Moisturizing Lip Balm External Analgesic by Carmex
Carmex - Moisturizing Lip Balm External Analgesic - 0.25 oz. (7.5 g)
Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm provides long-lasting relief for dry, chapped lips since 1937. With over 1 billion jars sold this original lip-tingling formula relieves the symptoms of chapped lips and cold sores. Carmex is non-addictive and not tested on animals. Available in 0.25 and 0.5 oz. sizes
- KEEPS LIPS SOFT
Alleviates the roughness of dry lips.
- PROTECTS FROM WIND AND SUN
Replaces moisture lost from wind, sun and dry air.
- HELPS HEAL CHAPPED LIPS
Contains germ-killing menthol and phenol, speeding the healing process.
Because smooth, supple lips are better than dry, crusty ones. It’s a proven fact: soft lips are just more kissable. And since you never know when someone might want to nail you with a big sloppy one, you ought to keep Carmex lip balm with you at all times. Carmex lip balm restores the moisture that wind and dry, cold air can suck right out of your lips. One of the moisturizing ingredients in Carmex lip balm is cocoa butter, a natural emollient. Cocoa beans were discovered by the mysterious ancient Mayans. Whatever caused their great civilization to vanish, at least it wasn’t chapped lips.
Iif it seems like that world is out to get your lips, you're right. ot sun. Chafing winds. Frigid temperatures. Furnace-dry air. Unless you live in a damp cave, you’re exposed almost every day to elements that can suck your lips dry. Without their natural moisture, your lips become irritated and rough—a crispy husk of their former moist glory. But you can help protect your lips—the most fragile skin on your body—just by smoothing on a little Carmex lip balm.
Carmex adds natural emollients to your lips, while locking in your own body’s moisture to help protect against chapping and cracking. Lanolin, for example, is a natural substance that locks in moisture. The lanolin in Carmex is easily absorbed into the delicate skin of your lips, where it provides a temporary barrier against the drying effects of wind, heat and cold. Also, several of our product varieties include SPF 15 sunscreen to help protect your lips from the sun’s damaging rays. It’s effective protection you can wear every day.
It Helps Heal
The tingle tells you it's working. Carmex lip balm is packed with ingredients specially selected to help heal your chapped, cracked, burned and otherwise abused lips. Menthol and phenol, for example, both have antiseptic qualities, helping to speed healing by killing germs. And if you suffer from painful fever blisters, you'll be glad to know that Carmex helps relieve the symptoms of cold sores.
Carmex Frequently Asked Questions
What causes chapped lips?
Lips get chapped because they’re too dry, usually because of exposure to the elements. The usual suspects: dry air, wind, sun, cold temperatures and even dust.
- Tempting as it is, don’t lick your lips when they’re dry—it just makes them more chapped
- Allergic reactions can cause chapped lips
- Lips are more easily prone to chapping if your entire body is dehydrated
What are the not-so-secret ingredients, and what do they do?
Various forms and flavors of Carmex lip balm may include all or some of the following ingredients that moisturize and help heal chapped lips while protecting them from further damage.
Menthol - Kills germs and relieves discomfort.
Derived from oil of peppermint, menthol is a common ingredient in over-the-counter topical products used for respiratory congestion, headache, skin problems and muscle pain. Menthol also has anesthetic properties and helps soothe the discomfort of dry, chapped lips and the pain associated with cold sores. Menthol elicits a cool, refreshing sensation.
Camphor - Alleviates pain.
Camphor is a naturally occurring compound that shares many properties with menthol. The cooling, tingling effect of camphor is similar to that of menthol, and it too acts as a mild local anesthetic and antimicrobial agent against germs. Camphor is also one of the ingredients that relieves the burning, itching and pain associated with cold sores.
Phenol - Kills germs, exfoliates and anesthetizes.
Found in a variety of mouthwashes and sore throat lozenges, phenol is an antiseptic that kills germs and provides a local anesthetic or mild numbing effect. In Carmex, phenol helps reduce the itching and burning associated with dry chapped lips and cold sores. The phenol in Carmex’s lip balms also helps to gently remove old, dry and peeling skin found on very chapped lips.
Lanolin - Softens, lubricates and protects.
Lanolin is a natural substance that provides a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the lips. It is widely employed for the treatment and prevention of dry, rough, skin problems. Since lanolin is similar to the oil produced by our own oil glands, it may help reduce excessive moisture loss and restore the softness and elasticity of healthy lips. Lanolin in Carmex lip balm provides a protective coating that helps keep your lips soft and supple.
