Do You Trust The Product Label?

acne-productsIf you are acne prone, you probably having a hard time finding products that won’t clog your pores and break you out. There are thousands of products sitting on the shelves claiming to be non-comedogenic, dermatologist approved , hypoallergenic etc. Even though these claims sound very promising and safe for applying it to your skin, so many people still break out or have an allergic reaction to these products.

What do these fancy phrases mean and can you trust them?

The truth is that they don’t mean much of anything. Product claims used by manufacturers are not regulated in any way by the beauty industry or by the Food and Drug Administration. In fact, there is no official standard by which these terms can be measured or tested – so essentially, any company can claim that their products are “non-comedogenic” or “dermatologist-approved” regardless of what is actually in the product or how the product was tested.

A skin care product that is labeled “dermatologist-approved” or “dermatologist-tested” only means that at least one dermatologist tried it and liked it. It does not indicate that the product was tested in an independent laboratory on actual people, or what credentials the Dermatologist actually has who tried it and approved it.

So, how can you trust the products you buy?

Check the ingredients label. Although it could be a little time consuming sometimes to go through all the ingredients listed on the back of the product, it is worth it. The cosmetic industry sells a lot of fluff, pretty looks, sweet scents, and attractive packaging. Some of these products contain pore-clogging waxes, drying alcohols, heavy oils, and ingredients that can flare up acne. You have to be your own acne detective and make sure to check the product before you put it on your skin. Below see the list of all the pore clogging ingredients used in cosmetics.

If you find it to be very confusing to choose the right products for your skin, look for a professional acne specialist who can recommend Acne Safe Products for you that will help clear your skin and won’t clog your pores.

Envision Acne & Skin Care Center only carries products that have been tested and proven to work on acne prone skin and will not cause clogged pores and break-outs.

Click here to check out all the acne safe skin care products.

These are some of the ingredients that can aggravate acne. The higher the number assigned to it, the more likely it will clog your pores.

INGREDIENT
#
Acetylated Lanolin
4
Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol
4
Algae Extract
5
Algin
4
Butyl Stearate
3
Carrageenan
5
Cetyl Acetate
4
Cetearyl Alcohol + Ceteareth 20
4
Cocoa Butter
4
Coconut Butter
4
Coconut Oil
4
Colloidal Sulfur
3
Cotton Awws Oil
3
Cotton Seed Oil
3
D & C Red # 17
3
D & C Red # 21
3
D & C Red # 3
3
D & C Red # 30
3
D & C Red # 36
3
Decyl Oleate
3
Dioctyl Succinate
3
Disodium Monooleamido PEG 2-Sulfosuccinate
4
Ethoxylated Lanolin
3
Ethylhexyl Palmitate
4
Glyceryl Stearate SE
3
Glyceryl-3-Diisostearate
4
Hexadecyl Alcohol
5
Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
3
Isocetyl Alcohol
4
Isocetyl Stearate
5
Isodecyl Oleate
4
Isopropyl Isosterate
5
Isopropyl Linolate
5
Isopropyl Myristate
5
Isopropyl Palmitate
4
Isostearyl Isostearate
4
Isostearyl Neopentanoate
3
Laureth-23
3
Laureth-4
5
Lauric Acid
4
Mink Oil
3
Myristic Acid
3
Myristyl Lactate
4
Myristyl Myristate
5
Octyl Palmitate
4
Octyl Stearate
5
Oleth-3
5
Oleyl Alcohol
4
PEG 16 Lanolin
4
PEG 200 Dilaurate
3
PEG 8 Stearate
3
PG Monostearate
3
PPG 2 Myristyl Propionate
4
Polyglyceryl-3-Diisostearate
4
Potassium Chloride
5
Propylene Glycol Monostearate
4
Red Algae
5
Shark Liver Oil
3
Sodium Chloride
5
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
3
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
5
Solulan 16
4
Sorbitan Oleate
3
Soybean Oil
3
Steareth 10
4
Stearic Acid Tea
3
Stearyl Heptanoate
4
Sulfated Castor Oil
3
Sulfated Jojoba Oil
3
Syearyl Heptanoate
4
Wheat Germ Glyceride
3
Wheat Germ Oil
5
Xylene

Do you need expert skin care advice from a licensed esthetician/acne specialist? Schedule your appointment for a consultation to get the personalized advice on products and treatments that are right for you.

© 2013 Nikolett Ivanyi, Envision Acne Center;  For more information go to www.envisionacnecenter.com

Please note that all blog posts and content created by Envision Acne and Skincare Center are not intended to be used as medical advice or as a substitute for it and are designed for your information and educational awareness only. We always recommend that you consult with a medical practitioner regarding any health or skincare issues you have, as they may wish to carry out a full health assessment before recommending you to a licensed aesthetician and acne professional.
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