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Proper Labeling Practices: Comedogenic Ratings
By Wholesale Supplies Plus Tuesday, September 27, 2016
When an oil clogs the pores and possibly causes acne it is deemed to be "comedogenic".  Since natural oils are commonly used to formulate face and body products we thought a list of comedogenic ratings would be helpful for you!

These ratings are based on data from Journal of American Academy of Dermatology.  You can use them to develop your product's marketing materials.

Comedogenic Rating Scale (Meaning Causing Acne)
 
0 - Will Not Clog Pores
1 - Low
2 - Moderately Low
3 - Moderate
4 - Fairly High
5 – Highly Like to Clog Pores 
 
Oils & Butters Rated
Almond Oil - 2 
Apricot Kernel Oil - 2 
Argan Oil - 0
Avocado Oil - 2 
Borage Oil - 2
Calendula Oil - 1
Castor Oil - 1 
Cocoa Butter - 4 
Coconut Butter - 4 
Coconut Oil - 4 
Cotton Seed Oil - 3 
Emu Oil - 1
Evening Primrose Oil - 2 
Flax Seed Oil - 4
Grape Seed Oil - 2 
Hazelnut Oil - 2 
Hemp Seed Oil - 0 
Jojoba Oil - 2 
Mango Butter - 0 
Mineral Oil - 0 
Mink Oil - 3 
Neem Oil - 1
Olive Oil - 2 
Palm Oil - 4
Petrolatum - 0 
Pumpkin Seed Oil - 2
Rosehip Oil - 1
Safflower Oil - 0 
Sesame Oil - 2 
Shea Butter - 0 
Soybean Oil - 3 
Sunflower Oil - 0 
Wheat Germ Oil - 5 


 
 
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