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Carmex Lip Balm Small (Pack of 12)
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
See how soft and moist my lips are? That's 'cause I use that little yellow and white tub of lip balm with a name that is reminiscent of automobile polish. Don't be put off by the name! This is the best, most wonderful and best priced lip balm there is!

Pros:
1) It works! Keep a thin veil of Carmex on your lips and they will never chap. Too late? Already have rough, chapped lips? Use Carmex several times a day and your lips will be kiss-ably smooth in no time.

2) It's unisex. No man ever died of embarrassment while applying Carmex in the locker room. Smear it on your lips. Dab it on your chapped nostrils. So what? It's a manly tub not a girly lipstick that will garner snickers from your friends.

3) Carmex in the tub has a satin appearance, it's not shiny like lip gloss. (See #2 above)

4) On the other hand, if you are female, Carmex's benefit as a lip gloss applied over lip pencil is legion. The consistency is perfect and it lasts and lasts. It also blends well with lipstick. Use it over or under or mix together. You can't mess up with this.

5) It tastes ok but not so good you want to consume vast quantities of it. Carmex is lightly mentholated. Emphasis on lightly.

6) It is perfect for outdoor sports because the consistency is fairly thick and it coats your lips with a smooth satin finish that lasts a very long time. Your lips stay protected and you don't need to reapply it often.

7) It comes in a cute, little .25 oz yellow and white tub that will fit anywhere and is easy to find when you are looking for it.

8) Carmex is extremely economical. It is inexpensive and the little pot lasts a long time. If you save your money on lip balm you will be able to eventually affort a Kinnect.

9) Carmex is made in Franklin, WI, USA. It's not made in a rusty bathtub and stirred with old broom handles in an open air shed somewhere in Central China. How many products can you say that about?

Here are the cons:
1) In order to use Carmex you have to stick your finger into the tub. You will then have the balm on your finger. Some people do not like this. I always rub what's left on to my cuticles or on the back of the person directly to my right.

2) A case pack of 12 is a lot of Carmex. You can always scatter the little tubs around your house (bedside table, kitchen drawer, desk drawer) and office, keep one in your pocket, briefcase, or purse. Give some away to needy friends and relatives. I suspect you'll find 12 not too many.

3) It's not fancy! If you always have to have the latest "thing", Carmex is not for you.

4) If you don't like menthol, you will not especially like Carmex in the tub. (More about this later)

Carmex in a jar comes in two sizes: .25 oz which can be found almost everywhere and .50 oz Carmex Cold Sore Reliever and Lip Moisturizer, Jar - .5 oz which is not often stocked in stores.

Additionally, there are three versions of Carmex: the semi-solid in a little jar that is the subject of this review, a "gel" in an easy applicator squeeze tube (which is easy to apply when you are driving a car) Carmex - Lip Moisturizing Tube, Original Balm - 0.35 Oz (3-Pack) and a solid stick Carmex - Lip Moisturizing Click-Stick with Sunscreen SPF 15 Original Balm - 0.15 Oz.

The standard version of Carmex is slightly mentholated. The squeeze tube also comes in cherry and strawberry flavors. The stick contains SPF 15 and comes additionally in mint.

-Wandrwoman
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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I can't find this product in the stores anymore and I love the stuff. The fragrance of menthol is fairly mild, but is concentrated enough to treat cold sores. I prefer the tub to the stick or tube. I keep it on my nightstand and use it every night, chapped lips are a thing of the past.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 27, 2014
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Don't be fooled by the picture that shows the LARGE size tub...it really is the small size tub as stated in the description. A little misleading, or at least confusing. Love Carmex, large tub would have been a better value.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 17, 2007
I have tried many lip balms, but Carmex has turned out to be the best after years of trying many. Only Labello comes close to this one, I like this package because it last longer than the regular lipstick
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on January 25, 2012
Although the product has changed a slight bit over the years in its ingredients or ingredients labelling (you can read right here where the president of the company and the company members engage with each and every customer writing them about this [...], it sounds like it's mainly due to the company moving from industrial grade to laboratory grade lanolin, fragrances etc. (achieving better consistancy, grade and color etc.) or the FDA asking them to expand on their labelling desciptions better. Anyway, I find this product (specifically the jar form, which is a little firmer and smoother than the tube or stick balm...) to be amazing on my dry, cracked lips. It immediately softens the entire surface, and the menthol and phenol immediately relieve the soreness and dryness. And my lips stay smooth for a long time without re-application.

I've used vaseline intensive care lip balm, chapstick and countless others, but I keep going back to the Carmex jar.
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on November 5, 2012
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The original Carmex - for cold sores - with phenol is the best ever. The product received was the original product with the phenol. International delivery was within time frame = 10 working days. Fabulous service on all accounts - The cost of the product including delivery was the same as purchasing the product in country, however this particular product is now not available in our country. I would highly recommend the product and the supplier. Ciao!
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on December 10, 2013
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Love this product and have used it for years - couldn't find it in a store the day I was looking for it and although I am sure I can buy it locally, it was such a deal to get 12, and with a big family of 6 (everyone happily took one the day they arrived!) these will not last as long as you'd expect a "case" of Carmex to last .. LOL..anyway - good stuff - does the job better than any other lip balm I've ever used. Will buy again.
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on February 13, 2015
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This is a wonderful product!! My daughter has a problem with her mouth and the skin around it getting chapped so badly in the winter. She uses it religiously and it works great in protecting the sensitive skin. I buy it in multiples so she can put one in her backpack, purse, beside her bed and she keeps one in my car so she's never without it!! Tried a lot of other things but we always come back to Carmex!!!
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on February 17, 2014
This is the best lip balm there is. If one wants something simple and straight, this is it. I really like Sugar as well, but the one that has a little tint in it. I tried the non-color version by Sugar and is not even close to carmex. Burt'sBees, Blistex, etc., all suck compared to carmex. I love it's long lasting, makes my very dry lips from medication not chap anymore, no smell. Simply awesome.
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on March 24, 2014
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Carmex is my favorite lip balm. I've always used it. It is think so it stays longer than any of the other ones I've used. The only thing about using this is you have to use your finger to apply the lip balm, which I don't like. Other than that, the product is great.
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