Thursday, July 7, 2011

BEWARE OF THIS PRODUCT: Garnier Summer Body

I love Garnier products - in fact they are the only ones that I will put on my face. Although I do suffer from Eczema and have been only using E45 lotion for the past 6 months, I thought I would pick up a bottle of Garnier Summer body lotion- a tan moisturiser. 
I have used this twice in total, the first time I used it I noticed little red bumps all over my skin, especially on my tummy, however I put this down to a bad reaction to the metal of a new belly bar I had put in recently and thought nothing of it.

I know it's not all that clear but this is my stomach and the little red bumps all over it, the same bumps are on my legs and back.

This morning, I woke up to insane itching all over the areas I had applied the tan, like this...
Worse again, the inside of my arms and back of my knees look like this...


Sorry for having to post this disgusting picture, but you all really need to know about this. Especially as I tweeted about this about an hour ago and I got so many replies saying this had happened to other people too!

I am thinking that this may be a bad batch, so if any of you have had a similar reaction, check your bottle as it may all be from the same batch (batch no printed above the barcode?)

So yeah, I would not recommend buying this product and I will be contacting Garnier about this, especially since this is not an isolated case!.
I have taken an antihistemine and I am off to the pharmacy now to get something for this, if you can't tell from the pics, my skin is in absolute agony. The big white heat lump things are becoming more prominent now as I am typing this, and my skin is burning hot!

H xxxx

41 comments:

  1. oooh that is just like my rash!! My batch number is 36H405. It really is sooooo painful!! xx

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  2. i have used this (but mine is in the old bottle so maybe a different formulation?) and i havent noticed this? might just be that they changed the formulation since i bought mine though, hope things are okay! and that garnier do something about this! xx

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  3. Oh, that looks really bad & painful.
    It's so weird because like you said Garnier are very good products.
    I hope that Garnier is going to do something about this, because this is def NOT GOOD!
    I hope you feel better soon!
    Hugs!

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  4. You poor thing! It looks really uncomfortable :(. I've used Garnier Summer Body quite a lot, a bottle and a half lot. I've thankfully never had any problems so perhaps it is a bad batch or it's just not suitable for your skin type, I don't know. I just wanted to put in my input that I've used it and been fine. Hope your skin clears up xx

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  5. OMG, that looks painful and uncomfortable, poor Hannah :(
    I have and use this all the time but like Laura, it's the older bottle so maybe they have changed it, which sucks. Oh dear :( hope you feel better darling x

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  6. Oh dear it looks like you've been bitten by an army of mosquitos! I would definitely contact Garnier about this. Hope you feel better soon!!

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  7. Awww, you poor thing :-( By the way, that looks a bit like hives- you might be allergic to one of the ingredients.

    Nat x

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  8. oh god that looks awful! hope it clears up soon :/ xx

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  9. Thats awful! Your poor skin! I would definitely contact Garnier and ask for some kind of apology! xx

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  10. Ouch that looks super sore! I suffer from eczema too so I always do a test patch when I use a new product =) I use Palmer's Natural Bronze body butter which isn't too bad though it is really streaky ( though that's probably due to it being the first tan type product I've ever used). Hope your skin gets better soon a sorry for my little ramble...I do this alot ;) xxx

    http://thepinklife-caitlin.blogspot.com/

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  11. Awww babe, I hope this clears up and garnier take notice and apologise! xxx

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  12. oohh.i agree with them! it looks painful,

    i love Garnier, but this disappoints me :s but, ye, maybe you're just allergic to one of its ingredients.

