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Living in Canada, we experience some pretty extreme weather. This past summer, we had a week of 40 degrees Celsius weather (that`s 104 Fahrenheit) and then it can get down to -30 degrees Celsius (-26 Fahrenheit). It`s important to have good products, like sun screen, moisturizer etc. But one thing I CANNOT live without is lip balm. I have always loved Blistex. It`s been my go-to since I was a kid. Recently, I`ve been watching a lot of YouTube and all the gurus were going on about Carmex. I finally decided that I would give it a chance. My lips have been REALLY dry lately, and nothing, not even my trusted Blistex was working, so of course thought this was the perfect time to give a new product a test run.
Here`s the thing. I`m not a fan. Sure it moisturizes my lips when I first put it on, but doesn`t last any longer than any other lip product I`ve used. And I don`t like the taste that it leaves in my mouth or the smell. And, let`s be honest. Lip balms are one of those products that on top of working well kind of have to have a smell you can tolerate and a taste you can stand. Granted, I might just be more accustomed to Blistex, and therefore not bothered by the taste or smell, but I`ve used other lip products before that have never bothered me like Carmex. And one thing that I love about the Blistex and am disappointed that the Carmex doesn`t have is SPF 20. I love the swim outside in the summer, and ski in the winter, so SPF for my lips is a HUGE must. Of the three Blistex products offered in pot form, two of them have SPF, which is fantastic, and most of their sticks also have it. Looking at the Carmex website, the stick form does have SPF, but neither the pot nor the tube version do.
I will continue to use the Carmex to finish up the pack, and who knows. I might have to change my mind, but as of right now, it won`t be a product I will be repurchasing.