We’ve all seen the phrase non-comedogenic printed on skincare bottles, but what does it actually mean? Non-comedogenic is used to describe something that won’t clog pores. This is important as clogged pores are one of the main causes of blemishes. So it will come as no surprise to learn that non-comedogenic products are particularly popular for oily or blemish-prone skin types.
Pores are the little divots on the skin that secrete sweat and oil (also known as sebum). When a pore gets clogged – due to overproduction of oil, or because it’s physically blocked by dead skin cells, a blemish will develop. Oily skin types usually have larger pores than dry skin types and pore size cannot be changed but using the right non-comedogenic products for your skin can help reduce the appearance of pores and prevent blemishes. Find out more about different skin types here.
Read on to learn about our favourite non-comedogenic products.
Our customer-favourite oil cleanser is formulated with a slew of lightweight plant oils including olive-derived squalane. The non-comedogenic formula emulsifies with water and thoroughly melts away dirt, excess oil, and other impurities to leave the skin feeling soft, supple and replenished. The gentle formula effectively cleanses without over-drying the skin. It’s an excellent option for those with stressed skin, as the gentle oils keep skin nourished. Ideal as an evening cleanser, it even removes waterproof makeup.
If you have oily or blemish-prone skin, oil probably seems like the last thing you’d want to put on your face. But non-comedogenic oils can be part of the solution. Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate is a calmative facial oil for all skin types. It’s formulated for problem skin prone to blemishes, visible redness and discomfort. Our formula visibly reduces skin blotchiness and calms the feeling of stressed skin, whilst helping to balance hydration for a healthier skin barrier function.
If your skin is feeling dull and tired, then reach for our Daily Reviving Concentrate. The non-comedogenic blend helps to target the visible signs of fatigue for radiant-looking skin with a healthy glow. That’s not all. Our formula helps to defend skin from free radicals and daily aggressors with antioxidant protection.
In the evening, try adding Midnight Recovery Concentrate to your night-time routine. As night falls our skin goes into repair mode, so a richer oil can be beneficial. Our customer-favourite facial oil is suitable for all skin types and can be used as part of an anti-ageing routine. Our formula compliments the skin’s natural overnight recovery process and helps to deeply replenish and nourish skin, visibly reducing the appearance of fine lines and refining skin’s texture for a more radiant look and feel. Read on for real results:
Consumers agreed their skin…
· Feels Nourished – 94%
· Feels Smoother – 90%
· Looks Radiant – 82%
· Fine Lines Look Improved – 80%
· Skin Looks Youthful – 84%
*Results based on a consumer study with 50 panelists.
Specifically formulated not to clog sensitive pores, this non-comedogenic moisturiser hydrates skin and works to keep shine at bay all day long. Suitable for all skin types, including oily skin, our formula is refreshingly lightweight, meaning it’s easily absorbed and provides an instant cooling effect. The result? Skin that feels soothed and pores that appear visibly reduced over time.
Protecting your skin from UVA and UVB rays is essential for many obvious reasons. We recommend wearing SPF all-year round as it will also help to minimise the appearance of large pores. Skin that has been damaged by the sun quickly loses firmness which can increase the appearance of pores, so it’s important to find the right sunscreen for your skin type. Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Aqua Gel SPF 50+ is a water-light gel textured SPF created especially for oily skin types. It helps to keep skin shine-free and protect skin from pollution and damaging UV rays. Or try our lightweight cream formula Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50+ which is also non-comedogenic and offers protection against both pollution and damaging UV rays.
Book an online or in-store consultation to learn more about our non-comedogenic products. If you want to find the right routine for you, try our Instant Skin Reader. Developed with dermatologists, our skin analysis tool personalises the routine recommendation to your skin type and your skin’s needs.