Your face might be reacting to the stearic acid in the creme. It is comedogenic for some people, and not for others (like me). Maybe you could try the 10% Oil-Free Gel instead (it does not contain stearic acid) or Paula's Choice 8% Gel.
Hi I have been using the oil free glycolic alpha hydrox 10% for about 6 days now and have broken out into MAJOR whiteheads. this is normal, it will last normally 2-3 weeks but u should stick with it as it could last 4-6 weeks
I'm thinking about stopping using AHA creme. Everyday since I've started using it I've had lots of WHITEHEADS. Today was too much. I think I had about twenty big whiteheads and I had to deal with that during work.
Glycolic acid will make you break out before you get any better. It is a product that exfoliates your skin. If you want a AHA product that does not have any clogging ingredients try glycolix pads which you can find on the internet by searching for it or Peter Thomas Roth clarifying serum. I wish I can use AHA but they seem to always make me red and burny feeling. But they do help with unclogging your pores and keeping them clear, you just have to get through the ick phase. 10 whiteheads that's it. That is nothing. I have over 70 of them.
INDY dont worry i would stick with it! im on my 8th day, im human resources manager and have to interview tons of people daily heh and i wake up with like 10 whiteheads a day haha how long have you been using it for? My face is like clear today under makeup so just give it at least a week or 2 im sure it will clear up. all ive been getting are whiteheads not red pimples so i know it will clear up, its just your skin getting used to it!
Thank you everyone that made me feel a little better. But how long will it take for me to stop breaking out? Also, would it better to use BHA cleanser first (I read somewhere using both AHA and BHA is more effective). Right now I just use an antibacterial soap.
badtzjunk, I'm not sure what you mean by oily feeling, but just so that you have the right product, The container has a RED cover. I guess if I look hard it does look kind of oily and greasy. I'm hoping it works.