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I am constantly in a struggle against my ever returning blackheads. It seems that each time that you get rid of them, more grow in their place. So what is the cause of these black invasions on our faces? Besides dirt and other junk that we are exposed to in our daily lives, we may be applying comedogenic ingredients on our face without even knowing it! You may be surprised by the following list of comedogenic ingredients?.but they really do clog pores! So when you are buying a new product, check that it does not include these ingredients and look for the alternatives!

Ingredients that cause blackheads, pimples and breakouts:

1. Cocoa Butter, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE
Found In: Moisturizers, sunscreens, massage creams and makeup
Alternatives: Kalaya oil, Plant oils or Vegetable Glycerine

2. Coconut Oil, Lanolin
Found In: Moisturizers, shampoos, conditioners, soaps, makeup (Basically almost in everything!!!)
Alternatives: Plant oils, Kalaya Oil, Vegetable Glycerine

3. Cinnamates, Octyl Palmitate, Paba, Salicylates
Found In: Most sunscreens
Alternatives: Zinc oxide and Titanium dioxide

4. Petrolatum
Found In: Moisturizers, balms, makeup and baby products
Alternatives: Beeswax, Carnauba, Candelilla and Jojoba wax

5. Shea Butter
Found In: Moisturizers, shampoos and soaps
Alternatives: Plant oils (except coconut), Kalaya oil, Vegetable Glycerine

6. Paraffin
Found In: Cold cream, cleansers, lip balms and makeup
Alternatives: Beeswax, Carnauba, Candelilla and Jojoba wax

7. Mineral Oil
Found In: Cleansers, moisturizers, makeup and other products
Alternatives: Plant oils, Kalaya Oil, Vegetable Glycerine

8. D&C and FD&C Red Dyes
Found In: Most makeup such as blushes, lipsticks, powders and foundations
Alternatives: Carmine, Caramel, Grapeskin Extract or Iron Oxide
 
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