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  1. Has anyone experienced increased breakouts--particularly nodulocystic ones--from eating coconut oil? I know that it rates a 4 on the comedogenic scale, so it can make skin break out, if used externally. But I'm wondering if it can have the same negative effect if taken internally? Thank you, PI
  2. Hi! Long time no see (skin have been nice lately)! So I got a new face wash as a gift, first I was happy (kind of), but then I saw SLS on the ingredients and got bummed, what should I do? I can't just throw it away, how I can use it up? Btw it's Uriage Hyseac Cleansing Gel.
  3. Recently I became curious about the claim that silicone is occlusive and causes acne, so I decided to take a look at some information on it, and share it with you guys. Any thoughts? It'd be nice to see what everyone's opinion on silicones and acne is. According to Cosmetics Cop by Paula Begoun, there's scientific evidence and reasoning that shows that silicones do not suffocate skin or clog pores: "... the molecular structure of commonly used silicones makes it impossible for them to su
  4. Is Mineral Makeup Good for Acne?

    All makeup contains some minerals, which are necessary for makeup to have color. Pure mineral makeup is makeup that consists only of minerals. In other words, true mineral makeup does not contain any fragrances, water, oils, waxes, or preservatives. Just minerals.1,2 Since pure mineral makeup only contains dry solids, it usually comes in the form of loose or pressed powders.1,2 However, many manufacturers today use the term "mineral makeup" loosely to market a variety of products. For...
  5. Is Working out with Makeup on Bad for Acne?

    Many people today wear makeup while exercising. Maybe you head to the gym straight after work or school and don't have time to remove your makeup, or perhaps you simply feel more comfortable and confident with your makeup on. But could exercising with makeup on be causing breakouts or making your acne worse? No studies to date have looked at how wearing makeup during exercise might affect acne or skin health in general. However, we do...
  6. What Is Comedogenicity, and What Ingredients Are Comedogenic?

    All acne lesions start with clogged pores, which are called comedones. Comedogenicity is a scientific term that describes the potential of a substance to cause comedones. In other words, when a substance is comedogenic, it is likely to clog pores and lead to acne. To test a substance's ability to clog a pore, scientists can use two methods: Rabbit Ear Assay: testing on the skin of rabbit's ears - less reliable - faster, less expensive [Note: Acne.org does not...
  7. Soaps or Cleansers: Which Is Better for Acne-prone Skin?

    To effectively remove dirt, sweat, and excess skin oil (sebum) when you wash your skin, you need to use either soap or a cleanser. Washing the skin is important because it removes these things from the surface of your skin and allows acne medications to penetrate into the skin. Unfortunately, some soaps and cleansers can irritate your skin, and when it comes to caring for acne-prone skin, reducing irritation crucial. Since cleansers tend to be less...
  8. Are Self-tanners Safe for Acne-prone Skin?

    Self-tanners, also known as sunless tanners, are topical cosmetic products for achieving a tanned appearance without the risks of sun exposure. Self-tanning products contain chemicals that darken surface skin cells, creating an artificial tan that lasts several days. There are many types of self-tanners on the market, including lotions, gels, mousses, and sprays. Self-tanners should not be confused with temporary bronzers and makeup bronzers. Bronzers create a tanned look by applying color to the top of the...
  9. How to Wash Your Face the Right Way

    Medical science has achieved significant breakthroughs in the treatment of acne. However, gentle cleansing must precede topical treatment in order to prevent irritation, because irritation can lead to more breakouts.1 Choosing Your Cleanser Look for the terms "non-comedogenic" (non-pore clogging) when selecting a facial cleanser. You know you're on the right track when references to "ultra-gentle," "mild," "non-irritating," and/or "non-overdrying" are mentioned as well. If you have inflammatory acne, the most common variety that comes with redness,...
  10. 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. This is purely informational. I am not making any blanket statements concerning any particular product. Use this post to inform yourself. What you choose to slather on your face is your o
  11. Dan's products have arrived! I'm so excited! I can't wait to update on how they feel/work out, but first, I have some news from yesterday: SO, I had full coverage for my performance last night. I used Bare Minerals powder, and quite honestly, I've decided that I hate the way it looks on my face. I have very oily skin, and Bare Minerals has no problem showing that. I wasn't sure why a powder would make skin oily at first; maybe because I didn't use the matte formula? Anyway, Bare Min
  12. I've been on The Regimen for three months now. My acne has slowed down impressively (I usually got 1 inflamed pimple every 2-3 days, now if I do get one is like every month or so) the thing is my face is red. I live in a country were none of the recommended moisturizers are available (Except for Cetaphil's Gentle Lotion or whatever, but it costs almost 40USD and it contains comedogenic ingredients) .I am using a Neutrogena Oil free SPF as moisturizer , but it doesn't even moisturize. I recently
  13. Hello, This is my first post so I'll start with a brief history of my acne struggles: I'm 23 and have had mild to moderate acne since I was 13, on my face, neck and back. After trying pretty much 'everything' from harsh chemical washes, scrubs and nappy rash cream, nothing really made much difference to my skin. Recently I've been making an effort to eat more healthily (in the past my diet has been very poor), exercise more and drink green tea (I'd actually recommend this for general hea
  14. Hi all, Background (You may want to skip this and move to Main) I have been on the regime since May 2015, it has really cleared up the acne that I had. I have been getting inflamed acne with nasty in it all over my face (from Oct 2014- May 2015), except for my forehead. I don't know what caused them but I'm guessing it could be stress induced acne. I remember having 3-4 pimples at a time sometimes 7. During this period I did not wear any makeup, i used to wear light makeup 5 days a week an
  15. Hey guys, I dunno if I'm just being typical paranoid me, but I find that every stinkin product clogs my pores. I feel like I can never use a scar cream cause it will cause pimples, vitamin e oil is a no go, hemp oil clogs pores even though people say it has a pore clogging rating of 0, any moisturizers I try to use, even if they say non-comedogenic clog my pores. I find that all products have mildly pore clogging ingredients in them. I am now only using simple brand face wash. I was using Tamanu
  16. Is Acne-fighting Makeup Better for Acne-prone Skin than Regular Makeup?

