A classic, with a twist! Carmex Strawberry Lip Balm with SPF 15 Review

The lip balm fiend that I am, I can’t help but purchase more even when I have one balm in every nook and cranny of my house.

Carmex, first introduced in 1937 is the classic tingly lip balm is one of my favourites, and I favour the classic one in the tub the most – I like the tingle and medicinal smell.

These days there’s so many variations on the theme; Original, Cherry, Moisture Plus – it comes in a tub, in a tube, in a stick. I prefer the tube version the most as I like soft gooey balms over hard ones, and I prefer to keep my fingers out of it (if you know what I mean!).

Ooh it’s Carmex Strawberry in a tube!

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When this first arrived, my first thought was, if this came with SPF it would be perfect.

Duh Rowena! It does come with SPF 15!

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I love the idea of strawberry but then I had to ask – would that medicinal scent and flavour work with strawberry? I don’t know about you, but when I was a kid, after I had a gobful of medicine I would follow it with a boiled sweet to get rid of the taste…

Thankfully, this one tastes fine. Not that I’ve been eating it but…well, you know what I mean. It smells fine.

The strawberry scent is quite strong, then the medicinal smell – and yes you still get the tingle. Thankfully, it doesn’t turn into some insipid strawberry only lip balm.

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Carmex contains menthol (apparently kills germs and promotes healing) and Octinoxate and Oxybenzone as sunscreen agents.

The balm isn’t tinted, it’s just clear. Do I like it? Yes I do! I like Carmex anyway, as far as drugstore lip balms go, and it’s a nice change to have the strawberry flavour to it. I think they should do mango next. Yes?!

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Ingredients:

beeswax, camphor, cetyl esters, flavor, lanolin, menthol, mineral oil, petrolatum, aloe butter, and theobroma cacao(cocoa) seed butter.

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Comments

  1. says

    Can’t wait to get the Strawberry! I love Carmex it’s the only thing I’ve tried that actually heals severely dry sore lips. You natural lip colour is divine. x