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A bad reaction - burnt eyelids

Although I do have pretty sensitive skin, especially across my cheeks, I don't very often experience any kind of reaction to a product.  However, over the last couple of days I have experienced quite a bad reaction that I wanted to tell you about.

Although I didn't think much of it at the time I did notice a couple of weeks ago that I had a couple of really dry, nearly eczema patches down the left hand side of my face.  These really were dry with big flaky bits of skin coming away.  The reason why I didn't really think anything of it was because in winter my skin become really dry, so I thought as the weather is starting to change my skin was starting to change also.  

A couple of nights ago I noticed that my eyes were really sore but I thought that it may be hayfever as I've run out of pills and haven't bought anymore as I hoped I might not suffer anymore this year.  So I just went to bed thinking they would be fine in the morning.  When I got up the next day and looked in the mirror I was horrified to find that my eyelids were really red in like an arch under my eyebrows.  Looking closely it appeared like the skin had actually been burnt.  I have a prescription treatment for acne that I have to resort to when I have a really bad breakout and if I use too much or use it too often it burns my skin.  The skin on my eyelids looked the same as the skin on my chin does when I accidentally burn it.  

The following day the redness had gone down and the skin has now completely dried out and is itchy and flaking off in large chunks.  I've also noticed that several other areas of my face are also very dry and flaky and I now believe these are linked to the reaction.  

I've been trying to work out what I've had a reaction to but to be honest I haven't really used anything new within the last few days.  I have started a couple of new products recently but have been using them for at least a couple of weeks now and would have thought if I was going to have such a bad reaction it would have happened quite quickly after starting a new product.

On 3rd September Holly published a post about why she won't be using Philosophy's shampoo, shower gel and bubble baths again after she suffered a deterioration in the condition of her skin which she discovered was related to this product.  These products actually have a caution printed on the back of the bottle to say that excessive or prolonged use may cause irritation to the skin or urinary tract and to discontinue if rash, redness or itching occurs.  How scary is that for a product that is supposed to be used on your skin daily?!  Although I am not currently using one of Philosophy's bath and shower gels I have recently started using their Purity cleanser.


























This doesn't have the same warning on the back as the bath and shower gels but I believe this may be the product that I have had a reaction to.  As I said I have started using a couple of new products within the last few weeks and those products are this and Balance Me's Cleanse and smooth face balm.  I don't believe the face balm has caused the problem, for one because I don't use this across my eyelids, so that just leaves the Purity cleanser.  In fact apart from my makeup, the Purity cleanser is the only product that has been in contact with my eyelids.  I did notice one day that it stung my eyes a little when I was using it and I'm wondering if I left some excess on my eyelids and this burnt them.  

I can't say for definite that it's this product but it appear to be the most likely cause and just in case I won't be using this anymore and I don't think I would try any of Philosophy's products in the future.

Becky x
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16 comments:

  1. I have this and must admit I find it quite drying and it also doesn't remove my make up very well. I just have it in my shower now more for convenience and to use it up! I wouldn't use it daily and my skin isn't particularly sensitive.

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    1. I quite liked it at first but I'm not going to risk using it again x

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  2. Definitely one to stay away from then! Such a shame as their products really appealed to me x

    www.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I've always liked the look of their products but haven't tried any because they're so expensive! I'm just glad I didn't pay £17.50 for this!(I won it) x

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  3. Oooh, I won't be trying this then! I think £17.50's a bit steep anyway, but I definitely wouldn't risk it now. My eyes are very sensitive at the best of times, so I doubt it would work for me.

    Maxine, xx
    theblondeonbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think you do have to be careful with what you use on your eyes if they are sensitive x

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  4. Wow, thats really interesting!
    I'm currently using this daily and I find it to actually be really nice on my skin, and I have quite sensitive skin.
    My skin feels really clean and smooth afterwards, I'm really enjoying using it!
    But this is def something to keep in mind!
    Lianne | TheBrunetteSays...

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    1. It is quite strange as I did actually quite enjoy using this, my skin always felt quite soft just after removing my makeup x

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  5. Ouch! I hate when products do this - like I was saying yesterday Simple make up wipes do this to me! My eyes swell up, they go blotchy and it's just awful! It's strange how different products set different people off!

    Isabella (@isabellamaria88)

    http://love-and-wardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Actually I had noticed recently that I kept waking up with swollen puffy eyelids but I just thought it was hayfever. You wouldn't have thought Simple wipes would affect anyone as they're supposed to be all natural and kind to skin! x

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  6. That's awful, I will be avoiding this brand at all costs! xxx

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    1. I won't be trying any of their other products! x

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  7. I'm surprised their shower gels have that warning on! However I think it's any sort of heavily fragranced product can affect your urinary tract. But theirs must be a lot more intense if they actually print it on the bottle. I have the biggest size of this and haven't got round to using it yet but now I feel really put off haha, I have sensitive skin & don't fancy a reaction!!xx

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    1. I think it's pretty bad for any kind of cosmetic product to have to have a warning printed on it, especially when it's warning you about using the product in the way it's supposed to be used! x

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  8. oh no! i hate skin reactions - i have sensitive skin, so i totally sympathise :( i've never had a problem with philosophy shower gels and used to use the cleanser all of the time, but now i'm just using the bottle up as a brush cleanser as it works quite well for that!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

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    1. I think this is the first really bad reaction I've had, some products have made my skin red before but never actually burned it :( I follow your blog and have already entered your giveaway, I've only tried a couple of Origins products but love them so have my fingers crossed :) x

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