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Skin damage from oxidized vitamin C cream

I'm a 21 year old male living in New Zealand. About 7 months ago I purchased some Vitamin C cream from the body shop to improve the elasticity of the skin on my forehead because I was starting to develop 2 very small frown wrinkles (As some young people do in New Zealand due to the harsh sun). Unfortunately the Vitamin C I had purchased had oxidized and I did not find out about this until I had been using it for about half a month, but by that stage the damage was already done.

I now have like hundreds of fine lines/wrinkes all all over my forehead. It looks very unnatural and ugly, especially under natural sunlight. I've been trying just about every product I can get my hands on for the past 6 months to repair the damage, but nothing has worked for me. I have tried the following so far:
- Lipobase Advanced Night Repair
- Trilogy rosehip oil
- Face Protector with vitamins A, E and B5
- Clarins total Wrinkle Control cream

I have also been wearing a hat for the past 6 months and have completely protected my forehead from the sun, but that too hasn't made a difference.

I want to know if there is any product out there that might actually work for me? Maybe I need some advanced skin tightening product. Has anyone else ever suffered from oxidized vitamin C cream? Or am I the first?

Also, what other options do I have? Is there laser treatment or some other type of cosmetic surgery? I'm prepared to try just about anything at this stage to repair my skin.

Thank you for your time. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I recently found that my skin rash, lines, tight dryness, skin fever, hives etc. was due to using a face lotion with Vitamin C. The allergy Dr had me use over the counter cortisone cream and soak in the bath for 20 minutes a day to rehydrate my skin. It worked and it got back to normal. Now I can only use Cetaphyl phase wash and cream. It will go away soon so don't worry.
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Also, it is common to have a skin allergy to vitamin A as well so totally stop using anything with vitamins and herbs in it. I tried that too to fix my rash and allergy induced "old" looking skin and it didn't work. It just made it worse. Cortisone cream, Cetaphil cleanser and lotion, bath soak. That's it. In a week you'll be back to normal.



Please excuse my misspelling of face and Cetaphill. I am a scientist so I am used to words with "ph" for the "f" sound and it's late.
I suffered for months with the same problem you are having, contact dermatitis, and no one could figure it out until I used a Vitamin C serum on my face again months later with the same awful reaction and figured out that was it. I am happy my experience can help someone with the same problem so now it makes it not as bad.

Good luck.
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Ok, sorry to keep posting but I just remembered other things that really helped.
Benadryl pill for first night for quick relief for the contact dermatitis along with the 1% hydrocortisone cream.
Only use products with no fragrance on your face or hands.
Since I touch my face when I am working, I have to use no-fragrance hand lotion, Eucerine, or Vaseline fragrance free are best.
My reaction caused dry eyes so I used an allergy eye drop for about 1 day as well.

This will all help.

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