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Check if a Product Will Cause Pimples, Instantly


As you browse the Internet for skin care or makeup products, you wonder if they will cause pimples. Now you can check instantly if a product is comedogenic or not, that is, does it contain any ingredients that can clog your skin’s pores and cause pimples.

Skingredients is a free online tool to check for the presence of comedogenic ingredients in products that you see on shopping websites and skin care / makeup review websites. Such websites often provide a list of ingredients of the product. If you were to check each ingredient one by one using one of those online comedogenic ingredient lists, it would take a long time to check each product.

Skingredients Online will tell you that after checking the product against hundreds of possible comedogenic ingredients, instantly.

Skingredients Online

To use this tool, just enter comma separated ingredients list in the text box below and press the ‘Check’ button. Skingredients will list out ingredients that are likely to cause acne.

Sebamed clear face gel for acne pimplesFor example, you came across Sebamed Clear Face Gel on a review website that also lists its ingredients. Copy the list of ingredients and paste it in the box below.

Water, Aloe barbadensis leaf gel, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Pantenol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Sodium Carbomer, Sodium Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid

Another example, FabIndia Vitamin E De-Pigmentation Cream.

Purified Water, Propylene Glycol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Octyl Methoxy Cinnamate, Glyceryl Mono Stearate, Emulsifying Wax, Cetyl Alcohol, Kojic Acid Dipalmitate, Veegum, Arbutin, Benzophenone 3, Vitamin E Acetate, Fragrance, Gum Xanthan, Methyl Paraben, Allantoin, Propyl Paraben



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Things to know

  1. A non-comedogenic ingredient means that it is not likely to clog pores or cause pimples. It is safe for acne-prone skin.
  2. A mildly comedogenic ingredient means that it is not likely to clog pores or cause pimples unless your skin breaks out very easily. It is most likely safe for APST 1 or APST 2 but maybe not for APST 3.
  3. A highly comedogenic ingredient means that it is very likely to cause pimples even on skin that does not break out easily. If you use a product containing a highly comedogenic ingredient, you will most likely get pimples.
  4. The presence of even a single comedogenic ingredient in a product makes it on the whole unsuitable for acne prone skin since that single ingredient can clog pores.
  5. You can also use it to check a single ingredient such as castor oil. Just type / paste the name of the ingredient and run the check.
  6. Even if you do not have the full ingredient list but only comma-separated key ingredients, Skingredients Online will tell you if any of those key ingredients are comedogenic. Of course, that doesn’t mean that if none of the key ingredients is comedogenic, then the unlisted ingredients will not be either. But if any of the key ingredients is comedogenic, then you know that the product is not right for pimple-prone skin, no matter what the unlisted ingredients might be.
  7. Ingredients with braces () and % signs around them are currently not handled properly, so remove such characters before using the tool.
  8. Skingredients derives results from a massive database but a rare or exotic ingredient may not get identified correctly. Because of that it may not show up as comedogenic even if it is. In such cases, manually go over the ingredient list and see if there might be some oils / butters mentioned in it. Assume that it is comedogenic and avoid the product just to be on the safe side.
  9. Skingredients Online works on all modern browsers. Please use Chrome, Firefox, Safari or IE8 if you face any problem in your current browser.
  10. If you see no answer after clicking the Check button, upgrade your browser to the latest version.

This is how results will look like:
comedogenic ingredients list

Skingredients on Android

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