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Eco Lips and Mostly Memories reviews [Jun. 25th, 2011|08:55 pm]
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If anyone still reads this community...here are some reviews. (I recently bought some Yankee Candle lip balms, so I should be reviewing those sometime this year as well.)

One before the cut:

Brand: Eco Lips
Name: Dagoba Mint Chocolate Lip Balm
Color: Brown, goes on clear
Scent: Like an Andes mint in the tube, but fades to a mostly minty smell on the lips. That soon fades on the lips as well.
Taste: None, no sweetness either
Texture: Smooth, not waxy or greasy. Not too thin or thick. Pretty nice, actually.
Packaging: Tube (0.15 oz)
Ingredients: Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Dagoba Organic Cacao Powder, Organic Chocolate Flavor, Organic Peppermint Essential Oil, Vitamin E, Organic Calendula Flower Extract, Organic Rosemary Essential Oil.
Price: About $2.44, on sale (regular price: $3.49)
Purchased From: EcoLips.com
Repurchase?: I would have to think about repurchasing. I'm not too sure at this point. This has one of the strongest cooling effects on the lips that I've ever experienced. I happen to love that, which makes this balm a lot better. I am disappointed by the quick disappearance of the scent, though. And a touch of stevia would make this balm a lot more delicious. But the overall quality of the balm is high. It's not the most moisturizing balm for super dry and chapped lips, but it's fine if you don't have those issues a lot.



Brand: Eco Lips
Name: Dagoba Lavender Chocolate Lip Balm
Color: Brown, goes on clear
Scent: It's been a while since I've had this chocolate, but I think it's pretty accurate. Blueberries and lavender with hint of chocolate in the tube, but fades to a slight lavender smell on the lips. After a short while it's pretty much scentless.
Taste: None, no sweetness either
Texture: Smooth, not waxy or greasy. Not too thin or thick. Pretty nice, actually.
Packaging: Tube (0.15 oz)
Ingredients: Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Dagoba Organic Cacao Powder, Organic Chocolate Flavor, Organic Blueberry Flavor, Organic Lavender Essential Oil, Vitamin E, Organic Calendula Flower Extract.
Price: About $2.44, on sale (regular price: $3.49)
Purchased From: EcoLips.com
Repurchase?: I would have to think about repurchasing. I'm not too sure at this point. The balm itself is great quality and all, but I was hoping for more from the flavor. I'm not getting too much of a chocolate vibe from this one, and no sweetness/dessert-like qualities, either. This balm does seem to be relatively moisturizing, though it might not be best for super dry or chapped lips. And I love that the organic ingredients are things I can actually pronounce. Maybe if I found this balm for a cheap price I would pick it up again.


Brand: Eco Lips
Name: One World Restore South Pacific Coconut Ginger Soothing Lip Balm
Color: Clear
Scent: Mostly lemongrass and ginger, with maybe a hint of coconut. Kinda like flavored Asian rice or something.
Taste: Maybe a hint of citrus, but nothing to speak of
Texture: Smooth and all that, but a little drier, waxier, and thinner feeling than the Dagoba ones.
Packaging: Tube (0.25 oz)
Ingredients: Fair Trade Certified Cocoa Butter, Organic Beeswax, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Organic Tamanu Oil, Vitamin E, Organic Essential Oils of Lemon, Sweet Orange, Ginger, and Lemongrass.
Price: About $4.19, on sale (regular price: $5.99)
Purchased From: EcoLips.com
Repurchase?: No, this scent isn't my favorite. Sometimes it's really refreshing and nice, but overall it's not something I would normally pick. I might look into the Spiced Orange flavor next time. The packaging is really nice, as are the ingredients. I think this balm is fairly moisturizing, though it might not be enough for extremely dry and chapped lips. People with thin lips may have a harder time using this bigger balm.


Brand: Mostly Memories Candle Co.
Name: Chocolate Indulgence Milk Chocolate Lip Balm
Color: Brown, goes on relatively clear
Scent: Chocolatey, though a touch fake
Taste: Sweet, maybe a tiny bit like cheap milk chocolate. I actually like that this one tastes somewhat decent; it's hard to find that in a lip balm with natural ingredients.
Texture: Smooth. Somehow not sticky, dry, waxy or oily at all.
Packaging: Tube (0.15 oz)
Ingredients: Sunflower Seed Oil, Beeswax, Cocoa Butter, Theobroma Cacao, Shea Butter, Flavor, Tocopherol, Stevia Rebaudiana Extract, Jojoba Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Extract, Rosemary Extract, Ethyl Vanillin.
Price: $2.99
Purchased From: Minnesota History Center's "Chocolate: the Exhibition"
Repurchase?: Yes, this balm actually has chocolate ingredients in it (cacao, cocoa butter, ethyl vanillin [vanilla flavoring used for some actual chocolates], stevia [sweetener]), so it does give off more of a chocolatey vibe. It does seem to be a little moisturizing. The price isn't bad considering that the ingredients are natural and petrochemical free. The label is nice to look at. There are a number of other "real" chocolate balms out there, so I'll probably try those before repurchasing this one, though.


Brand: Mostly Memories Candle Co.
Name: Chocolate Indulgence Chocolate Raspberry
Color: Brown, goes on relatively clear
Scent: Raspberries with a touch of chocolate. Smells pretty good.
Taste: Didn't taste this one
Texture: Smooth. Somehow not sticky, dry, waxy or oily at all.
Packaging: Tube (0.15 oz)
Ingredients: Sunflower Seed Oil, Beeswax, Cocoa Butter, Theobroma Cacao, Shea Butter, Flavor, Tocopherol, Stevia Rebaudiana Extract, Jojoba Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Extract, Rosemary Extract, Ethyl Vanillin.
Price: $2.99
Purchased From: Minnesota History Center's "Chocolate: the Exhibition"
Repurchase?: No, I think I have an allergic reaction to this balm. When I put this balm on my lips, they tingle, then sting, then turn sort of numb. I've heard of raspberry flavored balms doing that sometimes, so I think it's the raspberry flavor oil in here. On the plus side, the price, label and ingredients overall are nice. I'm sure this would be a nice balm for someone who doesn't have a sensitivity to the ingredients.
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