Carmex Lip balms has been one of my HG lip balm. It is cheap and yet it performs like any other high end lip balms I have tried. This can be bought at Personal Care Xchange (PCX) and in First Aid in Greenbelt for Php80.00
There are two thing I am looking for in a lip balm:
1. Moisturizes for a long period of time
2. Has SPF
Bingo! Carmex has this all. I particularly like Carmex Click Stick in Cherry because of it's yummy cherry flavor but with a hint of mint.
Here's what Carmex says:
- Cherry flavor in a solid stick
- Moisturizing lip balm
- Non-addictive and not tested on animals -> Yey!
- Contains SPF 15 sunscreen
- Available in .15 oz. stick
KEEPS LIPS SOFT
Alleviates the roughness of dry lips.
PROTECTS FROM WIND AND SUN
Replaces moisture and protects from sunburn.
HELPS HEAL CHAPPED LIPS
Contains germ-killing menthol and phenol, speeding the healing process.
It also has two active ingredients: Octinoxate and Oxybenzone, two sunscreen agents
For lip balms, I truly prefer stick lip balms than tube or tub lip balms for hygienic purposes and convenience. I do not like dipping my finger on the tub just to get some lip balm or put so much effort in squeezing lip balm out of the tube especially when it's running low. like the click stick more because it helps you regulate the amount of lip balm you're twisting out.
The formula lasts for several hours, this performs a lot better than my Philosophy Kiss Me Lip balm to be honestly speaking. I usually use this as a base before putting on pigmented lip sticks because it won't make the lip stick bleed or run unlike Kiehl's lip balm. Carmex lip balm just has the right consistency- it's not too waxy and not too oily.