Comedogenic Values of Specific Ingredients
There are in excess of 150 comedogenic (pore-clogging and acne-causing) ingredients that are commonly found in skin care products. Avoid unnecessary breakouts by making sure you are aware of these ingredients! These products include: skincare, hair care products, cosmetics, bath and shower products and plenty more. Think about the products you are using, and make sure to use products with skin-clogging ingredients sparingly.
We want you to know what is in your skin care products, from the lowest clogging (0) to the highest clogging (5) and everything in between. Here are the values of many ingredients found in our products (and some not found in our products...yet), and the skin type they are best appropriate for*:
Almond, sweet oil - 2,d1
Organic almond oil can be used to soothe and nourish skin and hair. Used for over 2000 years in China and Ayurveda, the sweet almond oil removes dryness, tightens skin, and balances sebum production.
Aloe vera - 0,a
Organic aloe vera juice has been used for centuries to treat burns, wounds, and to promote the healing of skin. It is also well-known for its use to provide relief from sunburns, psoriasis, acne, warts & other skin conditions. Aloe juice is a natural anti-inflammatory that is excellent for reducing swelling and inflammation of the skin. It can be used as both an external treatment or internal supplement and should be considered in your eczema and psoriasis treatment protocol.
Apricot kernel oil - 2,d1
Organic apricot kernel oil is a natural, healthy and effective skin moisturizer. Our oil contains a high concentration of polyunsaturated omega-6 fats that help skin to retain moisture and stay smooth. It's also a great way to improve your skin's elasticity.
Argan oil - 0,a
Organic argan oil is a natural skin conditioner. Argan oil has been used for centuries to moisturize and protect the skin and is extracted from fresh fruits and cold-pressed from the kernels. It's high in healthy fats and antioxidants, as well as Vitamin E and Omega-6.
Avocado oil - 3,d1
Organic avocado oil is rich in beta carotene, protein, lecithin, fatty acids, and vitamins A, D, and E that fight against premature aging and other skin problems. It is often used in reducing wrinkles, scarring, dark spots, pore size, and dry skin.
Babassu oil - 1,a
Organic babassu oil is an Amazonian plant oil with a high linoleic acid content, which is known for its skin-softening properties. It is the only oil made from babassu, a sustainable & responsibly sourced ingredient. It's also high in natural antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and Vitamin A to nourish the skin and should be considered in your eczema and psoriasis treatment protocol.
Baobab seed oil - 2,a
Organic baobab seed oil is a natural, organic, and pure oil that is rich in oleic acid, omega 9 fatty acids, and vitamin A. Excellent for use on the skin to promote healthy glowing skin and can be used as a light moisturizer for dry skin or as an anti-aging solution.. Our baobab seed oil has no fragrance or artificial color.
Beeswax - 2,a
Organic beeswax has been used for centuries to help with skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and more. Beeswax moisturizes dry skin, is hypoallergenic, and is environmentally sustainable. For the first time ever there's a 100% organic beeswax available on the market - using our products you can finally ditch harmful petroleum jelly and paraffin wax.
Black cumin seed oil - 2,c
Highly nutritive, organic black seed oil does wonders for your skin! With potent anti-inflammatory properties and omega 3s, omega 6s and omega 9s, Black cumin seed oil has been used for years as a natural remedy. You can use it on your skin for moisturization, acne treatment, and to provide relief from arthritis and other inflammatory conditions and should be considered in your eczema and psoriasis treatment protocol.
Blackberry seed oil - 0,o
Organic blackberry seed oil is a natural, organic way to keep your skin radiant, moisturized, and youthful. This miracle oil is rich in fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin E, and omega 3s! Given its success in combating skin issues such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema, blackberry seed oil has recently been found to be very effective at repairing and improving the skin. Frequent use of this product can help reduce the appearance of scars and blotches and should be considered in your eczema and psoriasis treatment protocol.
Borage seed oil - 2,c
Organic borage seed oil is a natural oil that has been used for centuries to moisturize dry skin. It is used by many people as a natural remedy to reduce the appearance of blemishes, sun damage, and other signs of aging. Rich in Omega-6 fatty acids and Omega-3s, this nutrient-rich seed oil is known to relieve dryness and itchiness and restore elasticity.
Brazil nut oil - 2,d
Organic brazil nut oil is rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, as well as essential vitamins. The oil has the potential to moisturize, soothe, and heal the skin. It can be applied topically for relief from pain, inflammation, or just to moisten dry skin.
Camelina oil - 3,d
Make your skin glow with radiant health! 100% organic and cold-pressed, camelina's rich in healthy omega 3 & 6. It's beneficial for your skin, hair growth, and heart. Use it as a moisturizer for your all over body. It's a natural alternative to commercial oils and medications.
