Saturday, September 17, 2011

Going Organic: EOS Lipbalm Review

These colourful guys have been making a ruckus in the beauty community for a while now and after finally spotting them in an inconspicuous area in my local drugstore, I decided to give them a fair shot!


EOS Lip balm

Bewarned that I am a devoted Carmex fan (something that probably has its own category somewhere) and I am quite particular about my lip care products. The majority of those that I try fall into the "meh.... its okay" category and few have been impressive enough for me to repurchase.


EOS actually stands for "Evolution of Smooth" and they produce a few body and lipcare items that are natural and organic based. Their most popular item by far is this little ball of wonder, a lip-balm ball made with ingredients that I can actually read and pronounce! (Horrah!)


EOS Lip balm

Texture/Feel:
       Generally, lip care products are either oil based or wax based and while the EOS lipballs (hahaha, I think that's what I'm gonna call them from now on) is oil based it gives a natural matte finish on the lips. If you are familiar with Carmex or the Rosebuld Salve, this is the complete opposite. No one can tell you put on a lip product at all and it will work great under if you planning to wear a lipcolour or gloss over it as it will not disrupt the application. Plus they do smell delicious! (And they are lick-tested, tastes a little sweet and nothing synthetic.)


Moisturization Factor:
       Wow, these feel...very very...well, natural. I'd say that they leave your lips feeling just abit more moisturized than usual, they aren't amazingly smooth or plump. It's certainly not something that will repair any cracks or flaking, at least not immediately. Overtime though I think they might improve the natural condition of your lips, meaning I believe the ingredients probably do have long some term benefits. Just don't count on this as your life saving middle of winter savior.


EOS Lip balm--ingredients

OVERALL:
         I feel like the EOS lipballs are a good everyday/frequent use lip care product if you don't have extreme dryness. Because of their texture, they are fabulous under other lip products and are probably a great choice for men since it has no shine to it at all. Personally I just enjoy using them because they are fun and it makes my smile to put them on. They do make fun little gifts though! For cracked/dry winter lips, I'll stick to something more emollient.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review lovely <3 I've been contemplating getting the whole series of this lip balm .. ball(?) since so many people are raving about it, but it hasn't officially been released in NZ and the places that sell it are seriously over-priced, even Sasa sells out of it once it gets restocked! :O I may just fork out an extra few $ just to test it out ^^ thanks again!

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  2. I wish we had them over here, they sound great to use, plus who can resist that uber cute packaging??

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  3. I love the lip balm from the look of it and the fact that it is organic and very moisturizing compel me to buy it...it would be a treat for my lips for sure.

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