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Carmex® Classic Lip Balm Original Jar

BY CARMEX #14 in Lip Care

4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars67%
  • 4 Stars19%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%
4.46 / 5 based on 14,616 Reviews

Product Description

The iconic medicated lip balm that generations have relied on to soothe and protect dry, chapped lips

Provides long-lasting protective barrier to help healing

Glides on smoothly to help soften and hydrate lips with moisturizing cocoa butter

Cools and soothes lips with camphor and menthol

Active Ingredients:
Camphor 1.70%.................................................................External Analgesic

White Petrolatum 45.30%.................................................................Lip Protectant

Inactive Ingredients:
Lanolin, Cetyl Esters, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, Paraffin, Beeswax, Menthol, Salicylic Acid, Phenol, Vanillin, Flavor

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  • This is what I used when my lips are deshidrate specially...1 Answers
  • Does it leave your lips even more dry after?5 Answers
  • Is it worth the price tag ?6 Answers
Carmex® Classic Lip Balm Original Jar
Carmex® Classic Lip Balm Original Jar
Reviews (14616)
Q&A (39)
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REVIEWS
PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
  • "I swear I'm addicted to the smell of Original Carmex. This lip balm is my jam during those cold, dry winter months! Great protection from the elements. " in 4260 reviews
  • "CarMex has been a lifesaver for me since I started getting cold sores. I usually will use CarMex daily and I can tell it helps reduce the chances of getting a cold sore and the healing time." in 809 reviews
  • "I have been using Carmex for forever. Nothing I've found even comes close to the moisturizing and healing this gives. Recently, I found the original version in tube form (I'm not a fan of the flavored one) and it made my day lol!" in 697 reviews
Annie R.
Luthvle Timon, MD
30 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I’ve used this product for probably my entire life. My mom used it and so I always had a jar on my night stand growing up. I have continued purchasing, religiously, in my adult years and I honestly always will. I’m sure there are products out there that are the same or better, but this is probably the only skin care item I can say has worked for me for 20+ years. I keep a tube in all of my winter coats, my purse and on my night stand. I cannot sleep without this because I will wake up with dry, flaky lips. I highly recommend this to anyone with perpetually dry lips because this is my holy grail lip product. I even use it on my nostrils when I’m sick because the cooling, minty flavor helps you to breathe and keeps the skin from drying out due to constantly using tissues. It’s incredibly hydrating and calming. Love love love.
Justin S.
Shasta Lake, CA
16 reviews
Look the product works no question about it but the smell is absolutely Overpowering. There were times when this was a draw for the product, Not to get too graphic but I once worked in a cadaver lab and we use this product under our noses to help ward off the smell of everything else that we were using, This is also a favorite of many nurses who Have to deal with colostomies on a day-to-day basis, The smell is so strong it overpowers many other smells. But that shouldn't be what to draw for the product IS, This is marketed for your lips something that you use every single day and you don't want to smell like a chemical treatment plant everyday.
Kimberly J.
Spring Hill, FL
242 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I’m just gonna come right out and say it... I DONT LIKE CARMEX! I don’t like the smell, the taste, or it’s ingredients... The people that create this product aren’t stupid! They know exactly what they’re doing when they put the same ingredients in Carmex that your lips produce naturally and because Carmex is giving you that moisture, your lips don’t have to produce it anymore, making you completely dependent on it for the moisture your lips need... It’s the same with Visine Original Redness Relief Eye Drops... It’s made to give your eyes moisture but after so long, your eyes will stop producing that moisture on their own because they don’t have to.. Visine is doing it for them! Which again leaves you completely dependent on it, in order to keep your eyes happy... In closing, these companies do this so they can keep you coming back for more, keep you buying their product, it’s a trick to keep their pockets lined with money and we blindly hand it over not knowing that what we are buying is creating a much bigger problem and down the rabbit hole we go!
Sweetie B.
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Carmex Jar lip moisturizer is my go-to chapstick. I don't suffer from cold sores but I do have very dry lips. It leaves my lips soft, supple and moisturized for hours. I prefer the jar packaging and feel that the other Carmex moisturizers may be made with a different formula. The jar Carmex is the only one that works incredibly for me. The smell is a little medicine-y but that never bothered me. It's quite comforting in fact. Almost nostalgic. I love to use this product right after the shower to slough off rough or dead skin and ALWAYS apply this product (then wipe off) before applying any type of lip gloss or lipstick. When using Matte lipstick, this is an absolute MUST. The amount you get for the cost is great. The only complaint I do have about Carmex Cold Sore Reliever and Lip Moisturizer is that when  I used it for a timely period, I noticed that when I stopped using this,  my lips peeled and were so chapped that they were almost painful. It was like my lips became addicted to the Carmex. I can't honestly blame them though this product moisturizes so well. It's a wonderful product. I would recommend to friends and family. Especially those in windy and cold cities.
Danielle H.
Rexburg
48 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Ah, Carmex. Whether in a tube or that little pot with the yellow lid, I could always rely on you to be in my pocket or backpack. I first discovered you in Las Vegas, and fell in love with the tingle you bestowed on my lips. One whiff of that menthol transports me back to junior high, when I would slowly squeeze the tube and watch the perfectly cylindrical line squiggle out. It didn’t matter that the blistering heat of a Las Vegas spring/summer/fall turned you into a liquid (basically). With you, I was one small step closer to cool.
Megan B.
Puyallup, WA
212 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Who can say no to such a classic? This has been a product that has been around me nearly my entire life. It is always such a great go-to, and gets the job done without question. It works so well during the winter, and keeps me from feeling like my lips are trying to flake away. 
I always like to keep at least one of these handy at all times, and find myself gravitating towards it whenever I am at a store. 
At the end of the day this is a bullet proof balm that is going to leave your lips feeling hydrated, smooth, and fantastic. 
Aleesha K.
Oxford, NC
64 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I've heard so many good things about this that I decided to try it, finally.

