Carmex® Lip Balms And Sticks Dermatocare Review
Carmex® Lip Balms has variants- with and without SPF of 15. It comes in many flavours.. Carmex® Lip Balms come in a variety of packings like jar, tube and stick; the stick is easiest to apply.
This brand has advantage of offering water resistant, broad spectrum coverage against the UV rays and is recommended for:
- Holidays - may it be a beach, desert or high altitude; exposure to UV rays is high, and lip balm with SPF should be used regularly, even in the darker skin types.
- Fair skin- Fairer skin is more prone to skin cancer on lips, and thus, the regular use of lip balm with Spf is recommended.
- Cancer prevention- Lip cancer is more common in those who have the history of skin cancer in the family. Thus, use of lip balm with SPF is recommended.
So, what is the conclusion?
Carmex® Lip Balms with SPF 15 is recommended for use in beach holidays because it offers water-resistant sun protection. I don’t recommend the use of Carmex® Lip Balms or Sticks for chapped lips because it has irritating ingredients like camphor, menthol, flavour, salicylic acid, phenol, etc. and Octocrylene can cause allergic reactions.
DETAILED ANALYSIS OF INGREDIENTS
|Ingredient Type:||Has both synthetic and natural ingredients.|
|Harmful Ing.:||None (Parabens, Phthalates, Formaldehyde releasers, SLS, BHT free).|
|EWG :||4 (moderate hazard)|
|Comedogenic Ing.:||Not Applicable|
|Irritating Ing.:||Camphor, menthol, flavor, salicylic acid, phenol etc and Octorylene can cause allergic reactions.|
Avobenzone 2.5%, Ethylhexyl Salicylate (Octisalate) 3.0%., Homosalate 5.0%, Octocrylene 4.0% are sunscreens.
|Base Ing.:||Petrolatum based lip balm with many other emollients like cocoa butter, bees wax, lanolin etc.||Ingredient list:||Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 2.5%, Ethylhexyl Salicylate (Octisalate) 3.0%., Homosalate 5.0%, Octocrylene 4.0% Inactive Ingredients: petrolatum, lanolin, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, ozokerite, cetyl esters, paraffin, beeswax, limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil, camphor, menthol, flavor, salicylic acid, phenol|