29 October 2010

Review & Giveaway: Carmex Healing Cream & Lotion

The folks over at Carmex sent over a killer Skin Care set in a great little beauty travel bag. Included in it was two of their new products, the Carmex Healing Cream and the Carmex Healing Lotion.


It's Fall, and that means the weather is starting to do a number on my skin. when these products arrived, I had just started having some dry, itchy skin patches on of all the places, my wrists! I'm guessing maybe it has something to do with my laptop keyboard, but at any rate, it was looking pretty ugly. Who wants to have dry skin on areas where everyone can see them when you go out? (or dry patches in general!) Plus, add into the cleaning, doing dishes... I hate to say it, but boy I've been feeling like I have ugly hands and arms lately.


About two weeks ago, I started using the Carmex Healing Cream on my hands and arms. The cream comes in a 4 ounce tube that's easy to apply from. I used it about 2-3 times a day. It was immediately absorbed into my skin - so I'm thinking I really needed to use it - and it wasn't greasy feeling at all. It definitely made my skin feel soft and smooth after applying it, and it helped with the itchiness. Now the smell... it definitely smells a bit medicated. It's not overwhelming, but it smells a bit like the medicated lip balm they sell. It didn't bother me, but I know some people prefer completely unscented.

Happily, all of Carmex's products are not tested on animals, so when this tube is gone, I'll definitely be replacing it with more!


The Carmex Healing Lotion I used once or twice a day on my legs and feet. (OK, let me admit I totally would beg my DH to rub it on my feet each night!) This one comes in a 5.5 ounce tube, and being a lotion, it's a little thinner than the cream was when applying it. It definitely helped keep my skin soft, and my feet were thanking me for using it. It also has a similar scent to the Healing Cream, so keep this in mind if you avoid scented products. I went back and forth between whether I would prefer this lotion in a pump or with the tube... and I finally decided that the tube was less annoying than unclogging the pump every few days, even if it meant I might get a little more out at times.

If you are trying to choose between both and decide which one you need: if you have just normal, dry skin this winter, stick with Carmex Healing Lotion. If like me, you are having some dry, itchy patches, or your skin is flaking easily, I'd pick up the Carmex Healing Cream.

Both of these new products can be found at your local Walgreens, Walgreens.com, or Drugstore.com. The suggested retail price is $5.99. If you'd like to try them out, you can try your luck at winning a sample on their website. And if you're not feeling lucky, there's a printable coupon you can snag that will save your $2.00 off your purchase at Walgreens. (You'll have to fill out some information in order to print it.)

Just a thought: if you are buying products to ship overseas to our wonderful military folks this holiday season, snag some of these - they will LOVE it! (Don't forget some of the tubes for the lips, too.)



Win it! One lucky reader will win a nifty kit just like the one I received with a value of $52.32 - you'll be able to survive winter with this one for sure! To enter, tell us which Carmex product you can't live without.

As always, you can receive extra entries for:

-Subscribing to my feed OR publicly following my blog
-Blogging about this giveaway with a link back
-Tweeting about this giveaway 1X (leave the link in your comment below or @psychotichouse) example:
Win a Carmex Prize Pack http://goo.gl/fb/q2dW0 ends 11/6 @psychotichouse

That's four (4) possible entries! Giveaway ends November 6th at 11:59 PM PST, and please leave your email address in your entry or have it available in your profile. US only, sorry :( Good luck everyone!! :)

I received samples in order to share my opinions as part of the Carmex Blog Squad. All opinions are my own and not that of Carmex. One winner will win the prize stated above, as fulfilled by the giveaway sponsor.

183 comments:

AbstractRose said...

I'm old fashioned I guess and I like the original carmex in the little white jar!

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Amber said...

I can't live without the strawberry lip tube!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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allysmama said...

The carmex original jar is my must have lip product! I have to keep it on hand!
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lfhpueblo said...

I like the original little glass jar carmex for the lips the best.
I even put one in the hubster's lunch box since he's out in the weather a lot with his job. I hate kissing cracked lips, so that's why it's in there.
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momof2girls said...

I also like the Original Carmex in the little jar. I love the smell of it.

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I am a subscriber.

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Grampy said...

Great timing for this giveaway. I have to have the medicated Lip Balm. I walk the dog all the time and really need it.

Grampy said...

I follow with GFC and also a subscriber

Grampy said...

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bayctygrl said...

I can't live without the
CARMEX CHERRY JAR


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marcia goss said...

I have to have the Original Carmex Tube.
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Courtney said...

the carmex original in the jar is one I can't live without.

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hity88 said...

I can't live without my Carmex Healing Cream.

hity88 said...

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hiann88 said...

I love my Carmex Healing Lotion.

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ohstac said...

I've never tried Carmex but would be interested in trying the Strawberry lip balm.
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Cricket said...

I *love* their lip balms, especially in winter or when I've had chapped lips.

Cricket said...

I subscribe :)

Margie said...

I like the Healing Lotion.
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llinda29 said...

I like CARMEX CHERRY STICK

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Kia89 said...

I like the medicated Lip Balm.
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Noelle said...

Great idea for sending overseas to a favorite soldier! I know she likes the original Carmex tube, easy to slip in her gear.
Thank you!

georgie said...

I'd have to say the CARMEX CHERRY STICK.
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georgie said...

I am subscribed.

vboackle said...

i can't live without carmex lip balm in the jar.

Jenndiggy said...

