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Day 4



OH MY GOSH! Olay Gentle Foaming Face Wash for Sensitive Skin is made with sodium lauryl sulfate, which is a pore-clogging, skin-irritating ingredient! What was I thinking? No wonder my acne has not improved significantly! I will never use that cleanser again. I thought because it is "gentle" and for "sensitive skin", it would be good for my skin, but nope! It is loaded with sulfates! Gosh. And SLS is a #5 (5 being the highest) on the scale of irritation.

Anyway...my skin looks slightly better today. My chin is less red. A lot of my pimpes have developed heads and look ready to be popped. I will do that when I wash my face tonight. I am done with over 2 and a half days of the regimen. I don't know if I can even count it now because of my cleanser mistake. Oh, well! At least I found out now rather than later.

I went to my doctor today because of menstruation problems, and she might put my on birth control to regulate my hormones. Hopefully that will clear up my acne if I start taking it. That would be great!

I need to find a cleanser that is SLS-free. I wonder if Cetaphil is...I know we have that upstairs in the bathroom. Maybe I should just use Dan's cleanser. I will check it out. I know he would only put the safest ingredients in his products. :)

Well....I will check back in tomorrow!



Hi,I am currently looking for a new cleanser and came across Cetaphyl online. However, the #2 ingredient is Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate. Can you please tell me where you found the scale of irritation that this ingredient is on because I'd like to see what else is listed. Thanks!Your blog is really helping me out since I am considering starting The Regimen also. Thanks again! :)

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Hi, I am so sorry that I couldn't reply sooner! I wasn't able to get online. Anyway, Dan's employee sent me a list of irritating and pore-clogging ingredients. Here is the link:I hope that helps!

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