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The Bad List: Comedogenic Ingredients And Products

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On April 6, 2016 at 7:46 PM, BestestTexas said:

I would like to see the research about grapeseed oil. I have never read anything negative about it for facial skin, and repeatedly read that it's in fact,  non-comdogenic. Anecdotally, it's the best thing I've ever applied to my face. Please provide research.

I would also like to see some kind of research on grape seed oil. Because everywhere else I read it has a low comedogenic rating. Anyone? 

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On 21.08.2012 at 10:22 AM, Green Gables said:

Comedogenic: Tending to produce or aggravate acne.

 

This post lists comedogenic ingredients and products containing those ingredients above a certain threshold. This is the BAD LIST of what to avoid in your skin care products. If you want the good list of non-comedogenic products, see this alternate post.


ingredient : comedogenic factor : irritant factor


Palmitic acid : 2 : 0
Stearic acid : 2 : 0

Typical fatty acid profile of shea butter:
Palmitic acid: 4 %
Stearic acid : 43 % !!!
Oleic acid: 44 %
Linoleic acid : 6 %
Eicosanoic acid : 1.5 %
Eicosenoic acid : 0.3 %

How? and Why?

Shea butter : 0 : 0

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On 08.03.2017 at 6:49 AM, IslandA said:
On 07.04.2016 at 6:46 AM, BestestTexas said:

I would like to see the research about grapeseed oil. I have never read anything negative about it for facial skin, and repeatedly read that it's in fact,  non-comdogenic. Anecdotally, it's the best thing I've ever applied to my face. Please provide research.

I would also like to see some kind of research on grape seed oil. Because everywhere else I read it has a low comedogenic rating. Anyone? 
Grape seed oil cant be comedogenic
Because it does not contain comedogenic ingredients in the composition (with the exception of palmitic acid in the amount of 9%):

linoleic acid: 58-78% 
oleic acid: 12-28%
arachidonic acid: 0.1%
palmitic  acid: 5-9% 
alpha-linolenic acid: 0.4%
palmitoleic acid: 0.6%

In small quantities: 
ricinoleic acid
Vitamin E
Vitamin C
Beta carotene
Lechitin
Resveratrol
 

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Moreover, in many scientific researches Palmitic Acid is regarded as one of the acids played main role in formation of acne. Especially, in the case of acne, it is observed that the amount of palmitic acid increase on the sebum of skin. That is why, it is not true to rate palmitic acid  as comedogenic  2. It must be rated at list comedogenic 3.

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I saw this list and felt I needed to say something because almost half of this is completely wrong. For example, grape seed oil is not comedogenic since it has not even a number on both the acne/irritant line. I don't know what site this person used but cosdna.com proves my point on that. (http://www.cosdna.com/eng/ingredients.php) just type any of the above ingredients in the list and most of this is just incorrect. 

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Wow @greengables, thank you SO MUCH for this incredible list. You outdid yourself!!! With that said, are there ANY 100% non-comedogenic cleansers out there? what do ya'll recommend?? Thank you!!!!

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