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Hit & miss while on Retin-A
Reviewed in Canada on October 20, 2021
I wanted to love this cleanser as it looks like it would be so gentle, but it’s really hit or miss: If my skin is dry or irritated in any way, it BURNS & turns my skin bright red, but as soon as I wash it off, my skin is fine & feels nice (so weird!). Tonight, I tried an oil cleanse first with Bioderma Atoderm cleansing oil & the Aveeno cleanser made my skin a bit pink, but otherwise, my skin feels great. I don’t get it.
I’ve been using Retin-A for a few months, so sometimes my skin is more sensitive/dry/irritated, but I’ve never had anywhere near the same reaction with any of the CeraVe cleansers or Bioderma micellar water, oils or cleansers I normally use.
I’ll give it a try again in a few months when my skin is past the retinization stage & less reactive.