Oils to avoid if you have acne or a tendency to breakouts

May 05, 2017

Oils to avoid if you have acne or a tendency to breakouts

Bonjour !

Did you know oils could be  COMEDOGENIC ? :-(

Some oils used in skin care products, have a tendency to clog pores, promote blackheads, pimples, and cyst…

No Worries some are still great, you just need to learn more about them

Here are 3 tips to figure out if your oil in your skin care product is comedogenic.

  • Comedogenicity index (see table bellow)
  • Freshness
  • tendency to oxydize (a rancid oil will no matter what be comedogenic)

 

Tip : To protect your oil from oxidation, add 0,5 to  1 % of an antioxidant such as Vitamin E or rosemary extract. This will prolong your oil shelf life from 6 months to a year.

The comedogenicity index goes from 1 to 5:

0 : NOT COMEDOGENIC

1 & 2 : LOW COMEDOGENICITY

3 & 4: COMEDOGENIC

5: VERRY COMEDOGENIC

 

You now understand that if you have a tendency to acne you should avoid oils higher than 2.

Here are some oils we found comedogenic index for:
contains 60% oleic acid, 18% palmitoleic acid, 2.7% linoleic acid, 3% omega-3 and omega-6

Oil  index
  • APRICOT
2
  • SWEET ALMOND
2
  • ARGAN
0
  • ARGOUSIER
2
  • AVOCADO
0
  • BABASSU
0
  • BAOBAB
0
  • BOURRAGO
2
  • CAMELIA
0
  • CAMELINE
0
  • CARTHAME
1
  • HEMP SEED
0
  • CHAULMOOGRA
1
  • COCONUT
4
  • COTON
3
  • WHEAT GERM
5
  • JOJOBA
0
  • FLAX SEED
4
  • MACADAMIA
2
  • NIGELLE
1
  • HAZELNUT
0
  • PEACH SEED
4
  • EVENING PRIMEROSE
2
  • GRAPESEED OIL
1
  • CASTOR
1
  • MUSK ROSE
3
  • SESAME
1
  • SOJA
1
  • RICE BRAN
0
  • SUNFLOWER
0
  • CACAO
3

SOURCE : http://www.oleassence.fr