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Sundayโ€™s Riley C.E.O rapid brightening allergic reaction

Has anyone experienced and allergic reaction? About 5 days ago I added the rapid brightening (orange bottle) to my skincare. I was fine that evening but when I woke up my face was ITCHY! Everywhere! The worse itch Iโ€™ve ever felt. I washed my face right away with cold water. I had to put hydrocortisone to help. I let my face rest a night. It itched so bad. I tried to put less the next night and woke up itchy again. It was miserable. I waited again and tried a little last night and same thing. This time my neck and my ears started itching too.

some say my skins purging, but Iโ€™m not breaking out. Just itchy and little bumps where I scratched. Should I give up and return the product? I was so hoping to love this. ๐Ÿ˜ž

Re: Sundayโ€™s Riley C.E.O rapid brightening allergic reaction

@DianaHuynh  Ouch:  sorry to hear this. Z did the rash go away with an antihistamine?  Is that how you know it was an allergic reaction?  

Re: Sundayโ€™s Riley C.E.O rapid brightening allergic reaction

I had the same reaction to this product. I had tried a sample of it, and it caused rashes on my neck, face and even ears. Itโ€™s been a few days now, and even with the use of hydrocortisone cream, the reaction hasnโ€™t completely subsided. I tried to figure out what my reaction was to since Iโ€™ve used vitamin c serums/creams in the past. The only thing that I can think of is that I reacted to the higher concentration of vitamin c. Anyway, I would return the product. But thatโ€™s my two cents ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Re: Sundayโ€™s Riley C.E.O rapid brightening allergic reaction

I used this product August 8th and about 48hrs after, my face became covered in a rash. I have not had issues like this ever, and my skin is not generally what one would call โ€œsensitiveโ€. My doctor advised doing a patch test on my wrist and again, about 48hrs later massive red rash. The disturbing thing is that the redness/rash seems to grow. When I did the skin patch test, the rash that erupted on my arm was much larger than the area that I put the product. Same on my face. It spread to my neck and even my ears.  Iโ€™m not sure whatโ€™s in this product but itโ€™s not good. Mine was a sample from Sephora. Iโ€™ve kept the packaging. My face is still a mess and unsure how long this will last. Sunday Reily (company) and/or Sephora should be addressing these concerns. 

Re: Sundayโ€™s Riley C.E.O rapid brightening allergic reaction

@DMKVIC  Sorry to hear this.  Did the rash go away with an antihistamine? 

Re: Sundayโ€™s Riley C.E.O rapid brightening allergic reaction

I had the same type of reaction - in addition to the itching my face and neck were also swollen and felt like sandpaper.  Iโ€™ve been taking allergy medicine to help with itchiness and itโ€™s helped somewhat.  My skin is red and raw around the eyes.  I did reach out to their customer service and received a response back to stop the product and see a physician!  

RE: Sundayโ€™s Riley C.E.O rapid brightening allergic reaction

Not this product but I believe it was a sample of Luna oil that did the same to me. Itchy and so many red blotches! It lasted a couple days on top of that so I have stayed away from this brand.

Re: Sundayโ€™s Riley C.E.O rapid brightening allergic reaction

@cindy007 Itching is not a sign of purging. Itching is generally an allergic reaction. It would be wise to discontinue use.

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How can you say when your skin is only purging

Re: Sundayโ€™s Riley C.E.O rapid brightening allergic reaction

I tried to explain this whole situation on another skincare forum, a skin expert told me my skin could possibly be โ€œpurgingโ€. I thought... no way Iโ€™m not breaking out! I have to return the product today. Just wondering what chemical could have caused me to itch so bad. Thanks for your help.

Re: Sundayโ€™s Riley C.E.O rapid brightening allergic reaction

Hate to say it but it could be the vitamin C itself... have you used a product containing it before? I've been very tentative about trying anything like this myself due to sensitive skin. I've heard that rosehip oil can be a better option (about to start trying some myself). 

 

Otherwise, it can be a bit of a mystery. I've started keeping a 'no no' folder on my desktop with screen shots of the products I have had reactions to, plus their ingredients lists. 

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