American woman sues Sephora because of infected lipstick
California resident sues retail cosmetics chain Sephora, stating that the lipstick sampler, which she used in one of the stores in Hollywood, caused herpes to become infected, writes Today.
Elena Davoyan said that she decided to use lipstick probes during shopping in Hollywood. According to her, earlier she did not have a herpes virus, but some time after this incident, the virus was detected in the body. The plaintiff notes that other companies offer protective measures, which include the provision of mini-samples for one-time use, or the assistance of employees who offer individual cotton pads or sticks to test products.
“You can easily get cold sores through a makeup probe,” says Dr. Whitney Bowe, a New York-based dermatologist. "The more in demand a probe is, the more viruses or bacteria it contains." The expert also notes that the virus is extremely common - one way or another, 80% of adults are carriers.
Elena Davoyan intends to sue 25 company thousands of dollars for the damage. Sephora did not comment on the incident, but made an official statement: “Our policy is not to comment on lawsuits, the health and safety of our clients is our top priority. We take product hygiene very seriously and we strive to maintain high standards in our stores. "