Cleansing Oils and Emulsifiers Comedogenic Levels

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The following provide general experiences people find with various oils and ingredients. Your individual experience with a given oil or ingredient can be different.

LOW CLOGGING LEVEL
Almond Oil (Sweet Almond)
Apricot Kernel Oil
Avocado Oil
Beeswax
Candelilla Wax
Castor Oil
Cetearyl Alcohol
Chamomile Extract

Emulsifying Wax NF
Emu Oil
Evening Primrose Oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO)
Grapeseed
Glycerin
Hydroxypropyl Cellulose
Jojoba
Mineral Oil
Olive Oil
Peanut Oil
Polysorbate 20 and 80
Safflower Oil
Sesame Oil
Squalane
Stearic Acid
Sunflower Oil
Tocopherol (varies)
Aloe Vera (cold pressed)
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MEDIUM CLOGGING LEVEL
Corn Oil
Cottonseed Oil
Crisco Sodium
Glyceryl Stearate SE
Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
Mink Oil
Soybean Oil
Sulfonated Castor Oil
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HIGH CLOGGING LEVEL
Cocoa Butter
Coconut Oil
Wheat Germ Oil

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