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Pore Clogging Ingredients

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Pore-clogging ingredients in products can cause or increase acne. Those with acne-prone skin need to be extra cautious about all personal care products. If you suffer from acne we suggest always checking the ingredients contained in anything you put on your skin or your hair. Be aware that the terms 'Oil-Free',  “Won’t Clog Pores” or “Non-Comedogenic” on the bottle do not mean that the product will not contribute to your acne. We also recommend sulfate-free cosmetic, hair, lip and toothpaste products be used. Sulfates may aggravate acne and can be skin irritants for some. While skincare and now even haircare and cosmetics companies market their products for acne-prone skin, no government agency oversees their effectiveness for treating acne. 

Natural oils and butters 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, avocado, sunflower and lanolin are mildly pore-clogging and can be a problem, especially if formulated with other comedogenic ingredients. Hair products of all types can contribute to acne on the body and face. Natural and Organic does NOT mean that a product does not have pore-clogging ingredients!


Below is a list of ingredients to avoid in all skin care, makeup and hair products:

Acetylated Lanolin
Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol
Algae Extract
Butyl Stearate
Cetearyl Alcohol + Ceteareth 20
Cetyl Acetate
Chondrus Crispus (aka Irish Moss or Carageenan Moss)
Coal Tar
Cocoa Butter
Coconut Alkanes
Coconut Butter
Coconut Oil
Cocos nucifera oil
Colloidal Sulfur
Cotton Awws Oil
Cotton Seed Oil
Corn oil
D & C Red # 17
D & C Red # 21
D & C Red # 3
D & C Red # 30
D & C Red # 36
Decyl Oleate
Dioctyl Succinate
Disodium Monooleamido
Ethoxylated Lanolin
Ethylhexyl Palmitate
Glyceryl Stearate SE
Glyceryl-3 Diisostearate
Hexadecyl Alcohol
Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
Isocetyl Alcohol
Isocetyl Stearate
Isodecyl Oleate
Isopropyl Isostearate
Isopropyl Linolate
Isopropyl Myristate
Isopropyl Palmitate
Isostearyl Isostearate
Isostearyl Neopentanoate
Jojoba wax

Laminaria Digitata Extract
Laminaria Saccharina Extract (Laminaria Saccharine)
Lauric Acid
Mango Butter
Mink Oil
Myristic Acid
Myristyl Lactate
Myristyl Myristate
Octyl Palmitate
Octyl Stearate
Oleyl Alcohol

PEG 2- Sulfosuccinate
PEG 16 Lanolin
PEG 200 Dilaurate
PEG 8 Stearate
PG Monostearate
PPG 2 Myristyl Propionate
Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate
Potassium Chloride
Propylene Glycol Monostearate
Red Algae
Shark Liver Oil
Shea Butter
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Solulan 16
Sorbitan Oleate
Soybean Oil
Steareth 10
Stearic Acid Tea
Stearyl Heptanoate
Sulfated Castor Oil
Sulfated Jojoba Oil
Wheat Germ Glyceride
Wheat Germ Oil

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