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June 08, 2020
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
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
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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January 27, 2021
Potatoes and zits-- is this a THING?
A recent trend is tapping a zit with a potato to potentially relieve inflammation, specifically the large cystic acne spots. IS THIS EVEN A THING?
If we look at the properties of potatoes, there could be some truth to this, however it’s not clinically proven. Potatoes are rich in vitamins and nutrients such as vitamins c and b6, potassium, and iron. Potatoes are full of starch. Starches are known to soothe inflammation while also absorbing excess oil.
What are the top skincare trends we will likely see in 2021?
While 2020 showed so many signs of distress, the skincare industry only accelerated, with online sales increasing by more than 42 percent. Many people report experimenting with new products and routines, expanding their somewhat “simplistic” routines to more involved and well-rounded.
January 11, 2021