adjective; tending to cause blackheads by blocking the pores of the skin. also known as pore-clogging, or “cloggy.”
Compare + confirm
Compare the ingredients on your bottle to the list you find online.
Make sure it matches, since manufacturers often switch up formulas without telling consumers.
Copy + paste
Once you’ve verified the ingredient list, copy and paste it into the search box below.
Ingredients will light up with notes about their documented comedogenic tendencies.
If the list passes the first check, do a double take by searching individual ingredients to make sure*.
Using Command + F on a desktop computer will speed this process up a lot!
Keep or Toss
When analyzing the results, it’s best to avoid anything with 3; definitely avoid anything with 4 or 5.
It’s gonna be hard but you may have to break up to clear up.
Pro tips: Get the most out of the auditing process
• Check ALL the products you are using, including things like toothpaste, hair products, makeup, and laundry detergent as they can be majorly affecting your acne in an indirect way.
• Once you’ve audited your stash, test what seemingly safe products that remain by actually using them, preferably one at a time, for 1-3 months. This way, you can isolate any new breakouts to the new product you're testing.
• Try donating your unwanted products to local shelters in your area, or to friends and family.
• You can try to salvage what you have, but doing so may slow down or halt your clearing process. For the fastest and most reliable results, use skinSALVATION products.
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The almighty product checker
For this search box to work, ingredients pasted into the box MUST BE TYPED EXACTLY as they appear in our database.
Manufacturers often give ingredients alternate names or spellings, so make sure to double + triple check them after a successful first pass. You can scroll down to find it, or using the (command + F) feature to quickly search the list. A quick internet search can also help further identify questionable ingredients.
With this in mind, use the search box by copying and pasting a comma-separated list of ingredients here:
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