C.O. Bigelow

C.O. Bigelow

Dr. Galen Hunter founded CO Bigelow apothecary (originally called Village Apothecary Shoppe) in NYC in 1838. The first product they made was Rose Wonder Cold Cream. They have since expanded to include full lines of skincare, hair care, fragrances, makeup, bath and body, and apothecary remedies.

https://www.bigelowchemists.com/
Overall rating
4.2
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78%
would repurchase
4.2
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Overall rating
78%
would repurchase

Recent C.O. Bigelow Reviews

Rose Salve
3.0
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19 days ago

It’s literally Vaseline with coloring and fragrance added to it, and personally I prefer using other lip balms over this. Vaseline is petrolatum which is a very good occlusive moisturizer, meaning it stops water from evaporating and the skin getting dehydrated. It probably works best if you later it over a hydrating lip balm or use it right after you drink some water. It’s a bit too sticky and shiny so it’s not my favorite. I do think it’s a bit unhygienic although petrolatum is inert so you don’t really have to worry about it growing something.

Rose Salve
3.0
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19 days ago

It’s literally Vaseline with coloring and fragrance added to it, and personally I prefer using other lip balms over this. Vaseline is petrolatum which is a very good occlusive moisturizer, meaning it stops water from evaporating and the skin getting dehydrated. It probably works best if you later it over a hydrating lip balm or use it right after you drink some water. It’s a bit too sticky and shiny so it’s not my favorite. I do think it’s a bit unhygienic although petrolatum is inert so you don’t really have to worry about it growing something.


Rose Salve
5.0
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19 days ago

This is the ONLY lip balm that helps restores my chapped or cheilitis infected lips. HOLY GRAIL.

Lemon Body Cream
1.0
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2 months ago

Writing this review because I have finally gotten to the bottom of this rash issue. I used this maybe 10 years ago and my sister and I both got rashes all over our bodies. Small little bumps that feel scaley and itchy. I didn't get it because I have no allergies, especially not lemon or any of the things people here are suggesting. I haven't gotten a rash like it again until a few days ago. I tried this acne spot treatment my sister recommended and we both got that same rash again. Only 6 ingredients in that spot treatment so I compared it to the ingredients in this body cream and here it is: Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root/Seed Extract, this is also known as Queen Anne's Lace which is a wild carrot. So.. no I'm not allergic to regular carrots but apparently a lot of people have had bad reactions to this. Would absolutely not recommend anyone trying this.

Lemon Body Cream
1.0
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2 months ago

Writing this review because I have finally gotten to the bottom of this rash issue. I used this maybe 10 years ago and my sister and I both got rashes all over our bodies. Small little bumps that feel scaley and itchy. I didn't get it because I have no allergies, especially not lemon or any of the things people here are suggesting. I haven't gotten a rash like it again until a few days ago. I tried this acne spot treatment my sister recommended and we both got that same rash again. Only 6 ingredients in that spot treatment so I compared it to the ingredients in this body cream and here it is: Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root/Seed Extract, this is also known as Queen Anne's Lace which is a wild carrot. So.. no I'm not allergic to regular carrots but apparently a lot of people have had bad reactions to this. Would absolutely not recommend anyone trying this.