Product review

10 Jun, 2020

Carmex lip balm

Tested by: Russ

Cost:

GBP

Weight:

g

Miles used:

Miles

Times replaced:

Replacements

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Review

Pucker up those lips and say goodbye to cracked smackers. Over the last few trips I’ve been using Carmex Lip Balm over other brands for a number of reasons, here’s why.

 

Why Carmex?

The hygienic application is my top reason for choosing Carmex Lip Balm. Instead of a twist adjuster like a Pritt Stick, it’s a simple squeezy tube similar to a toothpaste tube. This means that while out in the field, you’re not collecting dust and dirt on the tip for the next application every time you use it. In hot weather, it doesn’t soften like regular stick applicators and it’s much tastier and soothing too while also protecting from the sun.

 

How well does it work?

Very well and as you’d expect for the price. I’d tend to reapply every 3 or 4 hours on the Pacific Crest Trail, depending on the weather and how much talking or eating I was doing.

 

Value for money

Not the cheapest of lip balms out there as I’m sure there are some on the market which go for pennies, but this is a good quality lip balm and works well while hiking so it’s about right on the money, especially if you go through Amazon and buy in bulk.

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Overview

  • Effectiveness 90% 90%
  • Value to weight ratio 90% 90%
  • Value for money 80% 80%

BPros

  • Lightweight
  • Works very well
  • Long-lasting
  • Hygenic application
  • Small packaging
  • Protects from the sun

CCons

  • Non-vegan

Specs

Price:

From £5 on Amazon for 2

Weight:

From 10g (0.35oz)

Features

  • Squeezy bottle
  • Screw-top lid
  • Hygienic application
  • Protects from the sun
  • Skin Safe

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