Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What do you do when a product totally breaks you out? Toss the product? How do you let your face recover?

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17 thoughts on “Temptalia Asks You – What do you do when a product totally breaks you out?

  1. chuarmk

    I wont throw away the product. Instead I will use it as a Neck Cream/Hand Cream/Leg Cream.

    More hydrating mask and dont put any more creams/lotions during the recovery period. Use a gel based moisturizer instead.

  2. The last time I had a “break out”,it was rather an allergic reaction on a product, to be precise it was an anti fatigue Eye Gel by RoC. I had a rash around my eye area and I could not wear make up for approx. 2 weeks. By the way I had the exact same reaction on a Chanel Eye Serum.
    I won’t try it again but I will give it away. What I did to recover my eye area? I washed my face without using any products, I avoided creams, I also did not use any gel based moisturizer. After it got better I applied CICAPLAST an epidermal recovery accerlerator on it and that’s the only product I use to recover my skin.

  3. Alison

    i usually give it to my mum or sister.

    then i cut my face routine down to cetaphil and clinique’s dramatically different moisturiser.

  4. amy

    I love your blog Temptalia!

    When I break out, I use a Clinque Emergency Mask. I make sure to drink plenty of water. Then I keep up with my usual routine using Differin every night and try really hard not to panic. If I panic, I use benzoil peroxide, like Persagel or the DDF. That gives me a pretty immediate result, but it dries my skin too much. So I try to avoid it if I can. Oh, I also have a Zeno which works about 80% of the time.

  5. Jen

    I stop using the product and try to return it for a refund or exchange, if I can’t, then I will give it away.

  6. MissDeeCanada

    I dont get break outs from products, just allergic reactions. When this happens I do return the product cause no way am I paying for a product I wont use!

    As for my face, I usually have to take an antihistimine to help it recover and after learning of this through out the years, I no longer stray from my Clinique products!

  7. Kristine

    Throw it out! I have enough problems with breakouts as it is, I don’t need a product to trigger it.

  8. Vee

    I’ll take it back. Then just use gentle, water-soluable cleansers and non-frangranced moisturizers.

  9. I throw it in the trash!

  10. Charlene

    I would either give it away or throw it out.
    My way of clearing the area would be Tea Tree Oil, Fresh Farmacy and Vanishing Cream by lush. I would rotate in between the products, I wouldn’t use them all at the same time and Voila! Clear skin once again! ^__^

  11. Sunshine

    As I’ve learned, my break outs are caused by glycerin allergy (most likely a coconut derived glycerin but they never tell you what source it came from). I had a really bad rash recently from Dr. Denese eye cream that had glycerin as the second ingredient and Rosemary as the third (Rosemary perhaps added to it since it makes me itch). The same thing happens after using some soaps. And I can’t use any toothpaste except Crest Anti-cavity. All others give me a terrible redness and dryness around my lips due to glycerin. A doctor advised using Hydrocortisone Ointment 1% with no glycerin. I stopped using any kind of makeup, soaps or creams except no-glycerin Dove unscented soap for sensitive skin and no-glycerin face wash. The only makeup I’ve been using is 100% Pure Powder Compact. It turns out to be very tough finding makeup or body products without glycerin including food and drinks.

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Chantale Macaddict

    I guess I’m lucky cuz I have never ever had any breakout or allergic/sensitive reaction to any products in my life…so far! Now that I say that!…
    The only characteristics that would deter me from buying a facial serum/cream/lotion/etc would be if it was too drying or too greasy or not easily absorbed by the skin. Or not doing what it’s supposed to do.

  13. HeavenLeiBlu

    I give it away or throw it out

  14. HeavenLeiBlu

    Wow, Sunshine! I’m sure that allergy sucks! I’m sensitive to a lot of things but glycerin? whew, my hair and skin love it! i make a lot of my own hair and skin product and glycerin is a helpful component in almost all of them. I really feel for you.

    • Sunshine

      HeavenLeiBlu, how nice creating everything yourself! I’d love to make my own body products as well. Would you suggest a place for getting pure oils and other things for that?
      Yeah, it really sucks to read each and every label before using :( It would help so much if the labels would actually specify what kind of glycerin was used (coconut, soy, palm, corn, rosin, animal fat or petroleum derived kind) and whether any synthetic imitation oil was added to the mixture. I was very happy for years with 100% pure industrial glycerin I used as a hand lotion. I wish I knew what it was made of. Apparently, it was great and super-moisturizing. But it’s not the case with many glycerin soaps, shampoos and creams. I had no success with mineral makeup either because of bismuth oxychloride that makes me burn and itch. Is it at all possible giving up all the bright colors and sparkle? Well, I might end up creating my own makeup brand for sensitive skin where I’d know for sure what I put in there :) We might make a great team for that :)) There are so many chemicals in each product, I get terrified. For instance, petrolatum is prohibited in EU from being used in cosmetics and I see it all over the place!!!

  15. I’ve never had a problem like that. My skin is pretty resiliant.

    But if it DID happen, I just wouldn’t use it anymore. I would probably give it to a friend, or swap her for it.