Non-comedogenic products

I've always noticed that I break out the most along my hairline and on my back. I'm thinking that my hair products are the problem. Do any of you know of any non-comedogenic products? Also are these ingredients okay?


Water (Aqua); Cetyl Alcohol; Quaternium-18; Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine; Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein; Tocopheryl Acetate; Biotin; Niacinamide; Ascorbic Acid; Panthenol; Cyanocobalamin; Gelatin/Keratin Amino Acids/Lysine Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride; Hydroxyethylcellulose; Stearyl Alcohol; Glyceryl Stearate; Quaternium-80; Steareth-21; Dimethicone; Disodium PEG-12 Dimethicone Sulfosuccinate; Oleamine Oxide; Glycerin; Citric Acid; PVP; Polysorbate 20; DMDM Hydantoin; Disodium EDTA; Fragrance (Parfum)

*I know that there are cones, but I'm a mod. CG, and I low poo everyday.

Water; Laureth-23; Polyquaternium-4; Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf/Stem Extract; Cereus Grandiflorus (Cactus) Flower Extract; Fragrance; Propylene Glycol; Hydroxyethylcellulose; Benzyl Alcohol; Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Copolymer; Aminomethyl Propanol; DMDM Hydantoin; Acrylates Copolymer; Disodium EDTA

Purified water, cocamidopropyl betaine, disodium cocoamphodiacetate, sodium cocoyl sarcosinate, coconut acid, babassuamidopropalkonium chloride, organic citrus limonum (lemon) peel(1)), calendula officinalis (calendula) flower(1) and chamomilla recutita (chamomile) flower(2) extracts, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), vegetable glycerin, bisabolol (chamomile), ethylhexylglycerin, arginine (amino acid), panthenol (pro-vitamin B5), tocopherol (vitamin E), organic citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel oil(1) and other essential oils.

Prunis Persica (Peach) extract, Pimpenella anisum (Anise) fruit extract, Panax Ginseng root extract, Ginkgo Bilobika extract, cetraria islandica (Irish Moss) extract, saccharomyces cerevisiea (Brewer's Yeast) extract in purified water, sodium myreth solfate (coconut oil-derived). C14-16 olefin sulfonate (mineral-derived_, cocomidopropyl betaine (coconut oil-derived)hydrolyzed wheat protein, tocopherol acetate, Panthenol (provitamin), glycol distearate (fatty acid-derived), polyquaternium-10 (polysaccharide celulose, DMDM Hydantoin, methlyparaben (USP), propylparaben(UPS), benzophenone-4 (UV absorber), fragrance, D&C orange 4CI 15510
mod. CG 2C-3A/M/iii
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Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.
Silicones make me break out. Just a couple of days ago I discovered the new conditioner I was trying had a deceptively-named silicone. How did I discover this? I was breaking out around the sides of my face–hairline, temple, etc. Needless to say, I did damage control and the conditioner will be returned!
I don't think it's the silicones. I use lotion with dimethicone and it's no problem. I think its the Laureth-23 and Polyquaternium-4
mod. CG 2C-3A/M/iii
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Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.
Laureth-23 seems to irritate my skin.
Is that second one Herbal Essence Set Me Up? That stuff broke me out like craaaaazy.
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Laureth-23 seems to irritate my skin.
Is that second one Herbal Essence Set Me Up? That stuff broke me out like craaaaazy.
Originally Posted by meriellyn
Yeah, it is. It's so hard to let a HG go.
mod. CG 2C-3A/M/iii
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Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.
Yeah, that sucks. Of course even if it makes your hair look great, it's no good if it makes your skin bad.
That really looks like the most likely culprit though.
2/f/i, waist length w/ long layers

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As a general rule, anything non-greasy or oil-free is generally non-comedogenic. However, here is a link to a database of comedogenic ingredients you may find useful:

http://www.zerozits.com/Articles/acnedetect.htm#inglist

If you can manage it, getting a facial twice a month will go a long way keeping your skin clear, especially along your hairline, if you are using products with comedogenic ingredients. To keep costs down, find a reputable cosmetology school near you and schedule one there: they are much cheaper and are performed under strict instructor supervision. My school charges $12 for a 45-minute plain facial with mask rather than the average of $40-$50 in a salon, and the esthetician students do a fabulous job.
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Sulfate- and non-water soluble silicone-free since 04/22/2002
3B, brunette: medium texture, low porosity, high density

Thanks! Now all I need is a new gel.
mod. CG 2C-3A/M/iii
Fotki album and journal updated: 10/01/07
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Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.
I'm experiencing the same problem!
I have been constantly breaking out on my forehead (where my bangs lay), on my temples, and on my upper jawline (in front of my ears) for the past 4 months. Incidentally, my hair touches these areas. I've ruled out makeup, lotions, diet and sleep. I wash my pillows regularly. I think Herbal Essences Totally Twisted gel is the main cause because I started breaking out around the time I started using it. Oddly I was fine with HESMU which also has Laureth-23.

COCONUT OIL is a 4 out of 5 comedogenic product! I massage this into my scalp before showering, so it could be a culprit.

