What is Comedogenic Scale?
Comedogenic Scale evaluates and ranks different types of ingredients such as oils and butters based on their likelihood of clogging pores. This is extremely useful for people with acne prone skin or oily skin to understand the types of oils they should be using or looking out for when using skin care. Generally, they would stick to ratings between 0-2 unless it's a wash off then 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 on the comedogenic rating at level 4. This isn't great for people with oily skin as it can clog pores easily. Especially when living in a tropical climate or humidity, this does not help ease the skin!
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