User Reviews: Carmex Stocking Fillers

Carmex lip balms are good little stocking fillers, as who would ever be unhappy with the gift of moisturised lips? This much-loved brand has been around since the 1930s when the creator, Alfred Woelbing invented the formula in a bid to combat dry, chapped lips.  Carmex is known for the tingle it gives your lips, which is due to the key ingredients of camphor and menthol.

Every minute over 130 Carmex lip balms are sold, making this a true success story. For Christmas, we are focusing on the red and yellow classics with the Original Flavour Tube and Original Flavour Click Stick.


The Original Flavour Tube is convenient to carry around in your handbag, and once applied it will soothe dry, cracked lips in an instant. This smooths on easily and can be used as often as required. Use before and after applying your lipstick to keep your makeup looking fresh. Also available in Jasmine and Green Tea flavour. RRP $5.99

The Original Flavour Click Stick gives the same hydrating benefits as the tube but is designed for the outdoor lifestyle. It comes with SPF 15 and can help to protect the lips from the elements. With summer set to be a hot one, keeping a Click Stick at hand is a must! Also available in Strawberry flavour with a hint of colour. RRP $4.99

Carmex does not test on animals.

Available from leading pharmacies, Chemist Warehouse, Priceline, Terry White Chemists, Chemmart, Soul Pattinson, Amcal Chempro Chemists and selected Coles and Woolworths supermarkets.

10 of our Beauty and Lace Club members have been testing Carmex, find out what they think in the comments section below.

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13 thoughts on “User Reviews: Carmex Stocking Fillers

  1. The Carmex products I received to trial, with their distinctive yellow and red packaging, are the Carmex lip balm tube and Carmex click stick both in the classic formula. And they are just that – absolute skincare classics!

    While I have tried other lip balms for my sometimes dry lips, none can quite compare with the tingly but soothing feeling of Carmex. These products are very moisturising, not too sticky, and are quite long lasting (I re-apply once a day when needed).

    Also if like me you sometimes wear a lip balm under lipstick, Carmex will give your dry lips some much needed moisture while giving your lippy some added shine. And on bare lips, while working to relieve your dry lips, and providing a bit of sun and wind protection, the little bit of shine is a plus too.

    I really like the fact that the stick version has an SPF15 sunscreen in it – handy for an outdoors girl like me. So whether I am out in the garden, in the sun or in the snow, Carmex lip balms are great! Cute little stocking stuffers for this time of year too

  2. Im a bit of a lip balm addict. I detest chapped lips and therefore always use something on my lips.
    I love that carmex have been around for years and are tried and true. They have the stick and the squeezable tube and they have different formulations so there is a choice.
    I tried both the stick and the squeezable tube in the original formulation. It has its own unique scent to it which I quite like and the fact that the stick has the added benefit of SPF15 which we all know is important all year round is fantastic. Carmex is very affordable so its easy to purchase a few and make sure you have one with you at all times. A stick with the spf for your handbag and a tube for beside the computer and one for beside the bed to apply just before bedtime.
    Carmex will make sure that your lips remain lovely and soft with no dryness issues at all.

  3. So many memories of Carmex in the pot. I was lucky enough to trial the Original Flavour Tube and Original Flavour Click Stick
    I had just grabbed the parcel as I raced out the door and opened it up while I sitting in the chair having chemo
    I opened the tube first and that familiar vanilla smell hit me. Heavenly
    Squeezed some out on my finger and applied. There it was: the tingle and it just felt dreamy on. Soothing, but not smothering
    I love the tube as prefer to apply with my finger. It also meant I could give some to a friend who was with me. She agreed: it has the best smell
    Then I tried the Click Stick. Yes it had the same smell and tingle. It also comes with SPF15 which is handy if you live in the tropics
    As anyone who has had chemo will tell you, it plays havoc on your skin. These babies will get used several times a day
    They are nourishing and not overally glossy
    As I have recently had my lips tattooed a nice natural colour, I can just apply the Carmex and I’m good to go
    Thanks so much for the opportunity to review these great little lip balms

  4. So I’ve been trailing the Carmex lipsticks and I think they are very average, there’s is nothing I could recommend about them, they are sticky and leave a layer on your lips which taste terrible with a smell. Sorry Carmex but your product is not a great product that I would recommend, I have try many lip balms that are a lot better.

