French YouTuber burns fans in face cream gaffe

A French YouTube star has been left red-faced after her home-made cinnamon face cream recipe ended up burning the skin of her fans.

French YouTuber burns fans in face cream gaffe
Photo: YouTube/Screenshot
EnjoyPhoenix is a popular member of France's thriving YouTube community, but she apparently had no idea what kind of trouble she was laying out for her 2 million subscribers. 
In one of her most recent videos, she recommended a natural face mask made up of “everyday ingredients you can find in the cupboard”.
One ingredient was cinnamon, which can be harmful when it comes into contact with some people's skin. 
Unaware of this, the 20-year-old YouTube sensation recommended the mixture as a method for making one's skin look more supple. 
However, soon after she uploaded the video (above), her loyal fans started to complain.
“The cinnamon burns and I'm suffering the consequences,” wrote one, according to newspaper L'Express 
“Sure, I have soft skin, but my cheeks are on fire and they're as dry as straw.”
French newspaper 20 Minutes confirmed with a dermatologist that cinnamon wasn't just dangerous for soft skin, but could prompt allergic reactions from some.
The YouTuber took to her Facebook page on Wednesday afternoon in a defensive rant at her critics where she said she had used the cream for years, and that the recipe was “as old as the world”.
She also took the chance to remind the world that she is only 20 years old, and that even though she knew it was her choice to be in the public eye, she was sick of being criticized. 

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‘He bit me!’: New video emerges of violent arrest

New footage has emerged of the minutes that led up to the moment a police officer struck a woman around the head with his baton and sprayed tear gas in her face. The video appears to place doubt on the officer’s claims that he was bitten by the woman. (VIDEO)

'He bit me!': New video emerges of violent arrest
The moment in the video where a police officer appears to spray tear gas directly into the face of a woman, during an arrest in central France. Photo: NasserTkt/Youtube

Amateur video footage showing a French police officer striking a woman with his baton caused outrage on the web this week and led to the launch of an official investigation.

The eight-minute video which has been watched more than 600,000 times on Youtube, was posted online showing a police officer beating a black woman with a baton, and spraying tear gas directly into her face during an arrest.

The footage, titled (Shame on French police) sparked outrage with some accusing the police of racism and others calling for the immediate suspension of the officers.

Police unions however supported the officer saying he had reacted after being pinned down and bitten three times by the woman.

A new video emerged on Wednesday after being posted online by French news site Mediapart, which shows the minutes preceding the baton strike.

The footage shows the driver, who police said was drunk and had refused to take an breathalyser test, already on the ground as officers tried to handcuff him.

All of a sudden we can hear one of the police officers shout “Argh! He’s bit me!” suggesting it was in fact the driver who bit the officer and not the woman who was later bludgeoned as the police officer had initially claimed.

Interpellation à Joué-les-Tours, le 18 août 2013 par Mediapart

French Interior Minister Manuel Valls on Tuesday confirmed that the Inspectorate-General of the National Police had been informed of the events shown in the video.

Prosecutors in nearby Tours have said they intend to summon the two officers to tell their version of events, with a view to opening a full investigation, according to Le Parisien.

For his part, Valls warned: "There is no place in the police for violence, or views that have no accordance with the ideals of a republican police force."

"The police should be beyond reproach, and the vast majority of police officers do a difficult and remarkable job," Valls was quoted as saying by French daily Libération.