eos – evolution of smooth

eos opener

 

Having risen quickly through the ranks of beauty products to cult status with their Smooth Sphere Lip Balms (little irresistible balls of cuteness, if you ask me), eos™ also offers products for the rest of your body – after all, why should lips be the only benefactor of smooth soft skin?


eos Shave Balm

Shave Cream (207 ml/7 fl. oz CAN $3.99) – Available in Sensitive (fragrance free), Pomegranate Raspberry, and Vanilla Bliss (not shown), and housed in an ergonomically shaped plastic bottle with a propellant-free dispensing system. According to the company:

  • keeps your skin moisturized for 24 hours (even after rinsing!)
  • so emollient that you can shave wet or dry
  • provides a close shave to help prevent razor bumps
  • paraben-free formula
  • not tested on animals
  • no animal by-products

Key ingredients include:

  • Aloe – soothes, moisturizes and heals
  • Natural Conditioning Oils – to give razors a smooth glide & provide long-lasting moisture
  • Oat – protects delicate, dry, sensitive & irritated skin
  • Shea Butter – softens and nourishes
  • Vitamins E & C – rejuvenating antioxidants for healthy looking, radiant skin

My thoughts: I multi-task even while showering, in that I’ve been using my body wash to shave with as well as clean. Or maybe I’m just lazy. I’ve tried using shave foams & gels, but I really don’t like how thick they are – makes me feel like I’m ploughing my razor through mega snow-drifts or something. Then there’s the dreaded ring of rust that cans of conventional shave cream usually leave on your bathtub ledge *glares*. Well, the eos™ Shave Cream has none of these negatives; with its grip-friendly bottle (ever drop a razor and/or a slippery can of shave cream while showering? Yeah … I thought so), and easy to use dispenser, this cream has just the perfect amount of density to spread in an evenly smooth layer along your skin. After rinsing, my skin felt clean, not tight, and stayed soft & hydrated long after I towelled off. If you’re a fan of fruity scents, then you’ll love the Pomegranate Raspberry version, although I personally lean more towards anything & everything vanilla-scented. For those with fragrance sensitivities, or even if you simply prefer your body care products more on the neutral side, then the Unscented version is absolutely perfect, as well as Hypoallergenic and Dermatologist Tested.


eos Shave Cream dispenser

eos™ – Shave Cream (easy access dispenser system)


eos Shave Cream ingredients

eos™ – Shave Cream (ingredients list, click to enlarge)


eos Hand Lotion

Hand Lotion (44 ml/1.5 fl. oz CAN $3.99) – Available in Berry Blossom (smells like ripe strawberries), Cucumber (I feel like it smells more like a cross between cucumber and watermelon), and Fresh Flowers (almost neutral – reminds me of the colour white. I’m not sure why, but it does). These lotions come in a unique and ergonomic pebble-shaped design, with convenient flip-top caps (great for one-handed use). According to the company:

  • small enough to fit in your purse, pocket, or desk
  • non-greasy, fast-absorbing and with long-lasting moisture
  • dermatologist tested & hypoallergenic
  • paraben-free formula
  • not tested on animals
  • no animal by-products

Key ingredients include:

  • Aloe – soothes, moisturizes & heals
  • Oat – protects delicate, dry, sensitive, and irritated skin
  • Shea Butter – softens and nourishes
  • Vitamins E & C – powerful antioxidants that rejuvenate and hydrate for healthy-looking, radiant skin

My thoughts: The feel of each lotion is lightweight and totally non-greasy (almost cool to the touch, actually), and was absorbed nice & quick. The hydrated feeling seemed to last quite well, although not through frequent hand washings, which was fine as I prefer to reapply my hand cream throughout the day. Scent-wise, I didn’t find any of these overpowering, but my personal preference is for anything non-fruity, so my favourite was Fresh Flowers followed by Cucumber. While the container is a great size and you can be used one-handed, there could be a tendency for some of the lotion to collect in the lid – a little annoying, but that issue becomes less so as more product is used up.


eos Hand Lotion dispenser

eos™ – Hand Lotion (Cucumber, Fresh Flowers & Berry Blossom)


eos Hand Lotion ingredients

eos™ – Hand Lotion (ingredients list)


eos lip balm

Smooth Sphere Lip Balm – Pomegranate Raspberry shown, also available in Blueberry Acaï, Strawberry Sorbet, Summer Fruit, Sweet Mint, Medicated Tangerine, and Lemon Drop – as well as some seasonal limited edition flavours. These dome shaped balms come housed in a round plastic casing with a convenient thumb indentation for easy access of the twist-off top. According to the company, each balm:

  • provides long-lasting moisture
  • applies clear
  • precisely glides across lips
  • gluten-free
  • paraben-free
  • petrolatum-free
  • phthalate-free

