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Re: Biochem moisturizer warning


I'm wondering if maybe they got a bad batch; some sort of accident in the
manufacturing process.  If it affects all skin in such a bad way, I can't
see it getting approved in the first place.  The stuff I tried from Avon,
called "Anew" has been praised by lots of people, but my skin is more
sensitive and it almost burned my face off.  Sensitive skin people just have
to be careful of things they try.  But if this Biochem product affected
everyone, I'm thinking bad batch.

BTW - out of curiosity I took a stroll over to the cosmetics area and looked
at products by Aveeno, Clearasil, Dove, Neutrogena, Face Lift, Skin Simple,
Nivea, Ponds, Loreal, and Olay.  All these brands use acids in some of their
products, including stearic acid, lauric acid, sorbic acid, linoleic and
linolenic acids, citric acid, myristic acid, palmitic acid, and this
interesting one: C18-36 acid.  This isn't counting all the alcohols and
acetates.  Acid might just mean a beneficial ingredient that has a low pH,
doesn't mean it has to harm skin, provided it's used properly.

Kitty
All I use on my skin is Cetaphil

Kitty
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
> Bought it OTC apparently.  The plastic surgeon was appalled when he
> saw the ingredients, so there must be some kind of non-beneficial acid
> in there.  It's nuts.
> And she said all the nurses who used this garbage had the same
> results, terrible burns all over their faces.  I just figured I'd
> better warn y'all too.
>
>
> On 5/11/05, Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
> <4042N15@nationalhearing.com> wrote:
> > Pam,
> > Re > This garbage has ACID in it.
> > There's all sorts of acids and many used in face creams, causing no
harm.
> >
> > Was your friend testing it for the manufacturer or bought it OTC?
> > Years ago an Avon Rep asked me to test a new face cream.  It very nearly
> > removed my face.  But they are still selling it.  Some people have more
> > sensitive skin than others.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 5:13 PM
> > Subject: [CHAT] Biochem moisturizer warning
> >
> > > Not sure of the spelling of Biochem, but don't use this moisturizer.
> > > A nurse friend of mine just stopped by and her face is totally burned
> > > from this stuff, and she only had it on her face for a minute or two.
> > > A bunch of them at her work (Medical City - Dallas) ordered this stuff
> > > and used it and now they all look like they have leprosy.  It's
> > > hideous.  This garbage has ACID in it.  My face could qualify for OPEC
> > > membership it's so oily, but most of you, being gardeners, probably do
> > > have to use moisturizer at times.
> > > Do not use this kind, I'd hate for you to suffer the damage I saw on
> > > Vicki's face tonight.  Horrendous.
> > > Yes, legal action is pending.  A plastic surgeon at the hospital where
> > > they work is documenting everything.  But I don't want to see any of
> > > you get burned (literally) in the meantime.  Ugh.
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Pam Evans
> > > Kemp TX
> > > zone 8A
> > >
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