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on 1/23/2018 11:10:00 AM
More reviews by DodgerDasher
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
I've been using Carmex on and off, mostly off, since I was a kid. I always hated the scent and how it tastes like soap when it got in my mouth. As an adult if my lips are peeling and peeling and nothing will soothe them, I use this. Within a day, all the dead skin is gone and I can start anew. Then I can moisturize with a different, non medicated balm.
on 3/1/2017 9:56:00 PM
More reviews by paintedtoes
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine
I am 69 and for most of my life my lips behaved and responded to a night or two of Vaseline when needed. During the last two years all that changed. My lips cracked bled shedded and for a few months rolled off in large soft sheets. Nothing helped.. I tried expensive cheap and tried to stay as natural as I could. Then I read something on mua.. Carmex?! Petroleum camphor and menthol. That's about it. Paula had warned me about the last two almost 40 years ago. Well, it works. I put it on nightly and sometimes I forget for 3 or 4 nights in a row. I might be almost 70 but my lips are back to 50 with less vertical lines. If if all else is failing, whatever your age, try Carmex. Just don't talk about it when you're walking around Whole Foods past that enormous display of lip balms.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 7/19/2016 2:56:00 PM
More reviews by flowerparts
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
This balm didn't do anything for my lips. Why in the world does it have salicylic acid in it?
on 3/17/2015 11:40:00 PM
More reviews by daisyismydog
Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
This is the squeeze tube version of the Carmex in the pot. I prefer this squeeze tube since the tingling is not as strong, I do not have to use my finger to apply, and the temporary relief lasts longer. A downside of the squeeze tube though is that it can unevenly dispense product (compared to the stick version which is my favorite of the Carmex products I've tried) and there will always be some product left in the tube unless you cut it open to decant the remainder into another container. I really liked Carmex products for a while, however, I've since realized that Carmex doesn't really do much for my lips in the long term as the product just sits on top and the addictive tingling creates a vicious cycle of application. I've since moved onto other lip balms and won't be repurchasing.
on 1/30/2015 4:14:00 PM
More reviews by princessmeowmeow
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
My holy grail lip treatment. I have learned that just because of the bland packaging, does not make it a bad product! My lips are no longer chapped and are moisturized from this product and it's so much better and lasting than blistex or Smith's rosebud balm.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 1/17/2015 5:11:00 PM
More reviews by isuperx3
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
I love this product!! This is the only lip balm I have ever finished and will be repurchasing it again. It keeps my lips moisturized and I love the cooling sensation on the lips.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 1/15/2015 9:28:00 AM
More reviews by flairgirl8
Hair: Other, Straight, Fine
A must have item for me. I use this almost everynight at bedtime. I find it very effective to keep my lips soft and hydrated. I like to use this on top of my lipsticks, using it like a lipgloss so keep my lipsticks from drying my lips. Excellent product that is quite inexpensive. Listed as gluten free.
on 10/11/2014 4:47:00 AM
More reviews by Banjos
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
I resisted trying this old stand-by for years because I mistakenly thought it was just for use to avoid fever blisters and not a moisture balm. Saw it at the dollar store and what a wonderful surprise purchase it turned out to be. I find this actually superior to Lansinoh which I think is very effective. Yes, it does have the menthol and camphor fumes but they dissipate in about 30 minutes or less.As an aside, this product is also available in a large 4oz. jar (minus the beeswax and with added vanillin) which is also good on the lips as well as elbows, cuticles, heels and knees. It can be used on the hands at night but it is difficult to evenly apply the small amount required. Again, the camphor odor dissipates quickly and leaves a faint vanilla scent. It is called Carmex Original Healing Ointment and I purchased it at Walgreens on a 2/1 sale.
on 10/11/2014 1:33:00 AM
More reviews by alleyaddict
Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine
I like it but I like Blistex better. I also have "my favorite lip balm" by biglowe which I prefer over this but this is comparable and cheaper. It does give bit of a tingling sensation which some people may not like.
on 2/4/2014 10:49:00 PM
More reviews by agnesbones
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Wavy, Other
Absolutely love this product. Picked it up when I was in Taiwan, watsons was having a promotion of 1 for 1 which was so worth it. The smell & taste is just pleasant, not too strong. It lasts very long, great to use it as a before sleep lip balm & as a base before applying lipstick. Lips remains moisturized even product comes off. Works great!!
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