Skin care oils and comedogenicity: Which oils are most and least likely to clog pores?

by admin March 8, 2016 at 5:23 am

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  1. I wish I had found you way sooner. My skin is an absolute mess. Because I've been doing everything wrong since highschool. I dont even think it can be repaired now though.

  2. I'v just started using pure olive oil soap on my face and my skins never felt better! think it must be the sls that irritated it before. I have oily/sensitive/acne prone skin. I'm going to try to whip some shea with another oil (maybe sunflower) and then just a drop of lavender to overcome the shea smell – do you think that would be okay? Id probs just use it at night :)

  3. Very informative! Thanks Veronica , I've been struggling with acne for a few years now, it's not "extreme" as such but still causes a lot of self confidence issues . I love to educate myself on skincare and what I'm using! I think I'll be going back to using oils starting tomorrow, I find them to really help with the healing of the skin. I also just wanted to say that you are such a beautiful lady! You have a very sweet face and an eloquent manner, have a splendid day :)

  4. I know you did this video quite a while ago but still hoping I may get a reply. In this video you say that Safflower Oil is highly comedogenic and then later you say that Safflower Oil is mildly comedogenic. I have been using this product and have comedos for the first time in 25 years: Davines Authentic face/hair/body Restoring Butter: regenerating, nourishing butter with organic Safflower Oil. Used as pre-shampoo treatment for dry hair; ideal as a deep, nourishing cream for face and body. Thank you in advance.

  5. I know you did this video quite a while ago but still hoping I may get a reply. In this video you say that Safflower Oil is highly comedogenic and then later you say that Safflower Oil is mildly comedogenic. I have been using this product and have comedos for the first time in 25 years: Davines Authentic face/hair/body Restoring Butter: regenerating, nourishing butter with organic Safflower Oil. Used as pre-shampoo treatment for dry hair; ideal as a deep, nourishing cream for face and body. Thank you in advance.

  6. Personally to be honest, as an indian i have thick black hair with soft curls and olive dry skin. I have found that Argan oil, albeit being really good is too overhyped at situations. Never applied to scalp religiously long enough to comment on its benefit, Its good on my hair ends. And to be honest its way too expensive . Good extra virgin olive oil is the most wonderful thing for my skin i have found, also what a fresh avocado does to your skin and hair is a wonder to behold. I once stopped pure argan on my face for 6 months and just used EVOL and it was just as good. But my face is dry and body is extra dry . I do not like coconut oil. Like sometime i just massage my head with some olive oil and plain water wash it , my hair feels glorious …!!! Same thing with little coconut oil would be a hair disaster day for me. Currently i'm using 1:2 ratio for argan and olive oil for my hair and 1:1 ratio for my face as a night moisturiser. and my skin is doing great. Thinking of getting into oil cleansing and my go to carrier oil will certainly be EVOL + else.
    I HATE Glycerin !!! In my Vit C serum i use just 2-3 drops in 20-30 ml of serum, which i'm planning to replace in future with some good raw honey as soon as i get my hands on some.

  7. Actually, olive oil is moderately comedogenic. In many credible websites, the comedogenic rating for olive oil (on a scale of 0-5, 0 being the lowest and 5 the highest) has always been 2.

  8. i've used argan oil for a looooong time as moisturizer and i rareeeeely have any pimples !  
    in morocco we consume a lot of olive and argan oil but olive oil is practicly never used for skin care as opposed to argan oil that has been used for generations in skin care and hair treatment … and it's tasty too :p !
    great videos (Y)

  9. Glycerin broke me out 3 times with 3 separate uses was going for olive oil but luckily I read it breaks down the skin barrier so now I am currently using sun flower oil only time will tell

  10. wow!!!!!!!
    (i find a clear pattern of break outs on my bronzer line just like you said
    but i dont really use bronzer that much
    so odd

    but you are so great
    thank you for everything

  11. olive oil is not among the list of highly comedogenic ,,, the comedeogenic rate of olive oil is almost 2,, not 4 or 5 . plz check out some authentic resources before posting such videos .

  12. I am using coconut oil for acne . will it worst my acne ..I saw many people saying that at first coconut oil do wonders to your skin but then it will give u acne again ..please reply

  13. I hate body lotion, find that most just sit on top of the skin. Instead I've used EVOO at the end of my showers for over 20 years now & at 40, my skin is even, smooth and silky all over. I don't use it on my face. Years ago, had an esty tell me it was bad for me but the difference in how our skin has aged lets me know I was on the right track. Coconut Oil was the only remedy for clearing awful eczema on my face last May, it was the only product used after a gentle cream face wash & within a week my face was clearing up of those itchy, weeping scales that come with eczema outbreaks. Not only my eczema but my acne benefited too. I also took 2 TBSP of EVOO each night during that time to get rid of my eczema even faster & it worked, still do it now & again when it flares up, always works. In addition to EVOO, I've rotated Grapeseed Oil & Safflower Oil as body oils & gave my mother-in-law a bottle of Safflower oil to replace her chemical-laden body lotion as she was going through chemo & her doctor's asked what she was doing because she had such little change in her skin, it was still supple, soft & even in tone. She loves it & won't be without it! I only use Castor Oil to grow out my lashes & a thinning spot of hair near my temple because it works wonders for that with continued use and when I wash my hair, I coat the areas on my face & body that are sensitive to eczema flare-ups with Vaseline. Protects those areas to ensure no shampoo irritates it, works like a charm. I have acne prone, combination, sensitive skin & oils have helped me tremendously. I love adding a few drops of Jojoba & Lavender oils to my weekly clay powder masks, makes such a different. Everyone's different just a matter of what works for you!

  14. Great video and very informative. I use avocado oil a few times a week at night on my combo skin for the vitamins and for clearing dark spots. Never had a problem with clogging and it's softened and brightened my skin incredibly. The behavior of oil on the skin definitely varies from person to person.

  15. I've heard different accounts of safflower oil – that one type (used for cooking) is highly comedogenic and the other (mostly used for skincare) isn't at all. Do you know if there is a difference? I was looking to swap my almond oil for safflower because I want an oil that can deal with dry skin and breakouts at the same time. Thank you for this video. I come back to it time and time again.

  16. Hi Veronica! I just bought hemp seed oil and although it's a non comedogenic oil I'm absolutely scared to use it on my face before knowing if it will break me out. Is there a way to test this somewhere else on our bodies that can give us an accurate result ?

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