Saturday, April 13, 2013

Carmex Review & Giveaway

As a Carmex Bloq Squad member, I received the Carmex Healing Cream and Carmex Hydrating Lotion to review early this month. I reviewed these two products in 2011 and so I was excited to try them out again especially because I learned that these are now infused with increased levels of lanolin.  Being a bit of a geek, I researched the properties and effects of lanolin and found that when used in our skin, it helps  prevent water loss and abrasion.  I was also surprised to find that lanolin's barrier repair properties are apparently better than those derived from glycerin and petrolatum.

Where I live, I have to contend with the extremely dry and cold winter weather for almost 7 months (We even had three days of snow fall early in the week).  I struggle with dry itchy and sensitive skin on a regular basis so I was eager to find out if the improved Carmex products can address my skin problem.

To give justice to my review, I used both products for 6 consecutive days.

My experience:

I used the Healing Lotion right after my shower in the morning for my whole body, particularly legs and feet because they are the driest parts of my body.   I noticed that for the first 2 days,  it was effective in soothing my dry itchy skin for the entire day.  However on the 3rd day, my legs felt extra dry, itchy and scaly.  I did not have this reaction  when I used this in 2011 so I was not sure if it was just a coincidence or I was developing an allergy to it.  Anyway,  I decided to still use it but  I in lesser quantity.  I noticed that the itchiness  eventually subsided once the old skin  got sloughed off when  I showered in the mornings. So far,  my new skin seems to be OK with it.  I like that it has menthol properties which provided a cooling effect to my new skin. My only suggestion is that for its scent to be milder because it was a bit strong for me.

Between the two, I prefer the Carmex Healing Cream because it is indicated for very dry skin and provides my skin the kind of moisturizing it needs.  The Hydrating Lotion has a lighter formula and I bring it to school for my hands and elbows which need constant re-moisturizing.

Want to try the Carmex Healing Cream and Carmex Hydrating Lotion?  You can purchase Carmex products at various US retailers such as Walgreens and CVS. 

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


• One 5.5 oz Carmex Hydrating  Lotion
• One 4.0 oz Carmex Healing Cream


ENTER TO WIN A CARMEX HEALING CREAM AND HYDRATING LOTION GIFT PACK!

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 want 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 is a quick giveaway, open to  US residents only and will end on April 17, 2013  (11 PM Alaska 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 Cream and Carmex Hydrating Lotion 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 products which may vary from yours.

91 comments:

  1. i want to try the vanilla or lime lip balm
    gfc follower new debijackson


    Rod Jackson
    mrsrodjac at hotmail dot com

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  2. I like the Carmex Lime Twist stix. GFC FOllower

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  3. I am a follower of you via GFC as Sherri J...I use the original daily but would like to try the Lime Twist.

    savvyblog(at)yahoo(dotcom

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  4. I follow you on Twitter (@mandalarctic) as @savvyblog1

    Sherri J
    savvyblog(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/savvyblog1/status/323638191968120832

    Sherri J
    savvyblog(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. following on gfc as Madonna (btw gfc is going away July 1st, you should switch now to a new format so you can keep your followers, I prefer bloglovin for my blog but there are a couple others out there)

    I would like to try the heel balm creme. I can't stand dry feet.

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  7. I tweeted @
    https://twitter.com/avrilsgranny/status/323734109333618688

    I can't follow on twitter as they have me on a follow limit until I get more followers :(

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  8. I am a new gfc follower with the name amanda rauch

    I would love to try the Carmex Cherry in the round lip balm tin!

    amandajoyrauch at yahoo dot com

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  9. I follow you on twitter with the handle @amandajoyrauch

    i would love it if you would follow me back :)

    amandajoyrauch@yahoo.com

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  10. I am a new GFC follower of your blog. I'd like to try the Carmex Moisture Plus Tint (Sheer Peach).

    brelstanc@yahoo.com

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  11. i follow on gfc as kelly mcgrew

    and i also like CARMEX MOISTURE PLUS™ TINT (SHEER PEACH).

    thanks for the chance to win!!!!!

    kmcgrew213@aol.com

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  12. New follower on GFC - njsunbunny. I would like to try CARMEX MOISTURE PLUS™ TINT (SHEER BERRY).

