Every year my skin gets a little drier, and “winter skin” hits a little earlier. This year I got hit with the double-whammy of dry winter skin and a weird mystery rash I’ve been using steroids and antibiotics to control for over a month. My theory is stress-induced leprosy, but I suppose the actual diagnosis is a moot point as long as I can get it cleared up. Anyway, just as all this was getting started Carmex sent me a skin care set, which included both their Healing Lotion and Healing Cream. I’d used Carmex lip balm before and liked it, but had never tried their skin line. I was VERY impressed. I use the lotion routinely, and the cream if I have especially dry patches or am feeling itchy at bedtime. It’s completely non-greasy. By that I mean I just put it on my hands and I am NOT leaving little greasy fingerprints on my keyboard. When I put it on my feet I don’t leave shiny footprints on the hardwood floors. And the scent is very appealing – very soft and light. I’m so picky about scents that I make my own laundry detergent, so when I say “light scent” I mean it’s very possible most people won’t even think it has a scent. Why didn’t I ever use this before? Honestly, probably because of the packaging. The yellow and red just screamed “medicinal” to me, and I assumed it would be greasy and smell funny. My mistake. I checked out their website, and they also have tinted lip balm, so I’m going to try that next. Don’t judge a book by its cover or a lotion by its tube!!
*disclaimer: Carmex provided me with a Skin Care Set in exchange for a product review. All opinions expressed are my own, as always!