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Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:55 pm      Reply with quote
I requested a sample of this with my last DHC order because I was thinking of getting it. Am I glad I didn't order the full size!

I squeezed it out and it looked really nice-- white and pearlized. It felt nice as I put it on, but rather quickly I felt a burning sensation everywhere I put it. I waited a few seconds to see if it would go away but it just got worse. I never had a product do this; it HURT! I scraped some of it away from my cheek and my skin was already turning red underneath. I washed it off after having it on for maybe 45 seconds and my face still kinds stings! I put some of my Alba sea kelp toner on and that soothed my skin a bit. Then I layered on my Dove sensitive cream and my skin isn't red anymore. Imagine if I'd left it on longer.

This is the first bad DHC product I've tried. I still love the brand but this sure is a miss!

Ingredients for Moisture Pack: water, stearic acid, butylene glycol, glycerin, kaolin, polyvinyl alcohol, behenyl alcohol, sodium hyaluronate, potassium hydroxide, placental protein, methylparaben, serine, sodium dehydroacetate, propylparaben, allantoin, stearyl glycyrrhetinate, urea

(I'm not sure what caused the problem but there are a few weird things in here)
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Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:40 pm      Reply with quote
If your skin is anything like mine, it's the polyvinyl alcohol. That stuff makes my skin turn as red as though I had a sunburn! Then, it begins to itch! It' a major irritant for my skin, which, under normal circumstances, isn't at all sensitive.

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Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:45 pm      Reply with quote
I was thinking it might be the polyvinyl alcohol; I can't recall ever using a product containing it. I don't have overly sensitive skin either so I thought it bizarre it burned so much, especially something that's supposed to be moisturizing.

Do you know its purpose? It seems rather high up on the ingredients list yet (and I'm just going on what I'm deriving from the term 'polyvinyl alcohol') it doesn't seem like it'd beneficial.
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Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:03 pm      Reply with quote
I don't know much about it at all other than what I've been told by an esthetician, which is that it's a water soluble synthetic polymer that's an emulsifier and oxygen barrier. So, I just went to the wikipedia and here are some common uses for it:

"Uses
Some uses of polyvinyl alcohol include:

Adhesive and thickener material in latex paints, paper coatings, hairsprays, shampoos and glues.
Carbon dioxide barrier in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles.
Carotid phantoms for use as synthetic vessels in doppler flow testing.
Children's play putty or slime when combined with Borax.
Feminine hygiene and adult incontinence products as a biodegradable plastic backing sheet.
As a mold release because materials such as epoxy do not stick to it.
As a water-soluble film useful for packaging.
As fiber reinforcement in concrete
As a surfactant for the formation of polymer encapsulated nanobeads

Fishing
PVA is widely used in freshwater sport fishing. Small bags made from PVA are filled with dry- or oil-based bait and attached to the hook, or the baited hook is placed inside the bag and cast into the water. When the bag lands on the lake or river bottom it breaks down, leaving the hook bait surrounded by ground bait, pellets etc. This method helps attract fish to the hook bait, though it does result in dissolved plastic in the water.

Anglers also use string made of PVA for the purpose of making temporary attachments; for example holding in a coil a length of line that might otherwise tangle while the cast is made."

If you want to read more of the techie stuff, here's the link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyvinyl_alcohol

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Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:30 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks for the review. Will stay away from.

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Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:55 pm      Reply with quote
does DHC make-up remover contain this?
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Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:07 pm      Reply with quote
What is DHC?

Thanks for the warning! Wow, how dare they call their product "moisture pack"? Should rename to "burn like hell pack"!
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Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:31 pm      Reply with quote
bkkgirl wrote:
What is DHC?

Thanks for the warning! Wow, how dare they call their product "moisture pack"? Should rename to "burn like hell pack"!


http://www.dhccare.com/DHC/

DHC is a japanese brand. I personally like some of their products.
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Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:20 am      Reply with quote
thanks for the tip. i've tried their olive soap and cleansing oil, found them both pretty decent.

fancl's moisture pack is fantastic

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