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Originally Posted by meaganola View Post

 

 CAUGHT CANCER FROM A BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT SHE RECEIVED IN HER SUCCESSFUL BATTLE AGAINST ANOTHER CANCER. Seriously, who has ever heard of that happening before?)

Did she have whole body irradiation before the transplant (it suppresses the whole body's immune system to help prevent a transplant rejection) or radiation therapy along with the transplant?  We've discussed it in radiation science and protection classes--it isn't unheard of.  Late effects of cancer treatment, especially in the young, can often include...cancer.  There are some pretty sweet new technologies, but yea, treatment is no joke.

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Did she have whole body irradiation before the transplant (it suppresses the whole body's immune system to help prevent a transplant rejection) or radiation therapy along with the transplant?  We've discussed it in radiation science and protection classes--it isn't unheard of.  Late effects of cancer treatment, especially in the young, can often include...cancer.  There are some pretty sweet new technologies, but yea, treatment is no joke.
She had the kills-all-your-own-bone-marrow treatment. This new cancer is... Genetic? I can't remember the word my aunt used. It's a bone marrow thing, at any rate, which is how they know it came from the donor marrow. The donor was her brother, which adds a whole separate layer of fun to the proceedings, but it's looking like there are two versions of the cancer, fast-acting and could-take-decades-if-not-longer, and she has the one that could take decades to really do anything.

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So I realize this is a bit late (since it's August already!) but I finally got around to using the Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream. I thought it would be too heavy but it felt really light on my skin and not greasy at all. So I was happy last night! But when I woke up this morning, my face was swollen and puffy, especially my cheeks. Did this happen to anyone else? My face isn't itchy or anything, just swollen! Eek!

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So I realize this is a bit late (since it's August already!) but I finally got around to using the Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream. I thought it would be too heavy but it felt really light on my skin and not greasy at all. So I was happy last night! But when I woke up this morning, my face was swollen and puffy, especially my cheeks. Did this happen to anyone else? My face isn't itchy or anything, just swollen! Eek!
I got this and just barely got around to using it this past week, i loved how quickly it absorbed. The next day my face was just soft, not swollen. Sorry you had bad results!

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So I realize this is a bit late (since it's August already!) but I finally got around to using the Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream. I thought it would be too heavy but it felt really light on my skin and not greasy at all. So I was happy last night! But when I woke up this morning, my face was swollen and puffy, especially my cheeks. Did this happen to anyone else? My face isn't itchy or anything, just swollen! Eek!
Mine did almost the same thing except my reaction happened mere seconds after applying it. Boo!

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Originally Posted by thinkpink7l7 View Post

 

So I realize this is a bit late (since it's August already!) but I finally got around to using the Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream. I thought it would be too heavy but it felt really light on my skin and not greasy at all. So I was happy last night! But when I woke up this morning, my face was swollen and puffy, especially my cheeks. Did this happen to anyone else? My face isn't itchy or anything, just swollen! Eek!

 

Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear that! I did not see any noticeable reactions when I used it....I can't remember, does it have the listed ingredients on the tube? I know it didn't have the size, but I can't remember about the ingredients. If not, definitely look it up online as you may want to find out what you might be allergic to! hug.gif

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Originally Posted by thinkpink7l7 View Post

 

So I realize this is a bit late (since it's August already!) but I finally got around to using the Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream. I thought it would be too heavy but it felt really light on my skin and not greasy at all. So I was happy last night! But when I woke up this morning, my face was swollen and puffy, especially my cheeks. Did this happen to anyone else? My face isn't itchy or anything, just swollen! Eek!

 

Aw, I'm sorry that happened! Sounds like an allergic reaction of some kind even without the itching, maybe just a mild one? My skin actually seems to love the ceramidin cream but I don't want to spend the money on it when I have a ton of creams, currently...

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Originally Posted by rachelxoxo View Post

 

 

Mine did almost the same thing except my reaction happened mere seconds after applying it. Boo!

Did you just wash it off and everything was okay? My face seems less puffy now, a few hours later! Are you allergic to any cosmetic ingredients? I've never had a reaction like this before!

