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Hi everyone! I have adult acne that I've struggled with for years. A few months ago I read somewhere that the ingredient that is in some shampoos that gives it a "pearlized" look can cause acne! I immediately bought a clear shampoo, and within a week my skin started to clear up.
It has been about 3 months, and my skin is the clearest it's been since as long as I can remember! And I haven't changed anything else! I have switched to clear body wash and hand soap as well, just in case. Anyone who tries this, let me know if it works!

 

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Thank you Dragonlilly! Freddy I'm not sure the name of the ingredient, it didn't say in the magazine where I read about it. But I DO know that it's true! I'm only gonna use clear shampoo & soap from now on!

 

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Wow I use shampoo that has "pearl protein complex" if that's what you're talking about, and I've been breaking out lately! I wonder if that has anything to do with it (Although I've been using the product for several months and haven't had a problem until I moved? I don't know if it is any other factor) I will try to switch and see if that helps at all. Thanks for posting this info!
 

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I haven't heard anything about conditioners. I still use the same ones I always used with no problems. I wonder if it is the pearl protein? The article I read didn't give the ingredient name, unfortunately.
 

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This is very interesting. I think I will do some further research on this one. I have not connected the dots on shampoo/acne but my forehead and hairline sometimes breaks out and I can't figure out why! This may be it. I have tried a natural shampoo before. It was called Wen and boy do I love it. The way that you use it you really wouldn't think that it should work, but it does a great job. But...super expensive.

But what could that pearly ingredient be? Hmmm....
 

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how abt we all post our shampoos ingredients?? maybe we can put someth together. my shampoo has a pearly colour too. i been meaning to change to an organic shampoo or even dropping shampoo completely and cleanse with conditioner due to my hair. iv ben using paul paul mitchell tea tree shampoo

Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Isododecane, Isohexadecane, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Stearyl Alcohol, Mentha Piperita Oil (Peppermint), Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Stearalkonium Chloride, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil (Tea Tree), Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Salicylic Acid, Dimethicone Bisamino Hydroxypropyl Copolyol/Hedychium Coronarium (White Ginger)/Dimethicone Copolyol, Dimethicone Bisamino Hydroxypropyl Copolyol/Algae/Aloe Barbadensis Leaf/Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile)/Henna/Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba)/Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary)/Dimethicone Copolyol, Lavendula Angustifolia Oil (Lavender), Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Blue No. 1 (Cl 42090), Yellow No. 5 (Cl 19140)
 

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I have done a little research on the "pearl" shimmer in shampoo. It seems that it is caused by Glycol Distearate. My shampoo definately has it. I use Pantene Pro-V Moisture Renewal Shampoo and the ingredients are:

Water, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Cocamide Mea, Glycol Distearate, Dimethicone, Ammonium Xylenesulfonate, Citric Acid, Fragrance, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Panthenol, Polyquaternium-10, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium EDTA, PEG-7M, Cetyl Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.

From what I've read though the Glycol Disterate has not been deemed as a "bad ingredient". I went to a site called savvy skin.

Shampoo Ingredients To Avoid

I don't know if that link will work or not but it was an interesting article with some good feedback from members there. The biggest "no-no" ingredient in this article seemed to be Sodium Laureth Sulfate. My shampoo had 3 of the "bad" ingredients.
 

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It caused awful, terrible outbursts for me too this summer. It was all around my hairline and jaw, but near the ear! I thought that I was just blessed with acne.I returned that shampoo and I cleared up too. Mine was frederick fekkai. I now use organic shampoo and cond. and I actually only loose a few hairs per day now too.(It used to come out a lot in the shower-50 hairs or so)
 

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Very true, I have been using the CLEAR pantene pro-v volumizing shampoo for years and when I switched to head and shoulders' pearlized it got breakouts/bumps on my forehead, at first I thought it was just an "intial" breakout or that it was something else in my regimen but I took a break from it and went back to my regular clear pantene and I didnt get furthur breakouts and it cleared up.



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I have done a little research on the "pearl" shimmer in shampoo. It seems that it is caused by Glycol Distearate. My shampoo definately has it. I use Pantene Pro-V Moisture Renewal Shampoo and the ingredients are:

Water, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Cocamide Mea, Glycol Distearate, Dimethicone, Ammonium Xylenesulfonate, Citric Acid, Fragrance, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Panthenol, Polyquaternium-10, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium EDTA, PEG-7M, Cetyl Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.

From what I've read though the Glycol Disterate has not been deemed as a "bad ingredient". I went to a site called savvy skin.

Shampoo Ingredients To Avoid

I don't know if that link will work or not but it was an interesting article with some good feedback from members there. The biggest "no-no" ingredient in this article seemed to be Sodium Laureth Sulfate. My shampoo had 3 of the "bad" ingredients.
This comes as such a shocker to me. How is this stuff still allowed on the market? And does this set in stone the belief that all pantene products are completely awful? haha not just for your hair either apparently!
 

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Very interesting. I changed shampoo a couple months ago and it had the pearl look to the shampoo! Wow. I am going to buy something else tomorrow and do a TRIAL & ERROR for myself. I esspecially breakout on forehead on hairline areas. Good info.
 

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I had flawless skin around XMas and then started breaking out in Feb, I wonder if my Wen shampoo is the culprit, that's when I started using Wen. I am on here to see what I need to order to clear up my face. I dab on a salicylic acid product and it will clear one up and 2 return in another place the next day. HELP....I can't keep up!
 

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I never would have linked breakouts along my hairline to the shampoo I use seeing as it's supposed to clean my hair and scalp and therefore should not cause breakouts.
Thank you for sharing. I'm going to pay better attention to the shampoos that I purchase from now on.
 

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My forehead has cleared more since I switched to clear shampoo.
Rockerchick you deserve some kind of award for catching that info.
You DO rock!

 

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I'm going to start using a clear shampoo. I use Head and Shoulders because I have dandruff. Any clear shampoos for dandruff that anyone would recommend?
 
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