amynadinexo

Need help figuring out what product gave me this rash on my face!

I used a few different new samples within 46hrs & I don't know what did it but my skin has been having an allergic reacting all over my neck and face. My skin is SUPER dry it hurts and I'm getting these little white circles and my skin is getting bumpy and rough and peeling on my nose!

 

Can anyone help me? Which product do you think it could be??

 

I switched my face wash to Oil-Free Acne Wash from Neutrogena with Micro Cleansing Technology, it is a salicylic acid acne treatment. My boyfriend has been loving it but idk how I feel about it yet. Takes too much to wash my makeup off and it seems a little drying on my face and I'm concerned it may be a cause to this allergic reaction... could it be even though its #1 dermatologist recommended?

 

I also used Murad Environmental Shield. I used it a few days in a row then stopped when this reaction started occurring.

 

I also used Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil for a few days then also stopped after reaction.

 

I remember seeing the reaction start the day after I used BareMinerals Active Cell Renewal Night Serum. But I only used that once and the reaction got worse within 24hrs.

 

I stopped using them all. Hopefully this reaction goes down and I figure out what it was!

LCResz

Re: Need help figuring out what product gave me this rash on my face!

In re-reading your post a thought popped into my head. It could be that the products with salicylic acid made your skin sensitive, and if you then went out into the sunlight you could get a reaction that way. Some products can make your skin very sensitive to UV light, and even when it's cloudy you can be exposed to UV. If you find that nothing is causing the same reaction when used alone, it may just be that when you used things with salicylic acid your skin became photosensitive and reacted when you went out without good coverage.

jennypenny1995

Re: Need help figuring out what product gave me this rash on my face!

(0) Hearts

As a nurse, you ABSOLUTELY have a way to figure out which is the culprit.  If you're truly allergic to an ingredient or formulation, you'll rash up anywhere one your body you put it.  Many people do spot tests on their wrists, top of hands, calves, and even thighs to know which one did it.  But, please, BE CAREFUL!  Allergic reactions can compound on themselves and make your next reaction to it either the same or WAY worse.  IMO, I think it's the Bare Minerals because you reacted almost immediately to it.  Reactions don't take days to develop.  ; )

michmo

Re: Need help figuring out what product gave me this rash on my face!

As the others said there is no way for us to know, but I wanted to tell you about one of these products I reacted to.  

 

I used the Josie Maran Argan Oil for over a month and I thought it was great, except over that time I developed dry, scaly, red, and bumpy patches of skin on my lower mouth area.  My skin was a mess, but for a while I didn't believe it was the oil, I thought I was break out in acne or something.  It really was awful.  Finally I realized it was not doing anything good for me and I stopped.  I changed over to First Aid Beauty products made for sensitive skin and the whole problem area cleared up really fast and I haven't had another issue like that again.  

 

I know most people love the Argan oil, and it's pure and not supposed to be a problem, but for me it was.  So really it could be anything for you.  I would try to simplify your routine and then slowly add products in.  

mpolansky

Re: Need help figuring out what product gave me this rash on my face!

Trust me, I know exactly how you feel. I have had quiteee a few bad reactions the same way. I unfortunately had a reaction to an eye product (still don't know which one) and its taken 2 weeks for my skin to finally go back to normal.

For now, only use products you know 100% you won't react to. And for future, as some wrote below, only introduce one new product or sample into your routine at a time. (Again I've learned this the hard way)

If you really want to know which product it was, I would try to test a very small sample of skin on your arm or wrist for example. Only do one product at a time, and see if it causes a reaction. That way you're not setting off a reaction on your face again, and hopefully you will be able to narrow the culprit. 

Good luck and I hope your skin heals fast!

DTalksAll

Re: Need help figuring out what product gave me this rash on my face!

My skin hates pure oils. I get red & blotchy anytime I try to use a new oil or when the argan oil I use on my hair gets to close to my face. 

None of us can tell you what cause the reaction because we don't know what you're sensitive to. 

Next time introduce just ONE new product at a time (even if you purchase a skin kit) so if you do have a reaction you can figure out what caused it. 

Also, when you do figure out what products give you reactions, keep a list of all the ingredients in the product. Reactions aren't always the "active ingredient" 

mafan

Re: Need help figuring out what product gave me this rash on my face!

I reacted to the vinoexpert serum by Caudalie, so if you just used it recently, add it to your list to try. 

