06-08-2019, 04:39 PM
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  • Chaddy
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I used mystic water Lilly of the valley soap tonite and boy my face is on fire and swollen. Anybody ever had this happen and what can I do to cool my skin and lips off! I’m hurting

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 06-08-2019, 06:00 PM
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Not to state the obvious, but hit the showers or wash your face with a mild soap and get it off of you.  

If you have witch hazel, toner or a mild AS that may help remove it and calm the situation down.
If not, you may need to consult someone in the medical / dermatological professions. 

If this is your first use of this product - I would run away. 
 
Had this happen once with an artisan soap.  Got rid of it and never looked back.

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 06-08-2019, 06:20 PM
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It went straight to the trash after I got out of shower. I put witch hazel on and got my girl friend to put coconut oil on my face and lips. Never had this had out of probably 75-100 soaps.

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 06-08-2019, 06:38 PM
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Guys... don’t panic. It’s generally not the soap base but just one of the ingredients. E.G., cardamom lights me up, but other scents in the same soap base are fine.

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 06-08-2019, 07:10 PM
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Yep - I never had a bad experience either - until I did.

It may not be the maker - it could also be something in that particular blend of soap/fragrance oils that just doesn't agree with you. 

Allergies (or reactions - which is when most people notice allergies) are a funny thing.   They can pop up at any time, at any age.  

Here's hoping things smooth out for you.

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 06-08-2019, 07:33 PM
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Sucks man.  I got a Stirling soap once, pumpkin spice, that taught me cinnamon and I don't get along.  Still gave a good review because it wasn't his fault my skin is sissy.  I haven't had any reactions since except with cinnamon soaps. Guessing an ingredient in this soap is the issue.  My experience with Mystic Waters is an amazing Face-feel.

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 06-08-2019, 07:46 PM
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There are more soap / cream options now than ever before - just hit Etsy.  You're bound to find something that doesn't work at some point. 

BTW - cinnamon is apparently a very common allergy.

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 06-09-2019, 02:18 AM
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I am surprised since Mystic Water is a top artisan soap created with care. Must be a specific ingredient(s) as mentioned earlier. I've shaved with a number of Mystic Water soaps with no reaction and I have extremely sensitive skin.

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 06-09-2019, 03:25 AM
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Cinnamon is a problem for me, too. Not to the extreme that the OP experienced, but bad burning. THB Elixir is how I discovered it.

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 06-09-2019, 04:36 AM
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(06-09-2019, 03:25 AM)Puma Wrote: Cinnamon is a problem for me, too. Not to the extreme that the OP experienced, but bad burning. THB Elixir is how I discovered it.

Same for me.  Cinnamon is actually spicy, I don't understand why soap makers add something that burns to shaving soap or cream.

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 06-09-2019, 04:58 AM
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(06-09-2019, 03:25 AM)Puma Wrote: Cinnamon is a problem for me, too. Not to the extreme that the OP experienced, but bad burning. THB Elixir is how I discovered it.
+1
Catie's Bubbles Le Piment de la Vie 
Ironically, that means the "spice" of life. Burned me up!
Mystic Water...never.

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 06-09-2019, 05:35 AM
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This might be a soap better suited for winter months? Allergies can affect people at different times of the year so it possibly could still hold value, or not. 

I'm curious if you shaved with it or just washed it off right away?

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 06-09-2019, 10:21 AM
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I do not see any ingredients that stand out in the base which are common allergens. Lily of the Valley is a fragrance oil and my bet is that is the issue. Most people who have issues with a fragrance oil are allergic to the solvents, not the fragrance themselves.

I am sure if you contact MW then they can help you specifically identify the issue. I believe they are also vendors on the nook.

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 06-09-2019, 10:44 AM
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I did a 3 pass shave and couldn’t tell till the minute I was my face off. Then you could see where the soap left red swollen skin where it had been.

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 06-09-2019, 02:57 PM
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It's likely the fragrance rather than the soap base ingredients.

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 06-09-2019, 03:26 PM
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(06-09-2019, 02:57 PM)zaclikestoshave Wrote: It's likely the fragrance rather than the soap base ingredients.
+100

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 06-09-2019, 05:45 PM
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sorry to hear you are hurting and i hope you are feeling much better.
aloe juice straight from the leaf is best (slice the leaf and rub your face with the exposed gel) but aloe heals most skin irritation even out of a bottle.
arnica lotion is very helpful as well.
feel better fast

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 06-09-2019, 09:22 PM
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(06-09-2019, 05:45 PM)RyznRio Wrote: sorry to hear you are hurting and i hope you are feeling much better.
aloe juice straight from the leaf is best (slice the leaf and rub your face with the exposed gel) but aloe heals most skin irritation even out of a bottle.
arnica lotion is very helpful as well.
feel better fast

Do you know if any artisans have been trying to use arnica derivatives in their post shave formulas?

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 06-10-2019, 01:46 AM
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(06-09-2019, 02:57 PM)zaclikestoshave Wrote: It's likely the fragrance rather than the soap base ingredients.
No doubt.

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 06-10-2019, 05:06 AM
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It's usually a pH issue. Just knowing that doesn't really help when the burn starts of course. It's a chemical and washing it off with soap and lots of water is the most direct approach. Afterward, lotions, etc., something gentle and kind to the facial skin will help healing. It happens, and it's awful.

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