Posted by: suzan | October 29, 2010

Carmex – Products worth reviewing and GIVEAWAY

Chapped lips, chapped hands, chapped elbows – basically chapped anything really isn’t a good thing. So what do you do when you have extremely dried skin and lips? You reach for your Carmex products and layer on the moisturizing happiness.

Carmex has been around for a very long time – over 70 years to be exact. Now that is a VERY long time for a company which started in the basement of the founder’s modest home. Because of the dedication of Alfred Woelbing and his family, Carmex has devoted their entire business in providing consumers with high-quality natural skin care over the decades. Today, Carmex is still being run by the Woelbing family and the original formula remains as part of the entire group of products with only a few new additions as needed. I strongly believe that companies who “keeps it in the family” are companies that will always stay true to their commitment to the public and to themselves.

Some of you may have heard of Carmex because it’s been around for so long but for those who haven’t, you’ll have much to gain when you try even one of their products. As a member of the Carmex Blog Squad, I was given the opportunity to try many of their core products ranging from their original jars to their original tubes. From their strawberry sticks to their moisture plus tints and to their newly-developed line of healing lotion and cream http://www.mycarmex.com/our-products/default.aspx. I’ve been using Carmex products since I was a teenager but I stuck with only their original tubes and had never really given their other products a try. My main usage of Carmex tubes is for chapped lips especially during the winter and summer months but I have friends who have used them for many other reasons, such as canker sores, bug bites and suprisingly as a cuticle moisturizer. And since they contain natural ingredients, you may find many other uses for their products without worrying too much about unnecessary side effects. And ofcourse one of the main reasons why I like Carmex is because they try to preserve the environment by using less plastic in their packaging and not testing their products on animals.

Carmex products are really convenient and handy to have around. They’re easy to store in your pockets or purses and they are TSA-approved so you can carry them on your airplane flights without being tackled by Homeland Security. If you like the convenience of a tube, they are actually a bit more easier to use since you just slather it on your lips instead of having to use a finger to wipe it from the jar. But the jars are great for when you want a much larger amount than what comes out of the tubes. So the preference is really up to you. Their products are not greasy and most of them contain some amount of SPF so they’re great for skiers and swimmers or just for walking around outdoors. They also make GREAT gifts for practically anyone (everyone could use an extra serving of protection and healing power!). And they’re perfect for stocking stuffers, thank you gifts for teachers, or for the hardworking mail/package delivery folks who delivers your mail through rain, sleet, and snow.

Since I’ve only tried their lips products I was eager to try their new healing lotion and healing cream. Both of the products have a very light scent as indicated on the bottles but I really couldn’t smell anything at all, which is important for those who dislike wearing heavily-scented lotions on their bodies or hands. The lotion was a bit thinner so it was easier to apply and the cream a bit thicker in consistency so a little goes a long way with the cream. Both contain specific healing ingredients to target especially dry areas and are a great size for traveling or for everyday use. Currently the healing lotion and healing cream are only available at Walgreens (in store and online) and drugstore.com. However, you can purchase other Carmex products at most drugstores, supermarkets and mass market retailers such as Target, Costco, etc. 

As a Carmex Blog Squad member, I have the opporunity to offer my readers a chance to win a Carmex Skin Care Kit. One LUCKY winner will receive a prize pack consisting of a selection of goodies from Carmex! The prize consists of:

– Aloe & Vitamin E Healing lotion

– 9 Ingredients Healing cream

– Moisture Plus tints in Peach, Clear, Pink

– Carmex jars in Cherry, Original

– Carmex tubes in Original, Strawberry, Cherry

– Lip balm in Cherry, Original, Strawberry

– Travel-sized Aloe & Vitamin E Healing Lotion

– And a fabulous travel tote to put it all in!

Contest Start Date: October 28, 2010

Contest End Date: November 8, 2010 (CONTEST CLOSED – WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN)

HOW TO ENTER THE CARMEX SKIN CARE GIVEAWAY:

MANDATORY ENTRY:

#1 entry – visit http://www.mycarmex.com/ and tell me what is/are your favorite Carmex product(s).

Additional entries:

#2 entry- “Like” Carmex on Facebook and write on their wall telling me you are entering the contest at www.happymomblogger.wordpress.com. Just put Happymomblogger as the heading.

#3 entry- Vote for me on Top Mommy Blog using the link at the bottom of this post.

#4 entry – Subscribe to my Blog

#5 entry – Enter in my other Giveaways

You can enter as many times as you like but you MUST enter in the Mandatory entry to qualify. The more you enter, the more chances your name will be drawn.  You can enter by telling me the 5 entries in the LEAVE A COMMENT box. Please be sure to give me your name and email address so that I may contact you if you win. Contest is open to residents of US only. Please be sure to provide a physical address and not a P.O. Box.

Only 1 winner will be chosen at random and I will post the winner’s name on my blog.

GOOD LUCK AND THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING!

Disclaimer: The product(s)were sent to the author for review by the manufacturer/PR. All reviews on “Happymomblogger” remain unbiased and unpaid and are the sole decision of the author. The opinions of these product(s) were not influenced in any way, shape, or form. As always, please read the ingredients carefully when trying new products. 

Please read the labels and ingredients carefully and follow all manufacturer’s instructions (if any). The products selected for the giveaway were generously donated by the companies/PR to help readers learn more about their products. The winner’s choice in using/consuming these products are entirely up to the winner and will not hold the author and her family liable nor the companies/PR liable. These products are made with non-toxic ingredients but always be safe with what you use and consume.

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Responses

  1. My favorite is Carmex Moisture Plus lip balm 🙂 *Thanks* for the giveaway!

    • Hi Cheryl – thank you for entering and good luck! 🙂

  2. I like Carmex on Facebook and left a Wall comment

  3. Voted for Happymomblogger’s Blog on Top Mommy Blogs

  4. Subscribed to Happymomblogger’s Blog by email

  5. My favorite is CARMEX® HEALING CREAM. I haven’t tried it but it looks like it’d be fabulous for my super dry cuticles!

    • Hi Claire – thank you for entering and good luck! The healing cream is definitely great for cuticles 🙂

  6. My favorite is the Healing Cream. My hands stay in water on a daily basis (because of having kids).

    • Hi Jessica, thank you for entering and good luck!


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