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The Beautiful Skin Blog — noncomedogenic

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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Prom season!

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It's almost here – Prom time! Prom is an awesome time for making memories. You definitely want to "put your best face forward" with a healthy glow and clean complexion. COR can help get your skin camera-ready. Our natural ingredients and patented formula clean and moisturize your face, and fight bacterial without stripping or drying the skin like harsh chemical treatments. Here are more great tips for looking your absolute best at your Prom. Great news: Our new Trial Size three-pack makes a great pre-Prom gift for yourself and two friends, at 15% off of regular price. Each convenient bar...

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A great resource: the Skin Deep Cosmetics Database

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You know the drill – you're standing at the makeup counter, buying online, considering a purchase wherever – and you find some really mysterious gibberish on the label. "What the heck is Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate?" you ask yourself. "Is that something I really want to put on my skin?" Great question. And here's a wonderful resource for finding your answer: The Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep database. Here you'll find what it is, products that use it, and how safe it is on a scale of 1 to 10, based on published scientific studies. The database offers good details about any...

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What does the word "hypoallergenic" really mean?

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Allergies can make life really difficult. If you suffer from allergies – whether to food, cosmetics, dust or something else – a product labeled "hypoallergenic" might sound like it will make your life easier. And it might. Hypoallergenic products claim to cause fewer allergic reactions, and often they are created without use of specific allergens. However, there is no standard, regulation or requirement that companies must meet in order to use this word in product labeling. It's like the word "noncomedogenic" in this way. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has tried off-and-on to regulate use of the word...

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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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