Carmex. It's one of the best beauty products around and it wasn't dreamed up in some expensive lab after years of research, it's got no exotic hard to find ingredients, and there's nothing French about it. Carmex was created in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin and since 1937, it has been soothing the chapped lips of everyone who has to experience the indignity and unpleasantness of winter. If you’ve ever endured the 20-below-zero windchill of a
In addition to the iconic pot, Carmex also comes in a tube that squirts out and in a Chapstick-like stick. I was also really surprised to see it offered in a silver cylinder masquerading as a lip gloss this year. It’s even tinted! While I welcomed the addition of a cherry flavor and SPF 15 in recent years, I’m not going for the fancy tinted edition. I like my Carmex old school.
The company offers branded t-shirts, mugs, and, uh, skateboards (Yes, Carmex skateboards.) They also collaborated with Keds on a pair of slip-on sneakers decorated with “Carmex kisses.” But I think I’ll just stick to Carmex jars in every bag I own.
Oh, it also claims on the site that Carmex is not addictive. I beg to differ.