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Comedogenic Ratings - Oils

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Comedogenic Ratings - Oils

Noncomedogenic oils help moisturize skin while keeping pores clear. This allows skin to breathe, remain hydrated, and keeps it free from breakouts. Here are a few noncomedogenic oils that you can incorporate into your skincare. 

Rating for the tendency of the ingredients to clog pores, which may cause acne:
0 – Not Likely to Clog Pores
1 – Low
2 – Moderately Low
3 – Moderate
4 – Fairly High
5 – High

OilName  Comedogenic Rating Description
Argan 0 Contains reparative elements without clogging pores. Helps treat acne and acne scars and regulates the production of sebum which helps prevent further breakouts. High levels of Vitamin E.
Hemp Seed  0 Contains softening and moisturizing elements while reducing redness and inflammation associated with acne breakouts. Suitable for those with eczema, psoriasis, and dry, itchy skin. 
Black Currant Seed 0-1 Black currant seed oil is especially beneficial for dry, damaged, devitalized skin and for those whose skin is also sensitive. It’s a very healing oil for rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis as it regenerates and calms distressed inflammatory skin conditions.
Goji Seed  0-1 Goji seed oil is very light and emollient and is often used around the eye area as it is known for its firming attributes. It also helps detox the skin making it a great oil to use for clogged pores and milia around the eyes. Goji seed oil also improves skin tone by stimulating intercellular oxygenation which helps restore the balance of fats and water in the skin. This is a wonderful oil to use for oily skin types.
Red Raspberry Seed 0-1 It protects your skin from the sun with a natural spf of 28. It absorbs well, has a high anti-oxidant content, and moisturizes the skin.
Watermelon Seed  0-1 A wonderful oil for oily acne prone skin, watermelon seed oil absorbs quickly without a greasy feel. It dissolves sebum making it a great oil for getting rid of blackheads and other impurities in the skin. It restores elasticity in dry, acne-prone, and maturing skin types as well. Watermelon seed oil does not clog the pores making it well tolerated by most skin types. Goes well with cucumber oil mixed in hemp seed oil for use in the OCM and as a moisturizer.
Shea Butter 0-2 It’s heavy so you only need a small amount to moisturize your skin. It forms a protective layer on the skin that reduces inflammation and smooths rough skin. It is especially good for elbows, knees, and heels.
Tomato Seed 0-2 Tomato seed oil is an excellent source of carotenoid and Vitamin E anti-oxidants that protect the skin from free radicals and is especially esteemed for its viscosity, moisturizing, and skin absorptive properties. Tomato seed oil also protects the skin against chronic and acute photo-damage from the sun. It’s rich in minerals, lycopene, lutein, and zeaxanthin making it popular for cardiovascular health when taken internally, but these nutrients also go to work on the skin’s surface by increasing the production of elastin and preventing collagen degradation. This oil is best used as a spot treatment for acne, wrinkles, and other areas of concern.

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