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RetAsphere 2-in-1 Retinol Night Cream

Product Review (submitted on February 13, 2014):

Severe allergic reaction

First I should say that I have tried 5 other Kate Somerville products and was very impressed with the quality. However, this product gave me a relatively severe allergic reaction. I applied the entire contents of one sample to my face and under eyes, which didn't seem like a lot, and there were no recommendations on dime size amounts or avoiding eye area. At night it felt fine. I awoke the next day to a rash that only became worse, even after I washed it off. My eyes are half swollen shut, perhaps from the product redistributing by sleeping on my pillow, however I did apply the cream two hours before I went to bed. It's been about 18 hours and I've now applied cortisone cream and must wait it out. I'm guessing it will be days and maybe longer until my skin is back to normal. I have only had an allergic reaction to one other (Philosophy) product about ten years ago, and used to use prescription retin a as a teenager without incident. I cannot imagine this reaction is entirely unique, so a word of caution. I will continue to use other products from this line and chalk it up to a bad experience, but I hope this comment stays posted because another person could surely react similarly.

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