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2022 Pore Clogging Ingredient List

by The Emme Diane Team on January 28, 2022

When it comes to acne, pore clogging ingredients are often a big catalyst for chronic acne breakouts. Unfortunately, many popular makeup brands, haircare brands, and body care brands contain pore clogging ingredients that wreak havoc on acne prone skin. 

To ensure your skin clears (and stays clear), make sure to avoid skincare/body care/hair care products containing any of the following pore clogging ingredients. 

A

  • A & D Additive
  • A13-00356
  • Acai Berry Oil
  • Acetol
  • Acetulan
  • Acetylated Lanolin
  • Acetylated Lanolin
  • Alcohol
  • Active Soil
  • Ahnfeltia Concinna
  • Akyposal SDS
  • Alaria Esculenta
  • Algae
  • Algae Extract
  • Algin (Algae)
  • Almond Oil/Sweet
  • Almond Oil
  • Aloe Butter
  • Amaranth Oil
  • Amberlate P
  • Amerchol
  • Andiroba Seed Oil
  • Anhydrous lanolin
  • Anise Butter
  • Apricot Kernel Oil
  • Apricot Oil
  • Apricot Seed Oil
  • Aquarex ME
  • Aquarex Methyl
  • Archidic Acid
  • Argan Oil
  • Argania Spinosa
  • Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil
  • Argania Spinosa Oil
  • Ascophyllum Nodosum
  • Ascorbyl Palmitate
  • Avocado Butter
  • Avocado Oil

B

  • Babassu Butter
  • Baobab Oil
  • Beeswax
  • Behenic Acid
  • Black Cumin Seed oil
  • Black Kelp
  • Bladderwrack
  • Blue Algae
  • Blue Green Algae
  • Borage Oil
  • Brazil Nut Oil
  • Broccoli Butter
  • Brown Algae
  • Buriti Oil
  • Butyl Stearate

C

  • C13-14 Isoparaffin
  • Camellia oil
  • Canola Oil
  • Capric Acid (irritant)
  • Capric Acid in Sunflower Oil
  • Caprylic Acid (irritant)
  • Capsicum Butter
  • Carrageenan Moss
  • Carrot Butter
  • Carrot Seed Oil
  • Castor Oil
  • Ceteareth 6 Olivate
  • Ceteareth 20 (irritant)
  • Cetearyl Alcohol(irritant)
  • Cetearyl Alcohol + Ceteareth 20 (irritant)
  • Cetearyl Olivate
  • Cetyl Acetate (irritant)
  • Cetyl Alcohol (irritant)
  • Cetyl Ester NF (irritant)
  • Chamomile Butter
  • Cherry Kernel Oil
  • Cheru Seed Oil
  • Cherry Seed Oil
  • Chia Seed Oil
  • Chlorella
  • Chlorella Botanicals
  • Chondrus Crispus
  • Chondrus Crispus Extract
  • Chullu (Wild Apricot) Seed Oil
  • Cinnamon Butter
  • Coal Tar
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Coconut Butter
  • Coconut Oil
  • Coconut Oil, Fractionated
  • Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil
  • Coffee Butter
  • Corallina Officinalis
  • Corallina Officinalis Extract
  • Corn Oil
  • Cotton Awws Oil
  • Cotton Seed Oil (irritant)
  • Cranberry Butter
  • Cranberry Oil
  • Cypress Butter

  • D&C red no. 1
  • D&C red no. 2
  • D&C red no. 3
  • D&C red no. 4(irritant)
  • D & C Red No 6
  • D & C Red No 7
  • D & C Red No 9
  • D&C red no. 17
  • D&C red no. 19
  • D&C red no. 21
  • D&C red no. 27
  • D&C Red No. 30
  • D&C red no. 33 (irritant)
  • D&C red no. 35 in Pentaerythrityl Tetra Capra/Caprylate
  • D&C red no. 36
  • D&C red no. 40 (irritant) Date Seed Oil
  • Decyl Oleate
  • Dhupa Seed Oil
  • Di (2 ethylhexyl) Succinate Dilsea Carnosa
  • Dioctyl Malate (irritant)
  • Dioctyl Succinate (irritant)
  • Disodium Mono Oleamido
  • Dulse

