As someone with sensitive skin, it’s good to know what triggers it. That’s the whole reason I started this blog – what works, what doesn’t, and why. And if it helps other people, cool! Based off my misadventures, the list so far of ingredients that should be a warning for me include:
- isopropyl myristate (5/5 acne)
- lauric acid (4/5 acne)
- myristic acid (3/5 acne)
- Buxus Chinesis oil (2/5 acne) ?
- stearic acid (2/5) ?
- hexylene glycol (2/5 acne, 1/5 irritant)
- Olive oil derivatives?
Ones that have a ? next to it are things that aren’t rated high enough for me to really worry, but if I try something and it has that ingredient, AND I break out? That questionable item is out the window, and I’ll know for a fact it’s an acne trigger for me.