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Controversial Lawsuit Against EOS

By Melissa Gutierrez
Posted On Jan 14, 2016
Controversial Lawsuit Against EOS

My heart, and lips according to Rachael Cronin, are broken at the class action lawsuit filed against one of my favorite beauty brands, EOS. I must admit that I am quite fond of my circular-shaped lip balm. All the different flavors encapsulated in pastel colored egg-liked shells makes me feel like it’s Easter “errday” (channeling my inner Wiz Khalifa). I mean, what’s not to love?! Well, on January 12, Rachael Cronin showed some tough love and filed a lawsuit against our beloved EOS.

According to the lawsuit, Cronin said her lips felt like “sandpaper” hours after applying EOS lip balm. In an attempt to soothe her lips, Cronin reapplied more EOS and it got worse as her lips began to crack, flake and bleed. The next day, Cronin had blisters and rashes on and around her mouth, which prompted her to seek medical attention. According to US Weekly, Cronin claimed the symptoms lasted for ten days and she was in “severe shock and panic.”

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After sharing photos of her outbreak on her social networks, Conin was contacted by numerous individuals who had similar side effects from the lip balm. (but first let me take a selfie)

According to www.time.com, EOS believes this lawsuit is without merit and stands behind their products stating that they “are made with the highest quality ingredients and meet or exceed all safety and quality standards set out by our industry and validated by rigorous testing conducted by an independent lab. The health and well-being of our customers is our top priority and millions of satisfied customers use our products every day.”

Come on EOS, I’m pulling for you guys and so is the likes of Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears who have been known to dabble in the EOS world.

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In case, you are still weary, here is a homemade coconut oil lip balm recipe I pulled from www.TheCoconutMama.com:

Ingredients:

1 tbsp Coconut Oil

1 tbsp Beeswax

1 tsp Olive Oil

Controversial Lawsuit Against EOS

Directions:

1. Heat coconut oil, beeswax and red palm oil or olive oil together in double boiler over low heat.

2. Melt oils and wax together.

3. Mix mixture well and pour into storage container.

4. Let cool before using.

Remember to always keep those million-dollar smiles crack-free! #PuckerUp

Controversial Lawsuit Against EOS