We are constantly buying lip protection for the kids in our family. I’m not sure, but I think they are eating it! Okay, I’m kidding, but it goes so fast, I know that we all just want smooth lips! With sunburn, weather changes, and when my kids have colds, I see their lips take the brunt each time! When lips get chapped, they peel, burn, and feel terrible when you laugh or even talk! I have a terrible habit when my lips are chapped to peel the skin off with my teeth, strange right? I need some protection that I won’t have that desire again!
Carmex has been around over 80 years and those little yellow tins are sold everywhere, it’s a household name. Where it all started:
Always curious, always inventive, Alfred Woelbing, a a buyer at a Chicago department store with a home in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, decided to create a home remedy for a pesky condition that he’d often suffered: cold sores. After much experimentation over a hot plate, Alfred created Carmex, and then proceeded to sell it to pharmacies by going door to door. If they weren’t interested in purchasing his product, he gave them a dozen jars for free—along with a post card for a re-order.
Two of Carmex’s newest flavors are the Lime Twist and Vanilla Click Sticks. With delicious flavors and scents, the lip balmalso includes a SPF 15 and all the moisturizing ingredients of the traditional line with three additional moisturizers not found in any of the other products!!
Our Take: My son is currently dealing with a summer cold and has raw burning lips. Perfect timing for the Lime Twist click stick. The scent was fine for him, more masculine than a perfume-like scent. He immediately felt a tingle like a sting, but I assured him it was working! The balm was a bit shiny, he wasn’t thrilled to keep it on for school, so he blotted it a bit to tone the shine down. That night he reapplied and by morning he already felt a change and his lips appeared much less chapped! My oldest took the vanilla click stick and also felt the tingle, enjoyed the scent, and appreciated the slight shine of the balm. Both click sticks lasted a long time, they didn’t dry up quickly like other chap sticks.
I tested out the Moisture Plus ultra hydrating lip balm and found out that the clear gloss finish was pretty and could be worn over lipstick easily. I too felt that tingle of the balm adding moisture to my lips, though the clear wasn’t scented, rather it had a more medicinal scent. I’d prefer to purchase the berry or plum for a more pleasant scent and added tint of color!
We were sent product from the makers of Carmax and provided us with product for honest review and giveaway. All opinions are our own.