21 September 2013
Carmex Everyday Healing Cream Review
Product Name: Carmex Everyday Healing Cream
Price: $0.99 for .75oz ($1.32 per ounce)
Where to Buy: Drugstores
Main Moisturizing Ingredients: N/A
Available Fragrances: Fragrance Free
First Impression: I absolutely love the size and price of this product! I spotted it at Walgreen's for $0.99 and figured it would be perfect to throw in any purse for the upcoming winter months. The bright yellow packaging is kind of fun, but I really like the slightly matte finish of the tube; It gives it some grip. Right off the bat Carmex is a familiar brand to me since my Dad has used the lip balm for years, so I figured the hand cream would probably be a satisfactory product.
Absorption Rate: The cream took less than thirty seconds to rub into my hands, and felt completely absorbed within one minute.
The hand cream has a thick texture that spreads easily over skin. However the "fast-absorbing" claims on the front of the tube aren't kidding around! This stuff absorbs incredibly quickly and truly doesn't leave my hands feeling greasy. Downside is that because it absorbs so quickly I had to use a nickel sized amount for one application in order to get enough hand cream to both sides of my hands. If you're looking to just moisturize your palms a standard dime sized amount would do just fine. Because of the amount used per application I doubt this little tube would last me very long at all! I think I'll be keeping this mini tube in the car for those "need it now" lotion moments when I'm on the go and my hands are dry, rather than replacing my preferred nightly or daytime hand cream.
Purchase or Pass?: As an everyday hand cream I would advise you to pass this one up for a product that is going to give you more for your money. If you're on vacation or an out of town trip and need some hand cream that you'll probably use up in a week and don't want to feel bad if you throw away extra, then this one would do just fine! The $0.99 price is perfect for a quick choice, and it'll do the job.
What do you think of this product? Is it something you've tried or are interested in trying? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for reading!