Well you already know my feelings about today’s product from the title above!!!
Yes, this is officially the best lip balm I have ever used in my life!
Okay, so let’s get on with the details!
Carmex lip balms come in a variety of different forms(tube, stick, tub) and flavors(strawberry, cherry,…).
What I’m reviewing today is the most basic form of Carmex that is the original moisturizing lip balm in tube form.
I had heard about this being a much loved lip balm in US but didn’t get to try it, and then I got it as a freebie somewhere! And that changed my life! Oh yes it did!
I got this in the month of February and in Chicago, there was soooo much snow even till march so you can imagine the extreme weather in February. With all the -20C degree temperatures, extremely harsh winds plus the heating inside, it all made my skin and lips extremely dry and flaky! So much that my lips literally felt like they have been torn! My lips were very very chapped when I used this lip balm for the first time! I used it at night before sleeping and I was so surprised to see my lips almost 90% healed and so soft! It is seriously very moisturizing and makes my lips so soft! In winters when my lips were very chapped, I used it more often but I don’t use it daily as it feels very strong.
I feel this is one of those rare lip balms that actually heal lips completely and make them super soft instantly!!
The one I have comes in a simple, no-fuss tube. Its easy to squeeze out the balm and apply. It is also pretty hygienic compared to lip balms in pots/tubs. It is a clear lip balm, like Vaseline. Its texture is similar to Vaseline or any petroleum jelly but slightly less heavy. It’s a little on the liquid-y side as compared to standard Vaseline but that may be because this is in a tube and need to be a little runny to come out easily. On lips, it looks just like Vaseline does, slightly glossy. But unlike Vaseline, this doesn’t sit on lips and makes you feel like you have something heavy on your lips.
It gives a very noticeable and not-at-all-subtle tingling feeling when applied, I guess because it has a lot of camphor. The tingling is strong to the level that it feels like one of those pain relieving balms. And that is not liked by everyone! But I don’t mind it at all! I have always been a fan of minty things 😛
The lip balm stays on my lips the whole night, and when I apply during the day, I don’t feel like re applying this for a really long time after one use as it keeps my lips moisturized for almost one full day.
It also claims to be an “external analgesic”. I don’t know how that is required in a lip balm but it came useful to me in another way 😛
I often get back pain due to sitting for long hours. About 3 months back I got severe back pain due to long hours in the library during exams. One night I was really in a lot of pain and did not have any kindof balm and I did not want to take any painkillers. Somehow it occurred to me that this Carmex lip balm has analgesic ingredients and in the middle of the night without thinking more about it I applied this on my back and in the morning most of my pain was gone 😛
Yes later I bought a balm for my back ache but I know this will help me when in need 😛
This also comes in flavors like strawberry, cherry… I will try another variant once I finish this but I feel I always want to have this original flavor with me! So, I’m definitely repurchasing this one!
Overall, this is an awesome product. And if you have even slightly chapped lips, its a complete must have in my opinion. Definitely try and get it from someone abroad. I wish it starts selling in India too. The price further makes it a must have! It is possible that some people might not like it, but it is still worth trying once!
Price: $1.69 for 10g.
Key Ingredients mentioned on tube :
Camphor 1.7%(for Analgesic)
Menthol 0.7%(for anti-itch)
Phenol 0.4%(for anesthetic)
Rating – 10/10
Have you tried the Carmex lip balm? Do share your experience with me in the comments below 😀