I had acne which began at age 12. My father had severe cycstic acne. my mother had perfect skin. I can tell you there is as much misconception about breakouts as there are about curly hair:-) As a teen I had the typical hormonal issues but because I was sensitive to certain medications it just made my acne worse. When skin is injured (by medicated treatments) if fights back. It goes into overdrive trying to repair itself. It was horrible. And dermatologists only knew what they did then.
Through the years (I am now in my 30's) I have used Accutane, retin A, sulfer based products, benzoyl peroxide (my mortal enemy
) and on, and on, and on. Side note: I no longer have true acne but what has been determined is that I have super sensitive skin, maybe brought on by all the years of 'stuff' or maybe always was the case. It has also been determined that my 'acne' is due to my skin cells being too stubborn to slough off the way everyone elses do. I now go for chem peels which took a year to get accustom to. Sorry to ramble just trying to give you an idea .
So anyhow, as the mother of two under the age 12, and the life experience I have, if breakouts persist, I would reco that you take your daughter to a dermatologist. I would also reco that you grab a cup of coffe and just do a yahoo seach. Check out Acne.org. Also go to www.zerozit.com
and look for a list (12 pages mind you) of ingredients that are known to cause acne or irritation.
Keep in mind hypoallergenic and oil free really do not mean non-comedogenic , and non-comedogenic does not mean that your daughter cannot have an allergic response to an ingredient.
The human body is a chemical factory and we all react diffently to certian chemicals (products) Ever had the experience of wearing a perfume that smelled wonderful in a magazine sample but horrible on you?
Anyway a little this and that, I need coffee, just saw this thread and felt compelled to try and help :-)