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Panthenol in hair products causing body acne?

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I've been breaking out like crazy lately on my back and chest. My collarbone is the worst, it's irritated and red and bumpy. I read a blog by a woman who has a skincare line, and she said that panthenol is known to cause acne. Apparently, they use it in very small doses in skincare, and it's fine, but they put so much of it in shampoo and conditioner that it can cause body breakouts in some. I recently changed my hair color, and because of that, changed the shampoo and conditioner I was using, and sure enough, both are loaded with panthenol. I have no way to say whether there is really any truth to this, but I'm definitely going to change back to panthenol-free hair care and see if it makes a difference.

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