eos Smooth Sphere — A Green Beauty Bargain

If you take only one step toward “greening” up your beauty routine, consider switching to all-natural lip products.

The reason for this will become painfully obvious after you read the following fact:

The average woman ingests four pounds of lipstick over the course of her lifetime.

Ever read the ingredients in a tube of lipstick, gloss or balm? Let’s just say there isn’t much that any of us would want to willingly take a big spoonful of. In fact, a recent study of 22 red lipsticks conducted by the FDA found large quantities of lead — at levels even higher than those reported by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics back in 2007.

I’m still a huge fan of this all-natural lip shimmer which adds just the right amount of color and is super-affordable to boot. But today, I’m going to highlight my favorite new all-natural lip balm — just in time for the cooler weather.

eos-lip-balm-sphere-sweet-mintMeet the new Smooth Sphere by eos. Isn’t it adorable?

Petroleum and paraben-free (with a short list of recognizable ingredients), the Smooth Sphere is full of Vitamin E, shea butter and jojoba oil — all of which work to keep your lips smooth and hydrated.

eos stands for “Evolution of Smooth” and ladies, this balm lives up to its name. It glides on beautifully and doesn’t feel the slightest bit waxy or sticky.

I’ve got to be honest, initially I wasn’t quite sure exactly how to go about applying it. The sphere shape makes it look like you’re going to be applying lip balm all over your face. But, the application is the same as any lipstick and, I’ve got to say, it’s surprisingly precise (and kind of addictive). In fact, you can apply it to your upper and lower lip at the same time. (I’m lazy like that.)

I tried the Sweet Mint which smells divine and was just the right amount of mint. (Has anyone else noticed some lip products are a little too minty lately? To the point where they actually sting?) The sphere is also available in Summer Fruit and Honeysuckle Honeydew.

While I love the unique sphere packaging (it’s so cute!) — some might see it as a drawback because it’s not an easy balm to slip into, say, a small purse or your jeans pocket. My only issue is that the balm itself didn’t seem to last super-long on my lips. I’m not sure if that’s because the natural ingredients are easily absorbed into my lips or because it just quickly wears off. Still, because I am familiar with (and can pronounce) all of the ingredients, I don’t mind reapplying. And, in the end, the sphere felt like it did its job because my lips were left soft and well-moisturized.

All-natural beauty products typically come at a high price, but for just around $3, the Smooth Sphere is a green beauty bargain — available at Walgreens and Rite Aid, as well as online at eos and drugstore.com. And, if you hop on over to www.theeosphere.com, you can sweeten the deal by grabbing a $1 off coupon, which eos is offering up to the first 200,000 visitors.

So, hurry. Go snag a sphere for yourself now, and consider it a little investment for the dry winter months ahead.

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About Melissa

Written by Melissa Angert, editor of this fashion blog and author of Girlymama. You can also find her on Twitter as Melissa Angert. She is a mom of 3 living in Providence.

Comments

  1. Janel {Dandelion Dayz} says:

    Okay, that is adorable! Love the package so much.

    I don’t even want to think about the lip products that I have ingested over the years. Scary. I heard about the lead a couple years ago and tried to be diligent at first but…

    This is a great reminder to get back to that.

    Thanks Michelle – always a good review on green beauty!

  2. Cute design! And I adore minty lip balms! I just discovered a new lip balm line too which I am reviewing at my blog later this week…hope you get a chance to see it! These lip balms are awesome!

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