Monday, May 4, 2015

Review: Evolution of Smooth (EOS) Lip Balm (Lemon Drop with SPF 15)

What attracted me most to buy EOS Lip Balm was actually the cute ball-like packaging. The heck I care about its ingredients. 

Okay, so there are several variants of EOS Lip Balm. You can check out their complete list on www.evolutionofsmooth.com. The one I picked was Lemon Drop. Why? Simply because there's SPF 15 claim. I rave anything about SPF or anti aging, because for years, I've learned that those two are the main ingredients to achieve a younger looking skin, as well as taking things easily. :D

I bought this online from NYX Olshop (FB) for IDR 80K.




The claims from their official web:

eos lip balm in SPF 15 Lemon Drop is packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E and natural conditioning oils to keep your lips moist and soft while protecting them from the sun.
  • Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB protection
  • 80 minute water resistant
  • PABA-free
  • 100% natural flavor
  • Shea butter & vitamin E
  • Smoothes on clear
  • Precisely glides on lips
  • Twist-off top
  • Petrolatum and paraben-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Phthalate-free
  • 0.25 oz





Active ingredients: 
Homosalate 8.0%, Avobenzone 3.0%, Octocrylene 2.75%. Inactive ingredients: Beeswax/Cera Alba (Cire D’abeille), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Natural Flavor (Aroma), Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf/Stem Extract, Tocopherol, Citral*, Geraniol*, Limonene*, Linalool*. 
*Component of Natural Flavor.




From reviews I read, EOS Lip Balm has several types of packaging: with boxes (for special editions), blisters, and plastic wraps like the one I got. The ball is a bit smaller than an egg, and their colors depend on each title. Since mine is Lemon Drop, so, yeah, it's yellow.

And btw, I'm sorry I took too many pictures of this product from several angles. I think it's important to show you guys, since there are so many information stated on its wrap.




If you tear all the plastic wrap, this is what yer gonna get, a plain looking colorful balls with some matte velvety texture of the packaging, and also a there's a flat surface to put your thumbs on. On its bottom part, there's another flat surface functions as a lock to avoid it from rolling down when you place it on a flat surface (like desk). Because yeah, this EOS Lip Balm is round, for godsake.



EOS Lip Balm claims to have all the ingredients natural and organic. So no matter what the variant, they're all colorless (no artificial color). So don't expect there will be a hint of color on your lips. The only thing indicates its title (Lemon Drop) is the smell. It smells like lemon, but once I swipe it, I don't feel any lemon flavor at all. Just some plain sweet lip balm. 

It's so sweet it's hard to tell yourself not to lick your lips. It's so sweet you'll think it's edible. It's sooo sweet you'll get diabetes just from wearing this. Errr.. just kidding.




Applying EOS Lip Balm as a lip therapy is quite comforting experience. It's as if I feel no products on my lips at all, unlike when I use chap stick from some other brands. 

Unfortunately, this cute packaging, its sweetness, and the comforting feeling are the only things I find attractive. As for its moisturizing effect, sadly, I must say it's just so so. I can find so many lip balm products on the market that has quite similar (or even better) effect on me. Not to mention EOS Lip Balm is only available on the USA, and I have to buy this online for IDR 80K. It's quite pricey remembering its original price is only USD 3.29 each.