Review: Carmex healing lotion & healing cream

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Carmex. All opinions are 100% mine.

My love affair with Carmex lip balm began several years ago when I was travelling in London. Back then, those little pots of medicated goodness weren’t readily available in my home city of Melbourne, and I’d buy stockpiles at Boots to bring back home with me. While Carmex’s foothold on the Australian market has since grown stronger I was more than keen to review some new skincare products that I haven’t yet seen spotted on the shelves of Melbourne stores: namely, Carmex Healing Lotion and Carmex Healing Cream.

I can say up front that both of these products matched up to my expectations. Like the lip balm, they’re more focused on the outcome medicinally (soft, repaired skin) than other factors like luxurious packaging or overpowering fragrances. In fact both the look and the scent of Carmex to me have a sort of dependable, comforting quality – as if it’s been around forever and will never fail you. If that trace of a medicinal scent disappeared, I’d probably be inclined to lose trust in the product.

Carmex lotion

Both the Carmex Healing Cream and Healing Lotion lay claim to being non-greasy. Check. Neither left any greasy residue on my skin. The Healing Cream is thicker, a little more potent – great for trouble areas like elbows and knees, and any areas where you might suffer especially dry skin (upper arms, in my case). The Healing Lotion is better for day-to-day all over moisturising.

Sometimes it’s quite hard to imagine that a product you can pick up for $5.99 (note, the Healing Cream & Lotion can be found at Walgreens stores, walgreens.com and drugstore.com) is as good for you as one that comes with a luxury price tag. In my experience so far, Carmex’s skincare products are well worth a shot – especially for those wanting something particularly medicated to help combat dry or rough skin.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.