on 3/29/2019 4:22:00 PM
More reviews by lilsammi
I don't think Carmex should be marketing itself as an everyday balm or even a balm for people with dry lips when it's pretty intense stuff, but I suspect they don't want to make themselves look like a niche product. Yes, it does fix very dry, cracked, chapped lips well through its formula, which is something not a lot of balms can do. But it is too harsh to put on okay lips with the expectation it will make them look and feel better- it can actually be drying/damaging. A lot of people are jumping to its defence is fine enough because it clearly does A Job really well, just not what you would expect. The packet recommends slathering it on "liberally" and often (even though the formula is thick, just so you use up the tube faster and get another one...) and recommends it for general moisturisation and lipstick prep, neither of which sound too appealing. The distinct tingling, numbing sensation is probably, as others have pointed out, to create such a difference between application and the drying of the balm to make you feel like you need to apply again.I may keep a tube around for when my lips have a really bad moment but I would use this stuff carefully and don't really like how it presents itself misleadingly, and have decided on a low-ish rating because of that even though it's a decent balm for very damaged lips.
on 2/22/2019 1:16:00 PM
More reviews by Eos0512
Really love this product! Think the scent is amazing and Carmex is definitely one of my fav brands! However prefer the stick or tube as they are more hygienic
on 1/7/2019 4:38:00 PM
More reviews by isavella
This is my new favorite thing. It’s super cheap—I got a 2-pack of the Watermelon Blast (which is delicious) for about $5. The other 2 flavors are Sugar Plum and Mixed Berry. This is Carmex’s “natural” offering and the ingredients list is pretty good tbh. It’s really emollient & comfortable, a little heavy but not in a bad way. It sticks around, too. I have very dry lips in the winter and this 100% works with them. Normally only heavy-duty lanolin products help my winter lip situation but I heartily recommend this stuff. The watermelon is like…really yummy lol. It’s a good thing I got a 2-pack because my 6yo daughter stole one.ricinus communis seed oil (castor oil), cera alba (beeswax), theobroma grandiflorum seed butter (cupuacu butter), raphanus sativus seed extract (radish seed extract), flavor, astrocaryum murumuru seed butter (murumuru butter), rhus verniciflua peel cera, rhus succedanea fruit cera, vaccinium macrocarpon seed oil (cranberry seed oil), ascorbyl palmitate (vitamin c palmitate), tocopherol (vitamin E), copernicia cerifera wax (carnauba wax), avena sativa kernel flour (colloidal oatmeal), stevia rebaudiana extract (stevia extract), helianthus annuus seed oil (sun flower seed oil)
on 12/7/2018 8:57:00 AM
More reviews by Snoozin85
Holy grail status....forever and always. I remember my first foray into Carmex when I was a little kid when my parents got me the pot for my severely chapped lips (it was the only form around then). So soothing and I loved the scent. Flash forward many, many years later...and I still love it. I've moved onto the tube (more hygienic, imo) and always keep several on hand. I've tried the sticks but found them weird and too different from what's in the tube. I find the product makes a nice lip balm - I've had several people like the color as it's on my lips and asked what I have on. I apply this more than directed, especially in the winter - but never had a problem with that. Nothing works quite like this.
on 11/2/2018 10:44:00 AM
More reviews by envinia
This is my favorite lip balm. I apply it every night before bed and it keeps my lips feeling nice and moisturized. Most importantly, it doesn't cause breakouts or clogged pores around my mouth like a lot of other lip balms I've used. On the other hand, I'm not a fan of the scent and minty feeling but I'm willing to overlook these things if a product works. It's also super cheap which is a plus.
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on 8/17/2018 8:09:00 AM
More reviews by aleshoane
I bought, tried, and ultimately won't repurchase again: Jack Black's Intense Therapy Lip BalmNuxe Reve de Miel Lip BalmSmith's Rose SalveChapStix (mint, original, strawberry)Nivea Lip CareDr. Hauschka's Lip Care StickLaneige Lip Sleeping MaskLucas Paw Paw Ointmenteos Lip BalmAs 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.