Key ingredients include:

Olive oil, beeswax, coconut oil, jojoba oil, Shea Butter, pomegranate seed oil, sunflower seed oil, raspberry leaf extract

 

My thoughts: Before trying this balm out for myself, I wasn’t sure if the hype about them was just that: hype. I’m happy to report that not only do they provide a full-on sensation of well hydrated lips, but they do so without that nasty waxy feeling you get with other balms. You know you’re a total newb when it comes to eos™ lip balms, however, when you don’t apply them the way they’re meant to: by holding the bottom portion then running it along your lips. I initially tried by using my fingers. Much hysterical laughter & finger-pointing from my daughter, followed. The only negative, for me at least, is what makes these so darn cute in the first place: the round shape is a touch on the bulky side, but that’s certainly not a deal-breaker (although you do have to get creative with your application technique once the balm itself becomes level with the container).

I must say that overall, I am quite impressed with these products; many beneficial ingredients, well thought-out container designs, excellent effectiveness, and extremely affordable price points, make them totally worth checking out and investing in.

PS: These lip balms and/or hand lotions – another great stocking stuffer idea. Just sayin’…

In Canada, eos™ products can be purchased through major retailers, including: London Drugs, Chapters/Indigo, Jean Coutu (Québec), Rexall, Loblaw’s, Uniprix (I’ve also found the lip balms through Pharmaprix/Shopper’s Drug Mart and Costco). Find more information via: website/twitter/facebook


eos closer

*Disclosure: Product samples provided by the company/PR for my unbiased consideration

8 Responses to eos – evolution of smooth

  1. alphapaige says:

    Thanks for the Vaseline tip! It sure is the most affordable way to go, hahaha! I have a spare tub of that somewhere… Gonna dig for it when I come around to packing my cupboard.

    I saw the Eight Hour Cream before too, perhaps I will have to pick it up one day and experiment! If you say it is good, I am sure it will be. *scribbles down on list*

    Meanwhile, let me finish up the numerous tubes of hand creams I have… Ahem.

  2. Julie says:

    I LOVE eos shave cream (the vanilla scented one is my fav). I have really sensitive skin and they are one of the only shave creams I can use without suffering from serious irritation later. I’ve never tried the lip balms though I’ve been tempted by the cute packaging, but was turned off by the bulkiness simultaneously though I think I might pick one up now! I didn’t even know eos made lotion but I’ll be looking for that too the next time I’m out as I can never have enough lotions.

    • Eugenia says:

      I really want to try the Vanilla one as well – something tells me that I’ll be shaving very slowly so I can enjoy the scent longer, lol! As to lotions, I know what you mean – I have mine stashed within easy reach wherever I am!

  3. alphapaige says:

    I have been contemplating getting a lip balm of theirs to try, but because they are so round, I cannot bring them out with me when I am carrying a really “skinny” bag. I am actually hoping they will come up with tubes/sticks!

    But I am intrigued about the hand lotions – how do they compare to L’Occitane’s Shea Butter hand creams?

    • Eugenia says:

      I had the same thought, then I stopped and looked at my bag which is the size of a large shopping bag, and figured that the round size of the balm really wouldn’t even begin to make a difference, lol! As to the differences between these lotions and those by L’Occitane, first of all, the eos lotion is a lot thinner versus the more dense version of L’Occitane. Secondly, the eos absorb faster into the skin, but I find the L’Occitane moisturize much longer. Lastly, there’s the question of price, with the eos being in most cases, a third of the L’Occitane versions.

      • alphapaige says:

        Haha! Good reason for an extra lip balm, Eugenia! If you wanna take it a step further, you can even get a different lip balm for every bag you own, just to try them out! (Pokemon, gotta collect them all!)

        Thanks for the comparison between eos and L’Occitane! My hands are very very very dry, to the point I cannot even grab paper or anything smooth after washing my hands. L’Occitane’s 20% Shea Butter is one of the few creams I can put on and start grabbing stuff (with some greasy marks here and there, but beats slippery fingers), else its their pure Shea Butter for the really dry months. Looks like the eos will be something that I can use in the warmer months then! *adds to the Pokemon list of hand creams to try out*

      • Eugenia says:

        LOL at the Pokemon reference, my friend! So happy to hear I could help and here’s another tip for you: try putting on a thick layer of Vaseline all over your hands and the covering them with white cotton gloves before bed – might help with moisture retention. Another great product to try, is Elizabeth Arden’s (original) Eight Hour Cream – that stuff is AMAZING! I use it as a lip balm, on my cuticles – anywhere I want my skin to get repaired. Celebrities apply a thin layer all over their face & hands before long flights and even Prince Harry recently had this with him to use on an expedition! There’s a reason it’s a cult fave!

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