Tutti Frutti Caramel & Cinnamon Shower Gel

9/15/2012


I got this shower gel from a well knows drugstore chain dm, from Germany. I get a lot of products from them and I noticed this shower gel because it said that is smells like caramel and cinnamon. It does smell wonderful, a very gourmet smell, extremely tasty. Honestly, the best smelling product I have ever came across. I purchased it and couldn't wait to use it. When I stepped into the shower and started showering I was enjoying the sweet smell but I felt itchy. I figured it must the the warm water, so I cooled it down. The itch didn't go away, it turned into a burning sensation and I noticed that I have some redness on my legs. When I stepped out of the shower I only could be thankful that the gel never came in contact with my face. There were these huge, size of a hand palm, red and inflamed patches all over and they hurt like hell. Horrible feeling. And I had them under my armpits, on my back, stomach, under my neck and my knees. I tried to calm it down with cold water but it didn't help. My PJ's were out of the question since it was unbearable when anything came in contact with my skin. It was a true pain in the butt. Luckily it was gone until next morning but I feel horror whenever I look at this shower gel. This is the first time something like this happened to me. I don't have any allergies, my skin is sometimes sensitive and dry but never had any actual problems. So I wanted to find out what possibly could have triggered such a reaction.

Nabavila sam ovaj gel za tusiranje u poznatom lancu dm. Inace tamo kupujem dosta stvari i primjetila sam bas njega jer mirise na karamele i cimet. Zaista mirise ukusno, gurmanski. Najljepse mirise od svih proizvoda na koje sam naisla, da budem iskrena. Kupila sam ga i jedva cekala isprobati. Tokom tusiranja sam uzivala u divnom mirisu ali osjetila sam zatezanje koze i svrab. Mislila sam da koristim previse toplu vodu pa sam okrenula na hladniju. Svrab nije nestao nego se pretvorio u osjecaj kao kada bi vam koza gorila. Vidjela sam i da su mi noge crvene. Cim sam izasla iz tusa, mogla sam samo biti zahvalna sto mi gel nije dosao u kontakt sa licem. Posvuda sam imala ogromne (velicine dlana) crvene i upaljene fleke koje su jos i bile jako bolne. Uistinu grozan osjecaj. Bile su pod pazuhom, na ledjima, stomaku, po vratu i koljenima. Pokusala sam smiriti upalu sa hladnom vodom ali nije uspjelo. Nisam ni pomisljala obuci pidzamu posto je koza bila izuzetno bolna kada bi je bilo sta dotaklo. Stvarno mi je ovaj gel napravio problem. Srecom, sutra ujutro je sve proslo ali kada god ugledam ovaj gel bude mi neprijatno. Nije mi se prije nikada nesto slicno desilo, nemam nikakve meni poznate alergije, koza mi je ponekada osjetljiva i suha ali nikad nisam imala neki pravi problem sa njom. Pocelo me zanimati sto je moglo da izazove ovakvu reakciju.


This shower gel is in fact made in Poland by Farmona, a Polish company based in Krakow. I didn't know much about them, I was only familiar with their body products featuring different fruity scents. Hence the name Tutti Frutti. This particular body gel&scrub contains caramel, cinnamon and truffles. When I got closer to inspect the ingredients I noticed that there is a lot of cinnamon there. A lot. Then I got my old book and googled my behind off and read that cinnamon has many benefits but that allergies are not uncommon. That didn't make sense since I love cinnamon and eat it whenever I can, had no problems with it until now. Also, cinnamon has a lot of great benefits. I will write about them in one of my next posts. This time I'll deal with all the downsides a person can experience when in contact with cinnamon. Did you know that people with B blood type cannot tolerate cinnamon? Well, I'm not a B type and yet I had a reaction so, who knows? I have read that chronic use of cinnamon can cause inflammation in the mouth and that oil in cinnamon can cause skin burns and redness.The oil is more likely to cause problems, however inhaling cinnamon dust, such as in people who handle cinnamon in their work leads to high risk of asthma, skin irritation. There are 2 common cinnamon sources of inflammation and reaction; cinnamon oil (as stated before) and cinnamon bark.

Ovaj gel je proizveden u Poljskoj i proizvodjac je Farmona, poljska kompanija sa sjedistem u Krakovu. Nisam mnogo znala o njima ali sam bila upoznata s tim da imaju linije proizvoda za tijelo vocnih mirisa. Prema tome se i zovu Tutti Frutti. Ovaj odredjeni gel za tusiranje sadrzi karamelu, cimet i tartufe. Pri pregledu sastojaka bilo mi je jasno da se cimet mnogo spominje. Onda sam uzela jednu knjigu koju imam dugo vremena i pocela sam da guglam po netu. Saznam tako da iako cimet ima mnoga korisna svojstva, alergije na njega nisu nepoznanica. Nije mi to bilo logicno jer volim cimet i cesto ga konzumiram, nikada nisam imala problema sa njim do sada. O blagodetima cimeta moci cete da citate u slijedecem postu. Ovaj put je rijec o negativnim stranama cimeta i sta se sve covjeku moze desiti kada dodje u kontakt sa njim. Da li ste znali da ljudi krvne grupe B ne tolerisu cimet uopste? Posto nisam te krvne grupe a imala sam znatnu reakciju na njega, to ne mora biti nuzno tacno. Citala sam da konstantna upotreba cimeta moze izazvati upalu usne supljine i da ulje od cimeta moze izazvati opekotine koze i crvenilo. Ulje je to koje je najproblematicnije ali i udisanje praha cimeta moze dovesti do astme i iritacija koze. Postoje dva izvora koja najcesce izazivaju rekacije; ulje cimeta i kora cimeta.