 

Originally Posted by CheshireCookie View Post

 

 

Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear that! I did not see any noticeable reactions when I used it....I can't remember, does it have the listed ingredients on the tube? I know it didn't have the size, but I can't remember about the ingredients. If not, definitely look it up online as you may want to find out what you might be allergic to! hug.gif

 

Originally Posted by yousoldtheworld View Post

 

 

Aw, I'm sorry that happened! Sounds like an allergic reaction of some kind even without the itching, maybe just a mild one? My skin actually seems to love the ceramidin cream but I don't want to spend the money on it when I have a ton of creams, currently...

Thanks for chiming in! At first, I didn't think it was an allergic reaction because I've never had it happen before.  I was like, maybe ceramides are supposed to make you retain moisture like this??  How silly of me! icon_lol.gif  Thanks for setting me straight.  I'm definitely going to try to look online and see if there are any known allergens in it.   

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Originally Posted by thinkpink7l7 View Post

 

So I realize this is a bit late (since it's August already!) but I finally got around to using the Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream. I thought it would be too heavy but it felt really light on my skin and not greasy at all. So I was happy last night! But when I woke up this morning, my face was swollen and puffy, especially my cheeks. Did this happen to anyone else? My face isn't itchy or anything, just swollen! Eek!

Sorry to hear you had such a bad reaction. I am getting that in my July box which is still not here hope I am not allergic.

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Yes! I got mine a couple days ago also (thanks enablers) ! the jars are HUGE. I bought two jars - one for me and one to give to my sister for her b-day. We used the sample packets I got through BB (and trades) on our "spa night" and really liked them. She kept raving about it so I figured I get her one...even though her b-day is not until September....it was too good of a price to pass up. I also bought a liter of the Amika shampoo and a couple other odd & ends so I'd get free shipping.
This is the first I am learning of this sale and their website says the Amika masque is "not available at this time." Do you think it will come back in stock?

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Did you just wash it off and everything was okay? My face seems less puffy now, a few hours later! Are you allergic to any cosmetic ingredients? I've never had a reaction like this before! Thanks for chiming in! At first, I didn't think it was an allergic reaction because I've never had it happen before.  I was like, maybe ceramides are supposed to make you retain moisture like this??  How silly of me! :icon_lol:   Thanks for setting me straight.  I'm definitely going to try to look online and see if there are any known allergens in it.   
My skin is just odd sometimes, I knew it was an allergic reaction because sometimes products just don't like me. I slathered myself in cortisone cream after washing my face and by morning I was good. :)

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Originally Posted by Moonittude View Post

 

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Yes! I got mine a couple days ago also (thanks enablers) ! the jars are HUGE. I bought two jars - one for me and one to give to my sister for her b-day. We used the sample packets I got through BB (and trades) on our "spa night" and really liked them. She kept raving about it so I figured I get her one...even though her b-day is not until September....it was too good of a price to pass up. I also bought a liter of the Amika shampoo and a couple other odd & ends so I'd get free shipping.

This is the first I am learning of this sale and their website says the Amika masque is "not available at this time." Do you think it will come back in stock?

I just checked and it says, "the product you are trying to view no longer exists."  sadno.gif  I'm regretting only purchasing 2 jars from Beauty Brands.  I hope they haven't discontinued it.  It's such a fabulous product.

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I just checked and it says, "the product you are trying to view no longer exists."  sadno.gif   I'm regretting only purchasing 2 jars from Beauty Brands.  I hope they haven't discontinued it.  It's such a fabulous product.
It was only stocked on sale while supplies last. The sale is only until the 10th, so I'm sure beauty brands will have it back in stock when it's over. That mask is amazing! I was thrilled to score two jars before the sale is over. I would stalk until the sale is over to see if they put it back in stock at the sale price.

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Amika hair mask is back in stock on beautybrands.com, in case you wanted to get it before the sale ends tomorrow. $12.98

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Originally Posted by HHummel View Post

 

Amika hair mask is back in stock on beautybrands.com, in case you wanted to get it before the sale ends tomorrow. $12.98

Not anymore.

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It must not have been in stock for ver long, because I was pretty vigilant. Thanks for the heads up, though. How often does Beauty Brands have that sale?

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