Our bookstore, Chapters, tends to sell some more organic and natural items in their "home" type sections, and the eos lip balm kept staring back at me. Finally, I read up on it and thought that I, the self proclaimed eco-warrior I am, should give it a go.
Product: eos summer fruit lip balm
Price: $6.00 CND
Location Purchased: Chapters Bookstore
Verdict: While I enjoy the fact that it is 100% natural and 95% organic, the price was my first hangup. I can go to the local WalMart and buy 2 lip balms in a package of regular sized tubes for around $3-$5, this little egg (which seems to have a lot of product in it, mind you) cost me $6. I think I've mentioned before, I'm a bit on the frugal side, so this purchase was hard to swallow. But I figured, if it was a good product I wouldn't mind paying for it, and if it wasn't, well, a good learning experience- and something to blog about.
And so far, I'd say it turned out to be a good purchase. I've been using it just a month or so now, and I still enjoy the packaging, the smell is scrumptious and the actual lip balm is good. I won't say great, but good. It nicely moisturizes my lips and keeps them soft. My only criticism would be that I would prefer it had a bit more of a gloss sheen to it. I know it isn't marketed as a lip gloss, but I feel like for $6 having some gloss would make it a worthwhile double duty product. Then again, I'm sure adding a gloss to it would probably alter the 100% natural, 95% organic claim.
My final comment, is that while I adore the packaging of cute egg shape I worry that if I were out and about and had no purse, side satchel or any other kind of carrying bag- the round shape would make it more difficult to place in my pocket. Not a deal breaker though. Just checking out their website, a few of the flavours come in stick form. Not as cute, but practical. Good compromise, if needed.
Now, I'll just wait to see how long it lasts. I am what I would consider an average to heavier user of lip balms, especially in colder and drier months. If it lasts for me longer than a typical lip balm I may increase the rating and purchase another.
Final Rating: 7/10