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 acne.org 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.