Very rarely do I buy a skin product without reading the ingredients. Evidently, I did this very thing last week. I purchased an Oatmeal Milk and Honey Milk Bath product as my skin was fairly dry. It was a powdered product and the label was very nice showing the honey and the oatmeal aspects of the product.
I took my bath and enjoyed it very much. The water was silky and really helped my skin become moisturized. It was at the moment of drying off that I decided to take a closer look at the ingredients.
Non-Existent Ingredients Shocked Me
On the list of ingredients there was clearly no oatmeal and no honey. I feel like I had a powdered milk bath with an essential oil additive. I felt duped. My skin did feel good, but nonetheless I was disappointed in the false title of the product as it clearly had no properties of honey or oatmeal in this product.
It’s a lesson learned. Considering how much I read ingredient lists I was surprised I did not catch this bait and switch tactic. It is fairly common in the spa industry. You have to be diligent in looking at the ingredients and really understand what you are using on your skin.
I suspect if I called the company (it’s made here in town) I would be told that the oatmeal and the honey are the “scent”. That’s the run around I would get and to me that is highly deceptive. I am not buying it for the SMELL of those two ingredients, I am buying it because I want the super moisturizing properties of the honey and the oatmeal.
Again, my skin did feel pretty awesome. But when you feel like you’ve been fooled, it takes away from a good experience. Non-existent ingredients is a problem. Truth in labeling. I want that, and so should you.