First impressions were great, I like the scent with that bit of vanilla. Also went on so smooth and nice, I really liked it.

The next morning my lips were super dry though and kept peeling really bad :/ bummer. It took a few days with a different lip balm to get my lips moisturized and in shape again. I wonder what is in this that didn't agree with me? Maybe the salicylic acid? Phenol? No clue.

Back to the store it goes.
Allie S.
GAP, PA
168 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
For me, this is the holy grail of lip balms. We first met when I was younger, during a brief hospital stay. My lips were chapped, and this is what the nurses brought me. We've been bosom friends ever since- and I am passing my addiction on to my daughters! I keep a "pot" by my bed, one in each car, and the squeeze version in some winter coats. I find that it heals dry or cracked lips better than anything else! No idea about the cold sore remedy claims :) 
Cha G.
Los Angeles, CA
10 reviews
I’ve been using Carmex on and off through high school. I think the best part about it is that it literally makes your lips feel super cold after your put it on. I also feel that my lips even get a little fuller after I put it on, but that may just be me promoting blood flow to it after vigorously putting it onto my lips. But all in all, a great product. I can do without it’s kinda strong scent but it’s easily to get used to.
Emily B.
61 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Carmex is a staple is a staple in anyone’s life. It’s a smooth formula that is strong enough to fixed even the worst chapped lips. It has a great medicine smell that’s not overpowering. It gives your lips a tingle that lets you know it’s working. Carmex® Classic Lip Balm Original Jar
Kayla K.
291 reviews
Is this better then Burt's bees and what is the scent?
Raych P.
Fremont, NE
220 reviews
Anyone else ever hoard Carmex tubes?
Kayla S.
Plainfield, IL
25 reviews
Does your lips get zoo use to it, they become more chapped?
Gown C.
73 reviews
This is better than the ones in the squeeze tube?
Crystal G.
705 reviews
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