The table below lists ingredients which score a 3 or above on the 0-5 comedogenicity scale. If any of these are within the first seven ingredients on the ingredient list of a product you are choosing, you may want to reconsider. If, however, any of these ingredients are far down on the list, this means the manufacturer may have included it in a very small amount and the product may still be safe to use. Feel free to print this page and take to the store with you. You can also order Acne.org products, which are carefully formulated to be 100% non-comedogenic.


  • 5 Isopropyl isostearate
  • 5 Isopropyl myristate
  • 5 Myristyl myristate
  • 5 Laureth-4
  • 5 Oleth-3
  • 4 Coconut butter/oil
  • 4 Acetylated lanolin
  • 4 Acetylated lanolin alcohol
  • 4 Lauric acid
  • 4 Isopropyl palmitate
  • 4 Isostearyl isostearate
  • 4 Myristyl lactate
  • 4 Stearyl heptanoate
  • 4 Cetearyl alcohol + ceteareth 20
  • 4 Cocoa butter
  • 3 Mink oil
  • 3 Soybean oil
  • 3 Shark liver oil
  • 3 D&C red #30
  • 3 Stearic acid: TEA
  • 3 Myristic acid
  • 3 Buytl stearate
  • 3 Decyl oleate
  • 3 Isostearyl neopentanoate
  • 3 Glyceryl stearate SE
  • 3 Wheat germ glyceride
  • 3 Laureth-23