Have you tried this cult lip balm?
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So before I launch into my review of this lip balm I just wanted to give readers a quick update on why my blog has been so quiet for the past couple of weeks. Don’t worry, I haven’t gone anywhere! Since having my baby daughter last September spare time has been quite limited for me so I’ve had to carefully balance my time and squeeze in the taking of blog photos and writing of blog posts between nappy changes, feeds and cuddles. Then a couple of weeks ago I volunteered to help out a local charity with the revamp of their website – it needed a bit more work than I had originally anticipated so most of my free time over the past week or so has been taken up with that. Anyway, I’ve got a bit of a backlog of beauty products to review and I’m trying to fit in blogging where I can, but I’ll be back up to full speed very soon, you’ll just have to bear with me!
So enough about me and onto this small but perfectly formed lip balm…. This is Moisturising Lip Balm* from Carmex and it’s a bit of a cult hero in the US. It was invented by Alfred Woelbing in the 1930s and is now the number 1 pharmacist recommended lip balm in the US – over 130 are sold every minute!
The cute little pot usually has a plain yellow lid with the red Carmex logo on but I managed to get my hands on the new fabby limited edition leopard print pot. The pot is only quite small, holding 7.5g of product, but it’s a perfect size to keep in a handbag or the glovebox of your car.
The ingredients of the lip balm include menthol, camphor and beeswax, but the main ingredient is petroleum jelly (like Vaseline) which is an ingredient I’m not too keen on. It’s a by-product of the petroleum-making process and I’d love to see something a bit more natural used here, although petroleum jelly is used in a lot of skincare products.
Carmex Moisturising Lip Balm feels really nice when applied to the lips and it has a menthol tingle that I like. The scent is quite strange and medicinal, personally I’m not too keen but there must be a lot of people out there who like the fragrance as the product is so popular. This lip balm is particularly useful to help prevent chapping from the cold weather, sun or wind, it’s very rich and protects the delicate skin of the lips underneath.
Carmex Lip Balm also comes in a cherry flavour, plus check out the new Peanuts and Snoopy Limited Edition pots! Prices start from £2.69 so you can afford to collect them all.
Carmex Moisturising Lip Balm is priced at £2.69 for 7.5g, available from Grafton’s Beauty.
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