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My lips often seem to look like a desert, cracking and drying whenever they get the chance. I know it has something to do with the dry climate I live in here in Utah, but winter’s just seem to make my lips worse. Any chance I get, you’ll find me reapplying my lip balm so combat this issue. Although minor, it can get irritating when I want my lips to stay hydrated for at least a few hours. Right?! It’s something I’m bound to solve sooner or later, depending on whether I find a lip product that works like magic. But, until then I’ve got one that comes close to my unrealistic expectation for a lip balm to do wonders and it happens to be the eos balm. Oh! And I wanted to share with you guys the balm I use on my lips at night for extra treatment.
A few years ago, there was a lot of hype over the design and shape of the eos lip balms. You’d see other’s pull out their eos balm on the streets it was so common! Ok, maybe not that popular, but you get my point. Ha! So, I fell into curiosity to try one out myself. After all, it’s just lip balm from the drugstore! Once I used one, I never wanted to go back to my traditional chapstick. The previous chapsticks I used were just too waxy and not smooth enough. I found myself rubbing the chapstick harshly on my chapped lips to the point of annoyance. With that, I will forever use eos. Why? The balm blends seamlessly onto my lips while moisturizing with some of the best ingredients known for just that; shea butter, jojoba oil, sunflower oil, and vit e.
Not only is the balm shape pretty cute and inventive, but it also makes applying the balm easier. It may be a little bulkier than the average lip balm stick, but it fits so nicely in your hand and most of the scents chosen are so sweet and heavenly. I’m obsessed with anything coconut flavored, so I have the coconut milk one saved for last as I got a pack of six from Costco. I also always feel the need to have a mint version since it’s just the signature, classic flavor. That’s the one I usually carry around in my bag. It’s great that the eos is aware of the need for a lip balm that’s considered more of a clean beauty product than the traditional one. eos claims to use sustainably sourced ingredients in their lip balm, is organic, is not tested on animals, and has no parabens and petroleum. Love it!
There are a few ingredients to be aware of though, since some of us have known allergies or sensitive skin. I have not had any reaction that I’m aware of from these ingredients, yet I want to mention them just in case you want to know. Linalool and limonene are among pretty common ingredients to cause an allergic reaction, though I’d imagine it would be minor. The only vaguely described ingredient is listed as Flavor (aroma), which it’s not clear what is inside that since some people may have an allergy to whatever they include in the fragrance type ingredient. I sometimes prefer using no fragrance products, since fragrance is also a commonly listed ingredient that can cause allergies. It can be tough since loads of products have fragrance and some even smell delightful, but it’s on the safer side to use a product without scent added into it for sensitive skin.
For night, I use the Nightly Lip Treatment from Dermalogica, mostly because they kindly sent me one to use, but also because it’s packed with hydrating ingredients from shea butter, aloe vera, and sesame seed extract. Similar to eos, this product doesn’t contain parabens and is considered cruelty free, while not containing any artificial fragrances and colors. I would only recommend this to someone who wants to spend a little extra money on a lip care specified for applying at night, otherwise find a drugstore alternative since this is a bit pricey. Dermalogica is a well known brand with loads of wonderful products, so it’s definitely a brand to splurge on if you feel like it! I’ve also been sent a few other beauty products from them and I thoroughly enjoy most of them, but just can’t get myself to spend over fifty on most skincare products.
eos lip balm — Coconut Milk
— Sweet Mint (I purchased a pack of six from Costco, which is the BEST if you like almost all the scents, which I do! There are only a few that aren’t my preferred choice in smell, but the others are delicious. Don’t worry, I don’t eat them haha!)
What lip balm do you stash in your purse? Comment below!