I want to share with you my impression of Carmex Lip Balm .
Carmex appeared on the Russian market not so long ago, only a few years, but has already managed to fill many shops and pharmacies. I also wanted to try this "legendary" balm (it is the "legendary" advertising posters shouting to us), because it promises so much ...
I have two different balms in my cosmetic bag:
✅ classic, stick and
✅ cherry, tuba.
I will say right away that I liked the stick more, below I will compare these two forms of release.
Lip summary :
almost never in perfect condition. The main problem is dryness. In winter, sometimes crack to the blood; because of the dryness, pieces of skin peel off that I can strip off ( gnaw ) again to the blood (stupid habit, I can do nothing). In this condition, a broad smile and laughter end in cracks in the middle of the lips.
To solve my problems, I was looking for a moisturizing and nourishing balm, I calculated that carmex was just that, but I was mistaken.
So, Carmex lip balm.
He has a very interesting story that inspires confidence:
The country of manufacture:
Price . I bought in a pharmacy for 350r.
Mode of application:
3 advantages (according to the manufacturer):
When I bought balm, a couple of years ago, they wrote on the package that it can be
children from 3 years old,
Now there is no age information.
I also heard that carmex can be used as
cold sore prevention
(I don’t remember the source, maybe advertising).
Comparison of tube and stick.
In the photo you can see how thick the layer of the balm in the tube is, although I applied it to a minimum.
The smell of this chemical cherry balm mixed with menthol, but I liked it.
In general, I did not make friends with him, and quickly switched to a classic stick.
The stick was much nicer in consistency. It is quite dense and is applied in a thin layer. It feels greasy and clammy, if you accidentally eat your lips (remember the habit), again in the mouth there is a nasty taste. Therefore, I try to apply only at night.
The smell is light pleasant menthol.
Now I’ll talk about the effects .
✅ Advertising slogans stated that carmex gives lips volume .
Yeah, dreaming. This effect should be achieved due to menthol and camphor in the composition, and when applied, a slight chill and pinching are felt, which quickly pass. But I did not notice any visual enlargement of the lips.
✅ Fast healing.
Thanks to this effect, I put the balm at least some stars. Since I started using Carmex, my lips almost never crack to blood. I will say right away that now I rarely use balm (below I will indicate why), only as an ambulance. If I feel that the skin of the lips is so dry and thin or weathered that it is ready to burst (or has cracked anyway), I immediately apply the carmex and it works wonders. In a few hours I can smile with all 32 teeth and my lips will remain whole.
The second example of healing is when the skin sticks out and you want to tear it off, but you understand that it will hurt even to bleed, after the carmex this skin is removed easily, and under it is a whole healthy skin.
✅ Protection against wind, cold air.
YES. Tk balm is quite oily.
✅ Sun protection.
Probably, maybe spf-15 after all. But in the summer I did not use the balm during the day, because it’s already hot, and under this oily balm the skin does not breathe at all. And I see no reason to protect my lips from the sun 🤔.
✅ Makeup base.
Yes, if the lipstick emphasizes peeling, then the carmex will smooth them, and the lipstick goes better, but it is worth noting that matte lipsticks lose their matte appearance.
Here I’ll tell you why I rarely use balm, why three stars, and where does the fairy tale about Cinderella. But with that. I smeared with balm, my lips changed like magic, but quickly enough their appearance deteriorates. I began to use the balm regularly. But I had such a feeling (and not only me, I was discussing this with my friends) that balm to some extent makes it worse. After it, the lips become somehow dehydrated. I will not say that they are dry as if weathered, no, they are elastic, do not crack, but the top layer of skin that you want to peel off constantly dries up in pieces.
If you look at the composition , petrolatum, which dries the skin, is in 1st place, and salicylic acid can also dry. I don’t understand why she is in lip balm, but apparently because of her, including the balm, it is positioned as a healing one.
In the photo below, the “before” part is how lips now look constantly.
In general, the composition is not very safe.
I conducted an analysis on an ecogolic, 12 of the 20 ingredients he recorded in safe.
If you are allergic, pay attention to the fact that
Of course, I did not expect that the carmex will have a completely natural composition, but looking at the properties of the components, I am not surprised at the ambiguous effect.
Personally, I can recommend Carmex balm only as an ambulance, if you urgently need to put your lips in order before some important event.
For permanent use, I definitely do not recommend it.
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