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on 7/15/2018 5:32:00 PM
More reviews by beddy
Initial application is liquidy and thin but also goopey in a good way. It has a tingling feeling which i like. Itll sink in within minutes and makes my lips look healthy and just normal. It isnt sticky and does not stay slippery once it sets. I dont need to apply a million times like the other lip balms. It has a good smell and just overall what i look for in a lip product. I can wear this and let it set and put lip liner on and go on with my day. I dont need to worry about my lips feeling nasty or it flaking or having to reapply it again in 20 minutes. Burts bees is oily feeling and i get dry again so fast. Id always repurchase this til i die. Lol def try it out if you havent. To each is own so if youre like me and you like to leave your lipbalm in the car this ones the way to since the stick type melts. - Mac lip conditioner and Lucas Papaw ointment are 100 times better than this so i wont be repuchasing this.
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on 6/30/2018 9:51:00 AM
More reviews by shinejunkiemonkee
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.
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on 5/26/2018 8:40:00 PM
More reviews by eveholycross
Personal pros: Very cheap (about 97 cents or so)ScentClear on lipsTextureHas SPFDoesn't dry my lipsMoisturizes my lipsDoesn't irritate my lipsPersonal cons:Nothing I can think of
on 5/15/2018 10:42:00 AM
More reviews by Mahadini
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).
on 5/13/2018 2:39:00 PM
More reviews by 8marshmallow8
My favourite beauty product ever!! I love the smell and texture of it and it stays on your lips and protects them from the coldest weather. It tingles a bit which is nice. I always have this in my bag and it's much better than vaseline as it's thicker, almost like wax.
on 4/29/2018 6:24:00 PM
More reviews by Endit
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.
on 3/18/2018 11:54:00 PM
More reviews by valmont32677
I would buy this again if I ever saw it. I got it off Ebay 1 for me & 1 for my Momma $4 ea compared to $1 for the pot at Kroger. I don’t know what Mother did w hers—she’s not much on cosmetics not withstanding but she always had a jar of DHC I think it’s called it’s a Carmex type product but she into’d me to Carmex when I got my first fever blister pre pubescent to try in vain to heal it faster to avoid classmates’ merciless ridicule. Oh it helps & then some! My normal lipbalm has been MAC Lip Conditioner for the past 2 years but after recently getting a cold sore w sinusitis I picked this stuff back up in the Lime stick && Original In The Pot living in my bag & cherry stick lives on my nightstand. & the Lime is amazing. Unfortunately the SPF (I think I’ve isolated it to SPF—this happens in other non-medicated lipbalms) makes my body chemistry turn it bitter. It doesn’t start bitter but this familiar bitterness comes after about 30 seconds. It’s only certain SPF bcoz the 1 MAC uses I do not react to but I react to the Lime/Cherry Carmex, coppertone lipbalm, wetnwild had some jumbo lipbalms w spf etc I never reacted to chapstick (brand), bonne Bell lipsmackers, EOS/Revo; maybelline baby lips (except for medicated I react to), Burt’s bees, rosebuds [all], & Carmex In The Pot are all good! It’s some ingredient not the medication in the balm because coppertone is high spf & not medicated & I react, and Carmex In The Pot is medicated and I don’t react. Capeesh ? Got it? It’s a shame because I wanted to like Lime Carmex & im still rating it:5/5 generally1/5 price (good deal! But the pots are $0.99USD)4/5 packaging some of it oozes out that’s extra when you cap it if it’s at all twisted up extra.I would “probably” buy this again esp if I need spf for an occasion like a horse show or the pool/beach. I’m concerned I wouldn’t be able to find Lime again thou, I haven’t been to the lip care aisle in Kroger in a few weeks. I buy my Carmex pots In bunches of 4 or 5 so I always have 1 in case i get a fever blister coming on & i can’t get to a store they tend to have little legs causing them to “walk off” LOL but this bitter taste isn’t something I want to use w regularity so when this fever blister is over with (it’s drying up sorry graphic TMI but there are stages), I will relegate this to my bed stand table & keep the pot stuff in my bag. I want to start using Carmex more reg basis as an empirical experiment. I know what my lips condition is in currently w using MAC so I’m going to quit MAC for like, a month, & only use cosmetics (lipstick/gloss) & Carmex & see if my lips state improves. If so then I’ll have my answer on which is better, a $0.99 pot of drugstore lipbalm or a high end $16USD lip conditioner. It will be interesting to see. I signed up for Carmex.com’s mailing list too they have 1, yes, read their FAQ...they claim your lips cannot become “addicted” to Carmex which was 1 of my