Pore Clogging Ingredients

It's Not The Product That Matters,
It's The Ingredients!!

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 fatty acids or a lipids. When you are acne prone these organic chemicals can literally feed your acne and break you out.

In the ingredient list the item listed at the top is the largest amount, the last item is the least amount. Typically the first 3-5 ingredients have substantial impact for provoking acne.

Ingredients are listed with a 0-5 rating with 0 being totally non-clogging and 5 being the most clogging ingredient for skin. Items with a 3,4 or 5 rating should be avoided or be in a small amount in the product (ie further down the list of ingredients).

This is another good list from Dr. James E. Fulton Jr., M.D

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