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"Pore-clogging" Oils to Avoid and their Alternatives

June 08, 2020

"Pore-clogging" Oils to Avoid and their Alternatives

Comedogenic, or “pore-clogging” substances can cause acne and breakouts, specifically smaller white bumps on the skin. Oleic and linoleic acids are the best to focus on, as they are non-comedogenic yet nourishing.

1. The comedogenic ingredient: Coconut Oil

Where you might find it: lotions, shampoo, hair treatment products, shea butter creams, facial oils

Why it causes breakouts: Creates a film over and within the pores, changing the environment and allowing multiplication of bacteria, which leads to inflammation and breakouts.

The non-comedogenic alternative:  Jojoba Oil

Why it’s worth trying: Jojoba Oil is an essential oil that is high in oleic acid, Vitamins A, D, E and antioxidants and provides anti-inflammatory and calming properties. Wonderful for acne, psoriasis, and eczema-prone skin.

 2. The comedogenic ingredient: Avocado Oil

Where you might find it: lotions, body oils, facial oils

Why it causes breakouts: Creates a film over and within the pores, changing the environment and allowing multiplication of bacteria, which leads to inflammation and breakouts.

The non-comedogenic alternative: Sunflower Oil

Why it’s worth trying: High in linoleic acid, which is great for acne-prone skin. Absorbs quickly into the skin and helps strengthen the skins protective barrier.

 3. The comedogenic ingredient: Almond Oil

Where you might find it: facial oils, body oils, hair treatments and lotions

Why it causes breakouts: Creates a film over and within the pores, changing the environment and allowing multiplication of bacteria, which leads to inflammation and breakouts.

The non-comedogenic alternative:  Sea buckthorn Oil

Why it’s worth trying: High in Oleic Acid hydration, it promotes elasticity and cell regeneration. It has anti-inflammatory properties and can reduce swelling. Good for acne, psoriasis, and eczema-prone skin.

 4. The comedogenic ingredient: Olive Oil

Where you might find it: facial oils and some moisturizers; great to eat for moisturizing from the inside out.

Why it causes breakouts: Clogs pores with the oil, hair and dirt, which creates inflammation and breakouts.

 

The non-comedogenic alternative:  Rose Hip Seed Oil

Why it’s worth trying: High in Linoleic Acid and rich in Vitamin C, it offers anti-inflammatory properties and diminishes signs of aging.

5. The comedogenic ingredient: Linseed Oil (Flax-Seed Oil)

Where you might find it: facial oils and some moisturizers

Why it causes breakouts: high in omega-3, lignans, vitamins, and minerals, and clogs pores

The non-comedogenic alternative:  Grape Seed Oil

Why it’s worth trying: High in Oleic Acid and helps fortify the skins natural barrier, reduce hyperpigmentation and scaring

Products That We Recommend:

SONYER SKIN Peau de Soie : Honeysilk Body Oil: Carthamus Tinctorius (Organic Safflower) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Organic Sunflower) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E).

SONYER SKIN Huile de Miel : Advanced Renewal Facial Oil:

100% Naturally Derived 71% Organic

Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Lauryl Laurate and Cetyl Palmitate, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa (Organic Argan) Kernel Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit Oil, and Tocopherol (Vitamin E).




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