Posted Mar 23, 2010 in Beauty & Grooming, For Both | 0 Comments

BALMy Weather

I thought that with the arrival of (somewhat) warmer days and cold nights, it is necessary to stress the importance of CHAP STICK (or Lip Balm…. NOT GLOSS) for men.  The blistering winter is over, but that doesn’t mean you should put away your chap stick.

I have always considered myself a pretty simple, low maintenance guy (which is somewhat hard to believe based on some of my posts), but, REALLY, when I shower, I use shampoo and soap; I have never had a manicure, pedicure or facial, and don’t moisturize anything. The only thing I do routinely do is apply Chap Stick; it is my year long companion.  I have two in my car and one at home.  It is more important that I have my chap stick when packing my carry-on than making sure my iPod is charged.

I have been using this  €3 French brand called Dermophil for the last five years that I found on a trip to Paris. I bought the vanilla flavored one and have been hooked ever since.   I always was a natural guy, but this vanilla had a nice taste to it, without tasting like you just put butter on your lips.  My parents have been bringing me back three tubes of it every time they went to Paris. Unfortunately last year they discontinued the vanilla flavor (luckily I still have two left). This then led me on my search for a new brand.

I was actually sitting by the pool in Mexico when I came across an ad for EOS The Evolution of Smooth Lip Balm, and it looked like it was worth trying. For the first time, I bought something completely on my iPod. I bought three tubes of the organic clear lip balm (vanilla bean flavored) and actually really enjoy it. I gave one of them to my mother and she said it saved her life on one her recent trips to Europe.  You can most probably buy it now at your local Shoppers Drug Mart.

As a consumer guinea pig, I’m willing to try anything. If you have any products you want me to try/review or just want to say hi, e-mail me at

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