Pore Clogging Ingredients

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
Carrageenan Isocetyl Alcohol Plankton
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
(Laminaria Saccharine)
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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