 

I agree, get your skin calm with minimal products or thIngs you are pretty sure work for you. Then add things in one at a time and see how you do. Don't throw anything out if it's a full product and you have the receipt; return it. But if it's just samples you might be better off just trying other things. 

ChicDabbler

Re: Need help figuring out what product gave me this rash on my face!

Hmmm, my skin gets a little dry and flaky with too much salicylic acid, not allergic reaction. Even if everyone loves it, it may still be not right for you. Even tho Caudalie is suppose to be awesome, I got an allergic reaction from their serum/cream so I have to go back to my basic for a month to recover. It does not mean they are bad, just that my skin happens to hate them. If you sort the reviews by lowest to highest, there's bound to be some that are allergic to it for most products.

 

The rule of thumb is incorporate one product at a time, and use it for at least a week before changing/adding something new. Start by getting your skin back to normal, then try Murad for a week, then try argan oil for a week, then try BM serum for a week, then try the cleanser for a week.

amynadinexo

Re: Need help figuring out what product gave me this rash on my face!

(0) Hearts

thanks! unfortunately I learn things the hard way :/ but speaking of Caudalie, what serum/cream did you use? I just remembered I used their vine expert firming serum. I didn't use it on my forehead and that's the only place that doesn't really have the reaction. 

ChicDabbler

Re: Need help figuring out what product gave me this rash on my face!

Sometimes you can't see the allergic reaction from just one use. I used the Caudalie brightening serum once last summer and was ok. This summer I used the brightening serum and the moisture sorbet/cream at the same time and I only started getting the reaction after a couple of days. At first I thought it was purging but it just keep getting worse and worse. The problem is, same as you, I'm not sure which one is the culprit since I started both at the same time. My skin is no longer red, flaky, pimply and itchy. However, it's still a little sensitive/unstable so I'm just sticking to my basics for now.

beautylovingirl

Re: Need help figuring out what product gave me this rash on my face!

I agree to step away from the Neutrogena and add one product back at a time. I hope things get better for you soon.

dianabt

Re: Need help figuring out what product gave me this rash on my face!

Hi amynadinexo,

 

Honestly, it could be any of the items! The likely culprit sounds more to me like the Bare Minerals Night Serum or the Neutrogena wash- I've used a few of their cleansers and was left with nothing but super dry and flakey skin. :smileysad:

 

The serum  is more hydrating and oil based so I don't believe it is that either.. Have you changed you makeup at all? or any different makeup removers, wipes or products?

Luv&Lipgloss, Diana
amynadinexo

Re: Need help figuring out what product gave me this rash on my face!

The only other different thing I used lately is MUFE body and face waterproof foundation. (from my experience isn't really waterproof) but I don't think that could be the cause. Guess I'll give the face wash to my bf and throw out the rest of the active cell renewal serum, good thing it was just a sample! lol. I also started using Peter Thomas Roth Firmx Peeling Gel about 2 weeks ago. Used it 2-3 times a week. Could this also be a culprit ?

beautylovingirl

Re: Need help figuring out what product gave me this rash on my face!

Have you used anything with the salicylic acid in it before? That could absolutely be the cause.

amynadinexo

Re: Need help figuring out what product gave me this rash on my face!

Nope, I usually use hand made natural soap.

aparrish

Re: Need help figuring out what product gave me this rash on my face!

I agree, I have very sensitive skin and I have to be VERY careful with salicylic acid. Especially since you mentioned peeling -- that raises a red flag for me. That would be my #1 guess. I've used samples of the Roth peeling gel twice and I did not find it to be irritating at all (to my surprise). Good luck!

dianabt

Re: Need help figuring out what product gave me this rash on my face!

I don't know if it's the peeling gel either as that is primarily based from fruit acids and is more of a peel to remove the dead skin, not cause it to flake up more. I DO agree that it could be the cleanser especially since it is a salicylic base which can be totally drying to the skin and causing the flakiness.  Try a few days away from the neutrogena, OR just do a test run one by one adding the products back to your regimen and see how it goes. I hope this helps you!

Luv&Lipgloss, Diana
Advanced
You must be signed in to add attachments
Conversation Stats
  • 16 replies
  • 456 views
  • 19 hearts
  • 11 in conversation
    • DTalksAll
    • dianabt
    • jennypenny1995
    • ChicDabbler
    • mafan
    • beautylovingirl
    • amynadinexo
    • LCResz
    • aparrish
    • michmo
    • mpolansky