so since my post from yesterday regarding my terrible skin reaction to Philosophy's Hope In A Jar, i've been doing some research on it and have found what i think is the culprit! thanks to some help from a very knowledgeable makeup diva named Linda (hi Linda! thanks for your help!!!), i found out that one of the ingredients in HIAJ that many people find very irritating is Lavender Oil. check out this info from Medline Plus:
Side Effects and Warnings
now, WHY in the HELL would you put something like this in a skincare product?! there are obviously going to be a lot of people out there who are allergic to Lavender who are going to have terrible reactions to HIAJ! so why would Philosophy add this potentially irritating oil? for the smell of the product? when are cosmetic companies going to get it through their heads that we would rather have a scentless product that doesn't cause a horrible facial eruptions than one that smells pretty?! and, just for the record, people all over LOATHE the smell of HIAJ! as a matter of fact, many people on Make Up Alley cited the smell of this product as the reason they had to discontinue use, because it smelled so GROSS. so adding that horrifyingly irritant-inducing Lavender Oil not only made the product unusable, it also made it stink. end of rant.