I am married to my Purol lip balm. I haven’t seen it anywhere except in Holland so sometimes I am thinking about finding a ‘plan B’ lip balm that would be available everywhere in case I run out of mine. I’ve heard and read lots of good stuff about Carmex lip balms and I couldn’t resist when I saw it on sale in Primark. So I had to buy it and give it a try! Time for a review!

carmex strawberry lip balm

Carmex Strawberry Moisturizing Lip Balm Product Description:

A favourite with celebrities and make up artists all over the world, Carmex now comes in a new juicy strawberry flavour! Not only does this fruity balm heal dry, cracked lips, it also acts as a sunscreen with the added protection of SPF 15.

So it is supposed to heal your lips even if they’re in a really bad condition! Well does it? I’ll tell you later first some words about the packaging.

carmex lip balm

So it comes in a basic tube with a round opening with a hole in it. I think the packaging is quite ok, nothing more and nothing less to say!

My opinion:

The main ingredient of this lip balm is petroleum (=petroleum jelly or vaseline) and you can definitely feel it. I think it does an ok job with hydration but that’s the problem with vaseline: you apply it, your lips feel ok, you don’t and they’re back to their initial state. What I also don’t like about this lip balm is that there’s some mint in it. So the correct name for this lip balm should actually be ‘Carmex Strawberry Mint Moisturizing Lip Balm’! I specifically didn’t buy the mint lip balm because I don’t like this effect on my lips so I was a bit disappointed about that. But there’s a big advantage: the SPF factor which makes it perfectly usable in the hot summer days! Summing it up: it is definitely not bad but it’s not better than my beloved Purol!

Overall note: B.

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Carmex Strawberry Moisturizing Lip Balm Ingredients:

[spoiler]Petrolatum, Lanolin, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Flavour, Cetyl Esters, Theobroma, Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Benzophenone-3, Paraffinum Liquidum, Camphor, Menthol, Vanillin, Contains Oxybenzone.[/spoiler]