Women Say They Have Blisters And Rashes After Using EOS Lip Balm

I've personally never used EOS Lip Balm, I was just never attracted to them. Earlier this week I had read that women have said they've ended up with sores because of the product and a lawsuit has been filed! EOS has been around since 2009 but in the last few years its had an explosion of sponsors fans. From Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus, who both used them in music vidoes. Demi Lovato, Hilary Duff, Bar Refaeli, and Christina Aguilera.
Btw how much body oil did JLo's mua use? (above) ah to be an oily mess.

So now these ever popular lip balms are causing bad reactions such as “severe rashes, bleeding, blistering, cracking, and loss of pigmentation,”. One woman named Rachael Cronin filed a class-action lawsuit which she claims that after first use, EOS lip balm made her lips feel like "sandpaper." Reapplying the product in an attempt to remedy this caused bleeding, blisters, and rashes that stuck around for 10 days. In 2012 blogger Monica of Monica LOVES Makeup, blogged about her experience of EOS where she explains that “I’m probably like everyone else because I loved EOS lip balms,” Robo writes in her post, “My EOS Lip Balms Are Going in the Trash.” “However, a couple months ago I started to get VERY chapped lips. Of course, I kept applying EOS because I thought it would make it better. Not only were my lips chapped, but I had a lot of dryness around my mouth as well. I stopped using my EOS balms and used Vaseline instead.

It seems like people have been getting reactions for years and the patterns seem to be similar, the product dries out their lips and they continue use of EOS because it's a lip balm and instead end up with very sore skin - ouch. The court documents show examples of other who claim they've experienced similar reactions. They must be allergic to the ingredients as the redness and flaking of the skin, looks sore and irritated. I'd say if it dries out your lips once, don't bother again trying to repair it with the product. Throw it away, take the L's and treat your lips with over the counter help or something else that is safer at hydrating.



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10 comments

  1. I saw this in the news. I'm so sad about the women who had these horrible reactions. I've used several EOS balms in the past but I stopped because a) they ran out super quickly and b) I didn't find them that hydrating. I did end up using about 3 of them just because they were cute, but luckily they never had an adverse effect on my lips.

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    1. Lol the packaging does seem to get a lot of people due to the cuteness. Lucky that you didn't get any reaction. It's a shame it's very 50/50 with people and the hydration.

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  2. my 16 year old had the same reaction as well.

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    1. No!! How scary and unpleasant. Hope the reaction has cleared up now.

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  3. Hi! Any cosmetics product is able to provoke allergy. Some people suffer even allergy on water! I never try EOS balm. However my friend use the balm and she like it. I think the scandal is unjustified. Thank you for the post :) Welcome: beauty4fem.blogspot.com (My blog has a translator).

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    1. I do agree. It's pot luck with trying any beauty product. What works for some isn't necessarily going to work for all. Although there must be a ingredient that causes this in some people. Hopefully they'll review their ingredients for the future. Thanks for your comment.

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  4. Oh dear. Poor ladies. I am surprised they've had a reaction to it as it feels like a traditional lip balm, however as ever someone will always have a reaction to a product.

    I personally find EOS addictive to use, mainly because of how convenient the packaging is! I don't find it particularly does anything to my lips other than temporarily lubricate them. The only lip product that has tackled dry, chapped lips for me is the relief cream by Blistex, it feels as though it's sinks into my lips as opposed to just sat ontop.

    Great post, lovely.

    LimaMonroe

    XO

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  5. I've tried EOS balms before and thankfully I haven't suffered an allergic reaction like that. I just didn't like it because it wasn't moisturizing enough for my lips!

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  6. Omg!
    I have too suffered from the terrifying Eos chap.
    Hurts like a bitch.
    Mostly my bottom lip. The chap feels like Eos developed a drier thicker top layer on the lips. Been using for about a month continuously. Tossing It.

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    1. Fucking hell, toss it away definitely. Not worth the pain,EOS need to look into the formula as it's been happening for way too long now. I hope your lips heal soon.

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