Lipbalms, Skin Care

New Carmex Mint – A Review

I know that like me many of you are addicted to Carmex. It’s a good-ol-reliable sort of product. I was happy to hear that Carmex have launched a mint version.

I got my hands on some last week and I’ve been using it every day. In fact, I’ve been smearing it on multiple times a day :) My lips are very chapped at the moment.

I really liked the strawberry one initially but after continued use I grew to hate the sweetness of the scent. Mint is a nice change. I would say that I do prefer the consistency of the pot version of Carmex rather than the tubes. Each to their own.

The balm contains 100% natural peppermint oil and also has SPF15. The menthol helps keep germs at bay and speed up healing. I sometimes get a little sore at the side of my mouth (my pharmacist tells me it’s from dribbling in my sleep…pretty). I used to have to shell out for a prescription ceramide cream to clear it up but last year I discovered that Carmex did the job just as well. I always wear lip products with spf in the sun – my mum has a scar on her lip from sunburn as a teenager so I have always tried to avoid that.

It costs €3.98 per tube and is available anywhere that sells lip balms – pharmacies, supermarkets, Boots… you get the idea.

What is your favourite Carmex? Do you prefect the tube, pot of stick?

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