When it comes to packaging, I’m not usually a sucker. I’ve seen great Indie brand lipsticks come out of Chapstick tubes and it doesn’t bother me in the least. Yet somehow, I’m a sucker for good lip balm packaging. (Honestly, I was a Burt’s Bees lip balm fanatic until they started pushing tubes on us over their traditional circular tin.) So when I decided to try EOS, it was as much for the cute design as anything else.
EOS lip balms come in a ball, with a rounded mound of lip balm inside. Multi-colored displays of them draw in potential customers, but don’t be fooled. The package might look good, but it is in no way functional. Unless you make a habit of wearing cargo pants, you will never fit this in your pocket.
Besides the packaging, the formula is pretty impressive. From what I can tell, all flavors contain shea butter and jojoba oil, which are great for moisturizing. The two flavors I have tried, Blueberry Acai (pictured) and Strawberry Sorbet, have both had light, mild scents. They provided long lasting moisture in the summer and in the winter worked well with only 1-2 reapplications throughout the day. Some flavors have added benefits, such as Lemon Drop, which contains SPF 15.
Price for these is $3.29 which is comparable to brands such as Burt’s Bees, but probably more expensive than a few other brands. However, between the decent amount of product and rich formula, one package of EOS lip balm lasts me about 5 months compared to 3-4 months of other brands.
Most websites I checked say EOS is not tested on animals, but it didn’t pop up on any major source I check for animal testing. So take that for what it’s worth.