I was just about to buy this product as it seems to get great reviews from users, but I looked up one of the ingredients (Sodium Hydroxide) on the Health Protection Agency website and this is what it said...
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Given what is said by the Health Protection Agency, could someone explain to me why there is Sodium Hydroxide in a face cream? If this (below) it what it does to the skin in larger quantities, why on earth would you chose to even put a small amount in to a face cream????
"What are the potential health effects of sodium hydroxide?
Main Routes of Exposure: Skin contact. Eye contact.
Key Points as set out by the health Protection Agency
Toxic by all routes of exposure
Chemical classification: corrosive
Inhalation causes irritation to the eyes and nose, sore throat, cough, chest tightness,
headache and confusion.
Ingestion will burn the mouth, throat and stomach
Skin contact can result in severe burns
Eye contact causes pain, twitching of the eyelid, watering eyes, inflammation,
sensitivity to light and severe burns.