I had no idea about two EOS lip balm issues that have been circulating. The first being that there have been moulding issues, and the second is that some people are getting rashes and blisters on their lips after using the product. I personally have never experienced any of these problems with my EOS products. This seems to be an issue that started to surface online in 2013. And intermittently you will see current post from EOS users about it. EOS did release a comment to one EOS user back in 2013 acknowledging that yes mold can occur sometimes.
eosHello and thank you for writing us. We do very occasionally hear of this. Mold will grow on many surfaces, especially warm and moist places and on products with natural ingredients. The best way to prevent this is to try to not get the lip balm itself wet when applying it (apply to dry lips) and/or let any moisture that’s on the lip balm dry before you put the top back on. I hope this helps and thank you for using our products. (Click on eos above to be redirect to the post on facebook)
In their comment they state how to try to prevent the mold from occurring. In my personal use of EOS lip balm I also will clean mine every other day with a clean paper towel to ensure that nothing is on them that may promote mold growth. The fact that mold can grow on these doesn’t bother me. I know that what I am using is Natural and that I am not using preservatives that can be harsh on my skin. Sometimes you have to make compromises to have natural instead of chemicals. So far following the EOS instructions and my own cleaning routine there is not a spec of mold on any of my lip balm’s and has never been in the last 2 years that I have been using their products.
Regarding the issues of EOS lip balm causing rashes and or blisters to peoples lips. It is possible to have reactions even to natural ingredients. As a consumer it is our job to determine what products are right for us and if our skin may have sensitivity to certain products. There was a class action lawsuit filed against them about this situation. On January 13th, 2016 a statement was released by EOS regarding this situation.
Some of you may have seen reports of a lawsuit filed against our company. We wanted to be sure that you, our valued customers and fans, know that the health and well-being of our customers is our top priority. Our products are safe to use, are made with the highest quality ingredients and they all meet or exceed all safety and quality standards set out by our industry. An independent laboratory puts each of our products through a battery of rigorous testing to ensure this is the case. For these reasons, we firmly believe this lawsuit is without merit, and we will continue to create new and exciting products that delight our customers. Thank you. EOS (Click on eos to be redirect to the post on facebook)
From the information provided by EOS and the ingredients list for each lip balm they are doing their part to not only inform us of what we are using but ensure a safe product for us to enjoy.
- PRODUCT DETAILS
eos lip balm in Passion Fruit is 95% organic, 100% natural, and paraben and petrolatum free. Packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil, eos keeps your lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth.
- Long-lasting moisture
- Shea butter & vitamin E
- Smoothes on clear
- Precisely glides on lips
- Twist-off top
- 0.25 oz
- Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Beeswax (Cire D’abeille)*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Natural Flavor (Aroma), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf/Stem Extract*, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Passiflora Incarnata (Passion) Flower Extract*, Linalool**, Limonene**. *Organic. **Component of Natural Flavor. Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.
I myself have sensitive skin and have not had any issues with their products. However when I try new products I do so with caution until I know how I will react to them. It is up to us as the consumer to use our discretion and caution when trying new products. In light of all of this I will continue to be a loyal user of EOS products.
Note: This article represents my own opinion on this topic. It is up to you to do your own research and come to your own conclusions.
Author: Crystal Gard
I’m a 28 year old Canadian with 3 adorable cats! I’m an avid reader, scrapbooker, blogger, crafter including jewelery making , mixed media art, and watercolour art, among many others and of course cat lover!