Let us show you some examples of pore-clogging acne products: Clearasil Tinted Acne Cream.
Shouldn’t you be able to trust name-brand products from the drugstore? This brand has been around forever. Most people have tried this brand at least once.
And here is the list of ingredients. The ones in italic and underlined and are pore-clogging (aka comedogenic):
Active Ingredients: Benzoyl Peroxide (10%) (Acne Medication)
Inactive Ingredients: Water, Propylene Glycol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Bentonite, Glyceryl Stearate SE, PEG-12, Isopropyl Myristate, Methylparaben, Carbomer, Potassium Hydroxide, Propylparaben
How about that cleanser Cetaphil that your dermatologist said was safe to use? Nope.
Water (Purified), Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Acrylates/Steareth 20 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Glycerin, PEG 200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, Isopropyl Myristate, Butylene Glycol, PEG 7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Phenoxyethanol, Masking Fragrance (Parfum), Panthenol, PEG 60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben
We could go on and on and show you scores of other products that will make your acne worse, but we’ll spare you. Let’s talk about what YOU can do to keep away from these kinds of products. You have a couple of options:
1. You can check every acne product you have or want to get against my pore clogging list free on each page of my website.
2. You can make it easy on yourself and get safe, non-pore clogging products from me. My products are all safely formulated to be non-comedogenic and very effective. Plus, you have me to step your way through to process of clearing.
I make the job easier for you by providing these acne-safe options, but you must know this: using acne-safe products won’t get your skin clear—they just won’t make it worse. To get your skin clear, you need a program of using the right products customized by an Acne Specialist who knows how to analyze your type of skin and acne. They also know how to coach you in taking the next steps in your home care regimen.