Emily Linehan


Acne Undercover: Unmasking Comedogenic and Acnegenic Ingredients

Episode 27

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"It's a common cycle: you treat a pimple, cover it with makeup, and then find yourself with new blemishes in the same spot. It's maddening and, unfortunately, it might be your makeup that's causing the problem..."

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If you feel like you've tried every product out there and your skin is still breaking out, you're not alone. The reason why is likely due to the ingredients in your products. Surprisingly, most products on the market, even those labeled for acne-prone skin and skincare prescriptions from doctors, contain ingredients that trigger new breakouts - very frustrating, but true! In this week's episode, we're going to explore the complex world of pore-clogging ingredients. I'll be debunking popular myths, clarifying the confusion between comedogenic and acnegenic substances, and revealing how these culprits hide in plain sight. So join me as we delve into details behind comedogenic and acnegenic ingredients, and learn how to break the cycle of persistent skin flare-ups.

Podcast Highlights

  • Comedogenic vs Acnegenic ingredients
  • How to avoid pore-clogging ingredients
  • The issue with terms like “non-comedogenic”

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