Do not ever put anything on your skin or your hair without checking the ingredients first, even if it says “won’t clog pores” or “noncomedogenic” on the bottle. No government agency oversees this so skincare companies can claim their products promote clear skin and have pore cloggers in their ingredient deck.
Many professional skin care products, natural skin care products, organic skin care products and even acne skin care products can have pore-clogging ingredients. No government agency oversees this, so skincare companies can claim their products promote clear skin and have pore cloggers in their ingredient deck.
There are many ingredients that sound wonderful for your skin, but can be some of the worst offenders. Natural oils like cocoa butter and coconut oil which are found in many “organic” skin care lines will wreak havoc with acne-prone skin. Other oils such as jojoba, olive and lanolin are mildly comedogenic and can be a problem if formulated with other comedogenic ingredients.
The prescription product Retin A (the cream form) has isopropyl myristate – a potent pore-clogger. Some other prescription products are comedogenic as well. Many over-the-counter acne medications also have pore clogging ingredients. “Oil-free” products are not necessarily safe either.
These are all the ingredients that can aggravate acne.
|Acetylate Lanolin||Ethylhexyl Pamitate||PEG 16 Lanolin|
|Acetylated Lanolin Alchol||Glyceryl Stearate SE||PEG 200 Dilaurate|
|Algae Extract||Glyceryl-3-Diisostearate||PEG 8 Stearate|
|Algin||Hexadecyl Alcohol||PG Monostearate|
|Butyl Stearate||Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil||PPG 2 Myristyl Propionate|
|Cetyl Acetate||Isocetyl Stearate||Polyglyceryl-3-Diisostearate|
|Cetearyl Alcohol + Ceteareth 20||Isodecyl Oleate||Potassium Chloride|
|Chondrus Crispus (aka Irish Moss
or Carrageenan Moss
|Isopropyl Isosterate||Propylene Glycol Monostearate|
|Chlorella||Isopropyl Linolate||Red Algae|
|Coal Tar||Isopropyl Myristate||Seaweed|
|Cocoa Butter||Isopropyl Palmitate||Sea Whip Extract|
|Coconut Alkanes||Isostearyl Isostearate||Shark Liver Oil (Squalene)|
|Coconut Butter||Isostearyl Neopentanoate||Shea Butter|
|Coconut Oil||Kelp||Sodium Chloride (Salt)|
|Colloidal Sulfur||Laminaria Digitata Extract||Sodium Laureth Sulfate|
|Coconut Alkanes||Laminaria Saccharina Extract
|Sodium Lauryl Sulfate|
|Cotton Awws Oil||Laureth-23||Solulan 16|
|Cotton Seed Oil||Laureth-4||Sorbitan Oleate|
|D&C Red #17||Lauric Acid||Soybean Oil|
|D&C Red #21||Mink Oil||Spirulina|
|D&C Red #3||Myristic Acid||Steareth 10|
|D&C Red #30||Myristyl Lactate||Stearic Acid Tea|
|D&C Red #36||Myristyl Myristate||Stearyl Heptanoate|
|Decyl Oleate||Octyl Palmitate||Sulfated Castor Oil|
|Dioctyl Succinate||Octyl Stearate||Sulfated Jojoba Oil|
|Disodium Monooleamido PEG 2-Sulfosuccinate||Oleth-3||Wheat Germ Glyceride|
|Ethoxylated Lanolin||Oleyl Alcohol||Wheat Germ Oil|
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