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  13. I am a new follower on GFC as Linda Kwolek and I would love to try the CARMEX® ORIGINAL HEALING OINTMENT.
    wildflowermother@gmail.com

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  14. I follow twitter as @kwolek21
    wildflowermother@gmail.com

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  15. I twitted https://twitter.com/kwolek21/status/323955398979756032
    wildflowermother@gmail.com

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  16. Now following GFC (Gianna).
    Cherry lip balm.

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  17. I follow on GFC and want to try their original healing ointment. whispersanddreams@gmail.com

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  18. I am following you on Twitter, my handle is @lifesacuresong . :-)

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  19. new gfc follower: nicolesender
    CARMEX® ORIGINAL HEALING OINTMENT is my favorite.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. Following you on Twitter @minibea.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. tweet
    https://twitter.com/minibea/status/324239853480980480
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. I'm a new follower and would also like to try the original healing ointment.
    dawnhecke@comcast.net

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  23. I follow on twitter @babygirl92699

    dawnhecke@comcast.net

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  24. I tweeted https://twitter.com/babygirl92699/status/324330041691475968
    dawnhecke@comcast.net

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  25. New GFC follower-Teresa Thompson
    I would love to try their CARMEX® HEALING LOTION PUMP.
    marine.mom42@hotmail.com

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  26. I follow on GFC as highwayman99c. I use the regular Carmex, but I'd like to try the Cherry lip balm. Thanks for the awesome contest.
    Arthur Caudill
    highwayman99c@aol.com

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  27. gfc jelaws5
    vanilla lip balm
    thanks
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  28. cherry lip balm and follow on GFC (Kay Li..)

    klind186 at gmail dot com

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  29. GFC: Vanessa
    I'd like to try the lime twist stick.
    momlovesdeals at gmail dot com

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  30. I am an existing follower of your blog via GFC: allibrary and I'd like to try the Carmex Vanilla Stick.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  31. Following on GFC. I'd like to try the Strawberry Stick Carmex.

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  32. Following you on Twitter @fangirljen

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  34. https://twitter.com/fangirljen/status/324578718632783873 I Tweeted

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  35. I follow you on gfc, Melinda Thao. I'd love to try the healing cream tube!

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  36. I follow you on twitter, @melt003.

    melt003@hotmail.com

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  37. I tweeted.
    https://twitter.com/melt003/status/324594276984045569

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  38. I would love to try the cherry lip balm!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  39. I am a new follower on GFC. CARMEX HEALING CREAM TIN

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  40. New GFC Follower & I really, really want to try the lime balm!

    efalent@gmail.com

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  41. Following on Twitter: @sixximus_prime

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  42. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/sixximus_prime/status/324610103175159809

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  43. I am an existing GFC follower - janetfaye

    I would like to try Carmex Cherry Jar.


    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  44. Tweet:
    https://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/324625012508209152

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  45. I am a GFC Follwer
    ntone32@GMAIL.COM

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  46. I am a GFC follower
    tammy and william saylor
    I like the CARMEX MOISTURE PLUS™ TINT (SHEER PINK)
    tammyandbill@hotmail.com

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  47. follow on twitter
    @billsaylor1
    tammyandbill@hotmail.com

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  48. I tweeted https://twitter.com/billsaylor1/status/324639680278695936
    tammyandbill@hotmail.com

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  49. GFC Follower Debra F
    CARMEX® VANILLA STICK is what I'd like to try.

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  50. I follow on GFC
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

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  51. I am a new follower on GFC
    debdaimum27@aol.com
    Id love to try CARMEX MOISTURE PLUS TINT (SHEER PLUM)

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  52. I'm a new follower via GFC: MeganP
    makeighleekyleigh at yahoo dot com

    I'd like to try the CARMEX MOISTURE PLUS™

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  53. I am a follower and I would like to try the Carmex moisture plus tint in sheer peach wilcarvic
    [at]gmail[dot[com]]

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  54. I'm a new follower-gfc
    kaeli hines
    I'd try the cherry jar balm
    kohines at gmail dot com

