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The Beautiful Skin Blog — labeling

All your skincare questions in one place!

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How does my diet affect my skin? How often should I wash my face? What *really* causes acne? What cosmetic ingredients are good or bad? So many questions. You'll be happy to know we've answered these and many more in our awesome (if we do say so ourselves) Frequently-Asked-Questions article: The clean and healthy face: Your ultimate skincare FAQ. It's fun and easy to read – plus we've organized it so you can quickly find the answers to your most pressing skincare issues!

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What does "noncomedogenic" mean, and is it important?

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You'll see the word noncomedogenic on lots of makeup and skincare product labels these days. What does it mean? Noncomedogenic refers to products that don't tend to block the pores of your skin. A 'comedo' is a type of blemish resulting from a blocked pore – according to the American Academy of Dermatologists, a comedo is a very mild form of acne. So that's how we get to the word 'noncomedogenic'. So far, so simple, right? What's not so simple is that the use of this term is not regulated by the Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) or anyone else...

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