Monday, August 9, 2010
Removing Makeup Should Not Be Painful
I don't know why, but I've always had the impression that Almay was a more natural brand than many others at the drugstore - perhaps it's the packaging? The front said it contained aloe, cucumber, and green tea; and the back says that it
'nourishes skin as it gently removes eye makeup, even waterproof mascara, without irritation'
Sounds good, yeah? So I picked it up and started using it that night. A few days later, I noticed that my lids and around my eyes were getting extremely sensitive. My skin didn't look red or swollen, but it was so sensitive that even my makeup brushes were painful to use. I know beauty is pain, but that's too much! It was the week that I was doing my Naked palette challenge, so I was a little worried that I might be allergic to something in the shadows, but I hadn't had any issues with those in the Alice palette so I ruled that out.
The only other thing in my routine that had changed was the makeup remover so I went back to my cream formulation. Two days later and the sensitivity was gone. Darn you, Almay! I don't consider myself to have very sensitive skin, so for something to give me an adverse reaction that quickly is a big deal.