Comedogenic ingredients

[dropcap style=”default, circle, box, book”]W[/dropcap]ith the concern over aging, many patients are eager to rush to the cosmetics counter and purchase the thickest, richest cream they can find in the hopes that it will erase fine lines and wrinkles. Unknowingly, many of these creams contain comedogenic, pore-clogging ingredients.

While attempting to cover-up the acne, many women slather on foundations and blushes, which have dyes and other binding ingredients that make acne worse.

Some products and chemicals cause plugging of the pilosebaceous unit or irritation reactions, which are only made worse with prolonged exposure to the skin, which is why sleeping in cosmetics is such a frowned-upon habit.

Here is a picture of a case of cosmetic induced acne

acne from comedogenic ingredientsHere is a list of known comedogenic ingredients, the most surprising is coconut oil.

Isopropyl myristate is found in “oil free” creams, make sure you check your moisturizer.

Last check your blush and lipstick do not contain D&C Red 30

comedogenic ingredients