Monday, March 14, 2011

Review: Carmex Lip Balm

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing weekend :)

Now, going to the topic of the day..I would be reviewing a very famous lip balm known as Carmex.. I bought the chapstick type first but when I opened it, the product inside is not formed so I returned it. But every piece the SA opened, it's the same, so I ended up just getting the one in the tube.

Anyways, I have been using this for around 2 months now and have used it a lot of times ever since I got it and this is my verdict :)
What I love about this product:

- It comes in a squeezable tube so it's very sanitary and also easy to use. I can also use all of the product inside because I can just squeeze it.

- It can give my lips immediate moisture once applied.

- Easily available locally. I got mine from Landmark Department Store at Trinoma Mall.

- Price is also okay.. I think it's Php99 only.

- You only need a small amount of product for every use.

- Easy to control the amount of product squeezed since it has a thick consistency.

What I don't like:

- I'm not a big fan of the taste, feel and scent of the product. It feels like I am applying a Chinese sanitary balm on my lips. Yeah, the mentholated balm in gold tin containers with a dragon logo that our parents put on us when we were kids if we have colds or what they used on their sore muscles... Para talagang pang-pilay...

- This contains petrolatum and I feel like I'm just putting a mentholated petroleum jelly on my lips. The effect it has is like petroleum jelly too.

- The moisture it gives is just temporary. Once the product dries up, my lips gets dry and chapped again. This requires frequent application during the day to keep your lips moisturized.

Over-all Rating: 2.5/5 - I'm quite disappointed. I hope I just got myself a pot of petroleum jelly that only costs P25 because the effect is just the same.

Will I re-purchase? Definitely not. I'm just using this up so as not to waste my money. I will look for another lip balm to use.

Thank you for dropping by. Till my next post. Bye!


DeBi said...

great review! ive been reading a lot of raves with this and im on the verge of trying it...thanks for your report.
i am now thinking if ill pass or not. :)

Hollie said...

Thanks for the review. I bought this lip balm but I gave it to a friend, I never got to use it. Glad I gave it lol. I'll go for the Lipice brand then.

Crystal Gale said...

DeBi - thanks for dropping by! :)

Hollie - I love the Lipice brand...I think it's much better than Carmex :)

Lavender said...

Hi. I haven't tried this and after reading your review i will pass. so far I haven't really found one that is very good. My lips are chapping like crazy now. bleeding also.

Crystal Gale said...

Hi Lavender! I hope you can find a good lip balm soon...

Pilar said...

I've been using Smith's Rosebud Salve for 6 years and I highly recommend it! It comes in a small and cute tin can.

It's an all-around balm, you can use it on your cuticles, elbows, etc.. But if you'll use it on your lips alone, that tin can will come a LONG way.

You can buy it at Sephora. Here in Manila, they say it's available at Iora (clothing store), not sure though.

I've also heard good reviews on Jurlique's Love Balm.

Jenggay said...

Hi Gale,

Nice review! We actually have the same sentiment on this lip balm, just purchased it 2 weeks ago and I'm just using it because I don't want my money to be put into waste.

By the way hope you can look at my blog as well, a newbie here and a follower too! :)


Shopcoholic said...

aw sayang di mo sha gusto! I love Carmex talaga, nasanay na ako sa scent and taste LOL

Steph said...

hi! i actually love carmex. I think this product works best for cold sores, especially during cold weather. :)