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Curious- why does last boost contain lye? And people put this on their eyes!

("Sodium hydroxide"- NaOH).... Although caustic soda is not a systemic toxin, it is however extremely corrosive and can cause severe burns to body tissues! (The eyes are particularly at risk, as caustic soda is able to hydrolyze protein, which is often the cause of severe eye damage) As its name implies, caustic soda is caustic and one of many alkaline compounds that are referred to as lye- or pure sodium hydroxide, at room temperature is an odorless, white solid. It should be used with caution, as it is an alkaline corrosive that can be hazardous!

(Caustic soda/sodium hydroxide, is used in the manufacture of plastic wrap, soap and paper and is the major ingredient in most oven cleaners and liquid drain cleaners.) In chemical manufacturing, it is used in metal processing, oil refining and water treatment.. When it reacts with moisture in the air, it dissolves, generating heat. This heat may cause nearby flammable materials to ignite, resulting in a fire. It should be safely stored in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place, away from oxidizing or organic materials.

It should not be allowed to come into contact with metal powders or acids. *Please post an answer to your consumers (and sales people /consultants) AS THEY ARE NOT BEING MADE AWARE OF THIS FACT. *I am aware of others who have inquired and have yet to receive an answer without being banned.

The public deserves to know! .

Product or Service Mentioned: Rodan And Fields Lash Boost Serum.

Reason of review: Bad quality.

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The picture shown is for the redefine face creams not lashboost . Girl bye


Side effects like red swollen upper eyelids are not worth the money you pay after the fact you can't send it back. I would Never Recommend use of This Product by R+F for long term use.

If you want to support your Friends Business sure waste your Money.

Buyer Beware. Pyramid Schemes of selling products should be Illegal.


Maybe you don't realize this, but mixing lye with fat is how you make bar soap.

Lye water is used to make bread products such as bagels, pretzels, and Chinese Moon Cakes.

Just because this product contains lye, doesn't make it inherently dangerous. It's just chemistry.

to Caryn #1363193

Maybe you don't realize this but there's also sodium hydroxide is this which can ignite if gets to certain temp. Hence the reason people are complaining of eyes burning when using this ***!

You must be another dumb consultant trying to make your numbers by pushing this garbage. let me guess, you're one of the 99.9% not making anything!


I used the lash booster twice. My whole eye area is red and stimgs. Never again.


This is downright scary!! Interestingly enough, you can no longer purchase this crappy product on rodan fields website....hmmm...they say it's because they are 'sold out' due to high demand but I'm speculating it's due to major complaints of eye problems, infections, etc.

this company needs to be inestigated and shut down! Crappy products, loaded with chemicals across all lines of product, over priced and dumb consultants that think they are skin care experts!!

to Anonymous #1413363

I see there is some confusion about “chemicals” used in R&F products. Sodium hydroxide (NaOH) is a base commonly used to adjust the pH of a formulation closer to neutral.

This is the base most commonly used in all industries simply to adjust the final pH of a formula that is more acidic (low pH) than desired. Once the NaOH has been added, it essentially cancels out excess acid and by doing so, becomes water. Try to remember that even water (H2O) is a “chemical” that can harm people. It matters how the chemical is used...not just that it is present.

I don’t work for R&F and am not a consultant.

I have a friend who is a consultant and I was curious about the multi-level marketing setup used. In researching that, I came across these postings. I am a chemist with a PhD in pharmaceutical formulation and just want to assure you that the presence of NaOH (a “chemical”) in a skin care product is a good thing when used to maintain a pH safe for the skin.

Please try not to paint with such a broad brush.

R&F consultants may not be fully aware of the chemistry behind the products they represent, but neither are you.

I understand posting your feelings due to frustration if you have had a bad reaction to a product. Your personal experience is not direct evidence that a product is bad. Breakouts and irritation occur in a percent of the population for any topical product.

No one knows exactly why, but it’s generally considered to be differences in sensitivity to ingredients...sometimes allergies come into play.

There are Regulatory requirements (FDA) for how ingredients must be named on pharmaceutical and cosmetic labeling. The names must be the universal scientific ones in traditional “chemical” format.

Some companies will add in a softer description in parentheses in attempt to show the consumer how “natural” the ingredient really is. For example: Dihydrogen monoxide (water).

to Jennifer #1603361



Wow! Thanks for sharing.

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