Carmex Lip Balm

4.0

1049 reviews

77% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $

INGREDIENTS

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Menthol 0.7%, Camphor 1.7%, Phenol 0.4% INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: beeswax, cetyl esters, flavor, fragrance, lanolin, paraffin, petrolatum, salicylic acid and cocoa seed butter


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Really cheap and works well! I put this on before bed and it is very moisturizing. I wouldn't repurchase this though because Vaseline works the same and it's cheaper to just have a tub of that rather than buy individual lip products.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I agree with the previous reviewer. I hate this stuff. It's basically Vaseline (petrolatum) with camphor (an irritant) and menthol (another irritant), and it has an awful smell. I knew someone who always carried this junk around and swore by it. He'd stick his finger in it (without washing his hands) and apply and then magnanimously pass it around and share his germs with everyone. And guess what? If he had a cold, everyone caught it. And everyone smelled like camphor and menthol. And you may wonder what the F phenol is.

According to thefreedictionary.com

phenol [feŽnol]
1. an extremely poisonous compound, used in dilute solution as an antimicrobial, anesthetic, and antipruritic. Ingestion or absorption through the skin causes symptoms including colic, local irritation, corrosion, seizures, cardiac arrhythmias, shock, and respiratory arrest. Phenol should be properly labeled and stored to avoid accidental poisoning. Called also carbolic acid. [Carbolic is where they get the name CAR-mex.]

Carmex has a warning: Apply to lips not more than 3 to 4 times daily.

[BECAUSE THIS IS BAD FOR YOU.]

While the petrolatum, beeswax, lanolin (which is basically sheep fat), mineral oil and cocoa butter will lock in moisture, Aquaphor (petrolatum) is better because it doesn't contain irritants. Vaseline lip balm is better, too. Burt's Bees lip balm is better than this. Anything that doesn't contain poison is better. And you can find vegan lip balms if that's your thing.

INGREDIENTS:

Camphor1.7% , Menthol0.7% , Phenol0.4%

Inactive Ingredients

Petrolatum , Lanolin , Cetyl Esters , Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter , Mineral Oil , Beeswax , Flavor, Salicylic Acid (exfoliant)

The Skin Deep Database rated this a "moderate" overall hazard based on ingredients. Other HIGH concerns: Multiple, additive exposure sources, Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation;
Other MODERATE concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs); Other LOW concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Ecotoxicology


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

I cannot stand the scent of this product. I do not think it moisturizes better than many other products that are more natural and smell a lot better. Do not let the drugstore price fool you.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

The best lip cream out there. Doesn't make your lips addicted and softens dry skin immediately.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I guess for cold sores it might work. But for chapped lips I dislike. It makes my lips feel oily and gross.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I love this product, it is by far the best lip balm I've ever used. It is my saviour on cold winter days and literally smoothes my lips instantly after being applied. Also it lasts ages! The only downside is that it doesn't taste or smell particularly nice but to be honest this does not bother me as the product itself is fantastic and does the job.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Other, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I know many people are very skeptical and apprehensive when it comes to reviews. You don't know if it will always be reliable! But trust me, this review will be an honest review of my experience with this lip balm. I have suffered from dry lips and skin in general for a very long time. I don't know what causes it, and I haven't bothered going to a dermatologist. I have tried almost every lip balm I could get my hands on: Burt's Bees, Chapstick, EOS, Aquaphor, etc. All of these brands felt amazing while the product was on my lips. But as time went on and the product started wiping away, I was left with even drier lips. Then I found Carmex (in the tub, I personally find it more effective than the one with the tip applicator) and this has been my holy grail. It has saved my lips through humid, dry environments, and every season in the year. It has a nice cool, tingly feeling. I love the way it feels on my lips and I always put it on before bed. It's so nice, because it's a product I don't have to apply every hour. More like every 4 hours? It's not sticky, and it has just the perfect consistency. A tub lasts me a long time, and it's cheap!

A GREAT TIP!!!!!!!!!!!!: I love wearing lip products with color whether it be a lip stain or lipstick. But i find a lot of them to be very drying when I wear them alone. So what I do, is I mix a generous amount of carmex and the lip color together and depending on how much carmex you use, the lip color is very pigmented! Now I can have colorful, soft lips. This is just my experience with carmex. It might not work as well for others, but it is worth the try. You never know until you try!

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This lip balm saved my super chapped lips! I tried everything from Burt's Bees to Blistex to Eos! I tried each for 1 week with no results until I came across Carmex and after a few days my lips were back to normal! My lips happened to get super chapped during summer which is weird but I'm so scared of my lips going back to being chapped that I use this every night now. Life saver!


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Other, Other, Coarse

Eyes: Other

Nice and tingly. It works. I like that I can soothe and smooth cracked/chapped lips as well as treat cold sores.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Love this. Does everything one would expect of a lip balm and is perfectly priced.


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