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dr.hauschka's translucent make-up 01
i have a terrible allergic reaction + this is my 2nd. i bought this make up a couple months ago at a fancy healthfood pharmacy. i've seen dr.hauschka products many times at whole foods (i practically live at various whole foods markets). one day, when mod*tot had just started nursery school i decided to browse around + treat myself to some products to make me look + feel better. a woman applied this + some eye + lip stuff. i thought it looked pretty natural. i bought it + forgot it for a month. then one day i noticed it in my purse + put some on in the car. it's very sheer + i'm not sure if it does anything or it's just a mental boost. anyway, 2 days later, my lips started burning around the edges + i thought it must be some salty crackers i'd eaten, better remember low sodium. the burning intensified + spread over my chin + cheeks. it was puffy + itchy, but not red. i wondered if my daughter contracted something at nursery school. after 3 days of burning pain i went to a doctor who said it was contact dermititis aka an allergic reaction to something applied to my face. i figured it was the makeup or maybe a grapefruit i ate or those crackers or my daughter's sunblock?
i waited 3 weeks for my face to clear (i didn't apply cortisone like directed). then i took the make up to the store + asked what might be in there to cause this allergy. the woman said it's probably not the make up. try it again. i wanted to believe her + keep the make up, so i dabbed some under my eyes + 2 days later woke up with horribly swollen eyelids + under eyes almost shut my eyes + a week later they're still burning + puffy. then this weekend i walked straight into the end of our apricot tree branch + barely missed poking my eye out, so please bear with me.
by ~mod*mom~ at 29.5.07 Â©
Yikes! As it says on the bottle of Dr. Bronner's, "KEEP OUT OF EYE! DILUTE! DILUTE! OK!"
Take it back to the health food store.. and the bill for your copay for the doctors visit!
That's terrible! Mineral make is really nice... it looks very sheer and natural and glowy.
That is terrible. Get feeling better. I second bare essentials.
Yeah Bare Minerals and Bare Escentuals... sorry same thing...
Jeepers! I hope you are feeling better. I have sensitive skin also. I try to use all natural products also. I like Burts Bees products a lot. But when it comes to makeup, I use what the professionals use. I like MAC products. I don't think they are all natural, but I have never had a reaction from them.
I also had the red inflamed scary skin after the baby was born. Hauschka is the only thing that doesn't inflame, so I don't know what to offer. I did use the Burt's Bees Baby Buttermilk Lotion on my face and body and I swear, it has cured my eczema (assuming that's what the itchy red scaly patches were)
thanks pals. dr.hauschka's ingredient specialist emailed me her # + she's going to help me figure out what might be causing my allergic reaction.
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