Monday, November 9, 2015

Carmex is the Cold Weather Cure for Chapped Lips

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Carmex has been a staple in my household for years and years, and tubes and pots of it can be found stowed all over the house, in purses, work-bags, pockets, cars and work. I even have a few left from back when the pots were made of glass!

Carmex remains a family favorite because it is so soothing and effective, and eradicates chapped lips swiftly. While Carmex has expanded their offerings– they have maintained their same excellent quality at an affordable price point. If you want to keep your lips soft, supple and moisturized during this holiday season, then it's worth picking up a few Carmex Lip Balms.
Left to Right: Carmex Moisture Plus

1) Carmex Moisture Plus: Carmex Moisture Plus lip balm offers a soft vanilla flavor and satiny shiny finish. 

According to Carmex,

Packaged as a stylish slim-stick with a sleek slant tip, Carmex Moisture Plus® also contains Aloe, Vitamin E, and Shea Butter to soothe chapped lips and keep lips moisturized….

Active Ingredients: Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Avobenzone) 2.5% Sunscreen, Ethylhexyl Salicylate (Octisalate) 3.3% Sunscreen, Homosalate 5.5%.Sunscreen and Octocrylene 4.4% Sunscreen.
Inactive Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (Aloe Butter), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Camphor, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ethyl Vanillin, Euphorbia Cerifera Wax, Flavor, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Isopropyl Palmitate, Lecithin, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Meadowfoam Delta-Lactone, Menthol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Ozokerite, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Persea Gratissima (Avocado Butter), Petrolatum, Phenol, Ppg-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Saccharin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Tocopheryl Linoleate (Vitamin E Linoleate), Tribehenin.

2) Carmex Cherry Tube: Sweet cherry flavor added to the Original Tube lip balm. The scent and flavor is pleasant, but it does quickly fade.
  • Glides on smoothly to help soften and hydrate lips with cocoa butter and a touch of mineral oil
  • Mimics the way your skin naturally retains moisture with lanolin
  • Provides cooling pain relief with camphor and menthol
  • Cherry Tube lip balm also includes broad spectrum SPF 15 that’s water resistant for up to 80 minutes.
Active Ingredients: Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Avobenzone) 2.5% Sunscreen,  Ethylhexyl Salicylate (Octisalate) 3.0% Sunscreen, Homosalate 5.0% Sunscreen and Octocrylene 4.0% Sunscreen.
Inactive Ingredients: Petrolatum, Lanolin, Flavor, Beeswax, Cetyl Esters, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Camphor, Menthol, Phenol.

3) Carmex Winter Mint Lip Balm and the Carmex Original Lip Balm Click Stick two-pack: The Winter Mint Lip Balm may just be my all-time favorite Carmex balm because it is so refreshing and invigorating. I hope that they make it part of the permanent line!

Carmex® Winter Mint Lip Balm Click Sticks are available in a two-pack Buy-One-Get-One-Free promotion and in a Buy-Three-Get-One-Free promotion. I suggest grabbing the Winter Mint when you see it!

4) Carmex Original Lip Balm is their classic, hardworking, medicated lip balm." I have gone through more sticks and pots of this formula over the years than I could calculate!
  • Helps to moisturize dry lips with cocoa seed butter
  • Helps provide long-lasting moisture protection with petrolatum
  • Plus, our Original medicated lip balm stick includes broad spectrum SPF 15 that’s water resistant for up to 80 minutes.
Active Ingredients: Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Avobenzone) 2.5% Sunscreen, Ethylhexyl Salicylate (Octisalate) 3.0% Sunscreen, Homosalate 5.0% Sunscreen and Octocrylene 4.0% Sunscreen.
Inactive Ingredients: Petrolatum, Lanolin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Ozokerite, Cetyl Esters, Paraffin, Beeswax, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Camphor, Menthol, Flavor, Salicylic Acid, Phenol.

5) Carmex Original Jar: I actually have a nostalgic reaction to the Carmex Original Jar because it transports me back to just about every cold weather season. I love this original formula, and find it so soothing and healing for chapped lips.
  • Soothes dry, chapped lips
  • Creates a long-lasting water barrier with petrolatum, which acts like a bandage so healing can take place
  • Contains lanolin, which mimics the way your skin naturally retains moisture
  • Provides cooling pain relief with camphor and menthol
Active Ingredients: Camphor 1.7% (External Analgesic) and Menthol 0.7% (External Analgesic).
Inactive Ingredients: Petrolatum, Lanolin, Cetyl Esters, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Paraffin, Beeswax, Flavor, Salicylic Acid, Phenol.
About Carmex® and Carma Laboratories, Inc.:
For more than 79 years, Franklin, Wisconsin-based Carma Laboratories, Inc., has manufactured Carmex® brand lip balms. Carma Laboratories, Inc. is a family owned and operated business that was founded in 1937 by Alfred Woelbing, the inventor of Carmex® lip balm. Today, the company continues to produce its original lip care formula in its trademark jars, and has expanded the line to include flavored lip balms, ultra hydrating lip care formulas and soothing skin care products. The carefully crafted lip balm has been #1 pharmacist-recommended for 17 years in a row*. For more information, visit

Overall Assessment: Carmex remains a staple in my household, and always will.

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  1. I used to use Carmex religiously! Back in the day. Until I bought into the rumour that they put fiberglass in it! So I stopped. LOL I still don't know if that's true or ever was (I kind of doubt it), but I will have to go back to them and try them again. (Clearly there's no fiberglass in those ingredients haha). My lips get so dry and peel in winter, blech! The moisture plus one looks pretty promising! (pun intended :D )

    1. Hi Miki, Wow, I have never heard that before! Clearly, it's not among the ingredients, and that would cut up lips rather than hydrate them! My lips get pretty chapped in the winter too, and I am sure that I will finish up the Winter Mint Lip Balm this season! The Moisture Plus is really nice, and it offers a nice sheen too! :-)

    2. I spent 11 years working in the fiberglass industry, you would know if it was in there trust me it feels like thousands of tiny needles when pressed into skin.

    3. I agree with you 100%! Having experienced fiberglass on my skin, you definitely are aware of it!


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