The original in the tube is my favorite!

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sohamolina said...

I must have Carmex original Jar.

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Nicole C. said...

I love the Carmex Healing Cream.

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Isolated Existence. said...

We can't live without the carmex in the little jar!

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julis55 said...

I have to have the medicated Lip Balm.

Haydensmommy05 said...

I cant live without the little pots of carmex! It is the best!!!
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krstrpp said...

I love Carmex's squeezable lip balm. Thanks for the chance to win the awesome prize pack! (krstrpp at hotmail dot com)

Vixen said...

We love the little pots of Carmex during the winter. I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

Henrietta said...

I always have a tube of Carmex lip moisturizer in my bag :)

Shannon said...

Original Carmex!

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BowieTip said...

Carmex Healing Lotion.

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Min K said...

I love their strawberry lip balm with sunscreen

geneveve2 said...

I use and like Carmex in the tube. I remember when I could only get it in the little white jar. It always looked weird in my front shirt pocket (cowgirl style shirt, tight, no less) You have to use a mind visual here to understand. HA! That was years ago. Anyway, I still love Carmex and appreciate the opportunty to read your review and enter
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mogrill said...

The Cherry stick sounds nice and soothing.
Thanks for the chance.
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Baby Cupcake Mommy said...

No way I can live without the original lip tube. My life savor!

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April said...

I just like the plain ol' lip balm in a jar.

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Kimberly said...

I love the classic carmex lip balm jar.
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snowluvnferret said...

I like the original carmex in a tube

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nera_caligula said...

I love the Carmex in the jar. It works so well healing my lips almost overnight.

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darlanpaulsmamma said...

i grew up with my dad always having carmex so i like the original carmex jar but i would love to try the carmex healing cream too -
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terri142 said...

I love the original Carmex Jar.

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fozzy331 said...

I like original Carmex. Thanks for the contest.
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tattgiff said...

healing cream

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msvickik said...

The Carmex® lip balm! Thanks!

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shiloh said...

The Original in the little jar is a must have.

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I can't live without the very healing Strawberry Lip Tube!

kygirl said...

The healing lotin is my favorite

jandsfox_143 said...

I like the Carmex in the little jar.
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hbbs55 said...

I would like the healing lotion

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iplaytrack1224 said...

Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!
Would love, love, LOVE to win this!
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jarmes1980 said...

I love the original Carmex in the jar! I haven't tried the lotion but sounds great. lucillemcg27@yahoo.com

Molly K said...

My favorite is the original carmex tube.

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Tara said...

I love the Carmex Lip Balm!

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msrodeobrat said...

the strawberry tube
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kerri69 said...

I cant live without the original carmex I love that stuff!



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Jennifer R said...

I always have the ORIGINAL CARMEX TUBES around.

ferriz said...

i love the classic carmex in the tube!

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slylady said...

I like the old standard CARMEX lip balms although I think I many try the "hint of tint" ones.

Melissa B. said...

I can't live without the original in the jar.

missrantsypants said...

I use the original carmex all the time!


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judygr64 said...

I love the original Carmex Tube.

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Marla said...

I can't live without the cherry stick lip balm

michtuck said...

I've always loved the Carmex in the little jar. I've got little jars around everywhere.
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jsc123 said...

My favorite Carmex product is Carmex Cherry Lip Balm in a jar.

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js22 said...

I'd love to try their Carmex Moisture Plus™ Clear.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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Diane52 said...

i like their healing cream
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CherylS22 said...

I like the Carmex cherry tube. Thanks for the giveaway!
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MannaB said...

I can't live without the original formula in the jar!

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demmi said...

the original one in the jar

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mail4rosey said...

The Original Carmex in a jar is the one I can't live without.

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delta dawn said...

I like the original little jars.

susan1215 said...

Original Carmex in the tube

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kylejung19 said...

I cant live without the original carmex in the jar

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amyd said...

like the cherry lip balm
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WWillows6 said...

I've never tried Carmex but the
Carmex Moisture Plus in Sheer Pink sounds perfect for me.
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Charity(ccboobooy) said...

I can't live without my Carmex original in the jar.


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susan said...

I love the strawberry carmex! suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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Julie said...

I have used the original carmex in the jar for many years -that's my favorite thanks 4 the giveaway
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brianpiero said...

Thanks for the giveaway...need a ceramic jar of the original Carmex to make it through the winter !

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Pamela S said...

My skin and cracked heels love the healing lotion. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

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Julia said...

like original but would also like to try the healing lotion
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barblong said...

I cannot live without Carmex lip balm in the jar.

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Brittany said...

I can't live without the original Carmex tube. Thanks for the contest!
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ShesAnAngel said...

I can't live without the Original Carmex Jar, I love the classic one!

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Ardy22 said...

My favorite is their CARMEX ORIGINAL STICK

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Gianna said...

The cherry lip balm.

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Swtlilchick said...

I can't live without the Carmex
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I love the Original Carmex in Tube. garrettsambo@aol.com

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Bakersdozen said...

I like the original Carmex in the pot and the tube. They really do help with chapped lips. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Atreau said...

I can't live without Carmex Healing Lotion.

candy said...

I need the cherry lip balm in the jar great stuff.

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i love the CARMEX CHERRY TUBE

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masonsgranny59 said...

CARMEX PRODUCKS ROCKS!!!!!!!
I LIKE THE CARMEX IN THE TUBE:)
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