Comedogenic Ratings

(causing acne)

This list of ingredients has been derived and compiled from various sources including the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology. For more information that includes an irritant rating go to www.acne.org

0 - Will Not Clog Pores
1 - Low
2 - Moderately Low
3 - Moderate
4 - Fairly High
5 - High


Oils

Almond Oil - 2
Apricot Kernel Oil - 2
Argan Oil - 0
Avocado Oil - 2
Baobab Oil - 2
Borage Oil - 2
Calendula Oil - 1
Camphor - 2
Castor Oil - 1
Cocoa Butter - 4
Coconut Butter - 4
Coconut Oil - 4
Corn Oil - 3
Cotton Seed Oil - 3
Emu Oil - 1
Evening Primrose Oil - 2
Flax Seed Oil - 4
Grape Seed Oil - 2
Hazelnut Oil - 2
Hemp Seed Oil - 0
Jojoba Oil - 2
Jojoba Oil Sulfated - 3
Linseed Oil - 4
Mineral Oil - 0
Mink Oil - 3
Neem Oil - 1
Olive Oil - 2
Palm Oil - 4
Peach Kernel Oil - 2
Peanut Oil - 2
Petrolatum - 0
Pomegranate Oil - 1
Pumpkin Seed Oil - 2
Rosehip Oil - 1
Safflower Oil (Carthamus tinctorius) - 0
Sandalwood Seed Oil - 2
Sea Buckthorn Oil - 1
Sesame Oil - 2
Shea Butter - 0
Soybean Oil - 3
Sunflower Oil - 0
Tamanu Oil - 2
Wheat Germ Oil - 5
Shark Liver Oil - 3

Waxes

Beeswax - 2
Candelilla Wax - 1
Carnuba Wax - 1
Ceresin Wax - 0
Emulsifying Wax NF - 2
Lanolin Wax - 1

Botanicals

Algae Extract - 5
Aloe Vera Gel - 0
Calendula - 1
Carrageenans - 5
Chamomile - 2
Chamomile Extract - 0
Cold Pressed Aloe - 0
Red Algae - 5


Vitamins & Herbs

Ascorbic Acid - 0
Black Walnut Extract - 0
Tocopherol (Vitamin E) - 2
Vitamin A Palmitate - 2
Panthenol - 0

Antioxidants

Beta Carotene - 1
BHA - 2

Minerals

Algin - 4
Colloidal Sulfur - 3
Flowers of Sulfur - 0
Potassium Chloride - 5
Precipitated Sulfur - 0
Sodium Chloride (Salt) - 5
Talc - 1
Zinc Stearate - 0

Thickeners, Emulsifiers, Detergents

Carbomer 940 - 1
Hydroxypropyl Cellulose - 1
Kaolin - 0
Magnesium Aluminum Silicate - 0
Sodium Laureth Sulfate - 3
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate - 5
Sorbitan Oleate - 3

Alcohol, Esters, Ethers, & Sugars

Polysorbate 20 - 0
Polysorbate 80 - 0
Sterol Esters - 0
Behenyl Triglyceride - 0
Butylene Glycol - 1
Cetearyl Alcohol - 2
Diethylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether-0
Glycerin - 0
Glyceryl Stearate NSE - 1
Glyceryl Stearate SE - 3
Glyceryl Tricapylo/Caprate - 1
Glyceryl-3-Diisostearate - 4
Hexadecyl Alcohol - 5
Isocetyl Stearate - 5
Isopropyl Alcohol - 0
Laureth 23 - 3
Laureth 4 - 5
Octyl Stearate - 5
Oleth-10 - 2
Oleth-3 - 5
Oleyl Alcohol - 4
Polyethylene Glycol (PEG 400) - 1
Polyethylene Glycol 300 - 1
Polyglyceryl-3-Diisostearate - 4
Propylene Glycol - 0
Propylene Glycol Monostearate - 4
SD Alcohol 40 - 0
Sorbitan Laurate - 1
Sorbitol - 0
Steareth 10 - 4
Steareth 100 - 0
Steareth 2 - 2
Steareth 20 - 2
Wheat Germ Glyceride - 3