What is a Comedogenic Scale?
Comedogenic Scale evaluates and ranks different types of ingredients such as oils and butters based on their likelihood of clogging pores. It is important for people with acne prone skin or oily skin to understand the types of oils they should be using and the information to look out for when using skin care. Generally, those with acne prone or oily skin should stick to products with comedogenic scale ratings between 0-2, unless it's a wash-off product, in which case 3 is alright. Everyone's skin is different, I would suggest to make sure what you are using is suitable for you!
0 - won’t clog pores
1 - very low likelihood of clogging pores
2 - moderately low likelihood
3 - moderate likelihood
4 - fairly high likelihood
5 - high likelihood of clogging pores
For example, Coconut oil is at level 4 on the comedogenic scale. This isn't great for people with oily skin as it can clog pores easily. This is especially true when living in a tropical climate or humidity. It does not help ease the skin!
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