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!

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
What Can CLEARstem Do For You?

HYDRATE and HEAL ACNE SCARS without creating new breakouts. CLEARSTEM balances hormones in the skin and hair follicle. Two critical ingredients are Green Tea and Mushroom extract, which are known as “adaptogens” that help your skin maintain stability despite all the stress it encounters. Women report that the monthly PMS havoc is visibly reduced when CLEARSTEM is used regularly. Active acne and scabs heal about 3X faster and dark spots fade quickly thanks to the bio-available collagen stem cells.

How will CLEARstem keep the integrity of your skin?

If you are actively breaking out you MUST check all of your skin and hair products against the list of pore-clogging ingredients we have provided!  This is critical to ending the acne cycle; CLEARSTEM serum will then heal your skin cells back to their original healthy state. Why do you need to check your products? Ingredients like Coconut oil, Isopropyl Myristate and Algae/Seaweed will go into your pore, harden into an orange ball of wax, and stay there for months at a time until it’s manually extracted. It’s critical to know where your skin is at and exfoliate using the Antioxidant Scrub so the clogs can be dissolved. While you are getting clear, CLEARSTEM will minimize the trauma your skin has undergone so that healing happens faster and hormonal acne will be minimized.