By now, you should be aware of the class action lawsuit against EOS, which occurred and settled last year. In the suit, claims were made that the lip balm was causing users to break out in blisters and rashes. At the time the case took place, I had been using the product for years with no such effects. Unfortunately for me, that ended early this year. Bummer.
One day, out of the blue, I noticed a few bumps appear on my upper lip. I brushed it off as a simple acne breakout and paid it no mind. The next day, it was worse, causing my top lip to inflame a little. And by the third day, the bumps and inflammation had increased. I knew. I just knew. And I was sad.
For years and years and I have used and depended on EOS, even recommending it on my blog as a favorite lip balm. In particular, I was a fan of the Sweet Mint, which not only softened my lips, but made boys go, “Mmm, tastes good,” when I kissed them. But with a rash and swelling on my lips, the last thing I wanted to do is kiss boys, so I had to stop using EOS. When I did, within two weeks, the rash, redness, and inflammation disappeared and never returned.
I threw away four EOS Sweet Mint lip balms, two of which were never used. I have since found a replacement.
Basin White Vanilla Mint lip balm ($4) is the perfect substitute for EOS Sweet Mint. It nourishes and sweetens my pucker at the same time. Boys still go, “Mmm, tastes good,” when I kiss them. And, best of all, I’m not allergic to it. No rash. No redness. No swelling. Just healthy lips!
You can purchase Basin White lip balms online at Basin.com or shop in-store at a Basin White location near you. I recommend the location at Miracle Mile Shops, 3663 South Las Vegas Boulevard.