Is your skincare making you break out? The importance of non-comedogenic products

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Whether it’s sleeping with toothpaste on our faces, squeezing zits or splurging on pricey products, many of us have gone to great lengths to keep acne at bay.
If you feel like you’ve tried everything and are still having break-outs, then it might be time to make the switch to non-comedogenic skincare and start seeing the benefits.
Comedogenic is simply a term used when referring to a product that can cause pores to become blocked. Whether a product is comedogenic or not is down to the ingredients it contains and yes, unfortunately the likes of the much loved coconut oil and beeswax are amongst the most comedogenic ingredients out there.
For anyone with spot-prone skin, it is essential to avoid these heavier ingredients and focus on a non-comedogenic skincare routine that will treat your complexion concerns without causing blocked pores and much dreaded breakouts.
Generally, non-comedogenic products will be water-based and oil-free, typically the lightweight creams and serums will be your go-to for moisturising.
Here are some non-comedogenic approved heroes that you can add to your beauty regime to replenish your skin without clogging the pores.


COSRX Oil-free ultra moisturising lotion, £21.55


This thirst-quenching lotion hydrates the skin without clogging pores and causing breakouts.
Formulated with Birch sap, an ingredient known for calming sensitive skin, this product can also help soothe inflamed and irritated skin.
Absorbs easily and perfect for all skin types.


Banobagi Milk Thistle Repair Serum, £25.60



Milk thistle is best known for repairing the liver, but did you know this powerful ingredient can help repair complexions too?
For a serum that won’t clog your pores and cause breakouts, this is formulated with milk thistle and burdock root to help relieve inflammation and sensitive skin.
Apply morning and night under your preferred moisturiser for softer skin and reduced redness.


FUNDERM was bad, £28.99



This oil-free gel is a gentle but remarkably effective healing treatment for spot prone skin.
Combining clinically proven ingredients such as prebiotics and probiotics and dead sea minerals, this helps to unblock pores and control sebum.
The invisible formula can be applied to pimples either under or over makeup and works to purify the skin by dissolving debris and preventing future break-outs.


Embryolisse Complexion Correcting CC Cream, £29.99



Long-wear foundations have been dubbed the number one for containing comedogenic ingredients, so avoid these at all costs.
If it is coverage you require, invest in a CC Cream that will remedy your skin whilst also giving you a healthy and even complexion.
This complexion perfecting cream from French skincare brand Embryolisse will conceal and blur imperfections whilst protecting against harmful rays.
The creamy formula leaves a flawless finish and adapts to skintones without clogging pores.



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