The settlement allows customers who bought the products to choose payment by check or in the form of credit usable for purchases at
The credit back to Honest will be worth 1.5 times the dollar recovery amount.
The company's sunscreen went viral the summer of 2015 when customers posted photos showing severe sunburns after using the product.
The company was then hit with a $5 million lawsuit and also claimed the company used unnatural ingredients.
On the other hand, SLS can be made from coconut oil through fractionation and distillation. It also has smaller molecules that can penetrate the skin more easily and make it feel dry and itchy.
The plaintiffs contended that SLS, which is a 'known skin irritant', is a component of SCS.
Class Members with valid proof of purchase will be able to file claim for purchases in excess of $50.00.'Any un-cashed settlement checks will be redistributed to the class members or donated to the skin research charity, the Dermatology Foundation We vigorously deny any and all allegations alleged in the lawsuit – specifically that any of our cleaning products contain SLS.
However, given the fact that continued litigation could be protracted and expensive, we have settled this lawsuit to limit further costs and distraction to our business.
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In October the company said they would reformulate products to have a sugar-based surfactant technology.
The Honest Company hit back at the Wall Street Journal's study saying the paper has the goal of harming the company's reputation and good will.
The lawsuit was pending for over a year until documents were filed June 5, revealing the company reached a settlement.