I gave in to the craze about these cute little lipbalms and am gravely sorry I did. I thought medicated would be better than the others, but I was wrong. My story is a cautionary tale folks! First of all, they're way too expensive to ever be worth it. Sure, they're cute and smell great, but their ingredients are a huge problem - more on this in a second. I noticed after buying atleast 5 of these, each time I used it for about a week, I broke out with severely dried, cracked and split lips at the corners of my mouth - extremely painful, definately not contagious (boyfriends never got it) and just would not heal. I'd take a break from the balm and use polysporin, they healed. I never quite 100% thought it was the balm until my sister started having the same problem, so we googled it and found out lots of other people have had the same thing - suggesting it may be an allergy (allergic cheilitis potentially) to the QUESTIONABLE INGREDIENTS. Just because something claims to be natural, organic and cruely free doesn't make it worth your money or health. EOS contains linalool and limonene, where, "Limonene has a score of 6, moderate hazard, with the concerns being developmental/reproductive toxicity, ecotoxicology, allergies/ immunotoxicity, irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), and use restrictions. Linalool has a score of 5, moderate hazard, with the concerns being allergies/immunotoxicity" - also, linalool is used as an insecticide. Seriously people, stay the hell away from these balms! They're hydrating capabilites are crap anyway, and the tinglyness from this one is uncomfortable.
From the instant I bought it, this lip balm smoothed away all the chapped skin on my lips. I love using it each and everytime. The smell is like a tangerine minty scent. This, in my opinion is like the best in their line. I do wish it was organic though, but its still great that 95% of this lip balm still contains natural ingredients.
My first eos lip balm was the mint one back three years ago after watching one of Michelle Phan's video. I recently yesterday bought the Tangerine scented one, it makes your lips feel moisturizing! Especially after using a sugar honey lip scrub. The smell is not bad at all, don't get why people are so picky about it.
I love eos products in general for their signature cute packaging, effective moisture, wide variety, and delicious scents. Tis product is very emollient and the "medication" actually feels like it works. But the one problem I have with this is that it smells soooooooooo bad... It smells literally like tangerines and carmex. But overall its great if you like the smell.
I've loved all the eos smooth spheres, until I decided to pick this one up at cvs about 3 weeks ago. I can't take the smell. It's moisturizing but you can taste the overwhelming scent. And for 6 dollars in New York ? I don't think so. It didn't last, and I had to wipe the remaining product off within the hour. BUT I love the packaging ! I have many more eos products and this is my only miss.
I had my mom pick this up for me one day, but I didn't know it was medicated. When i first opened it I was a little thrown off by the smell, but I got used to it. It's very smooth and creamy, and if I put it on before bed (usually I do to prevent myself from licking it off), it's still on when I wake up. Whenever I'm in need of a quick fix I ALWAYS use it. It normally heals my dry or peeled lips within a day or two. I very much recommend it. :)
I must have poor reading skills and bad luck because when I decided to try EOS balm, I only saw "tangerine" on the package, not "medicated". I prefer to not use medicated lip products. I do like the feel and the price, I just really need to try another scent, ANY other scent, since somehow I picked up the only medicated one.
I really love eos balms and this was one of the first ones I ever tried. It comes in the cutest packaging for starters, I haven't really found any other sphere shaped lip balms, and it glides on smoothly with a creamy texture, keeping the lips ultra smooth and moisturised. I also like that its medicated because I tend to get horrific dry lips during the winter or if I put on drying lip products so I needed something that really works and this fits the bill. I think the only thing I don't like about it is the smell! I know they do some really nicely scented ones but this one for me isn't the best. I love citrus smells but the tangerine doesn't really smell like I would expect, in fact it reminds me of a disinfectant of some kind! However, overall I would definitely recommend this and buy again.
I got this when I was sick with a bad cold and wanted a medicated lip product that was a bit lighter than Blistex Lip Medex or Carmex. This is perfect and goes on smooth with a creamy finish. It does have a hint of that mediciney smell from the phenol in it but the fruit scent helps to mask it. It healed my scaly lips in a couple days and I will continue to use it as an everyday balm. The package is a little bulky but at least I can always grab it without looking in my bag!
I really like the eos lip balm line and this one is the second one that I got after first getting sweet mint. The phenol (The medicated part) is the weird smell that some people talk about with this product but after you use it you get use to it. I really like how creamy the texture of this lip balm is and it always leaves my lips very smooth.