Too many people have had this reaction to call it allergic. There are people who will say that they had allergies but it is not that. It is a cell-mediated response from copper which can break down collagen. This happens very often. It is a hit or miss. Some people can take them and they do "wonders" others end up permanently damaged. Go look at the forums on Skin Biology and you will see every time someone brings up the "uglies" Laurence Pickart will get ultra defensive and say that you need to "keep going" or slow down and start again slow. It is not right, people, myself included, have never got better from these so-called "uglies" The theory is always from the CP advocates' and Pickart's view that the uglies is a purging of bad skin and the new better skin is right around the corner...you will even have people who claim to have gone through it and come out with "better skin than ever". But the fact is that I had found several sites where people discussed permanent damage identical to what I discuss and some have had it for years now.Lexi do you think you may have some kind of allergic reaction to copper or perhaps another ingredient in the lotion? Is that possible? Just curious it sounds like a horrible reaction to the copper itself. Not unlike one person can get a bee sting and just get a red mark where others would die? Best way for me to explain it.
I am happy to have Llucy--I do think the risks outway the potential benefits.You know what? You've convinced me Lexi.
Now on to research something else. But what? Adenosine maybe.