For a leave-in, I use Nature's Gate Hemp Nourishing Conditioner
Ingredients: Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Hemp Seed Oil, Stearalkonium Chloride, Butcher's Broom Root Extract, Elder Flower Extract, Milk Thistle Extract, Chrysanthemum Coccineum Flower Extract, Brazil Nut Seed Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Borage Seed Oil, Babass Seed Oil, Panthenol, Glycerin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Butylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Caramel.

For gels, I use Aussie Aussome volume and AG:Recoil sometimes, and most often Herbal Essences Totally Twisted gel.

Aussome Volume Ingredients: Water, Laureth-23, Polyquaternium-4, , Hedychium Coronarium Root Extract, Wild Cherry Bark Extract, Hops Extract, Hydroxyethycellulose, Benzyl Alcohol, Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Copolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, DMDM Hydantoin, Acrylates Copolymer, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Panthenol

AG:REcoil Ingredients: water/aqua/eau, polyquaternium-55, hydroxypropyl starch, cetyl alcohol, stearalkonium chloride, stearyl alcohol, ceteareth-20, cetearyl alcohol, glycerin, corn starch modified, cetrimonium chloride, sage leaf extract, nettle extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, hops extract, rosemary leaf extract, melissa officinalis leaf extract, achillea millefolium extract, wild cherry bark extract, cymbopogon schoenanthus extract, calendula officinalis flower extract, sodium pca, polyquaternium-10, magnesium sulfate, silk amino acids, cocodimonium hydroxypropyl hydrolyzed keratin, panthenol, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, tetrasodium edta, parfum/ fragrance, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone.


HETT Ingredients: Water, PVP, Laureth 23, Lavandula Angustifolia Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (Lavender), Jade Plant Extract, Fragrance, Propylene Glycol, VP/Dimethylaminoethylmethacrylate Copolymer, Triisopropanolamine, Carbomer, Methylparaben, DMDM Hydrantoin, PEG 12 Dimethicone, Propylparaben, Disodium EDTA

RED = comedogenic

So I'm gonna guess that most gels have comedogenic ingredients in them. How can we keep our faces clear AND hair looking great then? Does anyone have HG gels that are low on comedogenes?
Low/Med porosity, very fine, low/med elasticity & density, 3A
AKA hard to work with hair!


Low-Poo: Kenra Volumizing shampoo, AG Fast Food shampoo
CO: AG Ultramoist, AO GPB, Nature's Gate Aloe Vera
Gel: GFCC mousse, HETT, Aquage Megagel
Also: Aloe Vera juice or Alba Leave-in. Weekly ACV rinse.
Wishlist: YTC low-poo, Elucence poo, Bioterra Curl Creme, AGEbeautiful Strengthening trtment, SS Repairing Protein Trtment, LuxyHair ext's
Well, coconut oil was the cause of my acne break outs... For sure. :*(
I stopped using it for a week and a half and my skin suddenly cleared up. Then I tried using it 2 days in a row and broke out again. Stopped, and again it cleared right up...you get the point. I haven't changed gels or other products in the process.

Coconut oil makes my hair AMAZING! Nothin' like it! Is there any close substitute I can try since I can't keep allowing my face to break out? I need something that holds protein in my follicles, or maybe a scrunching gel that has protein? I already use Generic K-pak 1-2x a week. Any suggestions?
Low/Med porosity, very fine, low/med elasticity & density, 3A
AKA hard to work with hair!


Low-Poo: Kenra Volumizing shampoo, AG Fast Food shampoo
CO: AG Ultramoist, AO GPB, Nature's Gate Aloe Vera
Gel: GFCC mousse, HETT, Aquage Megagel
Also: Aloe Vera juice or Alba Leave-in. Weekly ACV rinse.
Wishlist: YTC low-poo, Elucence poo, Bioterra Curl Creme, AGEbeautiful Strengthening trtment, SS Repairing Protein Trtment, LuxyHair ext's
CurlyCowgirly -- I've heard the La Bella Lots of Curls Styling Gel has lots of protein in it...maybe you should give that a shot. I use it all the time and it even has a little too much protein for my coarse hair's liking. Maybe your hair would do well with it. It's around $2 in Walmart. HTH!
Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.

Favorite...
Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
RO/LI: TN, GFTN, YTC
Stylers: EcoStylers, GF Curl Shaping Gel, Aussie Aussome Volume Mousse & Instant Freeze Gel, GFPC, LALNC, La Bella Lots of Curls, Apricot Oil, KMFUM, AO B5DG
Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
Mod-CG since 12/1/10!
A hair dresser turned me on to MAK HAIR PRODUCTS glypto hair paste and dynato hair spray. and thank god! both products work perfectly for me and have not had any break outs since using these products. I found them on Amazon


Do you have any product allergies/sensitivities, also it might be useful to check whether you have any dietary allergies/sensitivities, those could also cause some issues.
2C/3A. med-high porosity. waist length. balayaged. LI - Curl Keeper - G.
My Faves
  • S: SM ABS. SM Manuka Honey. Ouidad Superfruit Clarifying
  • Condish: GVP Cond. Balm
  • Gel: CURL KEEPER! (alone or under the following, LA LOOKS Sport, or Moptop Custard
  • Cream: SM CES
  • LI: As I Am LI
  • PT: Aphogee 2-step (1x Month), ION EC (discont.)

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