Non-Comedogenic Skincare Products

As you’ve shopped for beauty products, a phrase you’ve probably seen a lot is “non-comedogenic.” This can be an added benefit to skincare and makeup products, but what exactly does non-comedogenic mean?

According to Verywell Health, comedones are pore blockages. So in short, non-comedogenic refers to products that are formulated to not block or clog your pores. Blocked pores often lead to breakouts, which is why it’s important to find products that keep your pores clear. After all, you spend so much time cleansing and purifying your skin, it’s important that the rest of your routine helps maintain those effects. 

Common skincare ingredients that are considered comedogenic by include cocoa butter, coconut oil, olive oil, and lanolin. While these ingredients don’t always block pores, it’s usually better to avoid them so you can steer clear of potential breakouts — especially if you have an oilier skin type. 

With that in mind, we have formulated all our of Summer Fridays products to be non-comedogenic so they can work with even the oiliest of skin types. Here are just a few of our favorites (though it’s hard to pick just a few) and how they can be utilized in your routine.

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  • CC Me Vitamin C + Niacinamide Serum is a mega-brightening product that is packed with two types of Vitamin C to attract and retain moisture while targeting dark spots and hyperpigmentation. It also contains Niacinamide, which is great for brightening skin and helps to reduce redness that occurs due to acne, rosacea, eczema, and other inflammatory skin conditions.

  • Cloud Dew Gel Cream Moisturizer, our best-selling hydrator not only helps skin attract and retain moisture but it also gives skin a youthful plump thanks to three types of Hyaluronic Acid. The moisturizer also contains Amino Acids, which help your skin with collagen and elastin production. And finally, Pineapple Enzyme packs Cloud Dew with vitamins C and E to brighten and protect your skin throughout the day.

  • Dream Oasis Deep Hydration Serum with Hyaluronic Acid + Glycerin, our weightless hydrating serum, has a jelly-like texture that gives skin a youthful, bouncy glow. The formula includes Squalane, a strong moisture barrier for the skin, while Glycerin and Hyaluronic Acid work as humectants in the formula to attract and retain moisture. This ultra-hydrating serum also includes a calming blend of Colloidal Oatmeal, Aloe, Arnica, and Tiger Grass to help soothe irritation and diminish the appearance of redness in the skin. 

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  • It might seem counterintuitive to incorporate a facial oil into a non-comedogenic skincare routine, but our Heavenly Sixteen All-In-One Facial Oil defies the odds and offers lasting moisture without the pore-blocking side effects. As the name suggests, Heavenly Sixteen contains a nourishing blend of sixteen non-comedogenic oils that not only moisturize the skin but also support the skin barrier against environmental stressors like free radicals. 

  • Light Aura Vitamin C + Peptide Eye Cream, our multitasking eye cream, is powered by Vitamin C and Peptides for a brighter, firmer look. Its intensely moisturizing formula also includes Caffeine to help de-puff, Allantoin and Vitamin E to soothe, and natural optics to softly illuminate all skin tones. 

  • Midnight Ritual Retinol Renewal Serum has a gentle-yet effective formula, that’s meant to give you the results you crave without the sensitizing side effects usually associated with intense retinol serums. Two forms of Retinoids work as the active ingredients of the formula to help resurface your skin, and they are balanced with nourishing, soothing ingredients like Niacinamide, Tiger Grass + Oatmeal, Jojoba + Avocado Oils, and Hyaluronic Acid. 

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  • ShadeDrops Mineral Milk Sunscreen, our award-winning SPF, protects the skin from environmental stressors like pollution and free radicals. ShadeDrops delivers SPF30 protection to shield skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays, and also contains skin-loving ingredients that leave your skin with a silky-smooth finish. Squalane, a plant-derived lipid, hydrates skin to give it a softer, smoother, plumped-up appearance, and a blend of Antioxidants helps to protect skin against free-radical damage that contributes to visible signs of aging.

  • If you’re looking to build a non-comedogenic skincare routine, you should also support it with makeup products that don’t block your pores. Sheer Skin Tint is our sheer-to-light complexion makeup product that helps even out your skin tone, eliminate redness, and reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and/or enlarged pores. It’s also packed with skin-loving ingredients like Tiger Grass to reduce redness, Glycerin and Hyaluronic Acid to help attract and retain moisture in the skin, and an emollient mixture of Squalane, Vitamin E, and Safflower and Avocado Oils work to lock in hydration and help the product easily glide onto the skin. 

  • Similarly to Sheer Skin Tint, Blush Balm Stick, our skincare-meets-makeup multi-use cream stick, gives the perfect touch of color on your cheeks and lips topped with a hydrating glow — without clogging your pores. It contains Hyaluronic Acid to draw in hydration and Glycerin to attract moisture and simultaneously help strengthen the skin barrier. 

With these few products, it’s easy to build a routine that doesn’t clog your pores and leaves you with your glowiest, healthiest skin yet.