Speaking of allergies, what about cosmetics labeled hypo allergenic, implying that these products will cause less reaction to the skin, somehow be gentler, and won`t cause a allergic reaction, not so fast, it depends on the manufacturer. Consumers need to realize that there is no FDA regulation regarding the term hypo allergenic. So, simply put, it all falls on the manufacturer if they want to apply this term to their products and to add insult to injury they don’t really need any data to back it up, well isn’t that just special. So here we are like little lambs to slaughter blindly buying these products and paying a premium price for the privilege. That is how we end up with sensitivities and adverse reaction to our cosmetics and skin care. That being said when we find ourselves in trouble where to turn, what to do?
I had a client just the other day that used her retinol around her eyes and they immediately became red, puffy and inflamed not knowing what to do, she did nothing and kept on going with the cream around her eye area. Thank goodness she had an upcoming appointment with me when she came in I immediately asked what have you gotten in to! She of course had no idea what was causing the inflammation around her eyes all she knew was that it was now in pain. Being a licensed medical esthetician I recognized that she had full blown contact dramatis, something was severely irritating her skin, so after we had a conversation about what she was using I realized there was retinol in her cream, which is NOT for the eye area, and has exfoliating properties (not good). We discussed what to do and within four days she called me back and everything was back to normal. She was amazed, and asked how did you know? I stated it is my job to know. Cosmetic companies are in the business of selling products, NOT taking care of your skin and their sensitivities. That is where I come in. We work hand and hand to make your skin the best it can be.
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