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Carmex Lime Twist lip balm

I'm pretty sure we're all a little bit addicted to lip balm. Is there anybody that doesn't use it at all? I've tried a fair few over the years and I definitely have my favourites, but one brand I haven't tried at all is Carmex. So when I received a message on Instagram asking if they (Carmex) could send me a little something of course I said yes.

What I received was a very sunny little parcel in a bright yellow envelope containing two Carmex Lime Twist lip balms* and some little packs of sweeties. This was in the run up to best friend's day, so there was one for me, one for my best friend and some sweets for us both to share (yeah she never got a look in with the sweets, we do live 100 miles apart now!). I've been giving this a try for a couple of months now so I thought I'd let you know what I think.

Carmex Lime Twist lip balm

The Carmex Lime Twist lip balms come in pretty traditional twist up and down tubs; nice and easy to carry around and don't involve having to stick your finger in a pot. The first thumbs up! The second is that these contain an SPF of 15. I don't know about you but although I do use facial SPF most days (a must if you're using retinol or similar products) I don't apply it to my lips. But yet your lips haven't really got any where to hide; if you're out in the sun they are too, constantly. So having SPF in your lip balm means they're protected. It's not a particularly high level of protection, but if you're anything like me you probably reapply quite frequently.

The primary ingredient in this is petrolatum (what you'll find in Vaseline) which is an ingredient that works as a barrier; sealing in the moisture that is already there rather than adding any. However the next highest ingredient is lanolin, which is the complete opposite of petrolatum. Lanolin is an animal by-product (so no good for vegans I'm afraid) and is what makes sheep (or more specifically, their wool) waterproof. Lanolin is an effective moisturiser that soothes and softens rough, dry skin.

I love the Lime Twist flavour; it's a little different and when you first apply it there's a nice tingle to it, and I do mean a nice tingle, a refreshing tingle. I have a whole load of lip balms (doesn't everyone?!) but this is one of my current go to's and the one (yes just one) in my handbag. I haven't suffered with really sore lips as I don't tend to in summer but it does a good job at keeping my lips soft and hydrated. I also like that there is a best before date on the bottom of each tube. The dates on my two were quite short, but I have no way of knowing how long the samples had been hanging around before being sent out. 

Prices vary but a Google search suggests you can find the Carmex Lime Twist lip balm for around £3.

What is your favourite lip balm?

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  1. I have loads of lip balms too but have never tried Carmex which is shocking, Lime Twist sounds like such a unique flavour. Great post x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    1. Yes this was a first for me, I can't believe I've not tried Carmex before x

  2. You really can't go wrong with Carmex!!
    I actually keep this Lime one in my draweer in work, it's perfect for saving me against dry heat and overly dried lips.
    Such a saviour.
    Gillian xx

    1. I think this is one I'll be repurchasing one I've got through this one x


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