Carmex was founded in Alfred Woelbing in the early 1930s in Wisconsin. Carma Laboratories Inc. moved near Milwaukee in 1957 to increase production. Carma Labs began producing the product in squeezable tubes in 1988. In the United States, the active ingredients of Carmex lip balm are camphor (1.7%), menthol (0.7%), salicylic acid, and phenol (0.4%).* It is available in drugstores and large retail stores worldwide. *Source: Wikipedia

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Lip Treatments -Carmex -Lip Balm

on 8/17/2018 8:09:00 AM


I bought, tried, and ultimately won't repurchase again:

Jack Black's Intense Therapy Lip Balm
Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm
Smith's Rose Salve
ChapStix (mint, original, strawberry)
Nivea Lip Care
Dr. Hauschka's Lip Care Stick
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
Lucas Paw Paw Ointment
eos Lip Balm

As you can see... I'm picky (understatement). Lucky for me, I picked this beauty up out of curiosity at the dollar store, and LOVED IT!!

For me, Carmex (in the TIN, NOT the tube) will be the the best in terms of consistency, moisture, and feel. I find that lip balms in tubes aren't moisturizing enough which is why I have better luck with balms in tins, but even so, they can be too slick for my taste. This is very moisturizing without being sticky or obnoxious, has the right amount of slip and shine, no discernible color, and one tin lasts me for YEARS. AND, it costs me TWO DOLLARS at most.

As a product junkie I am always curious about what things people like to use, but I know THIS is my HG and I won't deviate from repurchasing it time and time again.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.

Lip Treatments -Carmex -Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Tinted Lip Balms

This is a creamy tinted lip balm with reasonably good color payoff in a cute slimline tube. I have it in peach and pink (just finished the peach actually), and I enjoy both. Feels comfortable on the lips, adds soft shine and color, and has that great classic Carmex scent and flavor--what's not to like? I haven't seen these in a while, so they might have been discontinued. Ah well, beyond the classics (such as regular Carmex), I rarely buy the same lip balm twice anyway--so many lip balms, so little time. But I would buy this again if I weren't so greedy for the new.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Lip Treatments -Carmex -Cherry- Jar

on 5/26/2018 8:40:00 PM


Personal pros:
Very cheap (about 97 cents or so)
Clear on lips
Doesn't dry my lips
Moisturizes my lips
Doesn't irritate my lips

Personal cons:
Nothing I can think of

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Lip Treatments -Carmex -Original

on 5/15/2018 10:42:00 AM


I have the classic chapstick version of this and I’m SO in love with it. It provides incredible moisture to my lips and I’m obsessed with that tingly and fresh feeling it gives to the lips. The only reason I don’t give this product 5 stars is because or some minor weird texture that stays on when the product is almost fully absorbed by the lips (which only happens at the very end of the day after I put a big quantity of it).

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Lip Treatments -Carmex -Comfort Care Colloidal Oatmeal Lip Balm

on 4/29/2018 6:24:00 PM

The ingredient list looks great, so why do I hate this lipbalm?

PROS: Taste.

CONS: It's solid and needs to be warmed up and it is not lasting moisture at all. In fact, the more I use this, the drier my lips get.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

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