Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Carmex Review & Giveaway

As a member of  the Carmex Bloq Squad I received the Carmex Healing Lotion and Carmex Healing Cream  to review.  Given that I live in Alaska, one of the skin challenges I have to deal with is dry itchy skin during the winter time because of the extreme dry cold. For example, about 2 weeks ago, we experienced a record low temperature (for November) of negative 41C! Hence, I am always on the look out for products that will help my skin survive Alaska's harsh winter.
My experience:

Both  Carmex Healing Lotion and Healing Cream  have this gentle mild sweet scent which I like.  I am allergic to strong scents and so I was happy that they smelled nice but not overpowering.  
The first time I used the Healing Lotion, my first impression was that  it did not glide easily on my skin compared to other brand lotions that I use. Although it is non-greasy, I did not feel that it provided the smoothness that I was looking for in a lotion.  However, I decided to continue using it to give justice to my review.  

After a week of using the lotion, I noticed that it is effective in soothing my dry itchy skin.  I found that if I apply it right after a shower, the lotion glides better on my skin.  It also feels like it has a small hint of menthol which felt soothing to my skin.  In addition, it  has aloe and Vitamin E which are known for their moisturizing properties. 

As for the Carmex Healing Cream, this seemed more indicated for very dry skin and has a thicker and more concentrated formula with 9 healing ingredients  You can apply this cream on your cracked skin and/or rougher areas such as the elbows, knees, hands and feet. Compared to the Carmex lotion, I find that it provides my skin with the  moisturizing it needs because of the extreme weather conditions that we have here in Alaska. I use this as my initial protective layer of moisturizer after the shower and I use the lotion for my hands and arms because these parts are the ones that need constant moisturizing.

Want to try the Carmex Healing Lotion and Cream?  You can purchase Carmex products at various US retailers such as Walgreens and CVS.  What's more they are affordable at  $5.99 each regular price.

Now for the giveaway - one lucky reader of my blog will receive the same products that I received: 

• One 5.5 oz Carmex Healing Lotion
• One 4 oz Carmex Healing Cream
• One 1 oz Carmex Healing Lotion
• One .75 Carmex Healing Cream

Mandatory Entry:  Must be a GFC follower of my blog!  Just write a comment that you are an existing follower or a new follower AND visit Carmex, tell me what other products you need to try.  You need to do to do both! (1 entry) 
* Make sure you write your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win.
Extra Entries:
1.  Follow me on Twitter (@mandalarctic) and tell me your twitter handle
2. Grab my button.  Leave a link as to where you put it.  
3. Tweet and leave a link of your tweet.
This giveaway  is open to  US residents only and will end on December 5, 2011  (12 AMAlaska time).  I will use random org. to choose the winner and he/she will be contacted via e-mail.  Winner will have 24 hours to confirm the prize or I will choose an alternate winner.  Carmex will directly ship the prize to the lucky winner.
Good luck!
Disclosure:  I received the Carmex Healing Lotion  and Carmex Healing Cream to use and to  facilitate my review.  A similar prize kit will be sent by  Carmex to one lucky reader of my blog. I was not monetarily compensated for this post and the review reflects my own experience and opinion while using the product which may vary from yours.


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  2. Had to delete and repost, as I forgot to mention that I am a new follower. I'm wanting to try the Carmex Moisture Plus, in sheer plum and sheer berry. and clear. and maybe the pink and peach, lol. I love Carmex. (email in profile)

  3. I follow google connect "anash"
    Thank you kindly.

  4. I follow you on twitter @anashct

    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  5. Wonderful giveaway. Like their site too.
    I think I would buy some the moisture creams in peach sounds lovely.
    Thanks for giving me the chance to win this.

  6. I have been a long time google follower and I also like:

  7. I am a twitter follower @marilynjaegly,

  8. Tweet:!/marilynjaegly/status/143496651481415680