facebook_logo
Twitter_logo
Yelp_logo

CLOGGING INGREDIENTS


This list is from Dr. James Fulton MD Ph.D. in dermatology. He is nationally and internationally recognized for his acne fighting research and products. He was also one of the researchers involved in the invention of Retina-A. This is a list of some typical skin care product ingredients.

Each potential clogging ingredient has been categorized 0 to 5. 0 meaning the ingredient will not clog your pores. 5 meaning the ingredient is very clogging to your pores. Remember, when skin care products list ingredients on their label they are listed in order of relative amount. That is, the first ingredient listed has the largest amount in the product. The second listed ingredient is what has the second largest amount in the product and so on to the last ingredient listed which has the least amount. Keep in mind if a category 3 ingredient is listed sixth on the label you may not clog from it, but if it is the first or second listed ingredient you may clog up and break out. Use of that product could impede your acne treatment.

Advanced Skin Care Solutions Clogging Ingredients

Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol

4

Acetylated Lanolin

4

Allantoin

0

Anhydrous Lanolin

0-1

Apricot Kernel Oil

2

Ascorbytl palmitate

2

Avocado Oil

2

Beeswax

0-2

Behenic Acid

0

Bentonite

0

Black Walnut Extract

0

Butyl Stearate

3

Candelilla Wax

1

Carbomer 940

1

Carboxymethylcellulose

0

Carbuna Wax

1

Carmine

0

Castor Oil

1

Cetearyl Alcohol

2

Cetearyl Alcohol+Ceteareth

4

Cetyl Alcohol

2

Chamomile Extract

0

Cholesterol

0

Choleth 24

0

Cocoa Butter

4

Coconut Butter

4

Corn Oil

2

Cyclomethicone

0

D&C red #19

2

D&C red #27

2

D&C red #30

3

D&C red #36

3

D&C red #40

2

D&C red #6

1

D&C red #9

1

Decyl Oleate

3

Diisopropyl Adipate

0

Dimethicone

1

Emulsifying Wax NF

0-2

Evening Primerose Oil

2

Glycerin

0

Glyceryl Stearate NSE

1

Glyceryl Stearate SE

3

Hydantoin

0

Hydrolyzed Animal Protein

0

Hydroxypropylcellulose

1

Iron Oxides

0

Isopropyl Palmitate

4

Isopropyl Alcohol

0

Isopropyl Isostearate

5

Isopropyl Myristate

5

Isostearyl Isostearate

4

Isostearyl Neopentanoate

3

Jojoba Oil

0-2

Kaolin

0

Lanolin Wax

0

Laureth-23

1

Laureth-4

3

Lauric Acid

5

Random type

4

Lithium Stearate

1

Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

0

Magnesium Stearate

1

Methyl Paraben

0

Mineral Oil

0

Mink Oil

3

Myristic Acid

3

Myristyl Lactate

5

Myristyl Myristate

5

Octyl Dimethyl PABA

0

Octyl Methoxycinnamate

0

Octyl Salicylate

0

Octyldodecyl Stearate

0

Oleth-10

2

Oleth-3

5

Oxybenzone

0

Palmitic Acid

2

Panthenol

0

Peg 10 Soya Sterol

0

PEG 16 Lanolin (Solutan 16)

4

PEG 20 Strearate

1

PEG 40 Castor Oil

0

Peg 5 Soya Sterol

0

PEG 75 Lanolin

0

Pentaerythrital tetra capra/caprylate

0

PG dicaprylate/caprate

1

PG dipelargonate

2

Polyethylene glycol

1

Polysorbate 20

0

Polysorbate 80

0

PPG 30 Acetyl Ester

0

Propyl Paraben

0

Propylene Glycol

0

Safflower Oil

0

SD Alcohol 40

0

Seseme Oil

2

Shark Liver Oil

3

Simethicone

1

Sodium Hyaluronate

0

Sodium PCA

0

Sorbitan Laureate

1

Sorbitan Sesquinoleate

0

Sorbitan Strarate

0

Sorbitol

0

Soya Sterol

0

Soybean Oil

3

Squalane

1

Stearic Acid

2

Stearic Acid:TEA

3

Stearyl Alcohol

2

Stearyl Heptanoate

4

Sterol Esters

0

Sunflower Oil

0

Talc

1

Titanium Dioxide

0

Tocopherol

2

Tocopheryl Acetate

0

Tridecyl Neopentanoate

0

Triethanolamine

2

Ultramarine Violet

0

Vitamin A Palmitate

2

Wheat Germ Glyceride

3

Zinc Oxide

1

Zinc Stearate

0

Some other great clogging ingredient resources:

Face Reality Acne Clinic

Art of Skin Care 

How to Wash Your Face Video

Website Design & Development by: Canard Media Group