Organic lip balm

Lip balm by Evolution of Smooth

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Lemony Fresh!

The Lemon Drop smooth sphere from eos is sure to leave your lips feeling lemony fresh! It smells just like lemon cheesecake! Plus, it does not contain any gluten, paraben, petrolatum, OR phtalates! You will love this yummy lemon balm, as long as you are comfortable with the ingredients and not vegan.
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Pros:
Smells yummy, texture, not tested on animals, gluten/paraben/petrolatum/phtalate-free, SPF 15
Cons:
Price, sphere is an awkward shape, not for vegans, and possibly the sunscreen ingredients
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review

Use

I think this product would be fine for anyone that is NOT vegan, as it contains beeswax.

I went to the manufacturer's website to gather more information on this balm and found out this this is the eonly one of the "smooth spheres" that contains sunblock.

"Pamper your lips while you protect them from the sun with this SPF 15 lip balm that’s naturally flavored and PABA free.
- Broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection
- 100% natural flavor
- Shea butter & vitamin E
- Smoothes on clear
- New smooth sphere precisely glides on to lips
- Twist-off top
- Petrolatum and paraben-free
- Gluten-free
- Phthalate-free
- Not tested on animals
Packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil, eos keeps lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth."

According to the Evolution of Smooth website, the ingredients for the lemon drop balm are:
"active ingredients Octinoxate 7.5%, Oxybenzone 3.0%. inactive ingredients Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Fruit Oil*, Beeswax (Cire D’abeille), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Natural Flavor, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil*, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf/Stem Extract, Citral, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool. * Organic."

Each ingredient is linked to it's cosmetic safety information (or at least those that I could find). Again, because there is beeswax in it, it is NOT vegan. Also, if you are sensitive to any of these ingredients OR sunscreens, I would not recommend this. Here are some links pertaining to safety concerns over Octinoxate and Oxybenzone. I would recommend reading those, and possibly doing further research before using this product or other products with those ingredients.
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Lips

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

The texture of this balm is very smooth and velvety. It's not waxy, sticky, or liquidy like other balms can be. It's not greasy either, which is great since I was worried it might be as it contains sunscreen. It does not have have any tint to it, it goes on clear. It gives you a little bit of shine when you wear it.
    • Smooth
    • Velvety

Taste / Aroma

When I first opened this I LOVED the smell. It's smells very light and delicious, it reminds me of lemon cheesecake! Mmmmmm! The taste is a faint natural, lemony taste that matches the scent. This could not possibly be overpowering to anyone, which is great. The smell is yummy! Not at all artificial smelling - I know some lemon products can end up smelling like some sort of chemical cleanser, this one definitely does not. To me, it smells like some sort of lemony baked good, I instantly thought of lemon cheesecake/cookies/meringue. Trust me, it smells wonderful. The smells only seems to last a few minutes when applied. The taste is sort of fleeting, it seems to fade as you wear it.
    • Light smell
    • Light taste
    • Smells good

Performance

I can wear this balm on my lips maybe 30-60 minutes without feeling that I definitely need to reapply it. It doesn't dry up too quickly.

As I said before, if you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed, you should probably not use this product. If you are sensitive to sunscreens, you should maybe do a patch test before fully applying this product to your lips. If you really want to use this product but are sensitive to sunscreens, it may be a good idea to put a small patch on the top of your hand and then go outside for an hour or so to see if it will react differently with sunlight. I want to emphasize the information I posted about Octinoxate and Oxybenzone. Even if you do not know yourself to be allergic or sensitive to these ingredients, it would be best to be informed about those ingredients and any possible effects they could have.
    • Allergy concerns
    • Absorbs into skin nicely
    • Feels natural

Packaging

This balm comes wrapped in plastic like so:




The plastic wrapping has all of the ingredient information. IT also says "Directions: Twist off top. Pucker up. Smooth on. Smile."



The sphere itself is made of a very smooth plastic. It can't really be opened with one hand, though it is very easy to use. It's totally rounded and has a flat bottom so it can sit on flat surfaces without rolling around. It is certainly a different shape than any other lipbalms I have used or seen. I have already had two friends ask me what it was when they saw me take it out to use it. One of them commented that it looked really weird, like a roll-on deodorant (and no, the balm does not roll around like a roll-on deodorant, it is a solid ball of ball). He thought it looked ridiculous and seemed stupid. My other friend said it was an odd shape, but was interested in whether it worked well or not and now plans to get one soon.