  5. I am a massive fan of Carmex and have always bought the little round tube. I was so excited to get to try the stick and the tube for a change.
    Previously I used Carmex every night on my lips before going to sleep, this was always great but left residue on my hands and was a bit hard when I was getting towards the bottom to get all of it out.
    The tube is fantastic as you only use what is required and then there is no wastage. I still use this at night and when first applied it leaves a little tingle on your lips, that is how I know that it is working. I wake up in the morning with really moisturised and plumped lips.
    I now use the click stick every day under my lipstick and have found that my lips are never dry or chapped. You wind the bottom up to use the product and then wind it back down when done. This ensures again, that you are not wasting any of the product.
    These two products will remain a necessity in my life and I recommend that if you haven’t tried it, that you give it a go.

  6. The Carmex lip products are the best thing for anyone with dry, sore or irritated lips. Easy to use easy to carry. A great stocking filler for anyone.

  7. Having large Angelina style lips, I’s always on the lookout for something to keep them moisturised and smooth. I first tried the tube and in my over zealousness I squeezed too much!! Goes on easily and smoothly and the tingle is great! The taste however not so much. The chapstick is definitely my favourite of the two as I found it easier to apply. My lips did show improvement by the end of the day and I was very pleased with the results, my only qualm is that if you happen to get a little in your mouth the taste is bit too overpowering and not that nice.

  8. Lip balm or a chap stick are my deserted island product (the one thing I would have to have), and I was truly impressed with both of these products by Carmex. Both kept my lips moist and hydrated and weren’t sticky like some brands can be. Will definitely be buying again in the future! The chap stick has already taken up residence in my handbag and the tube is in my car for whenever I need it on the go! Love it!

  9. There’s a Carmex click stick in my bathroom right now. This is a really effective, reliable product. It would be hard to go wrong with it.

  10. I love my Carmex trial products. I had never used Carmex before and was pleasantly surprised.
    As soon as I swiped the chapstick over my lips they started tingling, I can see how this would be a positive or a negative for different people. I liked the tingle however I know my children would hate it.
    The product smells pretty and definitely moisturise’s your lips. I love the tube with the spf because lips are often forgotten with spf.
    It works great, it smells great but it does not taste great. A little goes a long way so there’s no need to overdo it.

  11. I was sent the Carmex tube and click stick to trial. I remember this product from when I was younger so was keen for a trip down memory lane and to see if the product was still the same.
    Sadly, it turns out that I can’t remember what the product was like before! All the same I gave both products a red hot go and was, unfortunately, disappointed.
    While the packaging is definitely convenient – it fits perfectly in my handbag, wallet or phone case, and I don’t get sticky hands or lip balm all over the place – the product itself leaves something to be desired.
    There is a tingling sensation on application (although it doesn’t last long) which I’m not a fan of and the smell reminds me of Vick’s Vaporub which I also don’t like. It does, however, live up to its promise and left my lips feeling wonderfully smooth and hydrated.
    I also had my 9 year old son try both products. He LOVED the tingle and the smell so I guess that comes down to a personal preference. It’s also the only product with SPF protection that I have been able to get him to leave in place, so I’ll purchase it again specifically for that!

  12. I have used this product for years and have to share- this is the best lip care product to keep in your shorts when you are having a camping weekend or at the beach. Great protection, easy to use, and if like me you throw everything in the wash when you get home tired and sweaty- this stuff even survives the washing machine- amazing and highly recommended,

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