Saturday, May 7, 2011

AMW Reviews: Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm in a Jar

If your lips are quite ok to start with, not too dry and yet, you wanted the extra moisture and protection from time to time, then I would recommend Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm in pot, this is actually my favorite out of all the Carmex lip products available in the market (personal choice), no extra flavor, just plain minty taste and feel that I long for in a lip care product! 

Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm says ---

  • Available since 1937, with over 1 billion jars sold.
  • Original lip-tingling formula
  • Relieves the symptoms of chapped lips and cold sores.
  • Non-addictive and not tested on animals
Net wt.: 7.5g

AMW says ---
  • Simple, original, no frill packaging.
  • Packaging includes expiration date.
  • Men wouldn't mind using this as it looks more "manly"
  • Gives a nice tingling, relaxing sensation on lips.
  • Can be easily used as a base without making the lipstick slide off.
  • No uncomfortable waxy-feel.
  • I don't have cold sores or blisters, I can only test this on my dry lips and it does help relieve pain due to dryness! 
  • Inexpensive
  • You will need to use your finger or lip brush to grab product.  Very difficult if you have long nails like me!
  • Does not totally erase or "mask" lines of lips.
  • Won't be enough if you have super chapped and super dry lips!
As stated on my introduction, this is my favorite Carmex lip product! It targets the problems without complications --- relieves dryness and moisturizes without the heavy, waxy feel!

  • Make sure your fingers are clean before you dip your finger to the product.
  • Use a lipbrush if you are not comfortable using your fingers, or for girls with long fingernails.
  • The special men in your life can use this without the feel of lipstick application!
  • I prefer to apply a good coat of Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm all over your lips, let it stay for a couple of minutes before you move on to lipstick application!
  • If you have super dry lips, re-apply as often as possible.
  • Dry lips is not only caused by external factors, you also need to hydrate yourself by drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day.
  • Do not lick your lips too much!
  • Once allergic reactions occur, stop usage IMMEDIATELY!
Will I repurchase?
Yes.  I actually tote another one along for "male" clients who needed to have moisture on their lips without the "flavor".

To whom do I recommend this to?
Guys or girls who needed a lip balm that protects the lips from dryness and chapping! 

Where to purchase and how much?

At local beauty stores for Php99.75 (approx $2.00)

Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm in a jar

Applied on bare lips, doesn't have the "oily look" some lip balm create.
The lines of my lips aren't "masked" but it does help relieve the uncomfortable feeling of dryness.
The best part? I don't have to blot my lips with tissue as I can apply my lipstick right after!

What's your favorite Carmex lip balm?
By far, this is my favorite!
Have you tried this? 
Keep it? Or chuck it?

Have a wonderful weekend!
Keep smilin'

Stay happy!


  1. For some reason, I can't find Carmex in Watson's Makati. :( Do you know where the biggest Watson's is? I can't find Dr. Jart either. :(

  2. I've never heard of carmex before, but it looks like oriflame tender care balm. My favorite lip cream is bioglo cherry pink =D

  3. Ow, not for me,. I've dry lips,. =(

  4. Nikki, I wish I can also like Carmex like you do. :(

    Nice review, as always. :)

  5. i have carmex in a tube, original flavour and i find the medicated smell stinky, but it moisturises really well and heals cracked lips fast.


  6. i prefer the click stick variant in cherry or strawberry under lipstick or gloss while I use the tube variant during nighttime. =)

  7. There's also Carmex Lip Balm that comes in a tube.. :)) also rocks!

  8. There's also Carmex Lip Balm that comes in a tube.. :)) also rocks!

  9. Lip balm is helping us to prevent dryness in our lips. This carmex lip balm looks awesome.. Let's give it a try.. :)

  10. Mmm the lip balm sounds nice but I hate having to use my fingers or a brush to apply lip balm so I think I'll pass. Thanks for the review.

  11. its available in Landmark na :D

  12. i have this one too. bought it at PCX makati :)

  13. @skysenshi Naku, try them at PCX stores or Landmark! :) About Dr. Jart, you know what? I haven't really found their location, maybe our readers can help :D

  14. @Lina Kim ♥ wow, really? Carmex lip balm have been around for quite some time! thanks for sharing your favorite balm!

  15. @shatzlaine What I do is to use really potent ones while I do my hair, then i'll blot it with a tissue paper then I'll apply this before lipstick application! Works better that way for me as I have very dry lips too!

  16. @Pammy Well, there are better ones out there but this one is really my favorite out of the rest :D

  17. @Anonymous Mandy, I know what you mean about the scent, but I have the tube version and its not as stinky!

  18. @Shopcoholic I find the click click type not enough pa for my dry lips eh :) But I know what you mean, easier to use no?

  19. @gio No worries, always my pleasure!

  20. @jenobebs yes! I saw it too! thanks for sharing!

  21. @Askmewhats

    It's my honor to come and visit your blog.. keep safe and enjoy what you have doing right now..

  22. sobrang hirap maghanap ng carmex. huhu. there were about 2-3 of us looking for carmex that time at landmark kaso out of stock na raw.. :c

  23. oh i am using the tube version, though not very often because i find it drying.. >_< happy it works for you though!

  24. @OPC Factor Thanks too and yes, I do enjoy what I'm doing now! :)

  25. @valeriecabance Oh my, let's hope Carmex reads this and hopefully they would stock up FAST!

  26. @Nic Nic It's not as moisturizing as others I tried but this one works under my lipstick :)

  27. I get carmex from Rob Midtown. They have it in the Bath and Beauty section of the department store.

  28. Thanks Nikki! for the wonderful review.
    To skysenshi: we are not yet available in Watson's -- for some reasons :) But we are available in all Robinson's Dept Stores and Landmark Dept. Stores. And also our fave PCX stores and first Aid in Greenbelt. Hopefully by the end of May, we'll be hitting Shopwise and Rustan's Supermarket shelves!

  29. Carmex is cheaper there than it is here in Canada >_<
    Ours would be close to $3USD

    But oh good old Carmex. I remember thinking I was super cool, when I pulled this out and slathered it on my lips LOL


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