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Comedogenic Rating of the Oils in your Skin Care

No matter your skin type understanding what comedogenic rating of oils will benefit your skin tremendously but especially is you have acne prone skin. Dealing with acne is horrible all by itself so that last thing you want to do is use a product that says it is designed for acne but has oils in the ingredients that will most likely clog your pores giving you more acne. I myself am an acne suffer and always like to see what is out there in the market for acne prone skins and very often am disappointed. The products will say they are designed for acne prone skin but after going through the ingredients I can see that this product will clog my pores due to the oils in the product. To help you better understand the ratings of most oils I have created a list for you to go through and use next time you are looking at the ingredients of a skin care product.

Comedogenic rating is the ability for the oil to clog your pores. It starts at 0 and goes through 5. The higher the number the higher chances you have to the oil clogging your pores. Using a non-comedogenic oil means that oil will not clog your pores. Acne and oily prone skin types should be using oils that have a 0-1 rating, anything higher you are running the risk of clogged pores and more breakouts. Normal/Combo skin type should be able to use oils with ratings up to a 2 and dry/mature skin type should be able to use oils with ratings up to a 3. Always keep in mind your skin is yours, you know it best so always listen to your skin. Don't use products just because they are popular or you got them for free, stick to products that your skin likes. 

0 – Does not clog pores

1 – Low risk of clogging pores

2 – Moderately low (May clog pores for some but be fine for most)

3 – Moderate (Will most like clog acne prone/oily skin type, but may not clog dry skin types. It all depends on the skin type)

4 – Fairly high (Clogs pores for most people)

