Thursday, 12 November 2009


My holy grail beauty product I find using consistently, lately. If at all I am allowed to have only 2 lip products in the world, I would live with Carmex Cherry and Vaseline Rosy Lips. For treatment, I prefer Carmex and for that oomph, I go for Vaseline!

Carmex has Menthol, Camphor, alum, salicylic acid, phenol and fragrances in a base of petroleum, lanolin, cocoa butter and mixture of waxes. Salicylic acid is closely related to the active ingredient in aspirin. Its purpose is twofold; serves in combination with other ingredients as an antiseptic and as a cold sore drying agent. If your lips are highly sensitive, you can experience a reaction to the salicylic acid.

Carmex contains camphor and menthol, hence the tingling sensation. These ingredients give Carmex a cooling effect and help relieve itching of rough and chapped lips. No testing on animals, but by means of chemical analysis.
Although Carmex is made for treatment of cold sores and chapped lips, many use this as a general antiseptic ointment for cuts, burns, insect bites and even athlete’s foot.

Carma Laboratories, the manufacture of Carmex lip balm products has recently received for the sixth year in a row as highest ranked over-the-counter lip balms recommended by pharmacists in the USA. I guess this is more than enough for anybody else to try this product. I know there are others who simply  hate the above camphor/menthol duo on their lips, but when its something that works great on lips, WHY NOT?

Alfred Woelbing, the man behind Carmex often suffered from cold sores and invented Carmex. He proceeded to sell it to pharmacies by going door to door. If they weren’t interested in purchasing, he gave them a dozen jars for free aong with a post card for a re-order. The rest is history.

Can you see the huge dent??? Do you need another proof to show my love???

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  1. Hey Divija

    Thanks for visiting my post and following me. None of us have learnt the art of cooking or writing just like that. You have the flair for writing and I can see it. Keep seeing activities around you and observe and pen it. That is the secret of writing.

    My best wishes to you


  2. Thanq honey! Will surely take it as an advice frm a sweet friend like u...sorry, but still didnt get ur name. Hope u dont mind, again!