A few weeks ago I stumbled across an enormous sale at Anthropologie. And when I say stumbled across I suppose I mean to say stalked like a mad woman as my office is located just across the street. Apart from the magnificent selection of clothing that is steadily marked down further and further as the sale progresses, Anthropologie often heavily discounts accessories, kitchen wares and their small offering of beauty products.
While I’m often too busy browsing the discounted clothing racks like a hunting lioness, I took the time to browse the accessories and I’m so happy I did. Nestled amongst cook books and bracelets I uncovered Grown Under Glass Multipurpose balms in ROS and VER. The price was marked down to such an extent that I couldn’t say no, and both smelled absolutely lovely. To top it off, the vintage inspired glass packaging is wonderfully classic and will serve as a future container for creams and moisturizers that may need to be decanted.
Upon first look the texture appears to be that of a standard lotion, but it’s almost bouncy when you touch it. The cream is very thick and works wonders on dry knuckles, cuticles and lips. I can’t really conceive of a moisturizing need that it wouldn’t suit, though I don’t think I would use this as an all over face cream. Both have therapeutic and soothing fragrances: ROS is described as being the fragrance of rose and wood, while VER is a grassy very green lavender scent.
Despite the heft of the packaging I’ve been carrying one or the other around in my purse to suite any needs I might have. I prefer to use both on my lips as the effect is magnificently moisturizing, but be forewarned over applying leaves a white film behind (much like various Burt’s Bees products) so be vigilant about blending.
Could you find something elsewhere that is comparable? Certainly. The product is of high quality and the fragrances are divine, but I'm certain there are many comparable things on the market. You may remember that I also tried the Grown Under Glass Antioxidant Treatment Stick (reviewed here) and had a similar experience. I purchased based on interested, liked the product quite a bit but found it only unique for its novelty. In this case I purchased based on interest and attraction to the packaging, quite like the cream ... but just don't find it all that unique.
Have you tried anything from Anthropologie's line Grown Under Glass?