Coconut Oil = Comedogenic?
I don’t put coconut oil or any product with coconut oil on my face. So, what’s the story behind coconut oil and acne-prone (aka teen-prone) skin?
Coconut is considered a 4 on the comedogenic scale (this measures how pore-clogging an ingredient is, rated 0-5 with 5 being the most pore-clogging). Anything above a 3 on the comedogenic scale is on my no-no list for ingredients (and products) to put on my face. Why risk clogged pores when there are better alternatives.
Frilliance is non-comedogenic and we never use coconut-derived ingredients in my formulations.
One of my favorite go-to sites to check comedogenic ingredients is Skin Salvation. This site has a comprehensive list of ingredients with each one rated on the comedogenic scale. Just for reference, these are what the numbers on the chart mean.
Bustle has a post with alternatives to coconut oil. Worth the read too.
Good to know. Now you decide.