It’s the cold, dry time of year that makes lip balm a staple for many people, but popular Evolution of Smooth (EOS) lip balm is now the subject of a lawsuit due to disturbing side effects. Celebrity promoters Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears are used to market the lip balm touted to provide relief of dry lips. However, now there are complaints it makes the lips dryer than before use, and has even caused painful unattractive blisters and rashes on the lips.
A class action lawsuit has been filed as of January 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, naming plaintiff Rachel Cronin. Ms. Cronin applied EOS lip balm and within hours she had really dry, course lips of a sandpaper quality that would definitely not be the goal of using the product. Thinking she just needed to keep applying more EOS, she did so and the next side effect was cracked edges before full-out “severe blistering and rashes” for which she had to seek medical care. EOS claims its lip balm is a natural, organic, gluten-free product and in a tweet in response to the class action lawsuit, the company is sticking but its product’s safety and rigorous product testing. Time will tell whether further individuals come forward complaining of EOS less than natural, wholesome side effects, and in the meantime consumers will have to decide whether trying the product is worth the risk it may hold.
If you or someone you know has suffered problems related to EOS lip balm, you may be entitled to compensation. Do not hesitate to contact the caring professionals at Inserra & Kelley Law Offices to discuss your specific options.