Wednesday, October 20, 2010

AMW Reviews: Carmex Strawberry Click Stick with SPF15

More than 2 years ago, July of 2008 to be exact, I purchased my first ever Carmex Lip product because I got to know the brand from US magazines!  I first found it at PCX store and I grabbed it right away!  It was the Carmex Click Stick Mint Flavored Lip Balm in SPF30.  I've sworn off the product and never used it again because it dried my lips even more! 

Fast forward, thank goodness for the review as the Carmex Philippines Distributor commented on my post telling me that the possible cause of dryness is because of the high SPF (Could be true because my Burt's Bees Lifeguard's Choice Lip Balm dried the hell out of my lips!).  I was asked to give Carmex another chance and who am I to shut down the whole brand just because one of their product does not work on me right?  

After 2 years, on my hand, the familiar yellow tube, red cap was on my hand and I gave the rest of my lip balms a rest and tested on this for a good 2 weeks.  Applied this before I go to bed and apply this throughout the day....


Carmex Strawberry Click Stick with SPF15 says ---
  • Strawberry flavor in a solid stick
  • Moisturizing lip balm
  • Non-addictive and not tested on animals
  • Contains SPF 15 sunscreen
Active Ingredients: Octinoxate and Oxybenzone - two sunscreen agents
AMW Says ---
Pros

  • Housed in the classic yellow tube red cap that screams CARMEX even from afar.
  • Safety sealed upon purchase

  • The clicking sound is an added "pro" because it's addictive to listen!  *laughs*
  • The mint feel lasts longer than regular minty balms!  I counted the minutes, it lasted almost 30 minutes before the minty feel is gone (tested without drinking or eating)
  • Has SPF 15!  
  • Glides on lips easily and does not feel dry!
  • The nice strawberry scent is not overwhelming!  Tastes yummy!  
  • The cooling sensation works so well especially on air conditioned room!  Lips does not feel or looks dry!
  • Lipstick glides off easily after this lip balm application.
  • Minimized the lines on my lips after application.
  • Inexpensive!
Cons
  • Has a hint of waxy feel
  • Has a waxy look especially when applied outside the lips
Overall
Definitely better than my original Carmex Lip Balm!  


Tips
  • Apply a generous amount onto lips especially when lips are super dry.
  • Do not forget to hydrate by drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day!  No amount of lip balm can hydrate your body!
  • Apply a good amount on your lips before going to bed.
  • Exfoliate your lips with a wet toothbrush at least once a week.
  • I try to wipe the lip balm with a clean towel prior to storing it, to lipstick wearer, clean your lip balm prior to twisting it back to prevent bacteria formation!
  • If the "waxy" feel irritates you, blot your lips with a tissue paper prior to lipstick application to remove excess.
  • Always store in cool, dry place.
  • For hygiene purposes, try not to share lip balms!  If needed, use a spatula and lip brush.
Will I repurchase?
Yes!

To whom do I recommend this to?

People who love to use tube-type lip balm.  Men or women who likes the minty feel on lips for prolong period of time!

Where to purchase and how much?


Locally at Landmark, PCX, Robinson's Department Stores, etc.. for approx. Php99.00 (approx $2.00)


A Photo to show the color and texture of Carmex Click Stick 
I think all Carmex Click Stick have the same color


Here's to show how addictive it is to re-apply with it's minty feel! 
Used this much in less than 2 weeks time!


Bare lips applied with approximately 2 coats of 
Carmex Strawbery Click Stick with SPF15
Photo taken 15 minutes after application


Not bad, I currently have this on my bed side to moisturize my 'mwah-ers' before I go to sleep!
What do you use before you go to sleep?  Or do you even moisturize your lips?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!






(Note from Author: Product was sent for review purposes.  All information written are based on the writer's personal experience.  Author did not and will never receive payment for positive reviews.  Please purchase at your own discretion)

23 comments:

  1. I always use this before putting on lipstick. The first time I bought it I thought there was a hint of color, what I don't like about this is that it is a little bit waxy, un-pretty when you put it just alone in your lips. But I do love the moisturizing and cool effect it has.

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  2. OhOhOhoh! This is also my go-to lip balm. I got this as a free gift and thank goodness for that as I would never have bought this otherwise. I have the cherry flavour next to try once I finished up my strawberry.

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  3. I never try this product.. I would love to try it someday..Thank for the review hun..^_^..

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  4. I m a huge fan of Carmex (mint) but I don't know why it seems to be sold out in all department stores and PCX stores. I like how the mint version tingles :) I am not a fan of the flavored ones tho, they smell funky after a while.

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  5. Carmex is my HG lipbalm Nikki. Im using the Strawberry flavor now. Tried the mint variant and mas gusto ko pa sha coz it is not as waxy as the strawberry one and its has SPF 30 instead of SPF 15.

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  6. i do not use lip balms na... though i keep a tube or two for emergency use for i find that it dries my lips.. what's weird is that the lip balms that i use doesn't have any spf at all
    >_<

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  7. This sounded good until I saw oxybenzone (allergic)... hehe~ Thanks for the review! :)

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  8. I don't like Carmex. I used to but I realized it stings my lips. :( Glad it worked for you the second time. :)

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  9. i looooove carmex, too! i grew up using petroleum jelly on my lips to keep it moisturized. but then when i discovered carmex a year and a half ago, i decided that i needed to "level-up" my lip product. :D carmex really keeps my puckers soft all the time. and oh... love the fact that robinsons galleria already have this in their department store.♥

    http://abbiespurpleroom.blogspot.com/

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  10. I love minty lip balms! will try this next

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  11. Kitten, glad you used it too! I'd love it to have a bit of color :) hehehe I guess its just me! As I'm too lazy to apply lipstick at times!

    Jessie, I am not a fan of cherry but we'll see, I always opt for Strawberry rather than cherry!

    Angiepink, no problem dear, glad you enjoyed my review!

    Kira, really? Wow, sold out means its saleable, meaning, it really works! Glad I gave this product another try!

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  12. Khymm, wow HG ha? That's nice to know, lucky you that its HG material and inexpensive!

    Thiamere, lucky you, I cannot live without lip balms! I just can't! You must have gorgeous moisturized lips! :)

    Ally, oh , at least you know what you're allergic to! :)

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  13. Pammy, oh, I actually like the minty sting, but not the painful sting ha? :)

    Abbie, hahah leveling up with your lip products sound so cool and cute! :) Yup, they are more visible now compared to before!

    Kim, you'll like it I think :) Pareho naman tastes natin!

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  14. Hi Nikki!

    Thanks for trying Carmex again! And thank you for the wonderful review. I'll post this on the facebook site of Carmex Philippines. Thanks again!

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  15. Hello again, Nikki! Yup, I'm down to my last one. If you do find a bunch of Mint variant any mall, please message me! LOL, I need to restock!

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    1. Sorry now ko lang nakita, I hope you found it na! I don't know why I didn't see these comments until now! :D

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  16. i also sleep beside my lip balm! or shall i say my lip balm stays beside me all night haha. i use born lippy in strawberry from the body shop. i might try this! it's very cheap and looks promising

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    1. thanks for sharing! and let me know your experience trying this!

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  17. Hi I just had one from the Saladbox. It smelled awful (for me). I wonder if you had same experience

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    1. that's weird, mine smelled ok! If it smells bad, I would've written about it on CONS part!

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