Hi, after 18 months of fighting acne, I'm in the wrinkle/hyperpigmentation/scar stage now. I liked Dan's AHA so much for acne, fine lines & eczema that I bought Alpha Hydrox's Enhanced lotion, Retinol ResQ, Eye & Upper Lip Cream, & Spot Light (skin lightener). I should have researched his site thoroughly, because...
1. The eye cream has Myristyl Myristate, Stearic Acid & soybean oil. Nobody on Amazon complained about breakouts, but that's probably because their skin is dry & wrinkled.
2. Spot Light, which Dr. Oz (Oprah Winfrey's friend) recommended, has Isopropyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate & Laureth-23. Some reviewers on Amazon said they broke out, or the dark areas became darker! I'm dark-ish (not African-American) with yellow undertones.
***Will these 2 products make me break out? Will the lightener make hyperpigmentation worse?***
The past 18 months were somewhat hellish, because I also have eczema. I thought it was the discontinuation (sp?) of birth control pills, chocolate, hormonal imbalance from fast weight gain caused by hypoglycemia, or menopausal (sp?) stuff. Now, I think generic Derma-Smooth, a hydrocortisone oil that I applied on my scalp & back, caused acne. I would like to kick the dermatologist in the ass.
Thanks for your help.