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 Chicago winter, you know what I’m talking about. It’s hell on the skin and especially the lips.