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Pore Clogging Ingredients

Remember: “Natural” and “organic” do not mean “acne-safe.” Organic coconut oil will just give you organic pimples. There is also a major difference between things that are good to put in your body vs. on your skin.

The following list is your new skin bible: check all hair, makeup, lotions, and facial products to make certain they don’t contain these ingredients so you can avoid future breakouts!

The List

Apricot Oil
Acetylated Lanolin
Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol
Algae Extract/ Algae/ Algin/ Kelp/ Seaweed (HIGH)
Avocado Oil (Persea Gratissima) (MODERATE)
Butyl Stearate
Carrageenan/ Moss (HIGH)
Cetyl Acetate
Ceteareth 20 (HIGH)
Chondrus Crispus (aka Irish Moss or Carageenan Moss) (HIGH)
Chlorella (HIGH)
Coal Tar
Cocoa Butter (HIGH)
Coconut Alkanes (Common in "clean" beauty) (HIGH)
Coconut Oil/ Coconut Butter/ Coconut “extract” (HIGH)
Cotton Awws 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 (seaweed) (HIGH)
Ethoxylated Lanolin
Ethylhexyl (Octyl) Palmitate (common in makeup) (HIGH)
Glyceryl Stearate SE (HIGH)
Glyceryl-3 Diisostearate (common in liquid foundation) (HIGH)
Hexadecyl Alcohol
Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
Isocetyl Alcohol
Isocetyl Stearate
Isodecyl Oleate
Isopropyl Myristate/Palmitate/ Isostearate/Linolate
(HIGH/WORST)
Isostearyl Isostearate/Neopentanoate
Laminaria Digitata Extract (algae) (Common in Clinique) (HIGH)
Laminaria Saccharina Extract (Laminaria Saccharine) (Common in Clinique) (HIGH)
Laureth 4 & Laureth 23 (HIGH)
Lauric Acid (HIGH)
Marula Oil (HIGH)
Mink Oil
Myristic Acid (HIGH)
Myristyl Lactate/Myristate (HIGH)
Octyl Palmitate/Stearate (HIGH)
Oleth-3 (MODERATE)
Olive Oil (LOW-MEDIUM)
Oleyl Alcohol
Palm Oil / Palmitic Acid (HIGH)
PEG 16 Lanolin
PEG 200 Dilaurate
PEG 8 Stearate
PG Monostearate
PPG 2 Myristyl Propionate
Plankton (HIGH)
Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate (common in liquid foundation) (HIGH)
Potassium Chloride
Propylene Glycol Monostearate
Red Algae (HIGH)
Seaweed (HIGH)
Sesame Seed Oil (HIGH)
Shark Liver Oil (Squalene)
Shea Butter/other nut butters (HIGH)
Sodium Laureth Sulfate/Lauryl Sulfate
Solulan 16
Sorbitan Oleate
Soybean Oil (MODERATE)
Spirulina (algae) (HIGH)
Steareth 10
Stearic Acid Tea (Stearic Acid is OK though)
Stearyl Heptanoate
Sulfated / Hydrogenated oils:Soybean, Avocado Oil, Palm Oil, Castor Oil, Jojoba Oil
Undaria Pinnatifida (Undaria Seaweed) (HIGH)
Wheat Derivatives (found in hair products) (HIGH)
Wheat Germ Glyceride (HIGH)
Wheat Germ Oil (HIGH)
Xylene