real concerns but, um, no your lips can’t become addicted which is a relief to know, their FAQ contains a lot of great useful info I highly recommend going to carmex.com & poking around the site. Like for instance I did not know they had new flavors or had pulled the plug on the lotions; I try to learn something new daily. They wanted to concentrate on lip care it says. Carmex isn’t just for fever blisters/cold sores whatever you call them they are caused by HSV-1 & cause a lesion, call it what you will a Rose by any other name is just as sweet (lol nothing sweet about having a herpes outbreak lol), I also use it as cuticle cream, on small cuts (eg paper cuts), burns/blistering, sunburnt lips & the blistered skin around lips from sun, wind burnt & severely chapped lips, small dry patches of skin on my face, & 1 of the best uses I can think of when you have been wiping your nose a lot is apply to the red skin that’s dry around my nostrils it heals it so much faster. I use handkerchiefs not Kleenex since I switched it’s been better since I switched & better for the environment but I’m not lazy but it was annoying having to get up & throw away Kleenexes. My new parsons jack Russell terrier likes to chew up Kleenex esp used ones she particularly favors so those aren’t good for her to ingest eat. My daddy uses handkerchiefs too my mom still uses Kleenex & guests & I use Kleenex to clean out the water from my shower in ears/eyes/nose & occasionally to clean my glasses if I can’t find my glasses cleaning cloth & I’m in a hurry but that’s confined to the bathroom far out of my 7 week old puppy’s reach. I feel like I’m doing something good for the environment using a frilly handkerchief instead of a Kleenex & they are a fashion accessory/convo starter. Anyways back to Carmex I will report back in a few weeks & let you know how my Carmex-as-my-only-Lip-balm experiment & let y’all know how it worked. I’m doing all mouth breathing right now due to sinusitis so I’m applying it more often than if I wasn’t sick. Mouth breathing chaps my lips something fierce so Carmex has got some big shoes to fill w MAC I was happy w MAC but it does nothing for fever blisters & I like doing Beauty experiments I want to know if there’s something out there better then more power to ya it wouldn’t break my heart if a 99 cent product were to zip circles around a $16 MAC product in fact it wouldn’t surprise me & I predict it to happen. In MAC’s defense it is a good product that had served me VERY WELL when I had sun poisoning (helped tremendously).C U!!
on 3/8/2018 4:41:00 PM
More reviews by Sofia97
I have this in the tube variant. Tube packaging is my favourite as opposed to pots which are unhygienic and sticks which tend to be drier.Product feels good and performs well upon first application - I love that tingling sensation. I'm not so much a fan of the shiny look, which is mainly caused by over-application; however, even though I've learned to control how much product I'm using, I still find that it's very easy for this lip balm to turn into a gloss, even if you use a small amount. This is what you get with tube balms, though, because of the nature of the packaging - it has to be squeezable, not completely solid, so the tube balm obviously has more give than the other variants because of this.If you apply well (i.e. sparingly), this product does sink in and leave your lips plumper and a little softer. That effect wears off quickly, though, and you're back where you started, and you're stuck in the cycle of reapplying every hour or so depending on your habits and activities (rubbing lips together a lot, talking a lot, eating/drinking etc etc will of course mean the balm wears off more quickly). I haven't noticed any positive long-term effects on my lips despite using this every night before bed (will try the Kiehl's Lip Balm #1 soon and see how it compares in this regard).I've resolved to using this in the mornings as a prep for my lipstick: I apply after cleansing and moisturising, do my makeup, and then blot off any excess Carmex before lip product application. My lips are smooth and supple and ready for my matte lipsticks.TL;DR: Works well, but not for what I initially purchased it for. Good for prepping lips for lipstick.I have a few spare tubes lying around, so I'll use them up. I'll probably purchase again - not out of necessity, but because it's so cheap and has a nice short-term effect. Still searching for a lip balm that has a positive effect in the long term and/or as an overnight treatment.
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on 3/4/2018 3:03:00 PM
More reviews by SilvaEgle
I do love this and so does my boyfriend. It is not my holy grail however. Bite beauty Lip Mask is my HG 😍😍
But I love the convenience of the squeeze tube. I love the tingle, the flavor, and the taste. It’s easy to just toss in my purse and go.
Are you sure this product is discontinued?
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