What is the Comedogenicity Scale?
Oils and other additives have what is known as a comedogenic rating. This rating refers to how likely the oil or compound is to clog your skin pores. Our skin naturally produces a compound called sebum that helps to regulate and balance oils in our skin. When clogged, sebum is unable to perform its function and leads to clogged pores. Pores can be clogged with oil, dirt and bacteria leading to undesirable blemishes like acne. When using carrier oils, it is highly recommended to know the comedogenic rating, so you get the results you are looking for. Below, we have listed all oils, waxes, thickeners, alcohols, sugars and esters as well as additive like vitamins, minerals and botanicals.