Have you seen this little doo da before?
You see, I have. I’ve seen people use it before and I used to wonder, “What is UP with that odd shape? THAT’S a lip balm? You’ve got to be kidding me.”
I may not have used those exact same words but that pretty much sums it all up. I’ve never used it, never ever got my hands on one.
Welcome to the world of eos.
Product Review: What is eos?
Up until now, I had no idea. I only knew it was lip balm with a very different shape. I picked it up recently because there was a sale. Typically about $5, I picked up an eos lip balm in a pomegranate raspberry flavour for under $4 and decided to give it a try.
But, I still didn’t KNOW what eos stood for.
Ah, I take a closer look at the finer print on the packaging and discovered that eos is an acronym for Evolution of Smooth. OKAY, now I’m getting somewhere.
Pay a little more attention and I learn even more. According to the packaging and the website, my eos pomegranate raspberry lip balm is 100% natural and 95% organic. That’s pretty awesome. Let’s take a look and see what it’s made of, shall we?
Product Review: What ingredients are in the eos pomegranate raspberry lip balm?
The eos pomegranate raspberry lip balm is made with the following ingredients: organic olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, organic beeswax/cera alba (cire d’abeille), organic cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, organic simmonosia chiinensis (jojoba) seed oil, natural flavour (aroma), organic butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), organic stevia rebaudiana leaf/stem extract, organic punica granatium (pomegranate) seed oil, tocopherol, organic helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, organic rubus idaeus (raspberry) leaf extract, linalool.
The first ingredient of the eos pomegranate raspberry lip balm is organic olive fruit oil followed by organic beeswax and organic coconut oil. I’m impressed. When was the last time your average store carried any lip balm that boasted those ingredients in the top 3 ranking?
The rest of the ingredients are decent although I’m not sure eos needs to use the ‘natural flavor (aroma)’ when all those other goodies are already there. The extra good news comes from the fact that the words pomegranate and raspberry actually show up on the ingredient list. I know that sounds funny but think about it: how many times have you purchased something that had a ‘flavor’ only to find that something artificial was used to make that ‘flavor’?
That doesn’t seem to be the case with my eos pomegranate raspberry lip balm.
Product Review: Is the eos pomegranate raspberry lip balm any good?
At the time of this review, I’ve been using my eos pomegranate raspberry lip balm for at least a week and so far, so good. I was initially apprehensive to use it only because I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to put the cap back on the lip balm without smashing the exposed part. As it turns out, the twist cap on my eos Smooth Sphere lip balm (I think that’s their technical term) is easy to twist on and off and I have yet to do any damage to its exposed top.
The eos pomegranate raspberry lip balm is really smooth and glides easily on my lips. It leaves a nice light coating on my lips which feel moisturized and happy. The eos pomegranate raspberry lip balm seems to have a slight sweetness to it which I’d rather it didn’t. I mean, I don’t need to lick my lips, so why tempt me? I’m guessing that sweetness probably comes from the use of organic stevia which I don’t think is necessary but that’s just me.
Yes, I would. While I have a few other lip balms that I like, they’re mostly organic based and only available at select health food stores. Translation: I can’t always get my hands on them. Thus, I’m in need of a more widely available brand that I could easily grab if the occasion arose.
I appreciate that the eos pomegranate raspberry Smooth Sphere lip balm is 100% natural and 95% organic. It’s not often you see those numbers in your average department store. Now, some of you may tell me that the eos Smooth Sphere lip balms aren’t exactly cheap and you’re right. One thing I did notice however, is that they are significantly bigger than the average lip balm so for the price you pay, it would last a lot longer than that ‘other’ brand. Having said that, I did pick mine up on sale which is always the preferred way to go!
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