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Capric Triglyceride, Ceteareth-20 And Cetearyl Alcohol.

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I'm looking for a moisturizer that is non-comedogenic and I'm feeling very confused.

I've read that Ceteareth-20 and Cetearyl Alcohol and Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride are highly comedogenic. Is that accurate?

If it is comedogenic, why do manufacturers state 'non-comedogenic' on a product yet include these ingredients? I've heard that there isn't an approved or regulated standard for that assertion?

Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion For Face And Body.

It has "Ceteareth-20" and "Cetearyl Alcohol" in it, not together, but kind of close together.

CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion.

"Ceteareth-20 and Cetearyl Alcohol" listed as the fifth ingredient. It also has "Capric/caprylic triglyceride" as the third. CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion is highly rated on this site, and all over the internet. Hmmmm.

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I'm looking for a moisturizer that is non-comedogenic and I'm feeling very confused.

I've read that Ceteareth-20 and Cetearyl Alcohol and Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride are highly comedogenic. Is that accurate?

If it is comedogenic, why do manufacturers state 'non-comedogenic' on a product yet include these ingredients? I've heard that there isn't an approved or regulated standard for that assertion?

Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion For Face And Body.

It has "Ceteareth-20" and "Cetearyl Alcohol" in it, not together, but kind of close together.

CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion.

"Ceteareth-20 and Cetearyl Alcohol" listed as the fifth ingredient. It also has "Capric/caprylic triglyceride" as the third. CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion is highly rated on this site, and all over the internet. Hmmmm.

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From what I have worked out so far I think that...

Cetearyl alcohol + Ceteareth-20 together like it's written here is the worst.

Ceteareth-20 can be bad.

Cetearyl Alcohol isn't very comedogenic.

Cetyl Alcohol isn't very comedogenic.

Now, moving on, I've been told that coconut oil is very comedogenic. I think that Capric/caprylic triglyceride is fractionated coconut oil, I'm guessing that makes it less comedogenic? I'm not an expert so I may be wrong about exactly what it is and if it's comedogenic. It's one to look out for so when I choose a product I treat Capric/caprylic triglyceride as possibly comedogenic.

Maybe people trust 'non comedogenic' products without thinking too much about the ingredients? That could explain why the moisturizer with both these ingredients in is highly rated. If it does a great job at moisturizing people will love it and of course it says comedogenic so if they break out the blame is going to be placed on another product... Or, maybe they just aren't very comedogenic at all and I'm being super paranoid haha. rolleyes.gif

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