You may (or may not) have noticed some updating going on in the “current affairs” sticky post. This is because I was foolish.I played around with stuff. Face stuff. Insofar as there was thinking involved, here’s how it went:
- I have some Weleda Cold Cream to use up. Hey, I’ll use it on my face. It’s got some essential oil(s) in it, but mainly rose, and that’s fine on my face.
- Hmmm: bit too thick and rich for this time of year. Render it lighter by mixing in the the multi-purpose oil blend.
- Hmmm, that’s not really working either. Feels funny, and there’s some redness and inflammation starting up.
- Clean face. Apply plain oil as moisturiser, sunscreen, finishing powder.
- Shrug shoulders. Go out. Do two sensible things:
- replenish toast-bread and houmous supplies
- stop by London Drugs on the way between food-shop and bus-stop. See with delight that they’ve got new A-Derma stock in–new packaging, different place. Moved from being near the department-store stuff–Clarins, Shiseido, etc.–where it was with the upper-end dermy stuff–Avène, LRP, Neostrata, Vichy–to a new home, with more regular more functional dermy stuff–Cetaphil, Cerave, Eucerin, Aveeno, etc. Smart move, that LD moving-stuff-around person. Delight grows–a squeal is suppressed–as not one, not two, but all three forms of Exoméga are spotted: the lotion, the cream (an old one that’s been lurking there for some time, with a best-before-date of next month), and the balm (date: 10/2013). I compare ingredients, consult MUA to reconstruct memory re. which one I preferred, and buy the balm.
- Head home. Unpack shopping. Putting the A-Derma into emergency supplies area, another of these bright ideas occurs. Hey, I have some old Weleda baby lotion in this same cupboard, last spotted in the box of old skin stuff. (It’s a subsection of the box of shoe-cleaning equipment–I have been known to repurpose the former as the latter; not vice-vera, even when really drunk. I’m not quite that silly. But I digress.)
- Rummaging ensues.
- Bottle located.
- Next thought process: I always thought the baby stuff smelled lovely, it can’t be too fragrant, I’m sure it was fine before, the operative ingredients are very like Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. It’ll be cool.
- No. That was not cool. It was warming, in all the wrong ways. Irritation of skin. Sneezing of nose. Conclusions: failed experiment. And while those two aforementioned Weleda things have been known to work in the past, they do not work right now.
- Best deliberate considered idea of the day: aha, I knew there was a reason I got that A-Derma stuff.
So. Back to A-Derma. No more messing around. I’m lucky, this could all have ended up with the emergency measures.
See 5.2 above and consider next, gentle reader, how far that might constitute a reason, or the workings of a reasoning and reasonable mind. I maintain the main brain-activity was (a) contemplating product placement, displacement, and its implications and rationale; (b) researching which version of Exoméga I’d liked best before; (c) repressing squee-ing urges. Any positives were at best tangential, incidental, a bonus. See further, for an interesting twist in the opposite direction: the doctrine of double effect.