This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Carmex. All opinions are 100% mine.
I just returned from a conference in Las Vegas and boy are my arms tired on Friday, completely exhausted but feeling pleased at all that I learned and ready to spring into action. However, as I boarded the plane at an absurdly early hour on Friday morning, I had more pressing matters on my mind. My hands, legs, and arms felt like they were on fire. You see, as a Louisiana girl, I’m used to copious amounts of humidity and moisture in the air, and while I typically moisturize on a daily (or if I’m being lazy – every other day) basis, I failed to pack lotion in my suitcase for my 4 days spent in the dry desert air of Las Vegas.
My skin felt tight and was aching. I should have made it a point to run across the street to Walgreens to grab some lotion while I was there, but being the lazy person that I am, I kept putting it off. In that moment I was more than paying for it. Washing my hands constantly on the trip home didn’t help in the least, but being a germaphobe left me with no other option.
Fast forward 9 hours and I’m standing in front of my mailbox, collecting 4 days worth of mail – including a package from Social Spark. Inside of the package I discover full-sized bottles of Carmex Healing Lotion and Carmex Healing Cream. I promptly dropped my mail on the ground (all bills anyway, bleh) and flipped open the top of the Carmex Healing Cream and slathered it all over my hands. (I think my neighbor was a little concerned for my sanity at that moment, but I digress.)
I have never breathed a bigger sigh of relief. My hands instantly felt better and I could see a visible difference in my skin. My skin immediately absorbed almost of the lotion, and felt smooth to the touch, not sticky or greasy. The smell was a nice, soft scent, reminiscent of the Carmex brand that we’ve all come to know and love. After my shower, I used the Healing Lotion on my legs and arms and they too immediately felt smooth and soft. I used the healing cream again on my hands, and even on my ankles and feet. I’m on my second day using the products, and I’m seeing a steady improvement in the quality of my skin.
Overall, I give the new lotions by Carmex an A. I wish the cream was a bit thicker, but I suspect that if it was most of it would just sit on top of my skin and not be absorbed, so I can roll with it this way. You can find each of these products at Walgreens (see – I should have run across the street!) for $5.99 each and Drugstore.com.
Have you tried Carmex products before? What do you think of these new lotions – would you try them?
Bonus: I have a set of these products to give away to one of my readers! If you are interested, please leave a comment below! The contest will end on November 22, 2010 at 11:59 pm CST. US entries only.