Carmex • LipBalm • Lip Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||77%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
the best for winter during the cold and harsh winds.
the dipping in with finger ehhh no the biggest fan of, but i guess i will wash my hands :/
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I love this product, love the way it moisturizes my lips, love the tingling feeling and even love the smell for some reason. It is very hard to find here in Thailand, but an ex once bought it for me in bangkok. I'm actually thinking of regaining contact with them in order to het the to send me another tub! I love it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Of course I love this stuff. Everyone does.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Carmex is a staple that I have been using for over 20+ years. I buy the value packs (3 tubes), because I use this product all year round. No fancy flavors for me, I like the good ole fashion original lip balm. Can't beat Carmex ~ it's the best lip treatment on the market...
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love using this stuff :) it leaves my lips really soft and smooth. I always have to have this in my purse ;)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Hands down favorite lip-balm!
I live on the East Coast of the US and we get some pretty cold winters. A few days ago, my lips chapped and bled... so I walked on over to CVS and bought my baby Carmex. A day or two later later, my lips were as smooth as ever! -- still are!
People are complaining about the medicinal smell... well, IT IS MEDICINE. You want the flavored lip-balm... go with LipSmackers!
This baby does the job... and I'll definitely purchase more. MUCH MORE!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i got this at walmart for $1. I thought, hey it's a dollar, I have nothing to loose. And in deed, I had nothing to loose. This stuff is amazing. It gives my lips a just enough shine and it keeps it from chapping. It leaves a funcky medicine like smell when you use it but it goes away after you apply it and no one else can smell it after you use it. It's just does amazing things! It's kept my lips soft and smooth. Good bye chapstick, burt's bee, soft lips and vaseline!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I got for free as part of some gift pack so I can't really comment on the price. I put this on every night before I go to sleep and I wake up with perfectly moisturised and soft lips. During the winter I'm prone to dry flaky lips and it is prevented with my routine. I was not expecting the tingling sensation that I got after putting it but now I'm kind of addicted to it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I've tried both Carmex in the pot and Carmex in the twist-up (Chapstick-like) tube and I hate both. The texture, the smell and the effect that it has on the my lips have all been horrible. I found the consistency to be kind of sticky/tacky (more noticeable in the pot form) which was rather unappealing. The smell is very medicinal, which I find a bit strong and unpleasant, and the product makes my lips tingle; I suppose that's caused by the camphor and/or menthol in the ingredients which are skin irritants (according to Paul Begoun of Paula's Choice, and The Beauty Bible & Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me books). However, I could overlook both texture and scent if Carmex actually did something beneficial for my lips.
My skin type is "very dry," and my lips are on the dryish side though I wouldn't call them "chapped" normally (but they're definitely not plump and moist looking). However, whenever the weather changes suddenly (from hot to cold or vice versa), my lips get super dry, jagged and chapped. I thought of trying Carmex since it seems to be so well-loved, and picked up two of the Carmex products during a 99 cent sale at Walgreens. Well, all I can say is this stuff was awful for me! I've experienced dry, chapped lips in the past but never cracked or bleeding lips, and this is exactly what happened when I used Carmex. After 3 days of using the potted form of Carmex, the corners of my lips cracked and the skin on other areas of my lips split; it was ugly and just painful. In addition, my natural lip line got visibly irritated, red and slightly swollen. I'm guessing something in Carmex (possibly the salicylic acid, camphor and/or menthol) was simply too harsh and drying for my skin type and lips. I immediately went off of Carmex, applied some antibiotic cream, and went back to using Vaseline and my lips were able to heal up in a couple of weeks. A few months later, I decided to give Carmex another shot, this time in the chapstick-style tube. I figured my first experience might have been a fluke. WRONG! Cracked, bloody lips again. This stuff just doesn't agree with me. In the trash it went. I would never consider repurchasing Carmex.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Green
I hate this lip balm. REALLY hate it. It stings my lips sometimes when I put it on....anyone who has ever used lipstick sealant or who has forgotten to neutralise their contact lens will know what I am talking about here – it stings big time. The sting subsides in about two minutes after application and I am left with lips that felt ever so slightly sticky and tingly…yes, that’s right, my lips felt as though they were buzzing with static electricity. However, an hour or so later, my lips still feel quite moisturised. The dry skin softens slightly but rather disturbingly it starts to lift and I always would wonder whether the stinging and tingling was actually a burning.
The ingredients are not that good IMO. Petroleum – just like Vaseline. Lanolin – good for moisturizing. Spermaceti – sperm oil from the sperm whale...ahem. Theobroma oil – cocoa butter to you and me. Beeswax – furniture polishers here we come. Paraffin wax – back to the Vaseline again. Camphor – a carminative (makes you burp!) and has some anaesthetic properties. Menthol – the “cold rush” ingredient – this is what makes the balm feel cold on application. Salicylic acid – aspirin...
Interestingly Carmex was originally designed to dry up cold sores, hence the presence of the Salicylic acid. If the drying properties of this acid are strong enough to clear up a cold sore I cannot see what good it will do for my chapped lips – in fact, quite the opposite and maybe explains why my lips were peeling.
After about a month of using this, my lips began to get VERY VERY VERY dry. So dry that I would be crying in pain each morning, watching them bleed and crack whenever I opened my mouth. I've never experienced seriously dry lips before in my whole life until this. Then a little more time went by, and the dryness began spreading around my entire mouth...I had to go to the doctor because I was sick of people asking if I had herpes round my mouth!!! Anyway, turns out the carmex was the source of the problem - my doctor told me to stop using it and had to give me some concentrated moisturizer high in urea to use on my mouth and around it.
I would never buy this again.