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  13. Owch hope your okay! Mine wasnt like this before and i've brought it tons before, I bet it must be a batch! defo phone or email them!!x

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  14. I used this about a year ago and had the same reaction :S I thought it was just because I suffer with Eczema too :/ gosh. Hope your okay! xxx

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  15. omg that looks awful for you, I used this a couple of years ago & had no problems so maybe it is that batch, I hope it feels better soon x

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  16. Omg, this is awful, so sorry to hear that this happend to you :(
    I use this product but haven't experienced this :/

    Feel better hun
    Love Christine ♥

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  17. I've used this for YEARS and never had any problems but the last couple of bottles I've had have bought me out in little red spots all over my chest. They only last a day and deffo aren't as bad as what you experienced (hope you're OK now btw) but I'm very upset that I may have to stop using this. I wonder if they've put some new ingredient in it?

    xxx

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  18. Awwwh wow thats harsh!! :(:( poor you! It's really a downer and disappointing on a whole brand when something like this happens

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  19. THE EXACT SAME THING HAPPENED TO ME!

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  20. Oh wow! That looks painful. Thanks for sharing!
    xx
    I LIKE IT FAST

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  21. I can rarely use products from Garnier they break me out so bad!

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  22. Im waiting to see a dermatologist after 3 months of a rash that started the morning after I used this product. Im worried now as it wont go away.

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  23. hai everyone....my sister also using garnier product called garnier pure active face wash.....and its really bad....

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  24. i am having the exact same problem with the product. absolutely disappointed. it has been 2 weeks since i stopped using but my legs still have rashes :(

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  25. i am having the exact same problem with the product. absolutely disappointed. it has been 2 weeks since i stopped using but my legs still have rashes :(

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  26. I am so glad I am not the only one to have had this problem! I have the rash all over me legs and the inside of my elbows, it's driving me INSANE!! :( my batch number is 36K403 I bought this thinking it would make my skin have a natural glow.. not to look like I have hives!!!!!
    xxx

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  27. I am so glad I am not the only one to have had this problem! I have the rash all over me legs and the inside of my elbows, it's driving me INSANE!! :( my batch number is 36K403 I bought this thinking it would make my skin have a natural glow.. not to look like I have hives!!!!!
    xxx

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  28. I also used this & had a really bad reaction it actually burnt the skin around the front & back of neck was so bad had to go to the Dr's & now on strong steroid cream it's awful stuff now gone in the bin.

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  29. I also used this & had a really bad reaction it actually burnt the skin around the front & back of neck was so bad had to go to the Dr's & now on strong steroid cream it's awful stuff now gone in the bin.

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  30. I have the same has anyone got any ideas on how to help it ? And relieve the itch

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  31. I have diprobase and cetraben but not sure if they would help xxx

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  32. It's happened to me too, in the 3rd use, the worst is inside elbow. It's strange most have it here and the neck , must be because the skin is thinner ? I'm not and have never been allergic to any product . What's in this stuff ..acid?

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  33. New bottle from 2015, same reaction :( It looks grim and it's so itchy!

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  34. same thing has happened to me. applied it to my neck and chest as I bought quite a low cut dress for a wedding party and was very white. Now i'm red and bumpy and itchy instead! have used other holiday skin products in past without any problem and other garnier products without problem. Think there is definitely something wrong with this product! :-(

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  35. The same happened to me, i have a review on my blog! And it's so weird because at the start it was completely fine! my batch number is 36M300 though!

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  36. The same happened to me, i have a review on my blog! And it's so weird because at the start it was completely fine! my batch number is 36M300 though!

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  37. Wish I'd seen this before I put it on last night - including on my face - oops. I've had no reaction on my body but my face is full of a red bumpy rash and very warm and clearly they haven't changed whatever it was that caused yours!

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  38. Same thing here, my legs are full of small bumps, doesn't feel like normal skin anymore. Thank you GARNIER for this awful product.

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  39. Same thing here, my legs are full of small bumps, doesn't feel like normal skin anymore. Thank you GARNIER for this awful product.

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  40. I used this last Wednesdayear morning and again at night
    I've spent all weekend and up to today (thursday) in agony all over my chest and behind knees.. like small blisters. it was burning into my skin.
    I've never had a reaction to anything before... beware of this product :(

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  41. This has just happend to me, can't believe that this has been happening to people since 2011. My eyelids are swolen!!!

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