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The List Of Comedogenic And Non Comedogenic Oils

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The List Of Comedogenic And Non Comedogenic Oils

 

To be considered a non-comedogenic oil, an oil must be rated 2 or lower.

If you use an oil with a high comedogenic rating (3-5) on your oily skin, your pores will become blocked with excess oils leading to breakouts.

A lot of these oils are great to use for the Oil Cleansing Method (OCM).

 

Comedogenic Rating Scale

0 – Will Not Clog Pores

1 – Low

2 – Moderately Low

3 – Moderate

4 – Fairly High

5 – High

 

Comedogenic Rating 0

 

  • Argan Oil
  • Hemp Oil
  • Mineral Oil
  • Prickly Pear Oil
  • Safflower Oil (Carthamus Tinctorius, high linoleic acid only). But Safflower Oil (cooking variety, high oleic acid content : rating 4)
  • Shea Butter
  • Shea Nut Oil
  • Sunflower Seed Oil

 

Comedogenic Rating 1

 

  • Black Currant Seed Oil
  • Blackberry Seed Oil
  • Blueberry Seed Oil
  • Broccoli Seed Oil
  • Calendula Oil – if infused in a non-comedogenic oil
  • Castor Oil (but Sulfated Castor Oil : rating 3)
  • Cucumber Seed Oil
  • Emu Oil
  • Goji Seed Oil (aka Wolf Berry Seed Oil)
  • Green Tea Seed Oil (aka Camellia Oleifera and Camellia Sinensis Oil) – unless you get the high oleic acid green tea seed oil, then rating will be 2-3.
  • Hazelnut Oil
  • Kiwi Seed Oil
  • Mango Butter
  • Mango Seed Oil
  • Meadofoam Seed Oil
  • Milk Thistle Seed Oil
  • Neem Oil
  • Pomegranate Seed Oil
  • Poppy Seed Oil
  • Raspberry Seed Oil
  • Rosehip Seed Oil
  • Sacha Inchi Oil
  • Strawberry Seed Oil
  • Watermelon Seed Oil (aka Kalahari Oil or Ootanga Oil)

 

Comedogenic Rating 2

 

  • Almond Oil
  • Apricot Kernel Oil
  • Avocado Oil
  • Babassu Oil
  • Baobab Seed Oil
  • Black Cumin Seed Oil (aka Kalonji Oil, Caraway Oil, Nigella Sativa Oil, and Black Seed Oil)
  • Black Raspberry Seed Oil
  • Borage Seed Oil
  • Brazil Nut Oil
  • Cherry Kernel Oil
  • Cranberry Seed Oil
  • Elderberry Seed Oil
  • Evening Primrose Oil
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Guava Seed Oil
  • Hazelnut Oil
  • Jojoba Oil (but Sulfated Jojoba Oil : rating 3)
  • Kukui Nut Oil
  • Lanolin Oil
  • Maracuja Oil (aka Passion Fruit Seed Oil)
  • Olive Oil
  • Peanut Oil (aka Groundnut Oil)
  • Pecan Oil
  • Pine Nut Oil
  • Plum Kernel Oil
  • Pumpkin Seed Oil
  • Rice Bran Oil
  • Sandalwood Seed Oil (aka Sandalwood Nut Oil)
  • Sea Buckthorn Oil
  • Tallow
  • Tamanu Oil
  • Tomato Seed Oil
  • Walnut Oil

 

Comedogenic Rating 3

 

  • Carrot Seed Oil
  • Chia Seed Oil
  • Corn Oil
  • Cotton Seed Oil
  • Date Seed Oil
  • Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
  • Macadamia Nut Oil
  • Mink Oil
  • Mustard Seed Oil
  • Papaya Seed Oil
  • Peach Kernel Oil
  • Rose Oil
  • Sesame Oil
  • Shark Liver Oil

 

Comedogenic Rating 4

 

  • Cocoa Butter
  • Coconut Butter
  • Coconut Oil
  • Flax Seed Oil
  • Linseed Oil
  • Marula Oil
  • Palm Kernel Oil
  • Red Palm Oil
  • Soybean Oil

 

Comedogenic Rating 5

 

  • Wheat Germ Oil

 

 

A lot of these oils are great to use for the Oil Cleansing Method (OCM).

 

 

Sources: 1, 2, 3

 

 


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