I have to wonder if once it flattens out with use, if I will have to use my fingers to use it. I can't stand lip balms that are in pots for that reason, I hate having to get my fingers messy and I don't find them to be practical at all. This shape is fairly original, but I would much prefer a stick to a ball shape. I think that the sphere is a bit awkward. I can fit a stick lip balm into the front pocket of my jeans, I can't exactly keep this sphere in my pocket. It can fit in a jacket pocket or a purse, but I am torn on how travel-friendly this is. It is small enough that you can carry it around with you, but the shape could be more convenient. A stick would be more convenient to carry in a purse or pocket than this 1.5" plastic ball.
    • Does not leak
    • Easy to use / dispense
    • Discreet looking packaging

Special Features

The lemon balm does not have any added cooling sensation or anything like that. The Sweet Mint balm on the other hand, does have a lightly cooling and tingling sensation.

Personal comments

One thing I dislike is that EdenFantasys has these listed for $7.99. Anytime I have seen them in local retail stores or online, they have been less than $4. Sadly, I can only find one or two or the flavors available locally, so it was easier for me to use my points and order from EdenFantasys.

I was able to find the Sweet Mint Smooth Sphere recently at a local store, which I was very happy about since I love minty lip balms.
The ingredients for the Sweet Mint balm are: "Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Beeswax (Cire D'abeille)*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf/Stem Extract*, Tocopherol, Limonene, Linalool. * Organic. Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth."

According to the product page for the mint balm:
" - Long-lasting moisture
- Shea butter & vitamin E
- Smoothes on clear
- New smooth sphere precisely glides on to lips
- Twist-off top
- Gluten-free
- Paraben-free
- Petrolatum-free
- Phthalate-free
eos lip balm is 95% organic, 100% natural, and paraben and petrolatum free. Packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil, eos keeps your lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth."

One thing that could be a pro or a con with the Sweet Mint balm, depending on the user, is the lack of sunscreen ingredients. The scent is not at all artificial, it's light and fresh, very natural. The taste and smell are light and minty. When I say "light", I mean that it is obviously there and it is plenty noticeable, but not at all overpowering. It is very fresh, not strong. I haven't used Burt's Bee lip balm for a few years but I know it's a commonly used minty lip balm, and it is fair to say that this balm is not anywhere near as strong as Burt's Bee. Also, it is not waxy at all, which is great because I hate that in a balm (precisely the reason that I grew out of ChapStick). It's not waxy, or sticky. However, I wish it was long-lasting. I've used it everyday for about two weeks now, but I find myself having to reapply it literally every 5-10 minutes or so.

Here is a photo comparing the Lemon Drop balm and the Sweet Mint balm.
The Sweet Mint (left), after about 2 weeks of frequent use. The Lemon Drop balm (right), after about one hour of use.



The Sweet Mint balm leaves your lips with a light tingly mint sensation, kind of like a freshly-brushed feeling but on your lips! The tingly sensation fades after a few minutes, but I don't really mind. It goes nicely over lipsticks and lipliners. Again, I prefer my lip balms to be a stick, rather than an awkward round sphere. eos makes a Mint lip balm in a stick, but I am not sure how it compares to this Sweet Mint sphere. If I try it at any point, I will include that information in a follow-up review!
Follow-up commentary
I've used this quite a bit and still have plenty left, the balm itself is still in a ball shape. Since it has basically retained it's shape after consistent use for the past few months I still can't say for sure whether or not I'll have to use my fingers to apply it once it gets down to a certain point. Still, I really like this balm. It is so tasty!
This product was provided at a discounted price in exchange for an unbiased review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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Comments
  • laceypanties
    laceypanties  
    Thank you!
  • Review It
    Review It  
    THE LEMON IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE ONES! ITS FLAVOR IS VERY FRESH! THANKS FOR THE REVIEW!
  • tiggle biddies
    tiggle biddies  
    nice review
  • eggiweg
    eggiweg  
    Yummmmm, lemon.
  • AmberM
    AmberM  
    Thanks for the review.
  • PassionCpl
    PassionCpl  
    Another great review. It's just the cute but slightly inconvenient shape that has put me off ordering this.
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