The Carmex Healing Lotion is a great all-over lotion. With ingredients like Aloe and Vitamin E, it does a great job of locking in moisture after you get out of the shower, or giving your skin a little pick me up before going to bed. I get really itchy at night. It’s psychosomatic, my therapist explained that it has something to do with my anxiety disorder. I can’t just have normal symptoms like hyperventilating, apparently. But anyway, I need to put lotion on before I go to bed both to relieve my dry skin and to signal to my bizarre sympathetic nervous system that everything is under control, so there is no need to send me uncontrollable itches. The Carmex Healing Lotion absorbs quickly and leaves my skin feeling nice and smooth.
Carmex Healing Cream is a little thicker and richer, and is designed for those really rough patches of skin. For me, that’s usually my elbows and heels. The cream contains nine different healing ingredients, including salicylic acid, which is used in numerous skin care products to combat dry skin and other conditions. Other ingredients include cocoa butter, lanolin, and comfrey root extract. This stuff works really great on my rough heels. Plus, it contains menthol, which really feels soothing on tired, achy feet.
Both the healing lotion and cream have a lighter version of Carmex’s signature scent. It’s not overpowering at all and I find it comforting, since I used Carmex when I was younger. The scent reminds me of those times before I had to stress over such mundane things as bills and what not.
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