Below is a list of ingredients that can be found in skincare products, makeup, and hair products that can clog your pores and may exacerbate acne. Always check the ingredients of any non-Face Reality products you use on your skin or hair, even if it says “Won’t Clog Pores” or “Non-Comedogenic” on the bottle.
Natural oils can be some of the worst offenders (like cocoa butter and coconut oil) and are found in many
organic skin care lines.
Other oils such as jojoba, olive, and lanolin are mildly comedogenic and can be a problem if formulated with other comedogenic ingredients.
Some prescription products like the cream form of Retin-A, as well as many over-the-counter acne medications also contain pore-clogging ingredients.
Oil-free products can be formulated with pore-clogging ingredients.
The following list is meant as a guideline.