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Carmex® Classic Lip Balm Original Jar

BY CARMEX #21 in Lip Care

4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars67%
  • 4 Stars19%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%
4.46 / 5 based on 14,645 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 (14645)
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
Eden K.
7 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
It smells bad but besides that it is pretty good. It works well but leaves a weird feeling on your lips. It makes sure your lips aren't chapped or cracking so yea I would recommend it to people and it's small and easy to carry around.
Carmen Rosario R.
Downers Grove, IL
19 reviews
Carmex ingredients are NOT meant for maintaining hydrated lips! It contains phenol, I can not even begin to state the problems with putting phenol on your lips, let alone anywhere on your body, so I'll just let you know Carmex is banned from producing its products containing phenol in the EU. If you somehow can get past that, it contains ingredients meant for stripping layers of skin to promote new cell growth, which is extremely useful in the treatment of various mouth sores to speed healing. The presence of NSAIDS in Carmex do aid with pain, but again, more useful if you are treating other oral issues, not just chapped lips. I was young and uninformed when I was using Carmex because it feels so cooling on painful lips. Yes, it feels good due to camphor & mild aspirin like ingredients, but it's not going to provide more effective hydration than any other petroleum based ointment AKA simple Vaseline- formulated WITHOUT the added harsh drying agents in Carmex. TL;DR Carmex is awful as a moisturizing lip balm. Only use this as a last resort to treat SORES on the lips. Even so there are many more options for cold sores besides this outdated formula.
Khyati S.
171 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I have been using this product for a very long time and I love it. It is easy to use and lasts you a very long time. The smell is strong but the product itself is great for dry lips. You can pretty much buy it at any drugstore, and Carmex has different variations according to your lips. It makes your lips feel smooth and moisturized.
Tamira T.
Hoover
30 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this carmex!! It keeps my lips moisture’s and it kinda gives a minty and fresh feel to your lips and it’s really nice if you have having a chill and natural look it’s perfect and I totally recommend this , the only problem is that when you put you finger in the jar the product will get in your nails if you are not careful
Ressa H.
Indianapolis
26 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I got cold sores and chapped lips a lot so this was something that I completely recommend you because every time that I put it on my lips it had that minty breath for a minute but then it's soothing to my skin of my my lips feel fresh after a while having really bad chapped list this is something that my friends recommended to me and I can assure you that now that I've used it I use it everyday and I haven't had a single problem with chapped lips sense
Jennifer L.
Stone Mtn, GA
43 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This products had been in my family for the longest I can remember. The jar is sturdy and has never broken. To apply you have to use your finger or break a toothpick and get some product with that to not get dirty on the rest. I love using this especially during the winter.
Samantha D.
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
My son gets very dry cracked lips and mouth area in the winter because he likes to lick his lips when he is outside. Whenever that happens I put carmex on right away I put it on a few times throughout the day and keep doing that for the next few days until it's gone. It has helped so much and is such a life saver. I have one in every bag and in every room of my house because I loose them and use them so much.
Lynda D.
Ballwin, MO
114 reviews
Carmel is probably the lip product I use the most. It's very moisturizing and nourishing on the lips. I apply it every night before bedtime and when I wake up my lips are super soft. I have s little pot in my purse, bedside drawer, bathroom and kitchen. It's a winner for me
Brittany H.
Gardner, KS
36 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
The original Carmex is a classic go to for cold sores or lip problems. Although it does have a very strong smell, it works great to heal up cold sores or to keep them moisturizers at least. It is very greasy to apply so I use a q-tip to apply it, versus my finger. Also, that way it keeps the container clean from being "infected".
Kelly E.
Dallas, TX
294 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I bought this product because it was very popular amongst my friends. I found that it didn’t meet my expectations because I don’t like the feeling of Vaseline on my lips, it left me with a heavy greasy feeling. I also found the jar inconvenient for applying a chapstick to your lips using your fingers which may or may not be clean
Kayla K.
293 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.
737 reviews
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