Pore Clogging Ingredients Checker

Are you concerned about the comedogenicity of skincare products? This tool will help you determine whether a product contains any pore-clogging ingredients. Comedogenic ingredients have the potential to block pores and lead to breakouts or skin issues.

To use the Pore Clogging Ingredients Checker, simply follow these steps:

  1. Enter the list of ingredients for the product you want to check.
  2. Click the “Check Ingredients” button.
  3. Click the “Clear” button to remove results and add a new ingredient list.

Pore Clogging Ingredients Checker

What Does Comedogenic Mean?

So, what does comedogenic mean exactly? Derived from the word “comedo,” which is just another name for a skin pore or hair follicle that’s clogged with oil and dead skin cells.

In simple terms, if something is labeled as comedogenic, it has the potential to block your pores. This can include anything from makeup and sunscreen to oils and lotions.

Now, why would you care about blocked pores? When pores get blocked by these pesky ingredients, they create an environment where bacteria thrive, leading to acne outbreaks and inflammation.

So if clear skin is your goal (and let’s face it – who isn’t aiming for that?), steering clear of highly comedogenic items becomes crucial.

Here’s an interesting tidbit, though: Not everyone reacts the same way to comedogenic substances. Your friend might be able to slather on that coconut oil without any issues while you end up looking like a pimple-faced teenager again!

Understanding Comedogenic Ratings

First up, let’s decode the comedogenic scale. It’s a measure of how likely an ingredient is to clog pores. Here’s a handy breakdown:

  • 0: Won’t clog pores at all
  • 1: Low likelihood
  • 2: Moderately low
  • 3: Moderate
  • 4: Fairly high
  • 5: High likelihood

So, when you see these numbers on your product label, they’re giving you some insight into whether that item might cause pimples or acne breakouts. However, as we already said, it’s important to remember that everyone’s skin reacts differently – this scale is just a guidance (just like our checker).

How To Determine If A Product Is Non-Comedogenic

First off, check the product packaging or label for the words “non-comedogenic” or “won’t clog pores.” If it’s stated outright, that’s usually a good sign. But don’t stop there! It’s also important to scrutinize the ingredients list.

To make this easier for you, we created this comedogenic ingredient checker! Just drop the ingredients list above, and voila, there’s your result. No need to scan through the whole ingredient list yourself!

Distinguishing Between Comedogenic And Non-Comedogenic Labels

Just because something doesn’t say non-comedogenic doesn’t necessarily mean it will block your pores. Likewise, not all non-comedogenic labeled products guarantee zero breakouts; everyone’s skin reacts differently, after all.

It’s worth noting that no standard regulation exists for labeling a product as non-comedogenic, so manufacturers may use this term freely on their packaging regardless of actual effectiveness against causing acne.

This underlines why doing your own research about ingredients becomes crucial in selecting skincare products.

Comedogenic Ingredients (aka Pore Clogging Ingredients)

  • Acetylated Lanolin
  • Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol
  • Algae
  • Algae Extract
  • Algin
  • Apricot Oil
  • Avocado Oil
  • Avocado
  • Babassu Oil
  • Baobab
  • Butyl Stearate
  • Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea)
  • Butyrospermum
  • Carageenan Moss
  • Carrageenan
  • Ceteareth 20
  • Ceteareth-20
  • Cetyl Acetate
  • Chlorella
  • Chondrus Crispus
  • Coal Tar
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Coconut Alkanes
  • Coconut Butter
  • Coconut Extract
  • Coconut Oil
  • Cocos Nucifera (Coconut)
  • Coconut Fruit
  • Cotton Awws Oil
  • Canola oil
  • Cotton Seed Oil
  • D & C Red # 17
  • D & C Red # 21
  • D & C Red # 3
  • D & C Red # 30
  • D & C Red # 36
  • Decyl Oleate
  • Dioctyl Succinate
  • Disodium Monooleamido PEG 2- Sulfosuccinate
  • Ecklonia Radiata
  • Ethoxylated Lanolin
  • Ethylhexyl Palmitate
  • Octyl Palmitate
  • Glyceryl Stearate SE
  • Glyceryl-3 Diisostearate
  • Hexadecyl Alcohol
  • Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
  • Isocetyl Alcohol
  • Isocetyl Stearate
  • Isodecyl Oleate
  • Isopropyl Myristate
  • Isopropyl Palmitate
  • Isostearate
  • Isostearyl Isostearate
  • Jojoba
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Kelp
  • Laminaria Digitata
  • Laminaria Saccharina
  • Laminaria Saccharine
  • Laureth 23
  • Laureth-23
  • Laureth 4
  • Laureth-4
  • Lauric Acid
  • Lauryl Sulfate
  • Linolate
  • Marula Oil
  • Marula
  • Mink Oil
  • Moss
  • Myristate
  • Myristic Acid
  • Myristyl Lactate
  • Neopentanoate
  • Kappaphycus Alvarezii Extract
  • Oleth-3
  • Oleyl Alcohol
  • Olive Oil
  • Olea europaea (Olive) Oil
  • Palm Oil
  • Palmitate
  • Palmitic Acid
  • PEG 16 Lanolin
  • PEG-16 Lanolin
  • PEG 200 Dilaurate
  • PEG-200 Dilaurate
  • PEG 8 Stearate
  • PEG-8 Stearate
  • Persea Americana
  • PG Monostearate
  • Plankton
  • Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate
  • Potassium Chloride
  • Myristyl Propionate
  • Propylene Glycol Monostearate
  • Red Algae
  • Seaweed
  • Sesame
  • Sesame Seed
  • Shark Liver Oil
  • Shea Butter
  • Sodium Laureth Sulfate
  • Solulan 16
  • Sorbitan Oleate
  • Soybean Oil
  • Soja (Soja)
  • Spirulina
  • Steareth 10
  • Steareth-10
  • Stearic Acid Tea
  • Stearyl Heptanoate
  • Squalene
  • Undaria Pinnatifida
  • Wheat
  • Wheat Germ Glyceride
  • Wheat Germ Oil
  • Xylene
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