In just a few short weeks, summer will end and school will begin. Unfortunately, those of us in Texas are still bearing the brutal 100+ degree temperatures…..again! With sun scorched skin and dry cracked lips, the Texas sun withers away any and all moisture that we may have had in our bodies. Lo and behold, I grab my fun new yellow summer Carmex bag, which is now full of beach towels, sunscreen, Carmex lip balm and swim shoes and off we go!
I was extremely excited to continue on the Carmex blog squad journey when I received a great set of six Carmex moisturizing lip balms to try, including their new ultra smooth lip balm flavor…..Pomegranate! For nearly 75 years, people have come to love the healing power of Carmex lip balms. We all grew up with one flavor of Carmex, and now are being given the great pleasure to experience a new side of Carmex as they continue to introduce fun new flavors and scents!
We recently had a WONDERFUL kid-free week long vacation, in which we left Dallas and visited Hot Springs, AK….the Spa City! It was gorgeous and so relaxing. Thinking that we would escape a few degrees of the heat as we travelled north, the laugh was on us as the temperature rose to 108 degrees! On top of that, less than 2 miles away from our beautiful bed and breakfast, a newly formed forest fire began to rage on the side of the mountain. Although we were far enough away to be safe, the air was filled with smoke and caused the sky to be painfully dry.
I was so glad that I had brought my Carmex moisturizing lip balms with me, and it also gave me a great opportunity to try out their newest flavor of pomegranate. I must say that I am not a huge fan of the pomegranate fruit, the smell was sweet and fresh and reminded me of my old Strawberry Shortcake dolls that I used to play with when I was little! The lip balm went on smooth and lacked the waxy feel that many chapsticks have. The taste was not overpowering and was nice, but I still think that vanilla will always be my favorite – until a rosemary flavored balm is developed! 😉 All of the balms helped to rescue my lips from the fire and smoke-scorched sky of Hot Springs.
One of my biggest concerns with previous Carmex blog squad products was the use of parabens in the products, but I was extremely excited to read the label on most of the lip balms and find very few non-natural ingredients. I’m very glad that an effort is being made to create more natural, yet still effective products in the Carmex family! I just hope that packaging of the lip balms will be reduced, in the near future, to reduce landfill waste.
Another great aspect of the Carmex line of products, of which more can be found on their website, is their scientific advisory committee. The Scientific Advisory Committee is composed of clinician-scientists with expertise in the areas of dentistry, oral and maxillofacial pathology, experimental pathology, oral medicine, pharmacology, medicine and dermatology. The mission and sole purpose of the Scientific Advisory Committee is to provide independent, unbiased, evidenced-based advice to Carma Laboratories regarding lip balms and related products. You have to know that you are using a great product when you have such a band of researchers behind and supporting such an amazing brand!
BUY IT!! Suggested retail price for the new Pomegranate flavored lip balm is around $1.99 and I was able to find them for purchase at Drugstore.com.
TRY IT!! Don’t forget to also try some of the other great moisturizing and healing products from Carmex, including their Carmex Skin Care line and the Carmex Moisture Plus lip balms now available in Sheer Peach, Sheer Pink, new Sheer Plum and new Sheer Berry!
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