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Pore-Clogging Skincare Ingredients

Pore-Clogging Skincare Ingredients Jessica Gremley 2018-03-12T07:22:25+00:00

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” skincare 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.

Makeup
The best makeup is one that does not contain comedogenic ingredients. Loose powder, mineral makeup tends to be the safest choice but still should be checked. Liquid foundations all contain pore cloggers and should be avoided.

We have used the GloMinerals Pressed Powders and Concealers for 11 years. They are non pore-clogging, feel great on the skin, look natural and best of all provide amazing coverage. At your initial consultation, we are happy to do a color match for you with the GloMinerals powders.

Bare Minerals Original Formula loose powder foundation is a safe and popular over-the-counter choice; however, the newer Bare Minerals Matte is NOT a safe choice – it contains ActiveSoil Complex that is causing breakouts for most users. We do not recommend any of the pressed Bare Minerals blushes, bronzers or veils.

Ingredients

  • Acetylated Lanolin
  • Laminaria Digitata Extract
  • Laminaria Saccharina Extract (Laminaria Saccharine)
  • Laureth-23
  • Laureth-4
  • Lauric Acid
  • Mink Oil
  • Myristic Acid
  • Myristyl Lactate
  • Myristyl Myristate
  • Octyl Palmitate
  • Octyl Stearate
  • Oleth-3
  • Oleyl Alcohol
  • PEG 16 Lanolin
  • PEG 200 Dilaurate
  • PEG 8 Stearate
  • PG Monostearate
  • PPG 2 Myristyl Propionate
  • Plankton
  • Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate
  • Potassium Chloride
  • Propylene Glycol Monostearate
  • Red Algae
  • Seaweed
  • Sea Whip Extract
  • Shark Liver Oil
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Sodium Laureth Sulfate
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Solulan 16
  • Sorbitan Oleate
  • Soybean Oil
  • Spirulina
  • Steareth 10
  • Stearic Acid Tea
  • Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol
  • Algae Extract
  • Algin
  • Butyl Stearate
  • Carrageenan
  • Cetyl Acetate
  • Cetearyl Alcohol + Ceteareth 20
  • Chondrus Crispus (aka Irish Moss or Carageenan Moss)
  • Chlorella
  • Coal Tar
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Coconut Alkanes
  • Coconut Butter
  • Coconut Oil
  • Colloidal Sulfur
  • Cotton Awws Oil
  • Cotton Seed 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 PEG 2- Sulfosuccinate
  • Ethoxylated Lanolin
  • Ethylhexyl Palmitate
  • Glyceryl Stearate SE
  • Glyceryl-3 Diisostearate
  • Hexadecyl Alcohol
  • Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
  • Isocetyl Alcohol
  • Isocetyl Stearate
  • Isodecyl Oleate
  • Isostearyl Neopentanoate
  • Kelp
  • Xylene
  • Isopropyl Isostearate Stearyl Heptanoate
  • Isopropyl Linoleate Sulfated Castor Oil
  • Isopropyl Myristate Sulfated Jojoba Oil
  • Isopropyl Palmitate Wheat Germ Glyceride
  • Isostearyl Isostearate Wheat Germ Oil