What Products Will Clog Your Pores?
- Posted on: Aug 21 2019
The Comedogenic Scale is a reliable resource to determine if a product is going to increase your risk of causing problematic skin including acne, milia and sebaceous hyperplasia. The scale ratings are as follows:
0- Will not cause clogged pores
1- Low Risk
5- Will cause clogged pores
Below are some examples of commonly used products and their ratings:
0- Argan Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Petrolatum, Aloe Vera, Vitamin C, Mineral Oil, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate
1- Zinc Oxide, Rose Hip Oil, Calendula Oil, Dimethicone, Beta Carotene
2-Fractionated Coconut Oil (liquid at room temperature), Olive Oil, Vitamin E, Jajoba Oil
3-Avocado Oil, Colliodal Sulfur, Soybean Oil
4-Coconut Oil (solid at room temperature), Coco Butter, Flax Seed Oil
5- Algae Extract, Carrageenan, Wheat Germ Oil, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
In summary, if you have acne prone/oily skin type it is best to avoid anything above 1.
If you have dry/eczema prone skin type it is best to avoid anything above 4.
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