Cocoa Butter - Moisturizes and protects.
Cocoa butter is natural fat extracted from the cocoa bean during the process of producing chocolate. That creamy and smooth melt-in-your-mouth texture of chocolate is due to cocoa butter. Cocoa butter is a wonderful moisturizer and is recommended for the treatment of many skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis. When applied to the lips, cocoa butter helps lips retain moisture, which helps to prevent dryness and cracking, and protect from environmental factors, making them feel soft and smooth.
Salicylic Acid - Exfoliates and relieves pain.
Salicylic acid has been used as a pain reliever since ancient times, when a simpler form of the compound was extracted from the bark of the willow tree. Also known as beta hydroxyl acid, salicylic acid improves the overall texture of your lips by promoting very mild exfoliation of the outermost layer of the lip, allowing dead skin cells to slough off and enabling the other important ingredients in Carmex—menthol, camphor and phenol —to more effectively penetrate your lips. Only a small amount—less than 1%—is used in various Carmex lip balm products. Salicylic acid can be found in many skin care products such as cleansers, facial creams and lotions.
Aloe Butter - Helps heal and soothe.
Aloe has been used for centuries for treating many skin conditions including the acceleration of wound healing and the reduction of inflammation. Because of its anti-inflammatory and anesthetic properties, aloe can alleviate pain associated with dry and chapped lips. Another potential benefit of aloe found in Carmex lip balm is its hydrating and anti-aging effects that can stimulate cell rejuvenation, and give lips a more youthful appearance.
Vitamin E - Reduces damaging free radicals.
Vitamin E is an oil with a wide variety of beneficial properties. When lips are exposed to ultraviolet rays, vitamin E acts as an antioxidant and protects the lips against premature aging by preventing the formation of free radicals. Free radicals can damage the lips and cause them to stay dry, chapped and prematurely wrinkled. Vitamin E also has anti-inflammatory properties which can help soothe lip damage caused by sun, wind and excessive dryness.
Shea Butter - Prevents dry, cracked lips.
Shea butter is a natural oil that protects the lips from excessive dryness and sun-damage. Shea butter is a rich moisturizer that contains many fatty acids which are needed to maintain the elasticity and softness of healthy lips. Shea butter, added to Carmex lip balms, soothes dry and chapped lips and like vitamin E, helps prevent free-radical damage.
Petrolatum - A moisturizing barrier that protects the lips.
Petrolatum is perhaps the most effective moisturizing agent available. When applied to lips, petrolatum forms a moisturizing barrier which prevents water loss. By penetrating the outermost layer of the lips, petrolatum actually accelerates the healing process and helps repair damaged tissue. Petrolatum in Carmex lip balms 1) treats cracking and dryness by ensuring that the lips do not lose their moisturizing properties, 2) prevents the entry of germs into the cracks and cuts, and 3) protects the lips from external irritants such as dry air, cold temperatures, wind and sun.
* Carmex's product formulas vary slightly around the world in order to comply with local regulations. Rest assured that no matter where you are, the quality and performance of Carmex remains consistent. Even the level of tingle.
Suffering from chapped lips and occasional cold sores, Alfred Woelbing invented Carmex lip balm in Milwaukee in the early 1930s. Formulated with a variety of natural ingredients, the mixture was carefully hand poured into small glass jars, which Alfred would sell to pharmacists from the trunk of his care. Over the last 70 years, people have come to love the lip balm that works like no other. It Soothes. It Heals. It Protects. Now available in flavors and with SPF, Carmex lip balm comes in squeeze tubes and click sticks - as well as Alfred's original formula in the little jar! The Woelbing family still runs the business today, answering every letter and email! Carmex lip balm is tested on family members - not on animals.
Apply freely to affected area. Consult a physician for use on children under six months of age.
For external use only. When using this product: avoid contact with eyes. Stop use and consult a physician if: irritation or rash occurs. Keep out of reach of children.
This is a personal care item, and should be used by one individual only.
Carmex lip balm was invented in 1937 by Alfred Woelbing, literally on the family stovetop. For the next 20
years, Alfred and his wife made Carmex by hand and poured it into the familiar yellow-capped jars.
Eventually production moved out of the Woelbing home and into a rented facility in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, where it remained until the move in 1975 to its current site in Franklin, Wisconsin.
Carma Labs employs about 100 people and is still owned and operated by the family: Alfred's grandsons Eric and Paul Woelbing. The Woelbing stove is now used for cooking things the family can actually eat.
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