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#1 Tawanda

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 06:32 PM

Hi, 

 

I've never had Eczema before but for the past few months, I've developed Eczema around my eyes from using the acne.org products.  

At first, I thought I had caught something like a fungus or something because my right eye got really red and puffy, the skin around my eye was extremely itchy and red.  Then the skin started looking wrinkly and flaky.  I stopped using the acne.org products and started using cortical steroid the doctor gave me to deal with the irritation, the symptoms went away and after a few weeks I went back to the acne.org products.  Each time, after two days the eye itchiness starts and I have to quit the products again.  It takes about 4 days for the redness to leave and about a week or so for the rough flaky skin to go away.

I have tried to put a protective layer of neosporin Eczema cream around my eyes and use the acne.org medication really far away just as a spot treatment on my cheeks but it doesn't matter, within a few days, the intense itchiness begins around my eyes, under then and on the eye lid.  

This last time, I tried to just use the acne.org moisturizer and the same symptoms returned.  I wonder if anything changed in the formula.  
I have used acne.org with great success up to this point and am really disappointed that it's causing these symptoms now. 
 

I am wondering if anyone has had a similar experience or knows what my have caused this.  

 



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Posted 22 March 2014 - 01:40 PM

I had a similar experience, but the crazy thing I was I used the acne.org BP for like 3.5 months without any problems last year, and then all of a sudden one night I just developed dry itchy skin on my temples near my eye. I thought it was nothing since I've used the BP for so long and maybe it was just some allergy to something. It spread cause I kept using the products until the left side of my face was all like that so I had to quit using it. It would take a little longer than a week for my skin to go back to normal but every time I tried to use the acne.org BP again, same thing would happen. This was all with the same tube of BP so idk what happened!

 

I read online that sometimes using too much BP can cause BP sensitivity/allergy but it's pretty rare...but that's the only explanation I've found so far that makes sense. It has to be an ingredient in Dan's BP though because I've been using Benzagel's 5% benzoyl peroxide for years before Dan's, and using it currently for the past year and I haven't encountered any problems like that.

 

That's never happened to me with the moisturizer, but I quit the regimen entirely when this happened anyway.

 

Have you tried substituting the regimen for drug-store products?


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Posted 23 March 2014 - 12:19 PM

There haven't been any formula changes in any of the products in several years. I know it's frustrating to experience an unpleasant reaction, but swelling is never a good sign. Anytime anything gives you swelling you should discontinue and see your doctor for advice.







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Posted 24 March 2014 - 12:13 PM

I have had the exact same issue. Flakey eye lides/typical allergy reactions that resemble eczema only around the eyes as well. Same time frame for effects. Only BP tho not moisturizer or glycolic acid.

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 09:01 PM

I had extreme dryness that felt like eczema, but what helped me was extreme moisturization. I am using jojoba oil with my moisturizer. In addition, I began using the Garnier BB cream for oily skin, and it really evened out my face and made my face smother and now my face feels right. I also decreased my dosage of BP, and that helped me even more.



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 03:50 PM

I have been using the full regimen with great success for over 5 years and it also recently caused extreme itching and redness around eye and eczema on my neck. I switched to Neutrogena cream BP only once a day and moisturizered like crazy. After a week my skin started to adjust but then I tried Dans BP and the redness and itchiness begins about 5 hours later. I am certainly frustrated. It started around the time I was taking a b12 supplement but I quit that 3 weeks ago. If anyone comes up with anything please post. For now I am going back to Neutrogena BP and starting like I have never used it before.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 06:58 PM

I've been facing the same issue! Been on the regimen for about 6 months and at first everything went great, I cleared up completely. When I decided to introduce AHA into the equation my face reacted and so I quit the AHA, but my acne also returned. After my face healed from the AHA the regimen hasn't been working the same. I feel like my whole face has exzema on it, its a very rough texture and I have extremely dry and flaky skin which no amount of moisturizer or jojoba oil seems to be working on. The redness is constantly there, especially right under my eyes. Thinking about quitting the regimen completely but that idea scares me considering I was so sure I had found my acne solution. Any suggestions?



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Posted 16 April 2014 - 04:17 PM

Gave me it too. Well, definitely some form of dermatitis/eczema.  I may have had more severe acne pre-regimen, but 2 years later I'm still left with dry itchy skin around my eyes and nose that I never had before. It works for many, but I think there should be a disclaimer out there for those with sensitive skin types. I mean, there's people on this forum that can put BP on with a trowel, but me, even a little made my skin hang off like I'd just poured sulfuric acid over my head.

 

The Regimen is a great method for those that respond well to it, but you need to take regard the integrity of your skin post regimen and if you are to continue using it long-term. I worry for those that I see using the regimen that have really shiny (albeit acne-free) faces that almost look puppet-like - ain't a good look. 



