Women Say Lip Balm Loved By Celebrities Gave Them Painful Blisters
Some women are claiming that the EOS lip balm, a wildly popular product that looks like an Easter egg, is giving them severe skin problems.
Rachel Cronin shared disturbing pictures online showing the irritation she says she suffered. She has now filed a lawsuit against the company.
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"The egg has caused severe rashes, dryness, bleeding, blistering, cracking and loss of pigmentation," according to the suit.
Several other women have reportedly joined the class action lawsuit, claiming similar allergic reactions and skin irritations.
Despite such claims, the eggs fly off the shelves at stores. Celebrities have made it one of the most sought-after beauty products. Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, Demi Lovato and others have all been photographed with it.
While the stars seem to love the product, there are complaints posted on the company's Facebook page that say the balm may be a rotten egg.
“I like EOS as much as the next girl, but I find that they get moldy so I don't buy them anymore,” wrote one former user.
“I really liked your lip balm, until I got to the middle of mine and found the bottom was full of mold,” wrote another.
Whether the lawsuit will affect the popularity of the egg remains to be seen.
The maker of the lip balm told INSIDE EDITION in a statement that the lawsuit is without merit, adding that all of their ingredients are safe and have been approved for use by the FDA. They also say the well-being of its customers is its top priority and they have millions of satisfied customers.