Friday, January 17, 2014

Review: EOS Summer Fruit

I know EOS lip balms were all the craze a while back (a long while back I mean, haha), but I still wanted to do a review on it. Personally, I bought the item because my friends had them and the lip balms themselves were super cute looking. The packaging is so unique and fun. I had great hopes for this lip balm; I thought, amazing! A combo of cute and effective~

eek, the picture looked a lot nicer on my phone D: I guess I shouldn't just email pictures to myself. haha

This is what they claim:
-95% organic
-100% natural
-paraben and petrolatum free
-vitamin E
-shea butter
-jojoba oil
-long lasting moisture

Random Ingredients Facts
I'm really glad that this lip balm is 100% natural; that's surely a good sign~ From the ingredients list, the first item is Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, aka olive oil. Olive oil (and many other natural oils) are good for keeping skin (and lips) moisturized and soft. 

Paraben is an ingredient used as fragrance or as a preservative. There has been some minor concerns that this ingredient is a endocrine (or hormone) disruptor. Other than that, paraben hasn't been found to be toxic to humans. Either way, good thing it's not in this lip balm!

Jojoba oil is chemically similar to the oil that our own skin produces; it contains vitamins E and B and some other minerals as well. Like olive oil, it's good for keeping our skin and lips moisturized and feeling smooth. 

Shea butter, like many of these other ingredients, help keep the skin moisturized. It also has healing properties, protects from UV rays, and contains vitamins A and E, which have anti-inflammatory and soothing properties.

Disclaimer: In my opinion, all these ingredients seem pretty nice, but I am in no aspect an expert on them! I'm just reading up on the ingredients and presenting it to y'all~ Hope you guys find it interesting though!

Personal Opinion
The EOS lip balm really does a good job of keeping my lips from getting chapped. This is great because recently my lips have been horrendously dry; it kept on cracking and peeling (and even bleeding sometimes... D:). How gross. Sorry for the description. 

However, this lip balm didn't quite meet my expectations. I thought it'd be amazing because so many people had it, but it's just normal. I mean, EOS is great in that it's organic, but the actual feeling of the balm on my lips is just normal. After a couple hours, my lips feel a little waxy, and personally, that's not the best feeling to have. Maybe it just means that I need to reapply though.

The packaging is amazing on the other hand. I just realized how to use it. At first, I just applied the lip balm to my lips one side at a time (top, then bottom), but that application process was very annoying and uncomfortable. However, when I apply the balm all at once, it becomes and fun and easy! haha. Sadly, that method won't last forever...

+fun/easy to use
+wide variety of flavors
+smells great
+all natural/mostly organic
+keeps lips from drying out

-a bit pricey ($3.49 + additional tax)

Final verdict: EOS does what it's supposed to do, but that's about it. The summer fruit flavor is really nice, but it's quite expensive for a lip balm. I can get ones just as good for cheaper. I probably won't repurchase. However, if you're up to try it, there's nothing really bad about the lip balm itself. It's a fun experience. :)


  1. I love it this product is one of my fav lipbalms!
    Now I´m following you in GFC I hope your follow me back!

  2. i have never tried this product but might give it a try now.thanks!

  3. I have never tried that round ball- eos chapstick and never understood why everyone always raved about it since I always stick to my handy Burt's Bee chapstick ^^
    After reading this post, I guess its more than just the adorable shape and it's unusual packaging but that it is natural. Maybe I should give it a try but I shall still stay loyal to Burt's Bees, keke.

    Also this may be irrelevant but I want to reply back to the wonderful comments that you published on my blog but can't since it is not visible. So then I thought to email you but no matter how hard I searched, I couldn't find your e-mail address D':

    1. Everyone likes Burt's Bee~ Yeaaa, packaging is cool, but I think I prefer other chopsticks more XD hehheh

      aww, thanks so much for the comment! I really appreciate it! hmmm, I don't understand why the comments don't show up. I'll check next time I visit your blog!

  4. Oh my gosh, I have this and asdfghjkl. I love it! It smells amazing and works brilliantly for me too! x

    1. that's great! Which flavor is your favorite?