What Are the Ingredients in EOS Lip Balm?
The ingredients in EOS lip balms include olive oil, beeswax, coconut oil, jojoba seed oil, shea butter, stevia extract, sunflower seed oil, tocopherol and linalool. The lip balms may also contain additional flavor extracts. EOS certifies that the ingredients in its lip balms are 100-percent natural and 95-percent organic.
Most of the ingredients in EOS lip balms are moisturizers or flavor components. The fruit and seed oils, beeswax and shea butter lubricate the lips for a smoother feel and appearance. They also increase water retention on the lip surface by slowing down evaporation. Tocopherol is a compound related to Vitamin E. It's added to skin care products to act as an antioxidant.
Stevia extract from the leaves and roots of the stevia rebaudiana plant imparts a sweet flavor to the lip balms. Linalool is a naturally occurring ingredient that is processed commercially from the essential oils of many plants and flowers, such as lavender and rose. It lends a soft, pleasant scent.
EOS lip balms come in various flavors, including blueberry acai, honeysuckle honeydew, strawberry sorbet and pomegranate raspberry. Depending on its flavor, lip balm contains ingredients specific to its scent and taste profiles. For instance, the blueberry acai lip balm contains blueberry extract, acai extract and actual lowbush blueberry, which EOS lists under the species' taxonomic classification vaccinium angustifolium.