E

  • Ecklonia (all 9 species of it)
  • Eicosanoic Acid
  • Elderberry Seed Oil
  • Emu Oil
  • Emulsifying Wax NF (irritant)
  • Enteromorpha Compressa
  • Ethoxylated Lanolin
  • Ethylhexyl Palmitate
  • Ethylhexyl Pelargonate (irritant)
  • Evening Primrose Oil (irritant)

F

  • Flax Seed Oil (Linseed)
  • Fucus vesiculosus

G

  • Gelidium Cartilagineum
  • Ginger Butter
  • Glyceryl Stearate SE
  • Glyceryl-3-Diisostearate
  • Glycine Soja Oil (soybean oil)
  • Grapeseed Butter
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Green Algae
  • Green Tea Butter
  • Groundnut Oil
  • Guava Seed Oil

H

  • Haslea Ostrearia
  • Hazelnut Seed Oil
  • Hemp Seed Butter
  • Hexylene Glycol (irritant)
  • Hexyl Laurate
  • Himanthalia Elongata
  • Hydrogenated Castor Oil
  • Hydrogenated Polyisobutene (irritant)
  • Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
  • Hydrolyzed Lola Implexa
  • Hydrolyzed Rhodophycea
  • Hypnea Musciformis

I

  • Irish Moss
  • Isocetyl Alcohol (irritant)
  • Isodecyl Oleate (irritant)
  • Isopropyl Isostearate
  • Isopropyl Linolate (irritant)
  • Isopropyl Myristate (irritant)
  • Isopropyl Palmitate (irritant)
  • Isostearic Acid
  • Isostearyl Isostearate (irritant)
  • Isostearyl Neopentanoate (irritant)

J

  • Jasmine Butter
  • Jojoba Butter
  • Jojoba Wax

K

  • Kapok Oil
  • Karanja Oil
  • Kasum Oil
  • Kelp
  • Knotted Kelp
  • Kokum Butter
  • Kokum Oil
  • Kukui Nut Butter
  • Kukui Nut Oil

L

  • Laminaria
  • Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract
  • Laminaria Digitata Extract
  • Laminaria Longicruris
  • Laminaria Saccharina
  • Laneth-10
  • Lanolic Acid
  • Lanolin
  • Lanolin Alcohol
  • Lanolin Oil
  • Laureth-4 (irritant)
  • Laureth-23
  • Lauric Acid (irritant)
  • Lauroyl Lysine
  • Lauryl Alcohol
  • Lauryl Olivate
  • Lavender Butter
  • Lemon Butter
  • Lemongrass Butter
  • Lime Butter
  • Linseed Oil
  • Lithothamnium Calcareum
  • Lola Implexa

M

  • Macadamia Nut Butter
  • Macadamia Nut Oil
  • Macrocystis Pyrifera
  • Macrocystis Pyrifera (sea kelp) Extract
  • Mahua Seed Oil
  • Mandarin Butter
  • Mango Butter
  • Mango Seed Oil
  • Marigold Butter
  • Marine Algae
  • Marula Oil
  • Mastocarpus stellatus
  • Meadowfoam Butter
  • Mink Oil (irritant)
  • Monododecyl ester sodium salt sulfuric acid
  • Moringa Oil
  • Mowrah Butter

  • Myreth 3 Myristate

  • Myristic Acid
  • Myristyl Alcohol (irritant)
  • Myristyl Lactate (irritant)
  • Myristyl Myristate (irritant)

N

  • Nahor Seed Oil
  • Neem Butter
  • Neem Oil
  • Neroli Butter Nori
  • Norwegian Kelp

 O

  • Octyldodecanol
  • Oleic Acid
  • Oleth-3 (irritant)
  • Oleth-3 Phosphate (irritant)
  • Oleth-5 (irritant)
  • Oleth-10 (irritant)
  • Oleth- 20
  • Oleyl Alcohol (irritant)
  • Olive Butter
  • Olive Oil
  • Olive Oil Peg 7 Esters
  • Orange Peel Butter

