LIST OF COMEDOGENIC INGRIEDIENTS THAT CAN CLOG PORES.
"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
Cetearyl Alcohol + Ceteareth 20
Disodium Monooleamido PEG 2-Sulfosuccinate
Laureth 4 ,23
PPG 2 Myristyl Propionate
Propylene Glycol Monostearate
Sodium Chloride (Salt)
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Wheat Germ Oil
D & C Red #17, 21, 3, 30
Apricot Kernel Oil
Glyceral Stearate SE
Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
PEG 150 Distearate
PEG 200 Dilaurate
PEG 8 Stearate
Sandalwood Seed Oil
Shark Liver Oil
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Stearic Acid Tea
Sulfated Castor Oil
Sulfated Jojoba Oil
Wheat Germ Glyceride
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Dandruff and its cure
According to Dr.Neal shultz a cosmetic dermatologist dandruff is not caused by a fungus.
Usually two factors are involved, either it is caused by a
hereditary predisposition (i.e.,it's inherited), stress, or a combination of the two.
Over-the-counter shampoos contain many different ingredients like zinc pyrithione and selenium sulfide, but the more effective ones are tar or salicylic acid. Look for a shampoo containing either of these two ingredients.
Neutrogena T/Gel or Neutrogena T/Sal are good options that can help you to get rid off dandruff.
If regular use of shampoos like the above on a daily basis are not effective, then the best way to cure it will be by obtaining prescription medication from a dermatologist that can be used topically on the scalp to aid in the relief of dandruff.
mix flaxseed oil and bitter almond oil in equal quantity and massage it into your scalp leave it for at least an hour or two ,best is to leave overnight and wash it with a shampoo either containing tar or salicylic acid.
Please note: This blog is only for informative purposes. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor for your medical concerns.