BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Despite claiming they are almost 100 percent natural, many cosmetic products still affect our skin and now EOS lip balm faces lawsuit because of rash.
After many controversies linked to cosmetic products such as the ingredients used or their testing on animals, most companies have tried to make amends and change their policies and ingredients, trying to make their products natural end eco-friendly in order to keep their customers happy.
The EOS lip balm, “Evolution of Smooth” is a very popular product among teenagers and you women, the age of buyers ranging from 13 to 29. The product is available at retailers like Target and Walmart and also at Urban Outfitters and Sephora.
This lip balm is considered to be a cool accessory and it is the second most popular brand in the US after Burt’s Bees. What’s different about EOS is that they come in a different packaging, which is round and colorful. Kim Kardashian has been a representative of the brand and Jennifer Lopez and Miley Cyrus have used the lip balm in some of their music videos.
Although the company claims their product is 95 percent organic, they are now being sued by Rachel Cronin, a young woman who after using the lip balm claims the product caused her rashes and bleeding.
After finding the news, the company immediately reacted on their Facebook page, claiming they are not at fault, as their products go through rigorous testing before reaching the shelves. Through the message they posted they tried to ensure they are not losing customers, assuring them their product cannot possibly cause such harm.
On the other hand, it looks like this is not a singular case. Although this woman is the first to sue the company, other women have experienced lip rashes in the past, according to some tweets. Besides this, in 2013 they had a mold problem. And no, this is not code for anything, but customers complained about literally finding mold in their lip balms.
Although the company refused to admit the mold problem is something they need to fix, they do have a special “mold” section on their website for further information.
All in all, whether it is their fault or not, the company should start investigating its product and make sure people are aware of the product’s ingredients before they apply it as they might be allergic to some components which would explain the rashes.
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