Everyone’s skin is different and reacts in different ways, so it’s difficult to say what exactly is causing your acne increase. It’s possible that your skin is having an initial reaction to the glycolic acid, but it could settle after an adaptation process. You might want to try different applications of each product to see what works best for you. For example, you could use some products less frequently (maybe the Face Tonic) or in smaller quantities and use another a bit more (maybe the Acne Therapy Lotion if you breakout). In general, we recommend a conservative approach to skincare (“less is more”). If you are still having issues, we suggest you consult with your doctor before continued use.