P

  • Padina Pavonica
  • Palash Oil
  • Palmaria Palmata
  • Palmitic Acid
  • Palm Kernel Oil
  • Palm Oil Butter
  • Palm Oil
  • Palm Oil, Red
  • Papaya Seed Oil
  • Passionfruit (Maracuja) Seed Oil
  • Peach Kernel Oil
  • Peanut Oil
  • Pecan Oil

  • Peg-7 Esters

  • PEG 8 Castor Oil(irritant)
  • PEG 8 Stearate (irritant)

  • PEG 10 Soya Sterol (irritant)

  • PEG 16 Lanolin (solulan 16)

  • PEG 100 Distearate

  • PEG 150 Distearate
  • PEG 200 Dilaurate(irritant)
  • PEG 78 Glyceryl Monococoate
  • Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate
  • Perilla Oil
  • PG Caprylate/Caprate
  • PG Dipelargonate(irritant)
  • PG Laurate
  • PG Monostearate (irritant)
  • Phytantriol (irritant)
  • Phytessence Wakame
  • Pilu Oil
  • Pistachio Oil
  • Pisu Oil
  • Plankton
  • Plum Kernel Oil
  • Polyglyceryl Diisostearate
  • Polyglyceryl 3-Diisostearate
  • Polyglyceryl 4-Isostearate
  • Pomegranate Seed Oil
  • Porphyra
  • Porphyridium Cruentum
  • PPG 10 Cetyl Ether (irritant)
  • PPG 12 PEG 65
  • PPG 2 Myristyl Propionate (irritant)
  • PPG 5 Ceteth 10 Phosphate
  • PPG-2 Myristyl Propionate
  • Pracaxi Oil
  • Prickly Pear Seed Oil
  • Propylene Glycol Monostearate
  • Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil
  • Pumpkin Seed Oil

R

  • Ratanjot Oil
  • Red Algae
  • Rice Bran Oil
  • Rockweed
  • Rose Butter
  • Rosehip Butter
  • Rosehip Seed Oil
  • Rosemary Butter

S

  • Sal Seed Butter
  • Sal Seed Oil
  • Sandalwood Seed Oil
  • Sargassum
  • Sea Buckthorn Oil
  • Sea Grass
  • Sea Whip Extract
  • Seaweed
  • Sesame Seed Oil
  • Shark Liver Oil (squalene, not squalane)
  • Shea Butter
  • Shea Nut Oil
  • Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
  • Sodium Carbomer
  • Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (from coconut)
  • Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate
  • Sodium Laureth Sulfate
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Sodium Salt Sulfuric Acid
  • Solulan 16
  • Sorbitan Isostearate
  • Sorbitan Laurate (irritant)
  • Sorbitan Oleate
  • Sorbitan Olivate
  • Sorbitan Sesquioleate
  • Sorbitan Stearate (irritant)
  • Soybean Oil
  • Spirulina
  • Steareth-2(irritant)
  • Steareth-10(irritant)
  • Steareth-20(irritant)
  • Stearic Acid
  • Stearic Acid: TEA (irritant)
  • Stearyl Alcohol (irritant)
  • Stearyl Heptanoate
  • Strawberry Seed Oil
  • Sucrose Distearate (irritant)
  • Sulfated Castor Oil
  • Sulfuric acid, monododecyl ester, sodium salt
  • Sulfated Jojoba Oil (irritant)
  • Sunflower Butter
  • Sunflower Oil (GMO is pore- clogging)
  • Sweet Almond Butter Sweet Almond oil

T

  • Tallow
  • Tamanu Butter
  • Tamanu Oil
  • Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter
  • Tocopherol (possible irritant)
  • Tomato Seed Oil
  • Tribehenin
  • Tridecyl Neopentanoate (irritant)
  • Triethanolamine

U

  • Ulva Lactuca
  • Undaria

V

  • Vitamin A Palmitate
  • Vitamin E Butter

W

  • Wheat Germ Glyceride
  • Wheat Germ Oil

X

  • Xylene
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