. Green and white tube. (This is the one I've used.)http://www.burtsbees.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10751&storeId=10101&productId=10209&langId=-1&categoryId=&showSubCategory=yes
3. Dr. Burt's Res-Q Ointment: sweet almond oil and comfrey green salve good for dry skin and anti-inflammatory. In small green tin, like a giant lip balm tin. (This is the one manslayerliz is raving about.) http://www.burtsbees.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10751&storeId=10101&productId=17464&langId=-1&categoryId=&showSubCategory=yes

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Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:16 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks everyone for clarifying, although I'm not quite sure which I would use in case of an emergency but I think I get it more now.
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Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:17 pm      Reply with quote
Aww, Liz, I am SO gonna have to give you a huge BB list of stuff I want... I am fanatic about having a cupboard full of creams and naturopath meds for treatment "in case" since once you get sick or whatever you usually dont feel much like trying to hunt down something (or else it happens at the most inconvenient time - like when I burned my DH back with men's nair when he was about to leave for the airport and fly to Europe Laughing Embarassed )

Anyway, yet again I have digressed from what I really wanted to ask:

Have you ever tried Smith's Rosebud Salve? I have an unopened tin of this here (courtesy of EDS Very Happy ) and wondered how it compares:

This cult-favorite, multi-purpose lip balm soothes dry lips, calms and heals irritation, and soothes the sting of minor burns. Try dabbing on dry elbows or knees to condition, and relieve dryness. Also an excellent remedy for the treatment of diaper rash.

We dont have trouble with eczema in our house, but I am prone to developing very dry spots (well, doc said a kind of eczema, but never cracks and oozes).. first time I got one as a kid I still remember mum rushing me to the doc thinking I had ringworm. Shock Laughing

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Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:27 pm      Reply with quote
^^ When I can I'll try the Rosebud salve, too. The Dr. Burt's Res-Q ointment salve seems similar to one by Badger that is awesome simple cure for my lips with the California Baby Calendula cream. It's in a little tin, and all it contains is olive oil, castor oil, and beeswax.
Badger stuff is usually found next to Burt's Bees in health food stores and larger supermarkets and is affordable, too.

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[i] Very Happy I love their Lemon Cuticle Cream - my poor little cuticles:-( just don't do well without it!

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Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:49 pm      Reply with quote
tiger_tim wrote:
Aww, Liz, I am SO gonna have to give you a huge BB list of stuff I want... I am fanatic about having a cupboard full of creams and naturopath meds for treatment "in case" since once you get sick or whatever you usually dont feel much like trying to hunt down something (or else it happens at the most inconvenient time - like when I burned my DH back with men's nair when he was about to leave for the airport and fly to Europe Laughing Embarassed )

Anyway, yet again I have digressed from what I really wanted to ask:

Have you ever tried Smith's Rosebud Salve? I have an unopened tin of this here (courtesy of EDS Very Happy ) and wondered how it compares:

This cult-favorite, multi-purpose lip balm soothes dry lips, calms and heals irritation, and soothes the sting of minor burns. Try dabbing on dry elbows or knees to condition, and relieve dryness. Also an excellent remedy for the treatment of diaper rash.

We dont have trouble with eczema in our house, but I am prone to developing very dry spots (well, doc said a kind of eczema, but never cracks and oozes).. first time I got one as a kid I still remember mum rushing me to the doc thinking I had ringworm. Shock Laughing


tiger_tim, your wish is my command! I'll get you stocked with all manner of Burt's goodies! As for the Rosebud salve, I've tried it and I'll be honest: it's ok, but the Res-Q ointment is a bajillion times better.

praia98, I agree, the Badger products are absolutely fabulous. Unfortunately for me a lot of them contain castor oil so I have to stay away, but I would not hesitate to recommend them to other people.

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Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:43 pm      Reply with quote
I actually have this too in my little BB set I got as a gift along with the Herbal Defense Ointment and I agree with liz, the Rosebud Salve can't compare. I personally don't quite like the salve and only use it when I tint my lashes. I tried it on a burn and found the BB stuff to be much better in terms of healing effectiveness.
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Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:49 pm      Reply with quote
sormuimui wrote:
I actually have this too in my little BB set I got as a gift along with the Herbal Defense Ointment and I agree with liz, the Rosebud Salve can't compare. I personally don't quite like the salve and only use it when I tint my lashes. I tried it on a burn and found the BB stuff to be much better in terms of healing effectiveness.


sormuimui, do you use the rosebud salve around your eyes when you tint? or under the dye?

