Product recommendation: EOS lip balm
As I promised some time ago on my Facebook Page, here’s a review of a product that’s a real treat. Looks like candy, too.
In this beautiful round packaging is the EOS lip balm. The name of this American brand is an acronym for evolution of smooth, and the name suits the product really well. The scent/taste that I have is Summer Fruit. It comes in a red packaging and it really reminds me of some kind of candy, which is why it’s in such a scenery in these photos.
Countless beauty bloggers and YouTubers have raved about this product, and it was interesting for me to watch their amazement after using EOS for some time instead of other “popular” lip balms. EOS ingredients are 100% natural and 95% organic, and that’s the reason it’s so good! As a comparison - another lip balm that’s been hyped up in the blogger world is Rêve de Miel® by the French cosmetics brand Nuxe, which also contains only natural ingredients: beeswax, honey, shea butter, almond oil, soy oil, grapefruit oil… But let’s get back to EOS and its ingredients list! As I wrote here, ingredients are always listed in order of quantity and you should always read them. EOS Summer Fruit contains olive oil, beeswax, coconut oil, jojoba oil, natural aroma, shea butter, stevia extract […] and its fruity smell comes from organic extracts of blueberry, strawberry and peach. I specifically pointed out that these were the ingredients of Summer Fruit, because every one of the 8 scents contains slightly different fruit extracts which give them their respective aromas. You can check out all the scents and the complete ingredients lists on their website.
When you twist the lid you’re faced with a product that strangely reminds me of an egg, but for some reason I find great pleasure in applying this lip balm instead of the regular stick shaped ones. The texture of it is very light and smooth, but one coat of it is enough to nourish your lips, which is why this little egg is going to last you a long time. Of course, it’s also nice to put several coats of it, especially if you’re going to bed, so the balm will have time to sink in. (Or if you simply like a thick coat of lip balm all the time, like I do.) It doesn’t leave any colour on your lips, the scent is wonderfull and fruity, and even the taste is nice and sweet from the stevia; we’ve all licked our lip balm sometime, and the taste is usually disgusting and artificial, because the ingredients of lip products are usually disgusting and artificial. However, having read the ingredients list of this product, we can rest assured that nothing would happen to us if we ate a bit of it. Personally, I like knowing that I wouldn’t get poisoned if I somehow happened to eat a bit of my beauty products.
You can buy the EOS products in the USA, Canada, England, France, Italy and the Netherlands, and you can also shop for them online. They are very affordable, around $3. They also make shaving creams, hands creams and body lotions.
I could say this was my holy grail lip product, but I won’t say that. I don’t have holy grail products, I have holy grail ingredients, such as beeswax, honey, shea butter and cocoa butter, natural oils…
Don’t hesitate to buy cheap lip balms by small, unknown brands, don’t look at their plain packaging - instead look at their ingredients, and if they contain a large amount of the ingredients listed above - it’s definitely good!
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