Camellia seed oil - 1,a
Organic camellia seed oil is a very precious and rare oil which has been used in eastern medicine for centuries. It is very light, easily absorbed by the skin, and has no odor or taste and is perfect for dry and damaged skin.. Camellia seed oil is rich in many of the essential fatty acids, two of which are not found in other vegetable oils. These fatty acids can help to maintain healthy-looking skin, while preventing wrinkles and other signs of aging. It has a light, buttery texture and it is not greasy, so it leaves your skin feeling soft and supple.
Carrot seed oil - 3,d
Organic carrot seed oil helps to protect your skin from the sun, damage, and premature aging. Rich in essential fatty acids and a perfect blend of vitamins A, B, and E, this natural skin care ingredient leaves skin fresh and radiant. As a natural antibiotic, it is also used for skin problems like acne, eczema, psoriasis, and more and should be considered in your eczema and psoriasis treatment protocol.
Castor oil - 1,a
Organic castor oil is a natural moisturizer that penetrates deep to soften, hydrate, regenerate & protect skin. Hydrating skin with castor oil is one of the best ways to maintain the skin's natural elasticity. It is loaded with fatty acids, nutrients, antioxidants, & phytonutrients that are great for skin health.
Chamomile extract - 0,a
Organic chamomile extract is a powerful botanical remedy that's been used for centuries for skin care, soothing the skin and leaving it feeling hydrated. It contains numerous antioxidants, minerals, amino acids, vitamins, and other healthy substances that help rebuild the skin's natural defenses against the elements. Its calming quality also makes it perfect for sensitive skin to soothe inflammation or redness.
Cherry kernel oil - 2,a
Intensely moisturizing and deeply nourishing, organic cherry kernel oil is the perfect solution to keep your skin looking radiant and youthful. It penetrates deep into the skin to hydrate the lower layers of the epidermis, helping your skin maintain its natural moisture levels.
Cocoa butter - 4,d
Organic cocoa butter is rich in antioxidants and it's super moisturizing. It's an excellent natural skin moisturizer, nourishes your skin deeply and it's great for sensitive skin and leaves your skin feeling soft and supple. It can really help reduce signs of aging like wrinkles, stretch marks, or the effects of acne.
Coffee bean, green oil - 0,a
Organic green coffee bean oil is naturally high in antioxidants and vitamins, and it's the perfect addition to toners and skin tightening products. It's a one-step fix for dry, dull, or sad skin. This is one of the important ingredients in our Saggy, Baggy Eye Serum (https://vlskincare.com/products/saggy-baggy-eye-serum-15ml).
Cranberry seed oil - 2,d
Organic cranberry seed oil is a healthy food for your skin. It contains powerful antioxidants and omega fatty acids, which protect the skin from sun damage, pigmentation, dryness, and wrinkles.
Evening primrose seed oil - 2,o
Organic evening primrose seed oil is rich in omega-6 fatty acids and vitamin E. It helps to balance your skin's natural oils and nutrients to help with things like stretch marks, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and dry skin. It is also a natural remedy for many mood disorders.
Glycerin - 0,a
Organic vegetable glycerin is a natural sugar alcohol that can be derived from various plant oils and is an alternative to petroleum-derived or animal-based products. It's used as an emollient, humectant, and solvent. Glycerin has anti-inflammatory properties and is great for sensitive skin.
Gotu Kola oil - 2,a
Organic gotu kola has been used for centuries as a natural remedy, to promote longevity and vitality, and reduces the appearance of scars and stretchmarks, increases the levels of antioxidants in newly-formed tissues, and promotes the production of collagen. Moreover, it helps to keep skin cells tight, and prevents sagging of skin.
Grapeseed oil - 1,a
Organic grapeseed oil is a natural skin moisturizer that is rich in Vitamins E, A, and D and as such, will bring the moisture back to your face. it's also used as a form of massage therapy because it has deep penetrating qualities, so it's good for those who suffer from chronic aches and pains.
Grass-fed beef tallow - 2,d
You know that grass-fed beef is healthier for you, but the skin benefits may surprise you. Our tallow is pure fat that comes from cows raised on pastureland. It's not only rich in Vitamin A and E, but also CLA (conjugated linoleic acids). This is the important base ingredient in our Skin Firming Face Cream (https://vlskincare.com/products/skin-firming-face-cream).
Hazelnut oil - 1,a
Organic hazelnut oil is a culinary essential that has powerful skin benefits that help improve texture and complexion. For dry skin, hazelnut oil is a rich source of vitamin E to hydrate and repair the skin. It is also high in unsaturated fats to promote a healthy, glowing complexion.
