03 February 2014

Pore clogging ingredients


Did you know that blackheads, whiteheads and break outs can be caused by the comedogenic oils and pore clogging ingredients found in skin care and cosmetic products?

You can find skin care products on the market that claim to be non-comedogenic, but you shouldn't rely on that. Skin care and cosmetics companies are not required to pass a test in order to claim their products as "non-comedogenic". They can use the term "non-comedogenic" on skin care labels without actually having tested the final formula for it's pore clogging potential.
Actually, many popular acne treatment products contain comedogenic ingredients!

So, if you have acne prone skin, try to check the ingredients label before you buy a skin care product, also don't forget to check the products you already use on a daily basis.

Here's a list of pore clogging ingredients:
The higher the number assigned to the ingredient, the more likely it is to clog your pores.
On the label, the ingredients are listed in order of relative amount, so the first ingredient listed has the largest amount in the product.
For example, if an ingredient with the coefficient "3" is listed sixth on the label you may not clog from it, but if it's the first or second listed ingredient you may clog up and the use of that product could impede your acne treatment and aggravate your acne.


Ingredients
   No.  
Ingredients
   No.  
Acetylated Lanolin
4
Laureth-23
3
Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol
4
Laureth-4
5
Algae Extract
5
Lauric Acid
4
Algin
4
Mink Oil
3
Butyl Stearate
3
Myristic Acid
3
Carrageenan
5
Myristyl Lactate
4
Cetyl Acetate
4
Myristyl Myristate
5
        Cetearyl Alcohol + Ceteareth 20         
4
Octyl Palmitate
4
Cocoa Butter
4
Octyl Stearate
5
Coconut Butter
4
Oleth-3
5
Coconut Oil
4
Oleyl Alcohol
4
Colloidal Sulfur
3
PEG 16 Lanolin
4
Cotton Awws
3
PEG 200 Dilaurate
3
Cotton Seed Oil
3
PEG 8 Stearate
3
D & C Red #17
3
PG Monostearate
3
D & C Red #21
3
PPG 2 Myristyl Propionate
4
D & C Red #3
3
Polyglyceryl-3-Diisostearate
4
D & C Red #30
3
Potassium Chloride
5
D & C Red #36
3
          Propylene Glycol Monostearate          
4
Decyl Oleate
3
Red Algae
5
Dioctyl Succinate
3
Shark Liver Oil
3
Disodium Monooleamido PEG
2-Sulfosuccinate
4
Sodium Choride
5
Ethoxylated Lanolin
3
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
3
Ethylhexyl Palmitate
4
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
5
Glyceryl Stearate SE
3
Solulan 16
4
Glyceryl-3-Diisostearate
4
Sorbitan Oleate
3
Hexadecyl Alcohol
5
Soybean Oil
3
Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
5
Steareth 10
4
Isocetyl Alcohol
4
Stearic Acid Tea
3
Isocetyl Stearate
5
Stearyl Heptanoate
4
Isodecyl Oleate
4
Sulfated Castor Oil
3
Isopropyl Isosterate
5
Sulfated Jojoba Oil
3
Isopropyl Linolate
5
Syearyl Heptanoate
4
Isopropyl Myristate
5
Wheat Germ Glyceride
3
Isopropyl Palmitate
4
Wheat Germ Oil
5
Isostearyl Isostearate
4
Xylene
4
Isostearyl Neopentanoate
3


Coming soon - the list of ingredients in a downloadable file
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2 comments:

  1. This is so interesting, I didn't know!

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