A 26-year-old girl from Dorset, England named Abi Shenton ended with a bright pink skin for three days, after allegedly bathing with cosmetics retailer Lush's luxury bath oil, which she had mistaken as a soap, reported Daily Mail on Thursday.
The Lush product, known as Razzle Dazzle, is available in bright pink balls, made to be diluted in water before use to soften the skin, but Shenton apparently slathered the bath oil directly onto her skin like a soap.
"The product used was called "Razzle Dazzle" and it is not a bath bomb!" Shenton posted on the website Pretty 52. "The correct procedure is that you are supposed to dilute it into water. But I thought it was a soap and rubbed it all over my body and face, [which] explains why my hair is dry. Three days and several baths later I am no longer pink!"
"I misused this product," she added. "I love Lush and will still continue to shop there. It's just a shame that I wasn't told how to correctly use the product when purchasing!"
Apparently, Shenton was not the only person whose skin was turned into a different color by the Lush product.
Metro reported on Friday that several others have also posted photos of themselves on social media sporting a different skin color.
"@lushcosmetics is this right lol?" tweeted one girl who ended up with a pink face and hand.
"A lush bath bomb stained my skin pink and purple..." tweeted another who posted a photo of her legs and hand.
"I do not understand the big deal about Lush's bath bombs. It dyed my skin yellow and now I'm worrying about a UTI," another person tweeted.
After all the candy-colored skin fiasco, Lush finally released a statement in an interview with Metro.
"Our products are trying to achieve a lovely color in the bathwater without coloring the person soaking in that bathwater," noted Lush. "It is a calculation that has to take into account different hair and skin types, different types of bath equipment and the different ways that people might choose to use any product."
"We are as red in the face as Abi at the idea that one of our bath melts has been mistaken for a soap," Lush added. "We love having colorful products, colorful staff and colorful baths - but we do try to draw the line at colorful customers."