Comedogenic cosmetics. What it is and where to find it.

Have you heard about such thing? I don’t think that many of you know about it. But these products can be really good for you. So many people complain about problematic skin or even problematic cosmetics, but sometimes you need to try to see the things from different angle. Or maybe you don’t know how to find the right products for your skin care. I can help you! And it means that the time has come to introduce new notions. Today we will talk about comedogenic cosmetics.

What is it? First of all this cosmetics is perfect for problematic skin, because it doesn’t clog pores or invokes allergies. But if you have severe acne or some other serious skin problems, don’t relax too much even while using these products.

Here are some facts about comedogenic cosmetics:

-It has thick structure and it is pasty.
-It is considered to be safe.
-You can’t always use it together with decorative cosmetics.
-People have different sensitivity to the ingredients of this cosmetics. What is non-comedogenic for one person can be comedogenic for another one.
-The most comedogenic product is lipstick.

As you see,things become clearer. But still – how to understand which cosmetics is comedogenic and which one is not comedogenic? And where to buy it? Where to look for it? There are so many questions, but the answer is only one. And it lies in the composition. Unfortunately, many ladies forget to check it. Both things,no matter if you eat them or apply on your face influence your appearance. I don’t say that we worry about beauty first when check the ingredients of the food we buy, but it also makes sense for us.

So, let’s go back to the components. I am attaching the list which will help you to choose the product.

Very comedogenic components:

  • Acetylated lanolin alcohol
  • Butyl stearate
  • Capric/caprylic triglyceride
  • Cocoa butter
  • Isopropyl’s (кроме Isopropyl alcohol)
  • Lanolic acid
  • Linseed oil
  • Myristyl myristate
  • Octyl palmitate & stearate
  • Oleic acid
  • Olive oil
  • Peach kernal oil
  • Sweet almond oil

Can be comedogenic:

  • Anhydrous lanolin
  • Avocado oil
  • Capric & caprylic acid
  • Castor oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Corn oil
  • D&C red pigments (most)
  • Grape seed oil
  • Glyceryl stearate
  • Hexylene glycol
  • Lanolin alcohol & oil
  • Lauryl alcohol, Laureth acid
  • Mineral oil, cosmetic grade
  • Mink oil
  • Myristic acid, Myristyl lactate
  • Octyldodecanol
  • Palmitic acid
  • Peanut oil
  • Safflower oil
  • Sesame oil
  • Sorbitan oleate
  • Sunflower oil
  • Tocopherol (vitamin E)


  • Allantoin
  • Beeswax
  • Carmine
  • Cetyl palmitate
  • Cyclomethicone
  • Dimethicone
  • Ethanol
  • Glycerin
  • Iron oxides;
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Jojoba oil
  • Kaolin (clay)
  • Mineral oil (USP)
  • Octyl ethoxycinnamate
  • Octyldodecyl stearate
  • Oxybenzone
  • Panthenol
  • Petrolatum (USP)
  • Polysorbates
  • Propylene glycol
  • SD alcohol
  • Kaolin (clay)
  • Sodium hyaluronate
  • Sodium PCA
  • Sorbitol
  • Squalene
  • Titanium dioxide
  • Waxes-Candelilla
  • Carnauba
  • Emulsifying
  • Paraffin
  • Zinc oxide & stearate

Of course it’s important to understand whether the product is comedogenic or not. But it’s more important to see and understand the level of your problem. If you see some serious skin problems, always advise the doctor before starting using any new kind of cosmetics. Don’t make any sudden moves, let the shift happen slowly and naturally.
Do you have an experience of using non-comedogenic cosmetics? Please, share it.


2019-08-02T23:06:52+00:00August 2, 2019|Beauty|

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