5 – High probability your pores will become clogged

Linoleic Acid non clogging

Oleic Acid clogging

Name Comedogenic Rating Composition
Abyssinian Seed Oil 0 High in Erucic Acid and Moderate in Oleic Acid
Acai Berry Oil 2 High in Oleic Acid and Moderate in Linoleic Acid
Almond Oil, Sweet 2 High in Oleic Acid
Andiroba Seed Oil 2 High in Oleic Acid, Moderate in Linoleic Acid
Apricot Kernel Oil 2 High in Oleic Acid
Argan Oil 0 High in Oleic Acid, Linoleic Acid
Avocado Oil 3 High in Oleic Acid
Babassu Oil 1-2 High in Lauric, Myristic and Oleic Acid
Baobob Seed Oil 2 High in Oleic Acid, Moderate Linoleic
Black Currant Seed Oil 0-1 High in Linoleic Acid + GLA and ALA
Blackberry Seed Oil 0-1 High in Linoleic, Moderate Linolenic Acid
Black Cumin Seed Oil 2 High in Linoleic Acid, Moderate Oleic
Black Raspberry Seed Oil 1-2 High in Linoleic Acid, Moderate Linolenic
Blueberry Seed Oil 0-1 High in Linoleic Acid, Moderate Linolenic & Oleic
Borage Oil 2 High in Linoleic Acid and GLA
Brazil Nut Oil 2 High in Oleic Acid, Moderate Linoleic
Broccoli Seed Oil 1 High in Erucic Acid and Oleic Acid
Buriti Oil 2 High in Oleic Acid
Camellia Seed Oil 1 High in Oleic Acid
Carrot Seed Oil 3-4 High in Oleic Acid
Castor Oil 1 High in Ricinoleic Acid
Cherry Kernel Oil 2 High in Oleic and Linoleic Acid
Chia Seed Oil 3 High in Linolenic
Cloudberry Seed Oil 1 High in Linoleic and Linolenic Acid
Cocoa Butter 4 High in Oleic and Stearic Acid
Coconut Butter 4 High in Oleic, Stearic and Palmitic Acid
Coconut Oil 4 High in Lauric Acid
Coconut Oil, Fractionated 2-3 High in Caprylic and Capric Acid
Cottonseed Oil 3 High in Linoleic Acid
Cranberry Seed Oil 2 High in Linoleic Acid, Moderate in Oleic and Linolenic Acid
Cucumber Seed Oil 1 High in Linoleic Acid
Date Seed Oil 3 High in Oleic Acid
Elderberry Seed Oil 1-2 High in Linoelic and Linolenic Acid
Emu Oil 1 High in Oleic Acid, Moderate in Palmitic Acid
Evening Primrose Oil 2-3 High in Linoleic Acid, Moderate in GLA
Flax Seed Oil (Linseed) 4 High in Alpha Linolenic Acid
Guava Seed Oil 1-2 High in Linoleic Acid
Goji Berry Seed Oil 0-1 High in Linoleic Acid
Grapeseed Oil 1 High in Linoleic Acid
Hazelnut Oil 1 High in Oleic Acid
Hemp Seed Oil 0 High in Linoleic Acid, Moderate in Linolenic Acid
Jojoba Oil 2 High in Eicosenoic Acid
Karanja Oil 2 High in Oleic Acid
Kiwi Seed Oil 1 High in Linolenic Acid
Kukui Nut Oil 2 High in Linoleic Acid, Moderate in Oleic and Linolenic Acid
Lanolin Oil 2 NA
Macadamia Nut Oil 2-3 High in Oleic Acid, Moderate in Palmitoleic Acid
Mango Butter 2 High in Oleic Acid, Moderate in Stearic Acid
Mango Seed Oil 2 High in Oleic and Stearic Acid
Marula Oil 3-4 High in Oleic Acid
Meadowfoam Seed Oil 1 High in Eicosenoic Acid
Milk Thistle Seed Oil 1 High in Linoleic Acid
Mineral Oil 0 NA
Mink Oil 3 High in Oleic Acid
Moringa Oil 3-4 High in Oleic Acid
Mowrah Butter na High in Oleic and Palmitic Acid
Neem Oil 1-2 High in Oleic Acid
Olive Oil 2 High in Oleic Acid
Papaya Seed Oil 2-3 High in Oleic Acid
Palm Oil 4 High in Lauric Acid
Palm Oil, Red 4 High in Oleic Acid, Moderate in Palmitic Acid
Passionfruit (Maracuja) Seed Oil 1-2 High in Linoleic Acid
Peach Kernel Oil 2 High in Oleic Acid
Peanut Oil 2 High in Oleic and Palmitic Acid
Pecan Oil 2 High in Oleic Acid, Moderate in Linoleic Acid
Perilla Oil 1-2 High in ALA
Pistachio Oil na High in Oleic and Palmitic Acid
Plum Kernel Oil 1-2 High in Oleic Acid, Moderate in Linoleic Acid
Pomegranate Seed Oil 1 High in Punicic Acid
Prickly Pear Seed Oil 1-2 High in Linoleic Acid
Pumpkin Seed Oil 2 High in Linoleic Acid, Moderate in Oleic Acid
Red Raspberry Seed Oil 0-1 High in Linoleic Acid, Moderate in Linolenic Acid
Rice Bran Oil 2 High in Oleic and Linoleic Acid
Rosehip Seed Oil 1 High in Linoleic Acid, Moderate in Linolenic Acid
Safflower Oil (High Linoliec) 0 High in Linoleic Acid
Sea Buckthorn Oil 1 High in Palmitic, Palmitoleic and Oleic Acid
Sesame Seed Oil 3 High in Linoleic and Oleic Acid
Shea Butter 0-2 High in Oleic and Stearic Acid
Shea Oil 0-2 High in Oleic Acid, Moderate in Stearic Acid
Soybean Oil 4-5 High in Linoleic Acid
Squalane Oil 0-1 High in Omega-2
Strawberry Seed Oil 1 High in Linoleic and Linolenic Acid
Sunflower Seed Oil 0-2 High in Linoleic Acid
Tamanu Oil 2 High in Oleic and Linoleic Acid
Tomato Seed Oil 0-2 High in Linoleic Acid, Moderate in Oleic Acid
Walnut Seed Oil 1-2 High in Linoleic Acid, Moderate in Oleic Acid
Watermelon Seed Oil 0-1 High in Linoleic Acid
Wheat Germ Oil 5 High in Linolenic Acid
 
Now you have a better understanding about clogging and non clogging oils that your buying should result in less wasted products. Our product are designed with the comedogenic rating in mind, the last thing we want is to give you a product that causes you clogged pores and more breakouts. Keep you eyes open later this year for our release of our facial serums, oil cleaners and so much more all designed for your skin type. Don't want to miss out, head down to bottom on the page and join our email family. Be the first to know about new products, releases, deals and so much more. Have any more questions or concerns feel free to leave a comment or send an email.

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