I’ll file this one under “Stuff I never thought I’d do – not in a million years.”
Cross the border to buy a $3 lip balm? Yeah, I’ve done that.
Here’s the scoop: Readers will know that I have a *slight* addiction to lip balm. Don’t believe me? Read here and here. The truth is, I love sharing Best Beauty Bets with my readers, especially ones that keep your lips kissably smooth. And one of the products I’ve been dying to talk about – one of my most trusted ways to keep lips pampered and moisturized – was until recently, not available in Canada.
Yes, I drove to Target in Niagara Falls, Buffalo in 2004 specifically to purchase a $3 Carmex lip balm. And then again, in 2007.
The good news? I’ll never need to do that again. Canadians – Carmex is now available in Canada!
Celebrating 75 years, Carmex lip balm perfectly protects against a range of conditions and moisturizes lips beautifully. Made of a unique blend of ingredients, including natural moisturizers such as cocoa butter and lanolin, the emollients provide healthy-looking lips by restoring lost moisture to prevent dryness and chapping. In short, they turn ravaged lips into kissable ones – quickly.
Now if you’ve heard of Carmex before, you’ll know that there are self-professed Carmex addicts. It’s true – you can Google it. Tens of thousands of women need a daily fix, often multiple times per day. There are even online support groups. OMG.
So what has everyone addicted? The Carmex special formula provides something extra – the “Carmex Tingle” – when applied, so you know it’s working. Camphor and menthol provide a cooling effect and help relieve the irritation of rough, chapped lips – encouraging a healthy appearance that feels as good as it looks. It also comes with a gentle salicylic acid that acts as a mild defoliant on the lips, getting rid of dead, dry skin. You’re left with nothing but the softest, most supple lips imaginable.
(My husband will kill me for saying this, but he’s addicted too! He has a pot in the bathroom, in the car, in his briefcase… It’s no wonder that Carmex has become one of the world’s most loved lip balms, with over 138 sold every minute!)
Good to Know:
– Carmex products are NOT tested on animals and are preservative free.
– The lip balm is available in the classic 7.5g jar and 10g tube formats across Canada.
– Pharmacists in the US have ranked Carmex the #1 recommended lip balm for 14 years.
The extreme cold weather is slowly rolling in and chances are that you’ll be looking for much needed relief from dry, chapped lips caused by the elements. Be sure to pick up a few of the iconic pots – Carmex should be in every beauty bag as part of your winter wellness routine.
(TIP: Carmex lip balm also makes a perfect moisturizing topcoat for lipstick. It is especially good for some matte lipstick formulations, which can be a challenge for dry lips. Carmex creates balance and lends a hint of shine.)