Camphor

Carmex Classic Lip Balm Medicated review

This classic lip balm leaves a tingling sensation (thanks to the camphor), which can help soothe extremely chapped lips. However, it also contains lanolin, an ingredient that may aggravate eczema.

Do you ever see something that immediately jolts you back to an earlier time in your life? For me, Carmex Classic Lip Balm’s distinctive bumblebee-yellow metal tin will always be one of those things. The smell of it as well—a strange marriage of wax and camphor/Vick’s VapoRub—is forever ingrained in my brain. Growing up, my family always kept a few tins of Carmex distributed around the house. Carmex used to print the price on the label, and I remember seeing the price increase from…