Pore Clogging Ingredients

Posted by Mary Freihofner on

Why bother to know the ingredients of what you put on your skin?
Because they are the most important
aspect of your skin care!!

If you are acne prone you must consider the ingredients of products you put on your face as well as other acne prone skin areas.

Pore clogging ingredients are generally a fatty acid or a lipid. When you are acne prone these organic chemicals can literally feed your acne and break you out.
If you are acne prone you want to avoid using products with the ingredients listed below. Check the back of your product or look on line.

Ingredients are listed with a 0-5 rating with 0 being totally non-clogging and 5 being the most clogging ingredient for skin.
This list gives you the 3-5 rating ingredients-that should be avoided. 

Keep this list for future reference!

List of Pore Clogging Ingredients

Ingredient #
Acetylated Lanolin 4
Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol 4
Algae Extract 5
Algin (Alginic acid; potassium alginate; sodium alginate) 4
Butyl Isostearate 4
Butyl Stearate 3
Carrageenan 5
Cetyl Acetate 4
Cetyl Alcohol 3
Cetearyl Alcohol + Ceteareth 20 4
Cocoa Butter 4
Coconut Oil, Butter, Cream 4
Colloidal Sulfur 3
Cotton Seed Oil 3
D&C Red #17 3
D&C Red #21 3
D&C Red # 3 3
D&C Red #30 3
D&C Red #36 3
Decyl Oleate 3
Dioctyl Succinate 3
Disodium Monooleamido PEG 2- Sulfosuccinate 4
Ethoxylated Lanolin 3
Ethylhexyl Palmitate 4
Glyceryl Stearate SE 3
Glyceryl-3 Diisostearate 4
Hexadecyl Alcohol 5
Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil 3
Isocetyl Alcohol 4
Isocetyl Stearate 5
Isodecyl Oleate 4
Isopropyl Isostearate 5
Isopropyl Lanolate 4
Isopropyl Myristate 5
Isopropyl Palmitate 4
Ingredient #
Isostearyl Isostearate 4
Isostearyl Neopentanoate 3
Laureth 23 3
Laureth 4 5
Lauric Acid 4
Mink Oil 3
Myristic Acid 3
Myristyl Lactate 4
Myristyl Myristate 5
Octyl Palmitate 4
Octyl Stearate 5
Oleth-3 5
Oleyl Alcohol 4
PEG 16 Lanolin 4
PEG 75 Lanolin 3
PEG 200 Dilaurate 3
PEG 8 Stearate 3
PG Monostearate 3
PPG 2 Myristyl Propionate 4
Polyglyceryl-3-Diisostearate 4
Potassium Chloride 5
Propylene Glycol Monostearate 4
Red Algae 5
Shark Liver Oil 3
Sodium Chloride 5
Sodium Laureth Sulfate 3
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate 5
Solulan 16 4
Sorbitan Oleate 3
Soybean Oil 3
Steareth 10 4
Stearic Acid TEA 3
Stearyl Heptanoate 4
Sulfated Castor Oil 3
Wheat Germ Glyceride 3
Wheat Germ Oil 5