[unpaid/sample] I always find the little Carmex pots delightful – it’s my love of small things again, I’m sure. But I think they’re a great gift for smaller budgets too – everyone needs lip balm in winter, and pair it up with a nice cherry jam or some sour cherry sweets; you should come in at just under a fiver.
The lip balm pots are on offer at Boots for £2.32. I find Carmex a perfectly good lip balm – the cherry scent is a bit like cherry coke so it might divide fans of the original and I like the fact that it has SPF15. You get a little lip tingle from both camphor and menthol that isn’t long lasting particularly, and its main ingredient are petrolatum and lanolin. Petrolatum gets a bad rap but it’s an excellent occlusive ingredient that stops moisture getting out of the delicate lip skin which then leads to cracking and flaking. Lab Muffin is my go-to guru if I don’t know something and as she points out, the petrolatum that ends up in skin care is a whole other level and grade to crude petrolatum. I’m linking to the balm HERE at Boots but you should be able to pick it up in store just as easily.
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What a fabulous idea of combining food&beauty of the same ingredient, Jane! Really, truly fab! Thanks! I also love Carmex 🙂 (And speaking of good offerings on lip treats that can also make stocking fillers – on Stylevana they have set of 4 mini – 8ml each, quite reasonable size, actually – lip sleeping packs in different tastes (they don’t have taste, just aroma) for under 10 Euro! I use it also as usual lip balm, not just overnight and it’s rather good – on Lanolips level in calming and nutrition… (I already split one between my kids + “planted” pots in the kitchen and bathroom to eliminate leisure excuses of “it’s too far to go grab one”)
Yes, I think I have a pack of the little Laneige balms – I bought it from YesStyle a couple of years ago. x
Forgot to mention brand of lips sleeping packs – Laneige…