Product Type: Carmex Lip Care
Newest Review: ... before I had to repurchase a new one and that's from using it nearly every day. It has a lovely sweet cherry scent which isn't too overpow... more
Carmex Cherry Flavoured Lip Balm
Member Name: Torialou
Carmex Cherry Flavoured Lip Balm
Advantages: Quality and lasts a long time.
Disadvantages: Pot can get a bit grubby.
CARMEX CHERRY LIP BALM
Hands up who knows anything about the Carmex brand? I admit I know nothing more than the famous little yellow pots (in recent years tubes as well) and that they were one of the few brands out there that is yet to taken over by the likes of P&G or l'oreal so I decided to have a little read up.
It appears Carmex was started in the 1930's by Alfred Woelbing when he started experimenting on making his own lip balms in his home. The company built up but has been passed down through the family and is still in the Woelbing family which is really refreshing to see. What has shocked me when looking into the company is that although I think most of us know the brand, the company still only employs around 100 employees not many when their sales state to hold around 9% of the lip balm sales market.
I love Carmex, I have been using the original blend for as long as I can remember, I actually do not think I have ever finished a pot, rather replaced them for hygiene reasons. With so many fingers going into the pots I do not like to keep them a massive length of time. This is actually my first pot of Cherry Carmex, I noticed that although there is no sun protection in the original Carmex the Cherry pot has a 15 spf so just incase we got a hot summer I thought this would be handy to have in my bag to give my lips a little extra protection.
THE PRODUCT ....
So I think we will all have see the small Carmex pots over the years, the design is so simplistic yet eye catching, the product comes in a small white plastic pot which is topped by a bright sun yellow metal twist cap lid. The Carmex logo is a bright red rectangle with Carmex in a white font. I think one of the things I love about Carmex is that it is really easy to recognise, they do not change the packing and the design is so easily recognisable that I can pick it out in a shop no problem. The Cherry scent has a small added image of two cherries and the word Cherry is added in a red font above the Carmex logo.
Once open you get an immediate scent of cherries, it smells a little sweet but not nasty. The product is a pale yellowy colour and is fairly solid in the pot. To use you simply rub a clean finger across the top of the product so that some transfers onto your finger then rub on the required area of your lips. I find that the product transfers really easily, it is a little greasy but not at all sticky. When applied to the lips it provides a nice smooth coat on the lips, if the lips are very dry I have known this to tingle a little but this is not a nasty sensation. I do find that the coating vanishes after about 20 minutes, I am assuming this soaks into the skin as my lips feel and look a lot softer after this.
There are instructions in a very tiny print on the side of the lid that say to apply the product liberally and evenly as required and to use externally only.
I will admit that there are occasions that I have used my Carmex to soften dry patches of skin a little during the winter when I have been unable to locate my hand cream, only on the back of my knuckles that can sometimes get a little chapped.
The ingredients for Carmex cherry are Petrolatum, Lanolin, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ozokerite, Benzophenone-3, Cetyl Esters, Theobroma Cacao, Cera Alba, Cera Microcristallina, Euphorbia Cerifera, Limnanthes Alba, Camphor, Menthol, Salicylic acid, Parfum, Vanillin, Citronellol, Coumarin, Hydroxycitronellal, Linalool, Limonene.
PRICE AND SIZE ....
The price of the pots really does vary, I have in the past picked up the original scents in a £1 store but I bought the Cherry one from Boots for £2.69
I think this is the best lip balm there is, I do buy other ones but always have a pot or two of this on the go somewhere. It's stood the tests of time and keeps expanding. Over recent years they have started adding coloured balms and several different scents as well as hand creams.
Does it work? A resounding yes!
Would I recommend this product? Yes!
I have no issues giving this product 5 our of 5 stars. I have never had a single issue with any of the products I have bought.
Summary: Outstanding product.
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