Quick Question: Have You Ever Put A Beauty Product On The Wrong Body Part?

I don't mean in an on-purpose off-label way; in an I'm-not-paying-attention way.
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June 19, 2013
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anti-aging, Quick Question, skin, fail, Nexxus

A few years ago, a former coworker told me about how, while she was on a cruise, she didn't realize until the last day that she'd been inadvertently using sunscreen as hair-smoothing lotion. At the time, I thought this coworker was really stupid; but to be fair, I already thought she was stupid, so this story didn't come as a huge shock.

I've since realized, however, that even the gifted among us can accidentally use a product completely incorrectly.

I was just browsing the beauty shelves here at the office, and I noticed this product mixed in with the face serums:

It's Nexxus Youth Renewal Rejuvenating Elixir, and I have to admit, even though I'm well aware that Nexxus is exclusively a hair brand, I was almost fooled into thinking it was for skin, what, with its name and dropper-style bottle and under-one-ounce size. And in defense of the intern who put it on the wrong shelf, it says "Combat 8 Aging Signs" in larger type than "Salon Hair Care." Who even thought there were eight signs of hair aging?

While accidentally putting sunscreen in your hair for a few days probably won't do it any real harm, putting Youth Renewal Rejuvenating Elixir on your face is something you'll want to avoid. It has a few skin-friendly ingredients, like argan oil and vitamin E, but most of the components, like polyquaternium and cetrimonium chloride, are best left to hair--and to tongue-twister competitions.

I realize I'm asking you to admit that you did something kinda dumb, but we're all in this together, you guys! Quick Question: Have you ever put a beauty product on the wrong body part?