What is Non-Comedogenic Makeup?

Non-comedogenic makeup is essentially acne-friendly and ideal for anyone who suffers the odd blemish (so pretty much everyone). With comedogenic makeup, you can end up in a vicious cycle. You get a breakout; you try to disguise it with makeup, but the makeup then aggravates the skin resulting in more spots!

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Why Do Comedogenic Ingredients Cause Acne?

Very simply they cause clogged pores which then result in acne spots. Keeping your pores clear is an essential part of keeping skin clear of acne. But if the ingredients in your makeup heighten the chance of dead skin cells and sebum clogging the skin, then you’ve got a serious problem.

Non-Comedogenic Makeup

The easiest way to avoid pore clogging beauty products is to look out for those marked as non-comedogenic or oil-free. Non-comedogenic ingredients are specially formulated to avoid clogged pores, so you don’t have to worry about triggering a flare-up or exacerbating an existing acne skin condition with your makeup.

Makeup and skincare should go hand-in-hand. It’s important to have a good skincare regime, paired with non-comedogenic makeup that will help to maintain the hard work you’ve put into your skincare routine, rather than negate it. That’s why glo-minerals makeup is fantastic. Although we’re probably a little biased, we think the products speak for themselves. All glo-minerals makeup is non-comedogenic and delivers skin nourishing goodness, which is why dermatologists recommend it to their patients for healthy skin!

What Ingredients Should You Avoid?

If you can’t find any mention of the product being non-comedogenic or oil-free, keep a look out for the ingredients below as these are pore clogging comedogenic ingredients.

  • Isopropyl Isostearate
  • Myristyl Myristate
  • Acetylated Lanolin
  • Coconut butter/oil
  • Cocoa butter

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