Hemp seed oil - 0,a
Organic hemp seed oil benefits for skin include helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps to improve skin tone and texture. It is a natural moisturizer which improves the skin's natural barrier, and can help heal and prevent dry, rough, or cracked skin. Hemp seed oil can be used on its own or in combination with other oils such as coconut, olive, or avocado oils. It is also a significant source of Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids, which are shown to improve the health of hair, skin, and nails.
Jojoba oil - 2,a
Organic jojoba oil is an oil which has many benefits for the skin. It can be used for moisturizing dry skin, can help with acne, eczema, psoriasis, and more. It helps to keep skin hydrated and to stay smooth and elastic. Jojoba oil is a natural plant-based oil that helps fight against environmental influences, protects the skin's moisture balance, and can reduce wrinkles and should be considered in your eczema and psoriasis treatment protocol.
Kaolin clay - 0,a
Kaolin clay has been used for centuries for its many beauty benefits. It's the original beauty secret of Cleopatra, who used it to stay young and beautiful. Kaolin clay is proven to reduce acne, balance out oily skin, tighten pores and remove dead skin cells, and is said to help absorb toxins, purify the skin, and moisturize dry skin. Kaolin clay also helps reduce blemishes and heal acne scars naturally.
Kukui nut oil - 2,d
The kukui tree is a sacred plant to the Hawaiian culture. The nut inside the tree is known for its shining, glossy appearance and has been traditionally used to beautify skin. Organic kukui nut oil not only lubricates and nourishes your skin, but also provides high protection against the sun while giving it a healthy glow.
Macadamia nut oil - 2,d
Organic macadamia nut oil is an excellent moisturizer for your skin. In addition to the high levels of oleic, linoleic and palmitoleic acids, it also provides nourishment and help in healing marks like stretch marks. It's also effective against chapping and reduces the appearance of scars.
Mango butter - 2,a
When it comes to itchiness and rash, organic mango butter may be the solution you've been looking for. Not only does it work as a moisturizer, but it also has soothing properties that can help with burns, dermatitis, and eczema and also reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve the appearance of acne scars.
MCT oil - 2,a
Organic coconut MCT oil is used in beauty products because it can help improve skin health and alleviate skin conditions such as dermatitis and psoriasis. It is a strong antifungal and antimicrobial due to the lauric acid content, and is an excellent non-greasy and non-comedogenic emollient. Note that this is not the same as using coconut oil on your face!
Meadowfoam seed oil - 1,o
Organic meadowfoam seed oil is extracted from plants that grow in the wild in the coastal area of California. It is rich in Omega 6, Omega 9, and Omega 3 fatty acids. It has a unique balance of all three of these essential fatty acids making it great for skin care. Meadowfoam seed oil is rich in Vitamin E and has a rejuvenating effect on skin. It can be used to moisturize and soothe dry, irritated, or damaged skin, and has natural soothing and healing properties. Meadowfoam seed oil is often used in formulations for sensitive, dry, mature, aging, sun-damaged and oily skin.
Moringa seed oil - 3,d
Organic moringa seed oil nourishes and repairs your skin while also providing a natural SPF. The Moringa plant is a powerful antioxidant that contains vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that all work together to give your skin a healthy glow. It is safe for all skin types, hypoallergenic, and fast-absorbing.
Olive oil - 2,d1
Organic olive oil is traditionally known for its culinary uses, but has also been known to provide benefits to your skin. It contains anti-inflammatory properties which are good for acne, eczema, and dry skin.
Palm oil - 4,d
Organic palm oil is a natural ingredient that can be found in many skin care products. It is rich in antioxidants, which are great for fighting free radicals in the skin causing premature aging. It also helps retain moisture, so it can help restore elasticity to your skin.
Papaya seed oil - 2,d1
Organic papaya seed oil is being hailed as the skin's new best friend. From dry skin to acne, or just a general lack of that youthful glow, this ingredient will do the trick. Containing vitamin C and carotene, papaya seed oil helps to fight free radicals that cause skin aging and darkening.
Peach kernel oil - 2,d1
Being high in vitamin E, organic peach kernel oil can help with wrinkles, elasticity and uneven skin tone, and helps protect sensitive & dry skin. It also has a light texture that absorbs well without any stickiness. An important component of peach kernel oil is the healthy omega fatty acids oleic acid and linoleic acid. They help your skin retain moisture and contribute to tensing and firming. The rich antioxidants vitamin C and E in the oil help neutralize free radicals and slow signs of aging.
Perilla seed oil - 1,a
Organic perilla seed oil is a natural source of omega-3 fatty acids, minerals, and vitamin E, and is the perfect choice for people who want a moisturizing and rejuvenating treatment. It's also an antioxidant which can help boost skin's health and should be considered in your eczema and psoriasis treatment protocol.
