Ingredients in everyday products are common causes of acne
Do not ever put anything on your skin or your hair without checking the ingredients first, even if it says “Won’t Clog Pores” or “Non-Comedogenic” on the bottle. No government agency oversees this, so skincare companies can claim their products promote clear skin and have pore cloggers in their formulas. Below is a list of ingredients to avoid in all of your products; skin care, acne care, makeup, clothing and hair. Take a look at your current set of products from your shampoo to your laundry detergent and see if they contain any cloggers. If they do, it’s time to look for something acne safe.
There are ingredients in this list that will surprise you - they "seems" so healthy for the skin, but only if one is not acne-prone. Natural oils can be some of the worst offenders, like cocoa butter, coconut oil, wheat germ oil and shea butter which are found in many “organic” skin care lines.
Algae extract is is LOTS of skin care and make-up lines.
Other oils such as jojoba, olive, and lanolin are mildly comedogenic and can be a problem if formulated with other comedogenic ingredients.
Some prescription products like the cream form of Retin A have pore cloggers. Many over-the-counter acne medications also comedogenic.
“Oil-free” products can be comedogenic.
Loose powder, mineral make-up tends to be the safest choice, but still should be checked.
Bare Minerals Original Formula loose powder foundation is a safe choice; however, the newer Bare Minerals Matte is NOT a safe choice—it contains soil minerals. We do not recommend any of the pressed Bare Minerals blushes, bronzers, or veils.
Any pressed or liquid products should also be checked for pore-clogging ingredients.
Here is the list of comedogenic ingredients that we use: