Cosmetic Ingredients to avoid for acne
Be Wary! Your makeup and skin care products could be causing your skin problems.
Do you have blemished skin? Well, how about the fact that the very products that you are using to treat or hide your skin condition, could be the very thing causing or exaggerating the problem.
It is very important that as consumers that we are educated on the products we use and how it affects our skin. I have compiled a list from Zerozits.com on cosmetic ingredients to avoid for acne-prone skin
Unfortunately, we cannot trust or go by the fancy product label descriptions that skin care or cosmetics company so beautifully pitch to us because so many companies out there are more concerned about bottom-line than the condition of our skin.
Just because a product says non-comedogenic or non-acnegenic does not mean it is so, just because a product says it is non-irritating does not mean that it is so, just because it states all-natural, does not mean that it is so.
So what does that mean for us? Well we just have to know how to read product ingredients and what cosmetic ingredients to avoid for acne. This is crucial because there are so products on the market filled with gunk that clog pores and cause blemishes. There are some very helpful resources on the web in the print that provide detailed information on cosmetic ingredients. Two of my favorite resources are:
1) Don’t go to the cosmetic counter without me by Paula Begoun
List of cosmetic ingredients to avoid for acne prone skin
Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol
Cetearyl Alcohol + Ceteareth 20
Cotton Awws Oil
Cotton Seed Oil
D & C Red # 17
D & C Red # 21
D & C Red # 3
D & C Red # 30
D & C Red # 36
Disodium Monooleamido PEG 2-Sulfosuccinate
Glyceryl Stearate SE
Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
PEG 16 Lanolin
PEG 200 Dilaurate
PEG 8 Stearate
PPG 2 Myristyl Propionate
Propylene Glycol Monostearate
Shark Liver Oil
Sodium Chloride (Salt)
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Stearic Acid Tea
Sulfated Castor Oil
Sulfated Jojoba Oil
Wheat Germ Glyceride
Wheat Germ Oil
Please note that silicones such as Dimethicone and Cyclomethicone are not usually added to the list of ingredients to cosmetic ingredients to avoid for acne prone skin and are often included in products listed as non-comedogenic. However, if you have blemish prone skin, I would be very wary about them.
My personal experience with products containing silicones have not been positive as I find that I usually get breakouts after using products with those ingredients high on the list.
Know of any other cosmetic ingredients to avoid for acne prone skin? Please share in the comment box below