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Posted 30 April 2014 - 10:39 PM

I've been facing the same issue! Been on the regimen for about 6 months and at first everything went great, I cleared up completely. When I decided to introduce AHA into the equation my face reacted and so I quit the AHA, but my acne also returned. After my face healed from the AHA the regimen hasn't been working the same. I feel like my whole face has exzema on it, its a very rough texture and I have extremely dry and flaky skin which no amount of moisturizer or jojoba oil seems to be working on. The redness is constantly there, especially right under my eyes. Thinking about quitting the regimen completely but that idea scares me considering I was so sure I had found my acne solution. Any suggestions?

You can try using less BP. I use it only at night now, and it doesn't make my face dry and flakey, and it still helps me keep acne away. You might break out as you transition into using it only at night, like I did, but it is worth it.



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 04:51 PM

I suspect that i may be in the same boat as well.  My skin is really dry and soemtimes flaky and very red.  I had to quit using BP under my jaw due to irritation and i am breaking out like a mutha.  Also, over the past few days, my right side has been getting bumps that i suspect are cysts in the making that are very red, dry and patchy.  I am so upset over this as for the past year, my acne has finally been in the background.  I am making a derm appt to see my next steps.  Can't believe i'm going through this shit......again.  Hopefully the original poster found a solution.


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Posted 02 May 2014 - 08:27 PM

I might just add that I too experienced the same symptoms using the AHA+ product. I got the redness/dry flaky skin underneath the eyes/dry and also at the temples.

 

I'm still a fan of the product. This only happened during the period where I used it 5x a week. Since I reduced it to twice a week I don't get it anymore.


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 06:45 AM

Was anyone with this issue able to use another topical with eczema coming back (since BP may be the culprit?)


It's a rocky road but like everything else in life, there is always a beginning and an end.  Here's to finding my end.

 

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 04:47 PM

After months of trying a bunch of home remedies after an Accutane relapse, I started following The Regimen™ with great results. At first I used Spectro products, but finally received Acne.org's products, which were more economical. After 4 months of following The Regimen to a T and experiencing skin perfection something triggered a rash on my nose, temples, and jawline. I suspect it was either the introduction of AHA+ or me developing allergies to Dan's moisturizer. (The moisturizer gave me terrible puffy and allergic eyes once applied)

 

Half a year later I'm starting to use Dan's BP again with new cleanser and moisturizer, so finger's crossed that I can continue The Regimen™ without developing some sort of contact dermatitis.

 

If not, than it could be Dan's BP, since Spectro 2.5% BP didn't produce the same unpleasant results. 

 

Btw, I've researched that Jojoba could trigger allergic reactions in some people, so it's not as harmless as it's made out to be. 

 

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 07:33 PM

You know what, I had this problem. I realized I was applying BP way too close to my eyes. I began avoiding the under eye area completely and the problem disappeared. Also, moisturize! If you see it's flaky, slap on moisturizer.



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Posted 24 October 2014 - 02:10 PM

The acne.org cleanser and BP don't give me any problems. It was the moisturizer I learned that started to give me eczema. It was awful. I used the products without a problem for almost a year and in June I started waking up with sore eyes and it just kept getting worse and worse from there. I figured it couldn't be the BP, because I only apply it to my chin and lower jaw. I stopped using the acne.org moisturizer and started using Cetaphil and the eczema cleared up. 

 

Just last week I tried the acne.org moisturizer again just to see what would happen and I woke up swollen, itchy eyes. Today I wrote to them asking if they changed any of the ingredients. 



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Posted 04 November 2014 - 07:19 PM

The acne.org cleanser and BP don't give me any problems. It was the moisturizer I learned that started to give me eczema. It was awful. I used the products without a problem for almost a year and in June I started waking up with sore eyes and it just kept getting worse and worse from there. I figured it couldn't be the BP, because I only apply it to my chin and lower jaw. I stopped using the acne.org moisturizer and started using Cetaphil and the eczema cleared up. 

 

Just last week I tried the acne.org moisturizer again just to see what would happen and I woke up swollen, itchy eyes. Today I wrote to them asking if they changed any of the ingredients. 

 

That's interesting. I hope they didn't change anything...



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Posted Today, 02:48 PM

Okay, so it's been like 9 months since my incident.  I threw away all the acne.org products because of the extreme eczema and nothing has worked to control my acne.  I have to say that I used the products for over a year without problems and then added the jojoba oil for dryness and the AHA as well.  

 

I wonder if adding those two products did it.  

 

I am currently using the 2.5% bp pharmacy brand and while it isn't making a dent in my acne, it's also not giving me any eczema.  




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