    Many makeup products, like foundations, concealers, and BB and CC creams, now come in acne-fighting varieties. In most cases, the label "acne-fighting" just means that the makeup contains a small amount of salicylic acid, a common anti-acne ingredient in over-the-counter products. The concentration of salicylic acid in makeup is usually 0.5%, but can be up to 2% in some products. Do these acne-fighting cosmetics live up to the hype and really improve acne? The short answer...
  17. How to Choose a Good Face Powder

    Face powder can come in a loose or pressed powder and can be either translucent or pigmented. Regardless of the exact type of powder, all powders all aim to: Set foundation (fixes the foundation in place) Absorb excess oil from the skin Give the skin a smooth and polished appearance Even out the skin tone, in the case of pigmented powder1 Since makeup can potentially contribute to acne,2 people with acne-prone skin need to be careful when selecting face powders...
  18. As said, I purchased six trial vials of the stuff on Ebay for twenty bucks (it's usually 80 online) and woke up yesterday with the cysts I used to get before Accutane--big, hard, deep, so filled with gook the pore was open. I pushed the stuff out (gross--sorry)...it seemed never-ending. It's a big swollen semi-hard wound now after (gently) using tissued fingers to push out some of the pus today. I am horrified. Maybe I just haven't been minding keeping my hair out of my face enough, maybe it
  19. Is Simple Kind To Skin Replenishing Rich Moisturiser non comedogenic? this pdf sais all kind to skin products are: http://www.simpleskincare.com/Uploads/FactSheets/18/FactSheetDocument_FILE/SIMPLE-MOISTURIZERS-FACT-SHEET-20120127.pdf Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Stearyl Alcohol, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Stearic Acid, Panthenol, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Methylparaben, 4-Methylb
  20. is wheatgerm oil considered comedogenic? i know jojoba oil is considered similar in constituency as sebum and is considered non-comedogenic. do u guys have any idea about wheatgerm oil (used in any product like cosmetics,sunscreen)??
  21. Hi! Long time no see (skin have been nice lately)! So I got a new face wash as a gift, first I was happy (kind of), but then I saw SLS on the ingredients and got bummed, what should I do? I can't just throw it away, how I can use it up? Btw it's Uriage Hyseac Cleansing Gel.
  22. I feel like I've run out of options when it comes to clearing up my persistent forehead acne. I'm a 17 year old girl and I've had acne on my forehead consistently since I was 12. I occasionally break out on my chin (right below lip, never on jawline/any of the hormonal areas - although my acne does get worse around that time of the month) and sometimes tiny bumps (clogged pores) right next to my nose. The main problem, however, is my forehead. It's this constant spattering of small, red bumps,
  23. How to Choose a Good BB or CC Cream

    BB and CC creams, marketed as "all-in-one" face creams that simultaneously act as both skin care products and makeup, have become increasingly popular in recent years. BB cream: Stands for "blemish balm" or "beauty balm" and combines moisturizer, sunscreen, and foundation - contains less pigment than CC cream and provides light coverage CC cream: Stands for "color control" or "color correction" and combines moisturizer, sunscreen, foundation, and includes light diffusing pigments that aim to even out skin...
  24. What Do "Comedogenic" and "Non-comedogenic" Mean?

    Comedogenic ingredients are ingredients that lead to clogged pores, called "comedones." It is thought that comedogenic ingredients stimulate the overproduction of skin cells inside a skin pore, and this leads to a pore blockage, and ensuing acne.1-6 "Comedogenic" Explained The term comedogenic refers to a substance that causes comedones. Sometimes dermatologists use the term acnegenic in place of comedogenic, but both of these terms have the same meaning. Researchers first discovered that cosmetic products could cause acne...
  25. Hey! I finally found a moisturiser that my skin can actually tolerate without getting red and making me feel like my face is going to burn off. I have seriously bad allergic skin. The only issue is, the 6th ingredient on the list is the dreaded "Isopropyl Isostearate" which ranks at a whopping 5 on the comedogenic scale. I probably wouldn't have got the product or used it on my face if I read the list first. But I haven't used it long and my face really seems to like it. I suppos