If you’re prone to breakouts, you should stay clear of all the major pore clogging ingredients, even if they’re listed 7th or 10th on the packaging. Find out which ones score a 5 out of 5 on the comedogenic scale and should never touch your skin.
Here are the worst pore clogging ingredients that you should avoid in all your cosmetics. From oils and alcohols that are bad for your skin to sulfates and botanical extracts, check out a few major no-nos for acne prone skin.
With many benefits for topical use, including moisturizing and healing effects, wheat germ oil also scores a 5, the top mark on the list of comedogenic ingredients in cosmetics. It’s rich in vitamins A, B, D and E, and can even help maintain your skin’s elasticity by aiding collagen formation, but wheat germ oil should not be used on sensitive and acne-prone skin.