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Noncomedogenic Rating For Cosmetic Oils And Waxes

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This list displays a rating for the tendency of the oil and wax ingredients to clog pores, which may cause acne. The ratings listed here have been derived and compiled from various sources, including the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology.

0 – Not Likely to Clog Pores
1 – Low
2 – Moderately Low
3 – Moderate
4 – Fairly High
5 – High

 

OILS
Almond Oil – 2
Apricot Kernel Oil – 2
Avocado Oil – 2
Camphor – 2
Castor Oil – 1
Cocoa Butter – 4
Coconut Butter – 4
Coconut Oil – 4
Corn Oil – 3
Cotton Seed Oil – 3
Evening Primrose Oil – 2
Grape Seed Oil – 2
Hazelnut Oil – 2
Hemp Seed Oil – 0
Mineral Oil – 0
Mink Oil – 3
Olive Oil – 2
Peanut Oil – 2
Petrolatum – 0
Safflower Oil (Carthamus tinctorius) – 0
Sandalwood Seed Oil – 2
Sesame Oil – 2
Shea Butter – 0
Soybean Oil – 3
Sunflower Oil – 0
Wheat Germ Oil – 5
Shark Liver Oil – 3

WAXES
Beeswax – 2
Candelilla Wax – 1
Carnuba Wax – 1
Ceresin Wax – 0
Emulsifying Wax NF – 2
Jojoba Oil – 2
Lanolin Wax – 1
Sulfated Jojoba Oil – 3

 

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