Reach for the Pod

EOS lip balm pods have been a hit ever since they appeared on shelves in 2009. Why are these so popular? Let’s start with the packaging and the name. The round, soft, brightly coloured spheres fit snuggly in the palm of your hand. Three mysterious letters on the container tell us nothing. Who wouldn’t be curious? See also this site,

EOS stands for Evolution of Smooth. It is a company producing lip balms, hand creams, body lotions and shaving creams.

In an interview with Fast Company, the founders of the company, Sanjiv Mehra , Jonathan Teller and Craig Dubitsky explained their reason for choosing to produce lip balm. They noticed that things in the lip care domain hadn’t changed for a hundred years. They took this as an opportunity to do something radically different. They also took their time creating the unique design which seems to be the key to its success.

EOS lip balms have successfully found their way into most purses and handbags with over a million being bought every week.

The lip balms come in five different categories:

  • Organic Smooth Spheres
  • Visibly Soft Smooth Spheres
  • Shimmer Smooth Spheres
  • Active Protection Smooth Spheres
  • Organic Smooth Sticks


EOS does not use chemical ingredients commonly found in lip moisturizers such as parabens and pthalates. Some popular flavours are Summer Fruit, Sweet Mint, and Honeysuckle Honeydew. Unusual flavours continue to emerge such as Coconut Milk, Lemon Twist, and Vanilla Mint. The flavours vary from mild to pungent. Coconut Milk and Vanilla Mint are examples of flavours on the subtler side, and Sweet Mint and Summer Fruit have more punch to them. View more products here on

The EOS lip balms are a fun, tasty moisturizing boost for your lips. EOS products are made in the USA and are vegan and cruelty-free.

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