Is Carmex Vegan 2023? All Products Reviewed

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Carmex is a lip balm that has been used by millions of people around the world for over 80 years. It is a soothing, medicated lip balm which helps to prevent and even treat dry, chapped lips. But, is Carmex vegan?

Carmex is not vegan because it contains beeswax.

Below is a table showing Carmex Products and its vegan status.

FlavorVegan Status
Carmex ClassicNo, contains Lanolin and Beeswax.
Carmex Weather GuardNo, contains Beeswax.
Carmex Daily CareNo, contains Lanolin and Beeswax.
Carmex Daily Care MinisNo, contains Lanolin and Beeswax.
Carmex Limited EditionNo, contains Lanolin and Beeswax.
Carmex Comfort CareNo, contains Beeswax.

Carmex Ingredients

Below is a list of ingredients from all the flavors that I could find.

  • Beeswax
  • Cetyl Esters
  • Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax
  • Flavor
  • Isohexadecane
  • Isopropyl Palmitate
  • Lanolin
  • Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil
  • Menthol
  • Ozokerite
  • Paraffin
  • Petrolatum
  • Phenol
  • Polyamide 8
  • Polyhydroxystearic Acid
  • Polypropylene
  • Salicylic Acid
  • Stevia Rebaudiana Extract
  • Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter
  • Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter
  • Vanillin


As always I’ve highlighted the ingredients that we need to take a closer look at.

Non-Vegan Ingredients


Since this ingredient comes from bees, it’s not vegan-friendly.


This is derived from sheep wool, often found in vitamin D3. This is also not a vegan-friendly ingredient.

Questionable Ingredients


Flavor often consists of several ingredients and the problem with this one is the fact that the source of these ingredients are not disclosed on the ingredients label. This means that ingredients sourced from animals could be used and vegans would never know because it’s not listed on the ingredients label.


It’s too bad that non of the Carmex products are not vegan-friendly. It can be hard to find vegan-friendly options to Carmex, but every year more and more vegan products are hitting the market. In a few years vegan will have a lot more options.

Thanks for reading, take care!

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