My skin hated it
I wanted to love this, I really did. This was featured on one of Gothamista's "favorites" videos, and some of my most hiyang skincare was recommended by her! The first time I used it, I thought it was a little drying, but I figured I was just too vigorous in scrubbing it off (I used a wet washcloth). I tried it a week later, and this time I rinsed it off in the shower. This time around, my face got red splotches and sore, sensitized areas. The next day, my entire face broke out in small, painful pimples! I'm not particularly pimple prone, and I haven't had a breakout in years, so it was kind of shocking for me. Not to mention disappointing, given the price point.
I figured maybe it was just a little too strong for the skin on my face (and to be fair, my face is VERY sensitive), so I tried it on my arms. One of my arms broke out in hives, so I knew this product was an absolute no-go for me. I'm probably allergic to one of the ingredients.
I still gave it 3 stars because I believe in the formulation, and I think it might work perfectly well for someone else. It has a beautiful whipped texture, like softened butter, and it smells like caramel. It's a lovely product, it just didn't work for me.
6 months ago