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Old 02-27-2007, 08:05 AM   #1
 
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Oy vey.

Just when I thought it was safe to go back in the water.......{"Jaws" music please}

There is some product or combination of some from which I am breaking out. All along my jaw line, neck, side of my temples. Ack!

I got rid of Set It free a while back because I was getting clogged pores when I used it. I looked up Isopropyl Myristate (or something to that effect) and found out it causes clogged pores. FYI--I looked up all the ingredients in it til I found that one was/may have been the culprit. Certainly some people it won't bother. My skin is so sensitive lately. Now, I must narrow down the culprit and dispose of it with a vengeance.

I know it is a hair product due to the fact that it is exactly where my hair touches my skin.

The only new thing has been an increased use of DevaCare Angell. Wondering if that is the culprit. Will have to stop using if for a while to see if it clears up.

Anyone notice certain ingredients bother their skin? It may help me to narrow down my focus of investigation.
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Old 02-27-2007, 09:43 AM   #2
 
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Any stearate bugs me...but I have super sensitive skin that's prone to cystic acne (blech) so I gotta really watch it.

I just put all my schmuck in my hair, then wash my face and neck w/ my scrub, rinse, and carry on.

So far it's working...but I have some new stuff coming (includign angell) so I'll see what happens.
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:09 AM   #3
 
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I'd say it's either the balm mint (stimulant, could irritate) or the chamomille (in the ragweed family, could cause a zit-bearing form of contact-allergic dermatitis).

As for the non-botanical ingreds, here are the comedogenic and irritancy ratings (c, i):

PVP/VA Copolymer (0,0)
Polyquaternium-7 (0,0)
PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (0,0)
DMDM Hydantoin (0,0)
PEG-7 Amodimethicone (1,0)
Carbomer (1,0)
Sodium Hydroxide (0,0)

Of course, the concentration for the ones with scores over 0 (scale goes to 5) would determine whether they are a problem, combined with your personal sensitivity to that type of pore clogger.
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Old 02-27-2007, 01:58 PM   #4
 
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Thanks, that's helpful.

The chamomille may be an issue. Tons of allergies here.
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Are you getting a rash-type breakout or a pimple type?
I find that OneC and Angell make my back break out acne-style. I suspect the amodimethicone because I don't have trouble with the other ingredients in other products.
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Old 02-28-2007, 05:24 AM   #6
 
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Are you getting a rash-type breakout or a pimple type?
I find that OneC and Angell make my back break out acne-style. I suspect the amodimethicone because I don't have trouble with the other ingredients in other products.
Not a rash, but more like clogged pores. Both sides of my neck where my hair touches and the sides of my jaw and temples.

Retin-A helps to dry them up, but I want to determine the exact culprit.

I am stopping the ArcAngell for a while and will re-try it to determine if that is the culprit
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Old 02-28-2007, 05:48 AM   #7
 
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What about natural ingredients? Some botanicals and Shea butter cause me to break up.
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I have rosacea, and things that aren't pore cloggers that are triggers for my rosacea (an immuno-response like an allergy) cause everything from whiteheads to cystic zits. Only cedar (that I can think of right off the top of my head) causes itching and rash-type reactions in me. Everything else trigger-wise causes the zits.
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