stuff that broke me out in cystic acne

C20 and Melano CC both broke me out. What do they have in common?

  • Tocopheryl acetate (synthetic Vitamin E + acetic acid)
  • Butylene glycol
  • Ascorbic acid

I doubt that the butylene glycol gives me cystic acne, as I’ve used other products that have it without breaking out in cysts. It’s weird to think that ascorbic acid might be breaking me out, but I’m not too sure. My money is on the tocopheryl acetate, but one of my HGs has it and it doesn’t break me out at all.

My mind is spinning like a hurricane. I can’t seem to pin down what the f is breaking me out in cysts. Maybe I should try C21.5 once and for all? It has ascorbic acid, but no Vitamin E so if it doesn’t break me out in cysts then maybe Vitamin E is the culprit.

I am thinking of getting maracuja oil (which has Vitamin E in this specific brand). I’ll try that and see what happens. C21.5 is going to be the last item I try before I (probably) take a break. I am tired of getting my hopes up and wasting my monies on products that not only work for me, but also break me out in nasty cysts 😞


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