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September 5, 2013

Carma Labs, the maker of Carmex lip balms and skin care products, has announced the introduction of a fragrance-free healing cream, an alternative to the company’s fragranced Everyday Healing Cream product.

MILWAUKEE — Carma Labs, the maker of Carmex lip balms and skin care products, has announced the introduction of a fragrance-free healing cream, an alternative to the company’s fragranced Everyday Healing Cream product.

The new fragrance-free cream employs the same moisturzing formulation as the existing product to relieve dry skin using such ingredients as lanolin and petrolatum. 



February 20, 2013

Carma Laboratories announced fresh packaging across its Carmex lip balm line designed to attract attention with a vibrant yellow and red label.

MILWAUKEE — Carma Laboratories on Tuesday announced fresh packaging across its Carmex lip balm line designed to attract attention with a vibrant yellow and red label. 

“Extensive research went into this new look," stated Paul Woelbing, Carma Labs president. "With the expansion of our product line over the years, the new packaging helps customers easily identify our products and the specific skin care solution that they are seeking."

January 28, 2013

In a shot that made the rounds Friday on ESPN and other sports shows, Miami Heat fan Michael Drysch drained a half-court shot in the Carmex Half-Court Hero contest, netting $75,000 and getting tackled by Miami Heat superstar LeBron James.

MIAMI — In a shot that made the rounds Friday on ESPN and other sports shows, Miami Heat fan Michael Drysch drained a half-court shot in the Carmex Half-Court Hero contest, netting $75,000 and getting tackled by Miami Heat superstar LeBron James. 

In addition to winning $75,000 for himself, Drysch also scored a $75,000 donation for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Lebron James Family Foundation.

August 17, 2012

Carma Labs last month celebrated its 75th year of distributing its lip balm to a rabid fan base, with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker joining in on the company’s anniversary celebrations.

Carma Labs last month celebrated its 75th year of distributing its lip balm to a rabid fan base, with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker joining in on the company’s anniversary celebrations. Carma Labs was founded by Alfred Woelbing in 1937 — who sold the lip balm from the trunk of his car in the Chicago area. Today the company is a third-generation, family-owned-and-operated business that currently is run by grandsons Paul and 
Eric Woelbing.


July 25, 2012

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker helped ring in the 75th anniversary of Carma Labs last week at the company's facilities.

FRANKLIN, Wis. — Wisconsin governor Scott Walker helped ring in the 75th anniversary of Carma Labs last week at the company's facilities.

Carma Labs, makers of Carmex, was founded by Alfred Woelbing in 1937 and is today a third-generation, family-owned-and-operated business that currently is run by grandsons Paul and Eric Woelbing.

For local news coverage of the event, click here.

April 6, 2012

Carma Labs earlier this year teamed with mixed media artist Lisa Pavelka to launch 365 Days of Lip Service, a collection of artwork created on the lids of 366 Carmex lip balm jars.

MILWAUKEE — Carma Labs earlier this year teamed with mixed media artist Lisa Pavelka to launch 365 Days of Lip Service, a collection of artwork created on the lids of 366 Carmex lip balm jars.

“We were thrilled to learn about the project and Lisa’s long-held preference for using the Carmex jar in her artistic creations,” stated Paul Woelbing, president of Carma Labs. “Carmex fans know that, in addition to being a great lip balm, we are dedicated to fun and inspiration. This is a great way to help us celebrate Carmex’s 75th anniversary.”

March 7, 2012

Carma Labs last week featured two new products at the ECRM Cough & Cold and Allergy EPPS.

LAS VEGAS — Carma Labs last week featured two new products at the ECRM Cough & Cold and Allergy EPPS.

The company introduced an orange-flavored Carmex creamy lip conditioner formulated with 13 moisturizers, including cocoa butter, and its Carmex ultra moisturizing lip balm now is available in a pomegranate flavor.


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December 14, 2011

Carma Labs on Wednesday announced the expansion of its Carmex Moisture Plus line with two new colors — sheer plum and sheer berry.

MILWAUKEE — Carma Labs on Wednesday announced the expansion of its Carmex Moisture Plus line with two new colors — sheer plum and sheer berry.

