Carmex lip balm was invented in 1937 by Alfred Woelbing on the family stovetop. For the next 20 years, he and his wife made Carmex by hand, pouring it into the familiar jars with the yellow caps. That takes a lot of dedication and devotion. Now, Carma Labs employs about 100 people, but it is still owned and operated by the family: Alfred’s grandsons, Eric and Paul Woelbing.
I feel that this ongoing tradition contributes to a company that truly cares about their customers and the products it shares with them.
As part of the Carmex Blog Squad, I was sent a muslin bag filled with a full-size and travel-size Carmex Healing Lotion and Carmex Healing Cream. It couldn’t have come at a more perfect time, because the weather in New England has been changing. It’s always erratic, but we actually had snow before Halloween. I do a lot of do-it-yourself projects and painting, and I seem to always have dry hands in the fall and winter, so I was thrilled to try these out.
The Carmex Healing Lotion is great for daily use, and, the more I use it, the more hydrated my skin seems to stay. It has Aloe and Vitamin E to help nourish and moisturize skin. I love the smell. It’s like the Carmex I’ve always loved, but milder, a clean fresh scent. It’s not greasy and absorbs quickly. If I apply it to my legs, they feel incredibly soft and smooth, as well as soothed. I like to put it on after a shower or bath and it’s great anytime.
I found the Carmex Healing Cream to be a bit thicker, with 9 healing ingredients, especially formulated for your driest skin. It’s more concentrated and you can use less. If you have dry or cracked skin, this is perfect. It’s great for feet, elbows and knees, and dry hands or stubborn rough spots. I use it whenever my skin is feeling especially dry and love having the travel tube to carry with me in my purse. I apply it to my hands at night before bed, and, when I wake up, I’m really happy with the results. My hands feel smoother and softer than when I went to sleep. Over a few weeks, the dry patches have become healthier and healed. This also has a light scent which I found fresh and pleasing.
Carmex was kind enough to also provide a skincare kit for one of my readers, identical to the one I received. It contains:
One 5.5 oz Carmex Healing Lotion
One 4 oz Carmex Healing Cream
One 1 oz Carmex Healing Lotion
One .75 oz Carmex Healing Cream
Disclosure: I received free samples of Carmex Skin Care products. No
compensation was received. The opinions expressed are my own.