Saturday, February 27, 2010

List of ingriedients to avoid for oily skin type


"oil-free"claim  may mislead consumers into buying products that can actually clog pores. There is a list of ingredients that don't sound like oils but that can absolutely aggravate breakouts.
On the other hand, not all oils clog pores (e.g mineral oil). 
Standard moisturizing ingredients that are great for dry skin can cause problems for someone with oily skin prone to breakouts.
Oil Free products may contain synthetic oil and it does not necessarily means that it won't clog your pores. 
The thicker the product (like heavy lotions or creams), the more likely it is to cause breakouts. That means you can feel safer with a gel or serum (meaning these have a low or watery viscosity).

Comedogenicity refers to the chance that an ingredient or combination of ingredients will cause your pores to clog.
This results in blackheads (comedones)or whiteheads,(milia).
As with all ingredient lists, they are listed in order of concentration, the first listed ingredient is highest percentage-wise with the last listed ingredient having the least amount percentage-wise .

So if a product have potentially comedogenic ingredient toward the end, it is less likely to be the actual cause of your skin problems.

Comedogenicity is rated on a scale between 0-5. The lower the number, the less likely that the ingredient used by itself will clog your pore.

If you have oily ,blackhead or acne prone skin avoid the ingriedient listed below
Highly Comedogenic(4,5)

 Acetylated Lanolin                                                          
Butyl steareate                         
Algae Extract
Cetearyl Alcohol + Ceteareth 20
Cocoa Butter
Coconut Butter
Coconut Oil
Disodium Monooleamido PEG 2-Sulfosuccinate 
Ethylhexyl Palmitate
Hexadecyl Alcohol 
Isocetyl Stearate
Isodecyl Oleate 
Isopropyl Isosterate
Isopropyl Myristate
Isopropyl Palmitate
Isostearyl Isostearate
Laureth 4 ,23
Lauric Acid 
Myristyl Lactate
Myristyl Myristate 
Octyl Palmitate
Octyl Stearate
Oleyl Alcohol
PPG 2 Myristyl Propionate
Potassium Chloride
Propylene Glycol Monostearate
Red Algae
Sodium Chloride (Salt)
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate 
Solulan 16 
Steareth 10 
Stearyl Heptanoate
Syearyl Heptanoate
Wheat Germ Oil
D & C Red #17, 21, 3, 30

Moderately Comedogenic
Almond Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil
Arachidic Acid
Ascorbyl Palmitate
Avocado Oil
Benzoic Acid
Cajeput Oil
Glyceral Stearate SE
Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
Mink Oil
Myristic Acid
Olive Oil
PEG 150 Distearate
PEG 200 Dilaurate
PEG 8 Stearate
Sandalwood Seed Oil
Sesame Oil
Shark Liver Oil
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Sorbitan Oleate
Soybean Oil
Stearic Acid Tea
Sulfated Castor Oil
Sulfated Jojoba Oil
Wheat Germ Glyceride

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