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Carmex Lip Balm comes in a lot of flavors which include cherry, strawberry, pomegranate, vanilla and mint!
Carmex Lip Balms come with SPF protection. The mint flavored lip balm also adds coolness to your lips.

Gluten Free

Carmex is a
gluten free product. On the FAQ section of carmex website it answers the question of whether carmex contain gluten or not by saying that it does not contain even a speck of gluten. There is no gluten in any of their ingredients. Carmex claim that they do not use any ingredients that has gluten or flour in any of their products, hence all of their products are gluten free.

Is It Addictive?

Carmex is not at all addictive. The websites answers this frequently asked question by clearly stating that Carmex contains nothing that can be identified to be addictive. All the ingredients used are per the Food and Drug Administration's guidelines.



The Amazon users seem to have no doubt about the balm's effectiveness and have given this product 4.3 out of 5 stars! One of the cons seem to be the smell of the product which some find strong. Users have been using this product for many years, more often in the winters. It treats their dry lips and cold sores. They also commend how a small tin of Carmex lasts a long time. For some it is the only thing that works. One of the user claims that it starts healing their cold sores from the first application and they see results immediately.

There are some for whom the product doesn't do as it claims. Although they too don't deny its effectiveness for chapped lips, but for cold sores they call in ineffective and a waste of money. Some users thought Carmex lip balm dried the cold sore which prolonged its symptoms.

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Carmex Lip Balm

Carmex is a brand that has been around since 1930 and is available at large part of the world. Carmex Lip Balm is a lip balm used to treat cold sores and soothe dry or chapped lips.

For Cold Sores

Cold sores are viral infections in the form of blisters. They are most commonly found on lips or around the mouth. Carmex website claims that using petroleum formulas can relief symptoms. Petroleum is one of the ingredients of Carmex Lip Balm


Major ingredients of Carmex Lip Balm are constants but some variations are found in different part of the world. The ingredients of Carmex lip balm are: salicylic acid, Vitamin E, menthol, camphor, cocoa butter, shea butter, phenol, lanolin,and petroleum jelly.


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Makeupalley customers of Carmex Healing Lip Balm gave it a 4.5/5 rating. One of the satisfied users claims that Carmex is the only thing that works for them. She highly recommends this product for her family and friends.

Overall users are more satisfied with its ability to sooth dry and chapped lips and its moisturizing power than its effectiveness against cold sores. It's a highly recommended product for the treatment of dry and chapped lips while its effectiveness against cold sores has mix reviews. For some it is the only thing that works while for others it made their condition worst. Owning to this deviation, a generalized statement about Carmex Lip Balm effectiveness is hard to make.

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