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  • Writer's pictureDr. Preethi Nagaraj

Non- Comedogenic cosmetics- What to look out for




While the market is flooded with cosmetics of different types, a specific subset of cosmetics addresses the most dreaded problem of all - Acne.  This subset of cosmetics which are meant for " acne- prone" or " oily skin" are labelled " Non- Comedogenic " by the manufacturers.

But are they really??


Listed below are the ingredients scientifically tested and proven to cause or worsen acne/ pimples/ blackheads.

Do look out for these ingredients while purchasing a cosmetic product like moisturiser/ sunscreen/ cleanser.


List of ingredients which are comedogenic -

Isopropyl Isostearate

Isopropyl Myristate

Myristyl Myristate

Myristic acid

Isopropyl palmitate

Sodium lauryl sulfate

Oleic acid 

Coconut oil

Lanolin

Cocoa butter

Cetearyl alcohol


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