Vitamin C Serum Irritating Skin?? Help!

@CurlyinParadise: One applies the E oil to spots only, although one doesn't have to be super-precise the way one has to do with prescription hydroquinone(which I wouldn't touch with a 10-ft. pole myself with my skin's reactivity track record). Apply at least twice a day, to bare skin(toner is OK before if you do use it), and then one's usual moisturizer and sunblock on top. Be sure to get a simple, pretty pure product, as the ones in the drugstore tend be diluted with mineral oil which is no good. I got my Vitamin E oil at Vitamin Shoppe, the Home Health brand(they do simple natural products)for just $4.95. It should last for a few months maybe, with just the spot application. I was using a Q-tip but I find a finger does just as well. Hope this helps!
Topical reactions can be strange. My mom can take vitamin C and E pills all day long but she can not use skin products that contain either. She will itch and break out in small welts. The reaction seems to hit her face first, and the hardest, but she will break out in other areas.
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For me it seems to be a matter of how much I use. I know at least one of my current skincare products has vitamin C, but it's not the main ingredient. The products that made me itch were all much more concentrated. I was at the mall when I had no power and the woman at the Philosophy counter was trying to talk up Time in a Bottle. When I told her I've already used it an it made my skin itch, she was genuinely surprised, like she didn't think it was possible to have such a reaction.

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It's always possible With some of the reactions where people have no issues when administered orally, I wonder if carrier oils or other additives are not partially to blame. Something they often mix with C and E that does not go well with some skins and intensifies the reaction.

I don't know if my mom has tried straight oil, and I am not about to ask her to try it, but it does make me curious.

Kind of like the number of people who believe they are allergic to shell fish when they are actually allergic to preservatives that are sprinkled on to give them shine and make them look fresher after shipping.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

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