Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A Real Life Rocket Racoon

A year ago I was introduced to paper masks by Ipsy. I had never thought of wearing paper masks, I had only ever thought of clay. I tried a paper mask and really liked it! I then kept applying one about every 3-4 weeks. A month ago, I was sent a multi pack of Freeman Beauty Masks. It was a mixture of clay and paper masks. Since we were moving and packing things up, time got away from me and I didn't try any of them until the night before we moved out of our old home. I tried this mask out of the stack...

I have very sensitive skin because of that I read skin care and makeup labels thoroughly. The mask was labeled for, "All skin types" and said that you could wear it 5-10 minutes. I cleaned my face, waited a few minutes for it to try and then applied my paper mask. I went and laid down on our couch while Beezy watched some television and told him to let me know when 10 minutes passed. Eight minutes later, I sat up and had to take the mask off. I thought I started to feel some tingling and maybe a little bit of heat. I knew it was labeled as an "energizing" so maybe that's why it was tingling?

When I got into the bathroom, I took the mask off and cue the freak out! The heat that I felt, it was completely burning my face. My face was red. It looked like I had laid outside all day long in the blazing sun with no sunscreen. Thank goodness, I didn't leave it on for the last two minutes. My face was burning, red and HOT to the touch. I had to immediately wash my face with cold water and continue to do so for 5 minutes before I felt like I wasn't on fire. The redness wasn't going away. It lasted so long that I went to bed and just prayed that it went away.

I know what you're thinking, It couldn't have been that bad. Oh really... well let me prove you wrong.

I will never use Freeman Beauty products again. I was completely freaked out. There wasn't a phone number on the package to call for an emergency. The package was also clearly labeled the wrong way because this mask was NOT for sensitive skin. Beezy was so shocked he said I looked like a real life rocket raccoon. I was so worried it had burned my skin so bad that it was going to peel the next morning. It felt like what I would image a chemical peel to feel like. BOO! So when I e-mailed Freeman Beauty to let them know they might want to put a warning on the packaging, I got a lame standard response. They need to take a lesson in customer service.

Has anyone else had a horrible reaction to a beauty product?


Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

Oh wow! That is so scary!! When you read the labels and ingredients, did you notice anything that would irritate your skin? Yikes!

Susanne said...

How scary!!!! I've found that I'm sensitive to hair dye. Not as bad as you here, but the last few times I've dyed my hair, it's itched like crazy when I had the dye in. I was really nervous.. you don't want anything serious to happen with your hair. Well, not with your face either.
I mostly use organic products these days. Not that they're always safe, you can always have allergies, but at least they're natural.

Cole said...

Oh my goodness. You poor thing! I have very sensitive skin too and had horrible reaction to a Lancome facial moisturizer. Hives, redness, etc... yuck!

Anonymous said...

I've had a couple of issues with a couple of products.

The first is face hair removal cream. I've tried several brands but they all burn and I don't have sensitive skin.

Second was the Colgate whitening toothpaste in the red tube (it's red here in Aus). I tried it and my lips swelled. So I contacted them online, they asked for details and sent me a cheque for the full refund. Which was more than I paid coz I bought it on sale.

Nicole P said...

Yikes! That's too scary. I've never used that brand and now I wont! My skin is pretty sensitive too.