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Comedogenic Ratings

This list displays a rating for the tendency of the ingredients to clog pores, which may cause acne. The ratings listed here have been derived and compiled from various sources. For more information visit the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology.

0 – Not Likely to Clog Pores
1 – Low
2 – Moderately Low
3 – Moderate
4 – Fairly High
5 – High

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Oils
Almond Oil – 2
Apricot Kernel Oil – 2
Avocado Oil – 2
Camphor – 2
Castor Oil – 1
Cocoa Butter – 4
Coconut Butter – 4
Coconut Oil – 4
Corn Oil – 3
Cotton Seed Oil – 3
Evening Primrose Oil – 2
Grape Seed Oil – 2
Hazelnut Oil – 2
Hemp Seed Oil – 0
Mineral Oil – 0
Mink Oil – 3
Olive Oil – 2
Peanut Oil – 2
Petrolatum – 0
Safflower Oil (Carthamus tinctorius) – 0
Sandalwood Seed Oil – 2
Sesame Oil – 2
Shea Butter – 0
Soybean Oil – 3
Sunflower Oil – 0
Wheat Germ Oil – 5
Shark Liver Oil – 3

Alcohol, Esters, Ethers, & Sugars
Polysorbate 20 – 0
Polysorbate 80 – 0
Sterol Esters – 0
Behenyl Triglyceride – 0
Butylene Glycol – 1
Cetearyl Alcohol – 2
Diethylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether-0
Glycerin – 0
Glyceryl Stearate NSE – 1
Glyceryl Stearate SE – 3
Glyceryl Tricapylo/Caprate – 1
Glyceryl-3-Diisostearate – 4
Hexadecyl Alcohol – 5
Isocetyl Stearate – 5
Isopropyl Alcohol – 0
Laureth 23 – 3
Laureth 4 – 5
Octyl Stearate – 5
Oleth-10 – 2
Oleth-3 – 5
Oleyl Alcohol – 4
Polyethylene Glycol (PEG 400) – 1
Polyethylene Glycol 300 – 1
Polyglyceryl-3-Diisostearate – 4
Propylene Glycol – 0
Propylene Glycol Monostearate – 4
SD Alcohol 40 – 0
Sorbitan Laurate – 1
Sorbitol – 0
Steareth 10 – 4
Steareth 100 – 0
Steareth 2 – 2
Steareth 20 – 2
Wheat Germ Glyceride – 3

Waxes
Beeswax – 2
Candelilla Wax – 1
Carnuba Wax – 1
Ceresin Wax – 0
Emulsifying Wax NF – 2
Jojoba Oil – 2
Lanolin Wax – 1
Sulfated Jojoba Oil – 3

Botanicals
Algae Extract – 5
Aloe Vera Gel – 0
Calendula – 1
Carrageenans – 5
Chamomile – 2
Chamomile Extract – 0
Cold Pressed Aloe – 0
Red Algae – 5

Vitamins & Herbs
Ascorbic Acid – 0
Black Walnut Extract – 0
Tocopherol (Vitamin E) – 2
Vitamin A Palmitate – 2
Panthenol – 0

Antioxidants
Beta Carotene – 1
BHA – 2

Thickeners, Emulsifiers, Detergents
Carbomer 940 – 1
Hydroxypropyl Cellulose – 1
Kaolin – 0
Magnesium Aluminum Silicate – 0
Sodium Laureth Sulfate – 3
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate – 5
Sorbitan Oleate – 3

Minerals
Algin – 4
Colloidal Sulfur – 3
Flowers of Sulfur – 0
Potassium Chloride – 5
Precipitated Sulfur – 0
Sodium Chloride (Salt) – 5
Talc – 1
Zinc Stearate – 0

 

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