View Full Version : TOBS Lavender, weird stinging heat.
02-02-2009, 05:54 PM
I used my TOBS Lavender cream today for the first time and when I put it on my face, I felt a weird heat and stinging on my skin, it wasn't very pleasant. Is this normal with this cream? Could it be my skin reacting to the scent or the cream? If so, do you think its the scent or the cream doing this?
Also, does TOBS offer a guarantee of some kind so I can swap it out?
You're allergic to something in the cream. Hard to know if it's the fragrance component or one of the ingredients. More likely that it would be the fragrance. I'd avoid any products that contain lavender or lavender scent in the future.
I'm not aware of any guarantee TOBS offers, but you could write them. Alternately you could wait until you are allowed to sell on the B/S/T forum, then post it for sell or trade.
Most likely it the essential oil used to produce the scent. Some people react just as you did to essential oils.
02-03-2009, 03:55 AM
I get the same effect from QED Wild Rose.
02-03-2009, 11:02 AM
TOBS Almond doesn't like me.
02-03-2009, 05:14 PM
do you guys think it's just the scent that hates me? i have offers for trades on different brands, and also two different scents of tobs.
It would be unlikely, though not impossible, that something besides the scent was the problem. Even if the scent is the problem, it doesn't rule out the possibility of allergy to other TOBS scents, or allergy to other scented creams or non-scent ingredients in certain creams.
For example, I got a skin reaction from Trumper Sandalwood, probably due to the scent. I also got a reaction from Art of Shaving Unscented cream. So it's not just scents that can cause reactions.
If you end up with something that doesn't work for you, you could always do another trade. I suppose the only way to know what TOBS work and don't work for you would be to get the sample pack of all the scents from Shaving Essentials.
02-03-2009, 05:45 PM
I do not use TOBS so this may not help. Castle Forbes limes oil burned me like crazy at first.
Well a year later I learned how to whip up a good lather, and my technique has improved. I think my issue was using to much cream that was too dry and since I was a noob not knowing better I let it sit on my face way too long causing a burning feeling.
I think you should set the TOBS aside for a while and get the basics down before moving to a higly scented product. Come back to it in a month or two.
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