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Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:53 pm      Reply with quote
I take some q-tip and I spread it around my eyes prior to tinting, but I don't use too much as I'm always afraid it might give me milia. So far I've used it 3 times and have no had a problem except I still have to find a good way to not get it on my lower lashes so more dye can adhere to them.
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Sat Feb 10, 2007 3:40 am      Reply with quote
I picked up some of this ointment last week, just because it was there and I wondered how it would smell. I like it better than some of the creams which have a (to me) heavy scent. It also is compact enough to put in a pocket.
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Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:32 am      Reply with quote
Argh this forum is seriously dangerous for me - I just ordered this ointment together with the Buttermilk body lotion and a lip shimmer!
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I love the fact that the Res-Q ointment works on cuts, burns, etc., but also functions as a moisturizer (on cuticles, for instance) in a pinch. I bought several tins the last time they were on sale at drugstore.com and put one in my car, one at work, and one in the medicine chest.

Also, for those who have flexible spending accounts (FSAs) for healthcare items, the Res-Q ointment qualifies!
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OMG, major update!!!! Ok, so I know you aren't supposed to wax your eyebrows when you are on tazorac, but I'm too addicting to waxing to stop so it's just a risk I'm willing to take. Anyways, so I had my brows done today and all went well except for a small patch under my brows where I think a little skin might have come off--- after the waxing was done the area was red, raw, inflamed, and it hurt too! Luckily I always carry a tin of this res-q ointment, so I dabbed some on and headed home. What I noticed right away was that after I applied the res-q, my skin was soothed and the pain went away. When I got home I tentatively looked in the mirror, not wanting to see how bad the patch under my eyebrow looked, and WOW!!!! The redness was gone, the swelling and irritation were both gone--- I'm serious, it looked like I hadn't even had my eyebrows done today! For someone like me who is so prone to redness, having the redness completely disappear in 15 minutes is an amazing record! A big thank you to Burt and his miraculous bees!!!!!!

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Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:22 am      Reply with quote
Another update: this stuff has become such a holy grail staple for me, and I've bought a few more tins so I always have some on hand. The other day I was rushing around the house getting ready to leave, and I was late as usual. The last thing I did before I left was the hastily lick an envelope closed so I could pop it in the mail on my way out. Unfortunately in my haste I ended up with an extremely nasty, painful paper cut right next to my lip, yeowch! I was already late so I didn't have time to do anything except dab a bit of this res-q ointment on the cut and then run. However, within seconds of applying the ointment I noticed that the pain was gone, and when I got to the car and looked in the mirror I saw that the redness was gone too. It's a very rich ointment so I was afraid I might get clogged pores from having it on my face, but clogged pores never materialized. I love this stuff!

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Sun May 06, 2007 12:14 pm      Reply with quote
I LOVE this stuff too! It works great for bruises as well as cuts and scrapes. I tried it for the first time on a camping trip when I got these huge ugly nasty bruises, you know the purple and green and yellow kind. LOL Well I started applying the ointment on a couple of the larger bruises about 3 times a day and noticed an improvement very quickly. By 3 days they were almost all gone, whereas the areas I hadn't applied the ointment the bruises lasted over a week. It's now a staple for me whenever I travel and camp.

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Sun May 06, 2007 5:04 pm      Reply with quote
i have some of the res-q ointment, a gift from a friend. she was in the us, where it is very inexpensive compared to australia.

anyhoo i use it on my face after waxing, and find that it calms the redness, and prevents any breakouts.

i have recently had a bit of an irritation on the outercorners of my eye. do you think i could use it safely on the area around the eye?
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The Res-Q Ointment really appears to cuts down on healing time. Four days ago I had a blemish on my chin that was unfortunately involved in nasty accident between my fingers and my stupidity! Embarassed I have been applying this salve several times a day, and the ugly mess I created is pretty much healed. Normally, this type of thing would have lasted for at least a week. I am liking this stuff a lot.
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Sun May 06, 2007 11:32 pm      Reply with quote
You guys are KILLING ME! I picked up a tin of this tonight as I've got some bruising from hooping (I just learned to hoop around my shoulders and bruises are developing, which is normal).

Brick wall Brick wall Brick wall

Almost forgot to mention I also picked up the Orange cleanser after ANOTHER review I read tonight.

SOMEONE STOP ME!!! I should be hired by BBs, I'm a walking advertisement!

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Mon May 07, 2007 2:03 am      Reply with quote
Thanks for the review. I would like to try. My husband has problem with chapping lips all the time and maybe that's a good help.
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Tue May 08, 2007 9:46 pm      Reply with quote
I always keep a little tub of BB RES Q ointment in my travel carry on (along with the lemon butter cuticle cream). It is a great multifunctional companion and is small and compact.
My daughter loves the Rosebud salve and uses it for EVERYTHING. I like it too, so for me it's six of one... and a half dozen of the other!!
One little tip...these adorable little tins should NOT be left near heat, in the sun, or in a warm car. The contents will melt and can make a horrible mess. I know!!! Shock
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