“Our new plum and berry Moisture Plus tints join our first tinted products — pink and peach. Women love the way the premium lip balm gives their lips intense hydration with a slight hint of color at an affordable price,” Carma Labs president Paul Woelbing said.

September 30, 2011

Carma Labs on Thursday announced the permanent addition of two new lip balm flavors: Carmex Lime Twist and Carmex Vanilla Click Sticks.

MILWAUKEE — Carma Labs on Thursday announced the permanent addition of two new lip balm flavors: Carmex Lime Twist and Carmex Vanilla Click Sticks.

“We had an overwhelming response to the limited release [in late 2010] of Vanilla and Lime Twist,” Carma Labs president Paul Woelbing said. “Customers told us how much they liked the new flavors and would like them to be available year-round. We are happy to oblige and have added them to our family of flavored lip balms.”

September 28, 2011

Carma Labs, the maker of Carmex lip balm products, has expanded its skin care line with the new Carmex Healing Lotion in a 13-oz. pump.

MILWAUKEE — Carma Labs, the maker of Carmex lip balm products, has expanded its skin care line with the new Carmex Healing Lotion in a 13-oz. pump.

With the addition of the new 13-oz. lotion pump, and other trial and travel sizes now available, Carma Laboratories has developed its skin care line into multiple product sizes. The suggested retail price for the new pump is $10.99.

June 26, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ Meet the Market program on Saturday afforded the more than 250 retail buyers in attendance a bit of a preview of what new product ideas and launches will be showcased at the conference.

BOSTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ Meet the Market program on Saturday afforded the more than 250 retail buyers in attendance a bit of a preview of what new product ideas and launches will be showcased at the conference.

December 1, 2010

Carma Labs on Wednesday announced two new limited-edition flavors: Carmex Lime Twist and Carmex Vanilla Click Sticks.

MILWAUKEE — Carma Labs on Wednesday announced two new limited-edition flavors: Carmex Lime Twist and Carmex Vanilla Click Sticks.

The new flavors will be available beginning in December 2010 for a limited time at special in-store displays exclusively at all Walgreens.

"Customers looking for a new flavor twist on a tried and true favorite will be excited about these two new flavors," stated Paul Woelbing, president of Carma Labs.

The new Lime Twist and Vanilla Click Sticks are rated an SPF of 15 to provide additional protection to the lips.

August 23, 2010

Carma Labs on Tuesday announced the introduction of two new Carmex Moisture Plus ultra-hydrating lip...

August 22, 2010

Carma Labs, the maker of Carmex lip balm products, is expanding beyond lip balm for...

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Carma Labs, the maker of Carmex lip balm products, is expanding beyond lip balm for the first time with the launch of its new skin care product line: Carmex Healing lotion and Carmex Healing cream. Carmex skin care products were available exclusively at all Walgreens locations in the United States and on Walgreens.com beginning in August, and will be available through Drugstore.com beginning in September. The suggested retail price is $5.99 each.

July 22, 2010

Parlaying a 73-year-old brand with a strong following into another synergistic category only can mean...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT Parlaying a 73-year-old brand with a strong following into another synergistic category only can mean good things, especially as a significant amount of trial almost is a foregone conclusion.

(THE NEWS: Carmex enters skin care category. For the full story, click here)

July 19, 2010

Carma Labs, the maker of Carmex lip balm products, is expanding beyond lip balm for...

MILWAUKEE Carma Labs, the maker of Carmex lip balm products, is expanding beyond lip balm for the first time with the launch of its new skin care product line: Carmex healing lotion and Carmex healing cream.

Carmex skin care products will be available exclusively at all Walgreens locations in the United States and Walgreens.com beginning in August, and through Drugstore.com beginning in September.

January 10, 2010

What do Sandra Bullock, Tobey Maguire, Meryl Streep and Bill Paxton all have in common?...

FRANKLIN, Wis. —What do Sandra Bullock, Tobey Maguire, Meryl Streep and Bill Paxton all have in common? Three things—they’ve all been nominated for Golden Globe Awards, they’ve all starred in movies with Kevin Bacon and while they’re in the Golden Globe green room, they’ll all be sporting Carma Labs’ Carmex lip balm products.