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:
-paraben and petrolatum free
-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!
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
+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. :)