Cinnamon oil is an aromatic oil derived from the bark and leaves of cinnamon trees. Cinnamon oil has its medicinal properties because its alcohol and aldehyde content in high concentrations (cinnamaldehyde and eugenol), so some people may have negative reactions to them. If ingested by a person who is allergic to cinnamon oil, the symptoms of allergy are the appearance of a rash or hives; swelling of the face, neck, or throat; itching; and trouble breathing. If inhaled, it can cause respiratory tract irritation.When cinnamon oil is used on the skin, it can cause a skin reaction known as contact dermatitis. Contact dermatitits leads to skin redness, an itchy rash, swelling and hives on skin. This happens only on the place when it came in contact with the skin. Because contact dermatitis activates your immune system, these symptoms tend to be more severe and widespread if due to a true allergy. If irritation occurs, you should flush the irritated skin with soap and water to reduce the effects and prevent cinnamon oil from being absorbed into your skin. Yeah, if I had only known this before I got burned...Cinnamon bark does all the same things with one small distinction. While cinnamon bark doesn't contain the same chemical concentrations as cinnamon oil, grinding, grating or crushing cinnamon bark can create a similar reaction. As this process releases fine dust into the air,that is a potential threat of increased risk of asthma, shortness of breath, coughing, difficulty breathing and inflammation of the linings of your lungs and bronchioles.

Ulje cimeta je aromaticno ulje koje se dobije iz kore cimeta i lisca sa drveta cimeta. Ulje ima i upotrebu u medicini zato sto mu je visok sastav alkohola i aldehida (cinnamaldehyde i eugenol), i na njih ljudi imaju reakcije. U slucaju da osoba koja je alergicna na ulje cimeta ga proguta, simptomi alergije su osip, oticanje lica, vrata ili grla, svrbez i otezano disanje. Ako se udahne, iritira disne puteve. Dok se ulje cimeta koristi i za kozu, moze izazvati iritacije poznate kao kontaktni dermatitis. Taj dermatitis vodi do crvenila, osipa koji svrbi, oteklina. To se desi samo na mjestu gdje je koza bila u kontaktu sa uljem. Posto kontaktni dermatitis aktivira imuni sistem, simptomi su cesto ozbiljniji i rasireniji ako je u pitanju pravcata alergija. Ukoliko dodje do iritacija, treba oprati kozu sapunom i vodom kako bi se umanjili simptomi i da bi bilo sprijeceno dalje apsorbovanje ulja u kozu. Da sam barem to znala prije nego sam se opekla...Kora cimeta cini sve navedeno uz jednu manju razliku. Dok kora nema iste hemijske koncentracije kao i ulje, svako mljevenje i usitnjavanje kore moze izazvati slicnu reakciju. Tim usitnjavanjem se lansira sitna prasina u zrak sto stvara potencijalni rizik od astme, kratkog daha, kaslja, otezanog disanja i upale bronhiola i pluca.


I obviously experienced a severe skin irritation, since this Tutti Frutti shower gel contains; 
Cinnamomum Casia Bark Oil 
Cinnamomum Casia Bark Powder 
Cumarin - coumarin, a chemical found in cinnamon, can induce or worsen liver disease in people with coumarin sensitivity.Yikes! 
Amyl Cinnamyl Alcohol - The IFRA ( International Fragrance Association) Standard restricts the use of Amyl Cinnamyl Alcohol in fragrances because of potential sensitization. Source
Amyl Cinnamal - A well-known irritant, in so much that it is one of 8 other ingredients in a fragrance mix specifically designed to detect contact allergies to fragrances. The European Cosmetics Directive has classified this ingredient as an “allergenic” substance. Furthermore, the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) Standard restricts the use of Amyl cinnamal in fragrances because of potential sensitization Source
Hexyl Cinnamal - Hexyl Cinnamal is FDA approved and is approved by the Cosmetics Working Group for topical use. However, the DIMDI (German Institute of Medical Documentation and Information) rates it as a Class B allergen when used in high concentrations (Wikipedia). Skin care products and cosmetics use Hexyl Cinnamal in low concentrations, and it is therefore considered a safe ingredient. Source

Sastav Tutti Frutti gela za tusiranje od cimeta, karamele i tartufa; 
Ulje kore cimeta 
Puder kore cimeta 
Kumarin koji je hemikalija koja se nalzi u cimetu, moze prouzrokovati ili pogorsati bolesti jetre kod ljudi osjetljivih na kumarin 
Amyl Cinnamyl Alcohol kojem je Medjunarodna Asocijacija za Parfeme (http://www.ifraorg.org/) ogranicila upotrebu u parfemima zbog potencijalne sintetizacije 
Amyl Cinnamal koji je poznati alergen, toliko jak da je jedan od 8 sastojaka u parfemima po kojima se prepoznaje da li odredjeni parfem izaziva alergije. Svrstan je zvanicno medju alergene od strane 
The European Cosmetics Directive a International Fragrance Association (IFRA) Standard mu je ogranicio upotrebu u parfemima zbog potencijalne sintetizacije. 
Hexyl Cinnamal je odobren sastojak za topicno koristenje ali ga je German Institute of Medical Documentation and Information svrstao u B klasu alergena ako se koristi u vecim kolicinama. U proizvodima za njegu koze se koristi u malim kolicinama i zato se smatra sigurnim.

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