Watch Out for These Pore-Clogging Ingredients

What are some Pore-Clogging Ingredients in Skin Care?

Before using any new products on your hair or skin, be sure to check the ingredients first – even if the bottle says “won’t clog pores” or “noncomedogenic.” Government agencies don’t oversee this process, so often skincare companies will claim that their products promote clear skin while the ingredients actually contain many pore-clogging elements. Natural oils such as jojoba, olive and lanolin are mildly comedogenic and can be a problem if formulated with other comedogenic ingredients. While others like cocoa butter and coconut oil are the worst offenders and often found in many organic skin care lines. Prescription products such as Retin A cream, over-the-counter acne medications, and even “oil-free” acne products can also contain pore-clogging ingredients.

Teri Eastin
Teri Eastin

Teri Eastin
Owner and Licensed esthetician
Atlanta Acne Specialists

Details: 404.900.5152,,

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