Carmex is a name we all recognize when it comes to lip balms that really work, healing and providing relief for dry, chapped lips. It is not only effective, it is one of the most economical choices for lip balm. Our family is always well stocked on Carmex lip products in various forms and flavors. [...]
Carmex is a name we all recognize when it comes to lip balms that really work, healing and providing relief for dry, chapped lips. It is not only effective, it is one of the most economical choices for lip balm. Our family is always well stocked on Carmex lip products in various forms and flavors. It was exciting news to me, to hear that Carmex makes skin care products, too. I couldn’t wait to try them!
Carmex Healing Lotion has aloe and Vitamin E and leaves my skin feeling smooth and soft, without being greasy. As a matter of fact, it almost seems to disappear into my skin. What surprised me is that even though my skin actually was softer, it didn’t look like it. The appearance of the skin on my hands didn’t seem to change and still looked a little rough. With other lotions I have used, my skin was visibly smoother after using them, but it also felt greasy, rather than moisturized. Hmmm…moisturized, soft and smooth with no visible change, or visible change with a greasy film on my skin?
The reality is I want my skin to be healthier. The older I get, the more my skin is affected by cold, dry air. Greasy oils don’t really do anything more than sit on the surface of my skin and provide the visual illusion of looking smoother. I really hate the way that feels and it isn’t giving me what I need. What I need is real moisture that can penetrate the surface of my skin and begin a healing process, that I am guessing, over time will also change the appearance of my skin because it will actually be hydrated and healthier. That is what I feel like I am getting from Carmex Healing Lotion as it disappears into my skin. After using it for a couple weeks, I’ll let you know if my hypothesis proves to be accurate.
Carmex Healing Cream is thicker than the lotion, so it takes longer to work it into my skin, but like the lotion it actually seems to disappear or be absorbed INTO my skin. It is formulated with 9 healing ingredients that help repair your driest, most damaged or cracked skin. It’s great for hands, feet, elbows and knees. In my case, it’s perfect for my always bare feet, which get lots of wear and tear. I love that it is super concentrated and only takes a small amount.
Both varieties are available at Walgreens, CVS and Walmart, so you shouldn’t have any problem finding them locally and protecting your skin from dry, winter air. CLICK HERE to print a $1.50 coupon off a Carmex Skin Care product! Plus, one lucky Busy-at-Home reader is going to win the set pictured above, with the pretty gold gift bag!
I received a Carmex Skin Care Gift Set to test the products and write this review. No monetary compensation was received and a positive review was not required. As always, at Busy-at-Home, the view and opinions expressed are wholly my own.
Before the holidays, I was approached to review Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion. After visiting their website and reading about the product, I gladly accepted the opportunity. My husband has suffered with eczema on the knuckles of his hands for the last several years. They often get to the point of cracking and bleeding. The [...]
Before the holidays, I was approached to review Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion. After visiting their website and reading about the product, I gladly accepted the opportunity. My husband has suffered with eczema on the knuckles of his hands for the last several years. They often get to the point of cracking and bleeding. The patchy, scaly skin is itchy and can make him so miserable, at times. After seeing the pictures and testimonials at the Skin MD website, I was anxious for him to try the Shielding Lotion.
I never even got a chance to take a “before” picture of his hands. When the package arrived, he was so anxious, he opened and tried it before I was aware we had received it. He started experiencing relief from the itching with the first application and within a day, his knuckles were less inflamed. After using it for several weeks, now, he is a die-hard fan. His eczema has not gone away completely, but it is barely noticeable, only one small patch on one knuckle, and he has not experienced any of the discomfort or severe dryness and cracking that was a part of his every-day life, before.
I’m neither a doctor, nor a scientist, but I do know when something works. The explanation of just how is thoroughly detailed on the Skin MD website. Their explanation of what our modern environment does to our skin is magnified in my mind when I think of the machinery and stresses my husband’s hands are exposed to in his work. He has remarked several times that Skin MD was not greasy, but that it seems to form some sort of barrier over his hands, protecting them from the damage of the elements. This makes sense with the website’s explanation of how Skin MD Shielding lotion actually bonds with the skin to increase the skins ability to form a protective layer, which we are constantly stripping away with soaps and cleansers. However it works, Skin MD Shielding Lotion is exactly what we’ve been looking for to relieve the discomforts of my husband’s eczema. We realize it can’t be “cured”, however we are content with the comfort and relief of symptoms that no other product has provided. We can highly recommend this product for others seeking that same relief. So, whether you have a more serious skin condition or just need to rescue your skin from the dry winter air, check out their website and see the benefits for you and your family.
You can purchase your own wonderful Skin MD Shielding Lotion by visiting the store on their website or using the store locator on the same site to find a local retailer or pharmacy where you can pick up a bottle. Plus, Skin MD has generously offered to award a full-sized bottle of Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion to a lucky Busy-at-Home reader! Enter the giveaway, below.
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