UPDATE 1:25 p.m. EST Jan. 9: Yes To has issued a recall for its Grapefruit Vitamin C Glow-Boosting Unicorn Paper Mask after receiving reports from consumers that the mask caused skin irritation. The company said it is pulling the product from store shelves while it conducts an investigation.
January 4, 2020
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An Iowa mother says a popular face mask burned her stepdaughter’s face and she wants the product recalled.
The mask in question, the "Vitamin C Glow-boosting Unicorn Paper Mask," is made by Yes To, WHO reported. It is sold at stores like Target and Ulta.
Chelsea Anders told WHO that her stepdaughter wore the face mask for about two minutes before complaining about it burning her skin. When the mask was removed, Anders said the skin was "welted with red, swollen, itchy raised abrasions."
At first Anders thought it might be an allergic reaction, but after doing more research and reading other consumer complaints about the product, she believes the product triggered a chemical burn reaction.
While the product suggests it is for use by those 18 and older, Anders said the marketing is enticing to those far younger, WHO reported.
Iowa Dermatology Clinic nurse practitioner Christina Warren told WHO that the face mask contains lactic acid and vitamin C, the latter a powerful antioxidant not appropriate for children's skin.
Anders said she contacted Yes To but has not received a response. She wants the product recalled.
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