Truth Patrol: What “Non-Comedogenic” Really Means

Countless skin products claim to be non-comedogenic. But what does this really mean?

Technically, the definition is: “not causing clogged pores or blackheads.” But in reality, this phrase is meaningless. And that’s because there is no industry standard for what qualifies as non-comedogenic. And there are no government regulations restricting how companies use this term.

So, no matter how pore-clogging, acne-encouraging, thick, or oily a product is, the company can still claim it’s non-comedogenic. The same goes for the term “non-acnegenic.”

So, what’s an acne-prone or oily-skinned consumer to do? Instead of letting the term “non-comedogenic” determine your purchase, look for lighter formulas like gels or thin liquids, which are less prone to clogging pores. And, of course, avoid irritating ingredients like fragrances and alcohol.

Be bright, be beautiful!, Inc.
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3 Responses to Truth Patrol: What “Non-Comedogenic” Really Means

  1. sthobbie says:

    Great article! Thanks!

  2. Melody says:

    Thanks for posting on this. Usually I’m skeptical with buzz words, but I guess since this one has been around forever and a day I never looked into the truth about it.

  3. Chels says:

    I love these kinds of posts! Keep up the great work Allura!!!!!

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