Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Is that Carmex on your legs?

You bet it is and I know what you are thinking. We all have memories of Carmex Lip Balm, some old, some new. You may remember secretly putting it on in the girls bathroom right before the football game, just in case that special boy tried to sneak a kiss. Could not take a chance of your lips feeling like sandpaper during that magic moment in your life. Why should your hands, feet, face, and legs be any different.

For over 70 years people have come to love the healing power of Carmex® lip balms. Finally, Carmex® Skin Care is here with a new solution to heal, soothe and moisturize your dry skin. Available only at Walgreens, and

I suffer from chronic dry skin. I have my whole life. I itch, I scratch, I look ashy, and my skin is flaky. I wear jeans in the summer, just so no one sees my dry legs. Sure I can use lotion, but I hadn't found one that really helped until now.

I was given a sample of both the New CARMEX® HEALING LOTION and CARMEX® HEALING CREAM to try, I was asked to tell you what i really thought. Have you ever known me to not tell you how I really feel about something.

First Carmex Healing Lotion is my new best friend, I carry it with me everywhere. It is light, non greasy, and best of all it works. I noticed a change from day one. After using the lotion my skin went from being dry and scratchy to soft and smooth. The lotion itself doesn't feel much different from the popular lotions on the market as you are applying it, however after you have it rubbed in good it doesn't feel greasy like those same lotions tend to. I can tell it is there, but it is not an unpleasant feeling. Going back to what i was saying about memories, when I first started using this product I noticed it had this very pleasant and somewhat calming scent. It was a scent I could remember, but could not put my finger on. As the days went on my daughter came into my room as I was rubbing my legs down with it before bed and she stated "Mom you smell like a Cabbage Patch Doll", then it hit me. The scent is soft, much like the fake baby smell they add to toy dolls, this is why I found it calming and comforting, some of my fondest childhood memories are of me playing with my dolls. Carmex® Healing Lotion is made using a patent pending process that delivers healing and moisturizing without a greasy feel.

Now for the troubled spots I used the Carmex® Healing Cream. It has a similar scent to the lotion, however I could also smell a slight medicine smell which wasn't too unpleasant, but not my favorite smell either. It isn't overpowering so it is something I could deal with since I was only using this product at night. I was so tired of my scratchy, dry feet snagging the blankets. I tried wearing aloe socks to bed, but by morning the sock trolls ended up getting one or more of them and they were not helping my feet. This stuff does work, it is thicker than lotion and I didn't really notice a greasy feel to it. The big difference between the two, is that while the Lotion started helping me right away, the areas I used the cream on were the worst and took a bit longer to heal. I started seeing dramatic changes within two days and while they are still not 100% better as of today, I see new results and am optimistic that soon my feet will look and feel great. Carmex® Healing Cream is made using a patent pending process that delivers concentrated healing and moisturizing of your driest, roughest skin.

Both products get a thumbs up from me, cause in the end they do work and they don't smell too bad either. Works for guys as well since they do not smell like flowers and junk. These retail for 5.99 USD each and are found at Walgreen's,, and At 5.99 I consider this a good deal for great lotion. Both come in a tube style package that is easy to squeeze with a flip top lid.

Feel free to "Like" Carmex on Facebook, they have awesome giveaways and keep us up to date on the latest Carmex News. You can also follow Carmex Labs on twitter.

I was given "Samples" of these products by Carmex to try so that I could give you my honest opinion, no monetary compensation was provided by Carmex and all opinions written in this blog are my own. All Images and logos belong to Carmex and I take no creative credit for them.

Wait don't go yet......How would you like to WIN a Carmex Winter Essentials Kit, complete with bottles of both the Carmex Healing Lotion and Carmex Healing Cream as well as a selection of Carmex Lip Balms. Sounds goo huh. All you have to do to have a chance to win is follow the steps below. One lucky follower of this Blog will win the same kit I was sent, which I know you will LOVE and well if you do not, I will gladly take it off your hands. HA HA

1) Follow this blog
2) Like Carmex on Facebook or Follow Carmex Labs on Twitter(bonus entry if you do both)

Pretty simple huh. Want some bonus entries to increase your chances, that's easy as well, in addition to both following and liking you can earn an additional entry by sharing this blog post on your Facebook wall. You can earn yet another entry by tweeting about this blog post.(a Link to this post must be included in your tweet and you must use the hashtag #dryskinbites.

Leave a comment below stating what steps you have taken. Providing links to posts would be greatly appreciated. Deadline for all entries will be 11:59 PM CST, Sunday, November 14, 2010.