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.
**Natural oils can be some of the worst offenders like cocoa butter and coconut oil which are found in many “organic” skin care lines.
Other oils such as jojoba, olive and lanolin are mildly comedogenic and can be a problem if formulated with other comedogenic ingredients. Some prescription products like the cream form of Retin A have pore cloggers. Many over-the-counter acne medications also have pore clogging ingredients.
“Oil-free” products can be comedogenic.
These are all ingredients that can aggravate acne.
The best makeup is one that does not contain comedogenic ingredients. Loose powder, mineral make-up tends to be the safest choice but still should be checked.
Bare Minerals Original Formula loose powder foundation is a safe choice; however the newer Bare Minerals Matte is NOT a safe choice – it contains ActiveSoil Complex that is causing breakouts for most users.
Any pressed or liquid products also should be checked for pore-clogging ingredients. I do not recommend any of the pressed Bare Minerals blushes, bronzers or veils.
|Acetylated Lanolin Alcoho||Laureth-4|
|Algae Extract||Lactic Acid|
|Butyl Stearate||Myristic Acid|
|Cetyl Acetate||Myristyl Myristate|
|Cetearyl Alcohol + Ceteareth 20||Octyl Palmitate|
|Cocoa Butter||Octyl Stearate|
|Coconut Oil||Oleyl Alcoho|
|Colloidal Sulfur||PEG 16 Lanolin|
|Cotton Awws Oil||PEG 200 Dilaurate|
|Cotton Seed Oil||PEG 8 Stearate|
|D & C Red # 17||PG Monostearate|
|D & C Red # 21||PPG 2 Myristyl Propionate|
|D & C Red # 3||Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate|
|D & C Red # 30||Potassium Chloride|
|D & C Red # 36||Propylene Glycol Monostearate|
|Decyl Oleate||Red Algae|
|Dioctyl Succinate||Shark Liver Oil|
|Disodium Monooleamido PEG 2||Sodium Chloride|
|Disodium Monooleamido PEG 2- Sulfosuccinate||Sodium Laureth Sulfate|
|Ethoxylated Lanolin||Sodium Lauryl Sulfate|
|Ethylhexyl Palmitate||Solulan 16|
|Glyceryl Stearate SE||Sorbitan Oleate|
|Glyceryl-3 Diisostearate||Soybean Oil|
|Hexadecyl Alcohol||Steareth 10|
|Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil||Stearic Acid Tea|
|Isocetyl Alcohol||Stearyl Heptanoate|
|Isocetyl Stearate||Sulfated Castor Oil|
|Isodecyl Oleate||Sulfated Jojoba Oil|
|Isopropyl Isostearate||Syearyl Heptanoate|
|Isopropyl Linolate||Wheat Germ Glyceride|
|Isopropyl Myristate||Wheat Germ Oil|