Could those colorful little EOS lip balms cause some people to develop a terrible rash? Many EOS fans were shocked when a class action lawsuit was filed earlier this year claiming the popular product triggered a dry, coarse rash for Los Angeles-based customer Rachael Cronin within a few hours of use. According to the lawsuit, shortly after Cronin shared images of her rash on Facebook, many other EOS customers commented to share similar experiences.
However, the lawsuit was quickly resolved a few weeks later: “Our products are safe—and this settlement confirms that,” the company announced in a statement. In an interview with Health, New York City dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, MD, told us that while he couldn’t comment on the specific lawsuit, “allergies, irritation, lip licking, dry weather, certain foods, some systemic diseases, even excessive drooling,” could all play a part in developing such a rash.