Thursday, May 2, 2013

Say HELL NO to cucumbers soothing facial masks!

Hey hey. :) So, like most people who peruse Target, I've seen this brand "Yes to _____" around the cosmetics area.

I decided to pick up one of the single use Yes to Cucumbers calming facial masks for sensitive skin. I don't have sensitive skin, really, but I love anything melon/cucumber scented, so that's what really swayed my decision.

 I decided I needed a little "calming" in my life a few days ago, what with preparing for finals and everything else going on in my life. The word stress is seriously an understatement when I think of my life right now. So, I decided to put on a face mask. I have a bunch of bottles from Avon, but I was going through my samples/one use products drawer and figured I should use one of those. This product smells amazing, just like I thought it would. And when I put it on, I noticed how smooth the consistency felt. It was like velvet. I followed the directions to a T. I was about 3 minutes in when I started feeling a strong tingling sensation on my face. It didn't feel BAD, and a lot of masks I use have a tingling sensation as well.

HOWEVER, at 5 minutes when I went to take it off, as soon as I applied water to it, it felt like candle wax on my skin. I seriously felt like I was burning and my face was being ripped off.

It left my face looking like this:

Which, I'm not a face mask n00b, I know a lot of them will leave your face a bit puffy and red from taking off the dead skin, etc. So, at first I wasn't alarmed. I was though when my face was still red the next day, and still hurt. In total my face was red for like three days and hurt like a bitch even after the redness went away. Even my dermatologist was stumped to find an answer as to why my face reacted that way. :/

I don't know if I just got a faulty product or there's something in it, but I seriously felt like I had a chemical burn on my face.

Even though I want to like that brand, after this experience, I'm not buying anymore of their products.

Has anyone else had shady issues with this brand?

Love, Noralee

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