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So much for 'no more regular hippie Jean posts'. This week is supposed to be another use up products week so I after I took a shower, I put on the Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream.

SO MUCH BURNING. It's a good thing no one else was home because there was a lot of screaming and a lot of, "OW!! OW OW OW!! BLOODY FUCK OW FUCK FUCK THAT FUCKING HURTS! OW!"

I have only used this stuff a handful of times but I was NOT expecting to get the reaction I did. It did calm down and my face does feel nice and smooth, but WTF?! It really hurt! The pain lasted probably at most half a minute but I have no idea WHY. Geez. Now I'm scared to touch the product again. Maybe I won't.

In other news, I went to Sprouts yesterday and today and bought a crystal deoderant stick, some Humphreys witch hazel (PACKAGING IS SO PRETTY), and some aloe vera gel. I didn't mean to go to Sprouts twice in one week but when I went looking for some aloe vera gel at Ralph's and Target, I was surprised to see HOW GREEN THEY WERE. Why put dyes into aloe vera gel?! Anyway, the reason I wanted to get some was to make this eye gel:

Cucumber Eye Gel

1 Tbs. aloe vera gel
1 tsp. fresh cucumber juice
ΒΌ tsp. cornstarch
1 Tbs. witch hazel

Mix together aloe, cucumber and cornstarch. Heat until just boiling, about 1 minute in microwave. Remove from heat source and stir in witch hazel. Stir well and allow the mixture to cool completely. You should have a clear, jelly-like cream. Spoon into a small clean jar. To use: Dab a small amount under your eyes and be careful not to rub or pull the delicate skin under your eyes. Keep in cool place. Makes 1 oz. courtesy of

Really excited to try this! :D

Date: 2012-02-05 11:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Okay, so what is it witch hazel is supposed to do, again?

<--- Could look this up but has other things to be doing (read: is lazy)

Of course aloe vera gel is green! How else could you tell it comes from a plant!? Silly Jean!

Date: 2012-02-06 12:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Witch hazel has astringent properties so it can be used to give relief from insect bites, minor cuts and scrapes. It's also used in facial cleansers and it gives skin a really nice, fresh clean feeling, plus it absorbs quickly.

I looked up coconut oil too, basically coconut oil works like jojoba oil: it's moisturizing and can be used as a base for essential oils. :D

Date: 2012-02-06 12:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, mercury can be absorbed quickly too, that doesn't mean it's good for you ... ;)

Date: 2012-02-06 06:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Haha indeed! XD Also, I forgot to mention that I also saw BLUE aloe vera gel. @_@
Edited Date: 2012-02-06 06:25 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-02-06 06:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That means it's cooling. Trufax.

Date: 2012-02-06 01:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, there are some products... I don't know if I'm allergic to them, or if they're supposed to make my skin sting and itch! :[ It always ends up with me clawing raw spots, so it's no good either way.

I looked up the cream you used, and the only ingredients info I could find was this:
which I have no idea if it's accurate. But with some of those ingredients (urea, alcohols), I'm not surprised about the stinging. XD

Date: 2012-02-06 06:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Indeed D:

Arrgh, yeah I wouldn't be able to tell you because I didn't keep the box and the jar doesn't list all of the ingredients. :(

Date: 2012-02-15 05:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
New comment to an old entry, but...

Anyway, I feel your pain. No matter what brand of face mask I buy, and no matter what skin type it is made for, I always get that burning sensation for a few minutes. I wish I knew why. I'm just trying to look after my skin.

Date: 2012-02-15 09:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I wish I knew why as well, I'm no dermotologist so I can't say that your skin is either allergic to the stuff in the products, or whether it's reacting to the chemicals. Have you thought about going the hippie route and trying all natural stuff? Stuff like jojoba oil, olive oil, sugar scrubs, oatmeal cleanses and all that?

Date: 2012-04-28 03:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So the most interesting development that has happened in the two-ish months since my last comment is that I discovered, if I ignore the burn, it goes away after a little while, and there's no irritation when I wash the mask off. It's super weird. Even the Lush masks I use do it, and they're all natural, so I have no idea why my skin does that.


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