Recent Products I Reacted to ~ The Rose Version ~

I don’t consider my skin as sensitive. I can get away with products that contain perfume and mineral oil and the worst thing I got would be a couple of clogged pores. My lips on the other hand, can easily get allergic reactions from lip products. I don’t know the exact ingredients that cause my allergy because I can get them from a Maybelline lipstick to Burt’s Bee’s lip balm. The two products on this post are the most recent products that, sadly, caused my some sort of reactions.

Smith’s Minted Rose Lip Balm

I love rose and I love minty lip balms, this product brings both worlds to me and I was glad to use it. I used it for a couple of weeks but disappointed that it didn’t moisturize my lips at all.

So it stayed at the back of my drawers until one day I ran out of my Carmex. I decided to return to use it until I went out to buy a new lip balm. Surprisingly, this time it worked so well! My lips felt so moisturized. So I continued to use it for about two weeks, but then I got allergy bumps around my lip line. The same kind of reaction when I got allergic to lip products.

I don’t understand what happened there but I guess we were never meant to be. I used it for my cuticles and threw it away when I moved out of my apartment.

Estelle & Thild Facial Oil Rose Otto

This product is already discontinued. I just want to put it here to remind myself and my lovely readers that just because a product is free from “chemical” ingredients like parabens, mineral oil, synthetic fragrance, doesn’t mean you will not react to it.

It is quite sad for me because it is a beautiful product. It is not a dry oil so it really moisturized my dry skin. It also has the most beautiful rose scent. The packaging is adorable. However, it gave me massive skin-colored bumps along my jaw lines, chin, and cheeks. The reaction looked like a rash or hives but it wasn’t itchy. I was told that it was clogged pores.

I stopped using all the newer products I got during that time. The bumps were gone after two exfoliations and when I introduced this oil back, they started to come back again. So I’m pretty sure who’s the culprit.

Since it is quite an expensive product I kept using it on my neck or elbows until it ran out.

That’s my most recent skin reaction experience from skin care products. It goes to show that you never know what you will be reacting to.

I hope you never get any clogged pores or allergic reaction from skincare or makeup!

Please note: I drafted this post since I was in Sweden. The pictures were taken months ago and I already threw the products away.

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