The Dapper Eye: Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm Jar in Original

I hate it when I get chapped, sunburned, and/or wind-burned lips. Well, who likes it anyway? And now, I can say I have found my lips' best friend in the American classic Carmex.

I've been seeing Carmex balms on drugstores and other mall stores for years now, but it was only October last year that I started using it when Carmex Philippines' Ms. Grace gave me a Click Stick in Cherry (which is now phased out here in the country. I know, bummer.) and this--Lip Balm Jar in Original. I have used the cherry-flavored Click Stick, which I might review on a future post, and I loved its scent and the refreshing effect it gave my lips. This one, I initially applied before hitting the sack every night, but I opted to use it during daytime when the new year started (and when I misplaced my Click Stick lol).


The packaging. It is neatly packaged in a metal jar not bigger than a five-peso coin. It's really that compact (well, I haven't seen a lip balm in a huge container, have you?) so it fits even the smallest manpurse. Heck, it can even fit on your jeans pocket, but it will bulge obviously.

NOTE: Sorry for the jar's hideous condition LOL--I've been using the product for months now, so the packaging has a lot of scratches already.

The balm. The balm is of a pale yellow shade. It is thick on room temperature and below and can be runny when it's hot (like now).

Effects. Upon applying onto your lips, the effect is immediate: there is that unmistakable minty feel we all love on lip balms. When applied before sleep, expect soft, smooth lips in the morning. It also keeps your lips moisturized and protects your lips from the sun and the wind all day long when used during daytime. Here's how it looks applied on my palm and on my lips:

The Dapper Rating. 5 out of 5 stars. This is also among the products I would personally recommend to every one.

Will I buy this? For as low as PhP110.00 (approximately US$3.00), you are in for a year of lip protection and moisture, so I would definitely buy it. And, yes, one jar can last you for a whole year. :)

Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm Jar in Original is available for purchase online via Zalora and SaladBox. They are also available at all Robinsons Department Stores nationwide, Landmark Department Stores, PCX Stores, Shopwise Supermarkets, Rustans Supermarkets, Suesh Greenhills, Pure Beauty Serendra, and Harbor Point Subic.

Have you tried any thing Carmex before? What are your thoughts about it?


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