Edit 3/25/18: Iâ€™ve found some other less bitter flavors. Iâ€™ve gotten used to the cherry bitterness, it no longer really bothers me. I use it before bed every single night now & I look forward to it because it feels so good on my lipsâ€”soothing, cooling, the tingle tells you itâ€™s working. The bitterness dissipates by the time I hit the pillow & in the morn I put more Carmex on (not necessarily cherry but it *IS* on my bedside table first thing I. Reach for is my glasses 2nd is Carmex either in my bag or from my table depending on how awake I am. Carmex is lyfe I have a Carmex Lip product on me at all times because I have them stashed in diff parts of my yurt & I always have my bag on me Iâ€™m OCC about my bag always. My HG!!!
Edit 11/06/16: I find this rather "extremely" bitter (due to the SPF) I did buy a new tube but I'm not sure I'll use it (I can give it to my Mom since I didn't use it). I have been using the F out of this stick coz I had a fever blister this weekend (normally I use the tub. The tub is HG!!! I use the tub). I had slacked off & been using MAC Lip Condtioner instead of Carmex I think Carmex is so good thou I wanna try the other flavors like esp Strawberry & Lime to see if they're bitter but I find I've constantly got to have something on my lips (pure psychological bs!!), be it lipbalm, gloss or lipsticks I just can't stand bare lips & some matte lipsticks are sooooo chapping/drying so Carmex is so welcome after wiping that stuff off. I'll keep buying the pot forever please never D.C. it! It's classic. Chapstick I mean I own like $$ worth of in the last month getting new flavors but they are a fad (more $$ than I'd like to admit! I got like 15 new chapsticks this month alone w new flavors they suckered me in!!! But they are good for fun & I've always got back ups of back ups. But they donâ€™t work. Iâ€™m thoroughly disappointed back to MAC/Carmex. But if I had to pick one lip product if I could only own one it would be Carmex in the little tub. Close 2nd MAC lip conditioner & twice a day I apply too faced lip injections extreme & sometimes I wear their gloss. It gives a similar feeling on the lips unbelievably. I wonder I mean I always noticed my lips looked plumped and healthy after a few applications of Carmex. Could be on to something too Faced is $20 some & Carmex is $1. Cheapest lip plumper in history other than maybe punching urself in the mouth or sucking on a shot glass/pill bottle lol. :-) :-) :-)
Original review: This tastes kinda gross!! I prefer the original formula in a pot.(I get kinda weirded out w the pots coz touching my hands from lip-to-pot seems like it would be germmy or unsanitary esp during cold/flu season). I love how the stick "clicks," it has a nice scent, & is very heavy therefore effective. I like lipbalms that have some kind of medicated quality to them, plus water proof & also SPF are an added bonus. I love how Carmex tingles on contact. I had gone a little crazy exfoliating my lips w an old toothbrush this morn s didnâ€™t I needed something to put onto my poor, lips get irritated, & painful lips; this is ambrosia from the gods!! I will repurchase but in original instead (or maybe some other flavor that looks xx