EOS Evolution of Smooth Everyday Hand Lotion in Nourish (left) and Refresh (right)
In a short story writing class I took for fun a few years ago the instructor said that inspiration sometimes hides in the unlikeliest of places. Dagnabbit if homegirl wasn’t totally right, because today I found inspiration in two tiny tubes of hand lotion.
These new Evolution of Smooth Everyday Hand Lotions by EOS ($3.99 each and available in two scents, Nourish and Refresh) could very well have the coolest hand lotion packaging I’ve ever squeezed.
I think it’s so cool when people re-imagine something that could have been mundane, like the packaging for a tube of hand lotion, and turn it into an object of beauty. Now THAT’s inspiring.
These little discs feel oddly soothing in my paws when I hold them, and I keep wanting to sling one across a glassy pond to see if it’ll skip…
But I’d never dare do that because then I’d be without the lotion! Which is also pretty good. According to EOS, the formula’s 97% natural, and I see some pretty cool compounds up high in the list of ingredients, like aloe, shea butter, oatmeal extract, and sunflower seed and macadamia nut oils.
The lotion leaves my hands feeling soft and smelling great, and it absorbs quickly without leaving behind a greasy residue that would probably interfere with my ability to hold these little shells in my hand.
I like both scents, but I think I prefer Nourish’s clean, soapy floral fragrance to Refresh’s cucumber, which smells more to me like bananas and cantaloupe.
More to like…
- The formula is free of parabens, lanolin, phthalates and dyes (NOTE: It does contain dimethicone)
- Highly moisturizing for a lotion, although perhaps not moisturizing enough if you’re constantly washing your hands or suffer from severely dry skin (in that case, you might be better off with a cream)
- Wasn’t tested on animals, and it doesn’t contain animal byproducts
An effective, affordable hand lotion in innovate attire? Game on! I wouldn’t have minded a little more moisture for my paws with cold weather coming, but even so, I think these are great.
PRICE: $4 each
AVAILABILITY: Available at drugstores, Ulta and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A-
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,