Squa always broke me out EXCEPT the shark derived Mayumi one (have tried Haba again and again as well and Mayumi worked but Hana broke me out each time did half face trials)Revisited:
HIT/MISS - Squalane oil - still a hit for my hair. But my face? Broke me out. I finally figured it out today. It's the only new thing I've added that coincided with these closed comedones in places I have never had acne (cheeks, forehead) and takes forever to heal. So mad because it's marketed as a safe oil for sensitive skin and acne-prone skin.
MISS (still) - MCT oil. It made my hair parched and brittle. So, to use up the bottle, I tried it as a pre-poo. But that only lead to crispy, wet hair that dried crispier. Had to clarify last wash to get the crispiness out. May try it on my face as a replacement for squalane.
Thank you! Nice to see someone else battling the same issue.Squa always broke me out EXCEPT the shark derived Mayumi one (have tried Haba again and again as well and Mayumi worked but Hana broke me out each time did half face trials)
for some reason AND only if I added some drops of rose oil to it.
I experimented a ton with all kinds of ingredients and batches ..
Found rose was best on me
Without the rose it was a no go
Exact recipe was
80 mL squalane (have also halved it with MCT)
5 drops frankincense 5 drops myrrh
3-5 drops of rose undiluted version (expensive stuff but worth it ) with 2 drops geranium
OR 7 drops rose (I tried different ones I forgot which one worked best on me I believe it was Bulgarian from eden botanicals)
1-2 drops ylang ylang
Would then take this and mix in 40 more mL of squalane.
Would dilute with a lotion like Avene tolerance extreme cleansing to apply and blot off after some time.
But rose and squa I also found worked. The above worked better that's all
It's a good combo anyway for me and my sons nurses lol
I am sure I overcame it last yr during autumn I think n that coincided with using this concoctionThank you! Nice to see someone else battling the same issue.
I’ve avoided all oils the past few days, and my closed comedones are diminishing. My face is not as “glowy” but it confirmed my suspicion of squalane. May look into the shark one.
I'm worried this is the reason for lips randomly cracked n bleeding .. that or the new Reggae Red lipstick I got. SighThe Superior Shea is the best shea I've ever used for sure! SO glad I tried it. It is not Nilotica but so good! I bought it because it apparently has good lab results for all that stuff .. you know less bad and more good compared to others including Nilotica according to that blog I read (I an forgetting the details bcuz they aren't important but it being one of the best in lab testing is what I remember )
Super hit ... also argan of course. These two are my dream team.