Drugstore Delight: EOS Lip Balm

EOS Organic Smooth Spheres lip balms in Sweet Mint and Pomegranate Raspberry

A green beauty routine doesn't always mean paying an arm and a leg or going out of your way to source niche products, and EOS lip balm ($4.29 at London Drugs) is proof positive of that. I remember trying one in a lemony flavour when they first came out; at the time it didn't impress me too much aside from its distinctive egg shape. Either my preferences have evolved or the formula has improved, but when the EOS PR team sent me a full assortment of lip balms to try this winter, I found I really liked them this time around. They're a true Drugstore Delight, especially if you're taking your first baby steps into the world of natural beauty and skincare.

EOS lip balms are 100% natural and 95% organic, made with emollients like olive, coconut, jojoba seed, and sunflower oils and shea butter. They use natural extracts for flavour and fragrance, resulting in mouthwatering scents that are appealing instead of sickeningly artificial. ('Sweet Mint' and 'Raspberry Pomegranate' have become wintertime faves.)

Of course, the most impeccable green credentials don't mean anything if the lip balms don't work. I remember trying that lemony lip balm years ago and thinking it was too waxy and not very moisturizing or long-lasting and ditching it for other brands. Happily, the latest iteration doesn't have this issue at all—the formula has plenty of slip and I can feel the ingredients soften my lips and stay put for two hours or more with every application, sans the thick goopiness of something like Vaseline or the Fresh Sugar lip balms.

And as if that weren't enough, the egg-shaped packaging might be the best part of all. Colourful, fun, easy to find in the bottom of your purse, and always housing a generously domed amount of balm that lasts ages. Not bad at all for a product widely available at drugstores and at less than $5 a pop!

EOS Organic Smooth Spheres lip balms in Sweet Mint and Pomegranate Raspberry

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