Apologies that this is another lip balm post - as mentioned in a post today I am having some tech issues and rather than post a random test post I thought I'd post a review. That way I can see if my blog is working as it should be and share my thoughts on a fairly new product...working through the frustrations and all that!
Anyway recently EOS launched two new lip balms which promise to be more hydrating and softer than the brands original formula. As someone who doesn't always get on with EOS balms but do like that they don't contain petroleum, parabens and are gluten free (gluten doesn't bother me but I thought I'd mention it none the less). My main problem with EOS balms is that they are very firm and waxy and more often than not they don't agree with my lips or skin. I have tried just about every EOS balm out there and after a few uses my lips are cracked and flaky - the opposite effect you hope to achieve from a lip balm surely? The only exception is the EOS Medicated Lip Balm in Tangerine which stinks. I'm talking burning rubber scent. Yuck!
The new EOS visibly soft lip balms not only claim to absorb quickly and deeply into the lips skin layers using a combination of natural conditioning oils: moisturising Shea butter as well as vitamins C and E to renew and plump. It all sounds great on paper but is there really a difference? In a word yes. I find the EOS Visibly Soft Lip Balms to glide on to the lips, no tugging or waxy film - they instantly moisturise and most importantly leave my lips feel soft and flake free. Oh and oddly they have yet to cause any sort or reaction which leads me to believe either the ingredients are slightly different or I have outgrown the allergy but as I am in my twenties that is less than likely. Damn I'm getting old.
A quick note on the two new scents: Coconut Milk - a light and milky coconut fragrance which is very apt and Vanilla Mint - all you smell is the mint, no vanilla!
You can find the EOS Visibly Soft Lip Balms as a duo via Amazon for £12.45 - link.