Ingredients to Avoid if You Have Acne

Acetylated lanolin alcohol
Avocado oil: less comedogenic if refined.
Butyl stearate
Cetearyl alcohol + ceteareth 20: each of them is less comedogenic than combined.
Cetyl acetate
Decyl oleate
Cocoa butter
Coconut butter/oil (cocos nucifera)
Corn oil
Cotton seed oil
(D & C) red #3, #4, #6, #7, #9, #17, #19, #21, #27, #30, #33, #36, #40: more or less comedogenic, among which, #3, #17, #30 and #36 are more comedogenic. These pigments are more comedogenic in mineral oil. To play it safe and make it simple, acne-prone skin should avoid cream blush or stick blush.
Decyl oleate
Dioctyl malate
Dioctyl succinate
Ethylhexyl palmitate
Evening primrose oil
Glyceryl stearate SE
Hydrogenated vegetable oil
Isocetyl alcohol
Isocetyl stearate
Isodecyl oleate
Isopropyl isostearate
Isopropyl linolate
Isopropyl myristate
Isopropyl palmitate
Isostearyl isostearate
Isostearyl neopentanoate
Lauric acid
Mink oil: less comedogenic if refined.
Myristic acid
Myristyl lactate
Myristyl myristate
Octyl palmitate
Octyl stearate
Oleyl alcohol
PPG 10 cetyl ether
PPG 2 myristyl propionate
PEG 200 dilaurate
PPG 5 Ceteth 10 phosphate
PEG 8 stearate
Sesame oil: less comedogenic if refined.
Shark liver oil
Sorbitan oleate
Soybean oil
Stearic acid
Stearyl heptanoate
TEA: Stearic acid + triethanolamine, not tea.
Water-soluble sulfur
Wheat germ glyceride

[1] James E. Fulton, Jr., Comedogenicity and irritancy of commonly used ingredients in skin care products. J. Soc. Cosmet. Chem., 40, 321-333 (November/December 1989).
[2] Leslie Baumann, Skin Type Solution, 2006.

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