I'm one of those kind of people who, regardless of the weather, if I'm not wearing lip balm while outside my lips will just split and bleed. It's all kinds of crazy considering I have fairly oily skin, but neither my lips nor my hands feel the benefit from that. You can imagine then how many lip balms I tend to go through, not just because I use them all up but because some aren't actually any good for my lips.
So it was with a slight amount of trepidation I decided to buy one of the often lauded EOS lip balms, in particular;
EOS Organic Lip Balm Coconut Milk:
It's a nice novelty for me to have a lip balm in a little pot like this that I don't have to stick my finger in, I hate having to stick my fingers into balms it's just not hygienic. It's also a nice touch having the balm rounded rather than in stick form which gets boring after a while, there's not much you can do to make lip balms exciting but EOS certainly funked these up.
I've found it to be a pretty good lip balm so far, it coats my lips fully and doesn't lip off in five minutes, it feels rich and moisturising and has helped reduce the peely flakey splity issues I get with my lips. The one downside for me is the taste and smell, it's not coconut, it's almost pure sugar. Smells sweet, tastes sweet, I can look past that but I would have prefered a more coconut scent/taste.
You can find it at many online sites but I bought mine from here for £5.99.
"EOS is the lip balm that makes you smile. Eos lip balm is 95% organic, 100% natural, and paraben and petrolatum free. Packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil, Eos keeps your lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth."
- Formula: 95% organic, 100% natural. Vegetarian (beeswax/honey). Gluten free. Free from parabens, sulphates, petrochemicals, silicones, synthetic dyes, artificial fragrance.
- Certifications: USDA certified organic.
- Origin: Made in USA.
- Packaging: Recyclable plastic sphere.
- Shelf Life: Use within 24 months from opening.
- Animal Rights: Not tested on animals. Cruelty free.
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Beeswax/Cera Alba (Cire d’abeille)*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Natural Flavour, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf/Stem Extract, Water, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Sodium Isostearoyl Lactylate.