It feels sticky - am I doing something wrong? Carpe may feel sticky if you apply too much of it. Be sure to only use a pea-sized amount, and the stickiness will go away within a minute of application. Related articles How can I make Carpe work best? What are the ingredients of Carpe Lotion? Does Carpe have a scent? How do I use Carpe Lotion for my underarm sweat? How do I use Carpe Lotion for my feet?