Pore Clogging Ingredients in Skin Care, Make up and Hair Products that will clog your pores

topic posted Fri, October 13, 2006 - 2:23 PM by  Laura
Do not use cosmetics OR hair products that contain pore-clogging ingredients. These ingredients cause microcomedomes to form in certain individuals resulting in various lesions ranging from clogged pores and blackheads to inflammatory pustules. If you have doubts about yours, check the ingredient listing.

Some of the most common ones are: Isopropyl myristate, cetyl alcohol, sodium lauryl sulfate, laureth-4, natural Vitamin E, most natural oils, cocoa butter and D & C red dyes all agitate acne.

Even the prescription acne medication Retin-A (in the cream form) has one of the worst offenders - isopropyl myristate. You can't trust anyone, not even doctors!! Be your own advocate for your skin and check the ingredients.

If you have acne on your body and/or near your hairline, be sure and check your hair products, especially hair rinses that leave a residue on the hair. Always wash your body after rinsing out your hair rinse to make sure there is no residual hair rinse left on your body.

I know that this is a long list, but do your homework. There are sooo many pore clogging products out there - and some things on this list will surprise you. Many "natural" oils will clog your pores, like cocoa butter and coconut oil. They have a very small molecular structure that clogs the pores (if you are acne prone).

The List:
Acetylated Lanolin
Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol
Algae Extract
Butyl Stearate
Cetearyl Alcohol + Ceteareth 20
Cocoa Butter
Coconut Butter
Coconut Oil
Colloidal Sulfur
Corn 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
Disodium Monooleamido PEG 2-Sulfosuccinate
Ethoxylated Lanolin
Ethylhexyl Palmitate
Glyceryl Stearate SE
Hexadecyl Alcohol
Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
Isocetyl Stearate
Isodecyl Oleate
Isopropyl Isosterate
Isopropyl Myristate
Isopropyl Palmitate
Isostearyl Isostearate
Isostearyl Neopentanoate
Lauric Acid
Mink Oil
Myristic Acid
Myristic Acid
Myristyl Lactate
Myristyl Myristate
Octyl Palmitate
Octyl Stearate
Oleyl Alcohol
PEG 16 Lanolin
PEG 200 Dilaurate
PEG 8 Stearate
PPG 2 Myristyl Propionate
Potassium Chloride
Propylene Glycol Monostearate
Red Algae
Shark Liver Oil
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Solulan 16
Sorbitan Oleate
Sorbitan Sesquinoleate
Soybean Oil
Steareth 10
Stearic Acid Tea
Stearyl Heptanoate
Sulfated Castor Oil
Sulfated Jojoba Oil
Syearyl Heptanoate
Wheat Germ Glyceride
Wheat Germ Oil

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