- If a heavy-sounding oil or wax is included in a formulation, that does not make the product noncomedogenic. Olive oil, for instance, is considered to be noncomedogenic, but coconut oil is not. In turn, a product labeled oil-free or wax-free might sound great, but the rest of the formulation could still contain pore-clogging ingredients.
- A noncomedogenic claim does not necessarily mean you will be free of rashes or irritation.
- A noncomedogenic product won't necessarily stop acne, which can be caused by more than just clogged pores.
- On the flip side, just because it's comedogenic doesn't mean your pores will automatically clog. Many people, albeit few with oily- or acne-prone skin, are able to use comedogenic products with little problems.
- When in doubt, check the comedogenicity scale of the ingredient to be sure.