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Comedogenic Ingredients // Official SKINutritious List

April 12, 2017

Comedogenic Ingredients // Official SKINutritious List

Comedogenic ingredients are scientifically proven to increase the chance of clogged pores. This appears as little white bumps covering a whole area or the entire face. This acne is different than those caused by diet which are often fewer but more intense, red, and painful.

About 50% of the clients I have worked with experience comedogenic acne. If you are prone to acne, it is important to check every products you use on the face for comedogenic ingredients.

A NOTE ABOUT OILS // The only truly acne-safe oils are jojoba, safflower, sunflower, and all essential oils. There are many oils that have not been tested that cause tremendous problems for acne. Some non-tested oils include argan oil, hemp oil, borage oil, and macademia oil just to name a few.

 

COMEDOGENIC INGREDIENTS

  • A & D additive
  • Acetylated lanolin alcohol
  • Almond oil
  • Apricot kernel oil
  • Ascorbyl palmitate
  • Avocado oil
  • Avocado oil, refined
  • Beeswax
  • Betyl stearate
  • Butyl sterate
  • Capric acid
  • Ceramides
  • Cereayl alcohol + ceteareth 20
  • Ceteareth-20
  • Cetearyl alcohol
  • Cetyl acetate
  • Cetyl alcohol
  • Coal tar
  • Cocoa butter
  • Coconut butter
  • Coconut oil
  • Cocos nucifera
  • Corn oil
  • Cotton seed oil
  • D&C red (most pigments)
  • Decaglyceryl decaoleate
  • Deyl oleate
  • Di (2 ethylhexyl) succinate
  • Dioctyl malate
  • Dioctyl succinate
  • Eicosanoic acid
  • Ethoxylated lanolins
  • Ethylhexyl palmitate
  • Ethylhexyl pelargonate
  • Evening primrose oil
  • Flax seed oil
  • Glyceryl stearate SE
  • Glyceryl-3-diisostearate
  • Grapeseed oil
  • Hexylene glycol
  • Hydrogenated vegetable oil
  • Isocetyl alcohol
  • Isocetyl stearate
  • Isodecyl oleate
  • Isoparaffin C9-11
  • Isopropyl isostearate
  • Isopropyl lanolate
  • Isopropyl linolate
  • Isopropyl myristate
  • Isopropyl neopentanoate
  • Isopropyl palmitate
  • Isostearic acid
  • Isostearyl alcohol
  • Isostearyl isostearate
  • Isostearyl neopentanoate
  • Laneth-10
  • Lanolic acid
  • Lanolin alcohol
  • Laureth-23
  • Laureth-4
  • Lauric acid
  • Linoleic acid
  • Linolenic acid
  • Linseed oil
  • Mineral oil
  • Mink oil
  • Mink oil, refined
  • Myreth-3 myristate
  • Myristic acid
  • Myristyl alcohol
  • Myristyl lactate
  • Myristyl myristate
  • Octyl palmitate
  • Octyl stearate
  • Octyldodecanol
  • Olea europaea fruit oil
  • Oleic acid (in natural oils)
  • Oleth-10
  • Oleth-3
  • Oleth-3 phosphate
  • Oleth-5
  • Oleyl alcohol
  • Olive oil
  • Palm oil
  • Palmitic acid
  • Peach kernel oil
  • Peanut oil
  • PEG 100 distearate
  • PEG 150 distearate
  • PEG 16 lanolin
  • PEG 200 dilaurate
  • PEG 8 stearate
  • PG caprylate/caprate
  • Pentaerythrital tetra isostearate
  • PG dipelargonate
  • PG monostearate
  • Phytanriol
  • Polyglyceryl-3-diisostearate
  • PPG 10 cetyl ether
  • PPG 12 PEG 65 lanolin oil
  • PPG 2 myristyl propionate
  • PPG 5 Ceteth 10 phosphate
  • Sandalwood seed oil
  • Sesame oil
  • Shark liver oil
  • Sorbitan isostearate
  • Sorbitan laurate
  • Sorbitan oleate
  • Soybean oil
  • Steareth-10
  • Steareth-20
  • Stearic acid
  • Stearic acid: TEA
  • Stearyl alcohol
  • Stearyl heptanoate
  • Sulfulated jojoba oil
  • Sweet almond oil
  • Triethanoleamine
  • Vitamin A palmitate
  • Vitis vinifera seed extract
  • Water-soluble sulfur
  • Wheat germ glyceride
  • Wheat germ oil
  • Xylene

 

UNTESTED OILS (comedogenicity unknown) :

  • Argan oil
  • Borage oil
  • Hemp oil
  • Macadamia oil
  • Rosehip oil
  • Walnut oil

 

 

 

References:

Fulton, James E., Comedogenicity and irritancy of commonly used ingredients in skincare products. Society of Cosmetic Chemists, 1989.

Gadberry, Rebecca James. “Introduction to Skin and Biochemistry for Cosmetic Science.” UCLA, April 2015.