I have dry skin which sometimes becomes sensitive too. I once (read !when I didn’t know anything about Skin care & make-up ) had gone to a parlour and asked the parlour lady which facial would suit my sensitive skin and also lighten some marks, she asked me to get a papaya facial done and I agreed. All along the facial, I didn’t feel any discomfort but that lady had long nails and while doing the facial she accidently pricked my nose twice and it pained a lot! Anyways after the facial, I went back home and the next morning to my horror, I found reddish spots on my face and it started itching very badly.
I visited a Dermatologist the same day and she said it was a mild rash that I got and advised me to keep washing my face with plain water as often as I can and suggested this lotion named Apifil Barrier Repair Lotion along with an ointment to reduce inflammation. I didn’t know why I developed the rash but after reading this recently http://www.wiseshe.com/2011/01/five-must-know-ingredients-for.html I understood it could be any of the reasons mentioned!
What does the Company claim about the lotion:
This is actually manufactured by the pharmaceutical company named Apple Therapeutics. The company claims this acts as Barrier repair, its an ultra hydrating lotion for dry & sensitive skin
Aqua, Glycerine, Sun Flower Oil, Glycerol mono stearate, Isopropyl marystate, Caprylic/Capric triglyceride, Propylene glycol, Cetossteryl alcohol, Streath-2, Streath-21, Vegetable squalene, Strearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Macadamia intergrifolia oil, Borage Oil(GLA), Evening Primrose, Grape seed Oil, Shea Butter, Coca Butter, Dimethicone, ,Strearoxytrimethylsilane, Tocopherol acetate, Provitamin B5, ceramide, Hesperidin glycoside, Biotin(Vitamin H), Biopolymers, Benzyl alcohol, 2-Phenoxyethanol, Sodium methyl paraben, Propyl paraben, Potassium sorbet, Acrylates/ C10-30 alkyl acrylate, Tri ethanol amine, Butaylated hydroxyl toluene, Citric acid, Sodium PCA, Allantoin, Orange Oil, Aloe vera! â€œPHEWWâ€
Directions to use:
Apply the lotion everyday to the affected areas.
Best before 36 months from the manufactured date.
My experience using the lotion:
Though the rash disappeared within a week, I have been using this lotion continuously & I am quite satisfied. This lotion comes in the form of a tube with flip cap & its little runny in texture. Once I apply the cream & rub it lightly, it easily gets absorbed without causing any discomfort or irritation. I am trying to finish this off, so these days I use it as a makeup remover too & I find it mild & soothing.
What I like about the lotion:
- The lotion is very mild & doesnâ€™t cause any discomfort, perfectly suitable if you develop a rash & donâ€™t intend to use any other regular face cream.
- Works best for a dry & sensitive skin.
- It does deliver what it claims.
- The texture is very smooth, gets easily absorbed into the skin without leaving a greasy film.
- Packaging is very simple, comes in the form of a tube with a flip cap.
- A little goes a long way! You just need a pea- size lotion for the entire face.
- Decently priced at Rs.129.
- It has Mild fragrance but not too over-powering.
What I dislike about the lotion:
- It has parabens & chemicals.
- Not suitable for oily skin
Will I recommend this to WiseShe readers?
Yes, I will recommend this to people who have very dry/ sensitive skin or have a tendency to develop rashes. But I wouldnâ€™t suggest prolong usage because it has lots of chemicals!
Will I repurchase this lotion?
Yes only if God forbid I develop a rash again! I am using it as a makeup remover to finish the product ASAP!
P.S Please consult you dermatologist before using this.
Do you have any other suggestions for a product to be used when you develop rash?