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  55. I just followed You on GFC as name: Fiona N
    and I would love to try the CARMEX MOISTURE PLUS™ TINT (SHEER PLUM)
    Thanks for the chance to enter

    Fiona N
    iceyogurt(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. I followed You on Twitter @carabao62
    Fiona N
    iceyogurt(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. And I shared it on twitter: https://twitter.com/carabao62/status/324669826666749952
    Thank You

    Fiona N
    iceyogurt(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. GFC: Cassandra Marquez
    I like the carmex cherry jar!

    cmarquez482@outlook.com

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  59. I follow mandal on twitter @cmarquez482
    cmarquez482@outlook.com

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  60. I follow on gfc thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  61. Hi, I am a new GFC follower, katherine donovan.
    And....I would love to try CARMEX® LIME TWIST STICK. Sounds interesting :)
    donovandiva61269@aol.com

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  62. gfc follow as mrsnaweiss and i would like to try the mosture plus in pink!

    mrsnaweiss/at/aol.com

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  63. twitter follow as @mrsnaweiss

    mrsnaweiss/at/aol.com

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  64. Follow via GFC, I'd like to try the lime twist stick.

    My Name: Heather Abbe
    My Email: abbegirl1977 at gmail dot com

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  65. i am a follower on gfc, brandi hawn

    there aren't any products that i want to "try" b/c i've already tried them all! lol i love carmex and the healing lotion is my favorite lotion out there :)

    dontdwell311@yahoo.com

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  66. Im a new follower, and Id like to try the healing lotion

    mitchiegitchie at yahoo dot com

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  67. I would love to try Carmex Moisture Plus Tint (sheer berry).
    new GFC follower - Sherry S.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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  68. New GFC follower, Heather...would like to try the heel balm :) Thanks

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  69. New Twitter follower @ms_heather217....thanks :)

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  70. I'm following you on twitter. moogamama. mitchiegitchie at yahoo dotcom

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  71. IM A FOLLOWER :) CARMEX MOISTURE PLUS™ TINT FOR ME

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  72. i am an new follower (Alpa Ash). and i would like CARMEX MOISTURE PLUS™ TINT

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  73. i follow u on google friend connect
    i would like to try the heel balm creme
    mholske123@gmail.com

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  74. My Email Id: alpaash1@gmail.com

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  75. i follow u on twitter
    my twitter handle is @melissa_holske

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  76. Following you on Twitter:
    My Twitter handle is-- https://twitter.com/A453245

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  77. I placed your button here:
    http://alpaash1.blogspot.com/2013/04/adventures-in-winterland-button.html

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  78. Tweeted about the giveaway here: https://twitter.com/A453245/status/324719346440077313

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  79. GFC follower - Kristie Donelson. I would like to try the Carmex Original Healing Ointment. My hands get so dry and they crack and bleed. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  80. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/kdonelson/status/324723117471698944

    kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  81. I am a new GFC follower as DH jax. I'd love to also they their healing ointment but I think my favorite would be the healing cream that you featured in this review. I've used carmex chap stick for Many years and love it. I haven't had a chance to they the skincare products yet but I'd really love to. I think the healing cream would really be great for my hands which have been extremely dry and chapped due to the weather this winter and spring, thanks for the chance to win these great products!

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  82. I am following via GFC as Darlene Arnold and I would love to try the Vanilla Stick. I love vanilla chapstick.
    ~Darlene Arnold
    snacee (at) scottsboro (dot) org

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  83. I am a new GFC follower of your blog under the user name
    maxine_rose
    I would love to try the Carmex Healing Cream and Carmex Hydrating Lotion --I've used the lip balms and sticks for years, but haven't tried the new lotions yet.

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    1. I forgot my e-mail --it is maxine_rose @hotmail.com

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  84. Replies
    1. my email is diesel_had_my_baby at yahoo dot com

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  85. I followed GFC under Elle Bee and I'd really like to try CARMEX MOISTURE PLUS™ TINT (SHEER PLUM)

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  86. I followed on twitter from @lovefrom_elle

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  87. Your button is under Blogs we Love on my page http://www.lovefromelle.com/

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  88. Here is the link to my tweet about your giveaway: https://twitter.com/lovefrom_elle/status/324763042019700737

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