Pomegranate seed oil - 1,a
Organic pomegranate seed oil is rich in omega-3 and omega-9 essential fatty acids, which have been shown to have a plethora of skin-nourishing benefits. They're a natural way to enhance the tone, texture, and elasticity of the skin, while improving its ability to retain moisture. Pomegranate seed oil is perfect for everyday use on the face and body, for all skin types.
Prickly pear seed oil - 1,a
Organic prickly pear seed oil is a natural plant extract which has an emollient effect on the skin. This makes it perfect for dry skin types. It helps to seal in moisture without leaving an oily residue. Prickly pear seed oil also has antioxidant properties which help to protect the skin from environmental damage, while reducing redness and should be considered in your eczema and psoriasis treatment protocol.
Rosehip seed oil - 1,o
Organic rosehip seed oil helps to hydrate and nourish skin, promote skin elasticity, balance the skin's natural oil levels, and reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks. It has a light texture that absorbs quickly into the skin without leaving a greasy residue.
Safflower oil - 0,a
Organic safflower oil is an ingredient that delivers strengthening benefits to the skin. This oil supports skin elasticity, having a moisturizing effect on skin cells, and preventing dryness or excessively oily skin. Skin with safflower oil is smoother, with a natural glow.
Sea buckthorn berry oil - 1,a
Organic sea buckthorn berries are rich in antioxidants and nutrients. They have been used for centuries in herbal medicine. and may help restore skin’s elasticity. The oil can nourish the skin making it elastic and protect against dryness, and is one of the only ones that contain all four types of omega fatty acids — omega-3, omega-6, omega-7, and omega-9. This makes it a good/useful oil to heal the skin for people with psoriasis, eczema, etc. It's also deeply hydrating; perfect for anyone who has difficulty keeping their skin moisturized and should be considered in your eczema and psoriasis treatment protocol.
Shea nut butter - 0,a
Organic shea nut butter is rich in vitamins A, E, and F, and also contains Omega 6 fatty acids. It can be used as a skin moisturizer because of its nutrient-rich content.
Sodium PCA - 0,a
Sodium PCA is a natural moisturizing factor found in the skin. It is believed to retain moisture and give elasticity to the skin. Sodium PCA is better than many synthetic counterparts, such as propylene glycol, because it is an all-natural ingredient that has been used for years in cosmetics and has been deemed safe by the FDA. It provides essential pH balance to skin. It helps to boost skin's natural moisturizing factor, soothes the skin preventing it from becoming dry, reduces the appearance of wrinkles and age spots, and helps cells regenerate.
Squalane oil - 0,a
Squalane is one of the most common lipid molecules in human skin and is a natural moisturizer that acts as a protective barrier and prevents water loss. Organic olive, the superior carrier oil that we use, is entirely unrefined and contains squalene – an important component to creating healthy skin. Rich in moisturizing and anti-inflammatory ingredients, this is one of the best ways to take care of your skin and keep it looking fresh and healthy. You can even use it as a massage oil to relieve muscles and improve skin elasticity. This is one of the important ingredients in our body butter (https://vlskincare.com/products/moisturizing-body-butter?variant=40110396768424).
Tamanu oil - 2,a
Organic tamanu oil, extracted from the Tamanu tree, is a popular skin care ingredient with a long history of use in many cultures. It has been shown to help heal wounds and reduce scarring, help with acne, psoriasis and eczema, and reduce the appearance of stretch marks. It may also be used to help heal burns and other skin conditions.
Vitamin E oil - 2,a
Organic vitamin E is an antioxidant that when applied to the skin, can reduce signs of aging. It soothes and protects skin while leaving it radiant and smooth.
Watermelon seed oil - 0,a
Organic watermelon seed oil is extracted from the seeds of the watermelon fruit. This oil has many skin benefits and can be used as a natural alternative to many beauty products. It is rich in minerals, B vitamins, antioxidants, omega-6 fatty acids, essential nutrients and oleic acid. This seed oil can help replenish dry skin, improve skin elasticity, detoxify pores, and reduce inflammation. and should be considered in your eczema and psoriasis treatment protocol. This is one of the important main ingredients in our Full Body Dry Oil Spray (https://vlskincare.com/products/full-body-dry-oil-spray-60ml?variant=40645058461864).
Zinc oxide - 1,a
Zinc oxide is the only form of sunscreen that blocks not just UVA and UVB rays, but also harmful UVC rays. It has has many benefits for your skin, including strengthening your skin's natural protection against sunburns, wrinkles, and acne.. It also prevents moisture loss which can lead to flaky, dry skin so you'll have a soft, supple complexion all year long.
*a = all skin types, c = combination skin, d = dry skin, d1 = dry, acne prone skin, o = oily skin,