You want to avoid these ingredients

  • Acetylated Lanolin
  • Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol
  • Algae, Algae extract
  • Algin
  • Argan oil
  • Butyl Stearate
  • Carrageenan
  • Cetearyl alcohol + Ceteareth 20 (one or the other OK)
  • Cetyl Acetate
  • Chlorella
  • Chondrus Crispus (Irish Moss)
  • Coal Tar
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Coconut Alkanes
  • Coconut Butter
  • Coconut Oil/Coco Nucifera
  • Cotton Seed Oil
  • D&C RED #17
  • D&C RED #21
  • D&C RED #3
  • D&C RED #30, #36
  • Decyl Oleate
  • Dioctyl Malate
  • Dioctyl Succinate
  • Disodium Monooleamido
  • Ethoxylated Lanolin
  • Ethylhexyl Palmitate
  • Glyceryl Stearate SE
  • Glyceryl-3 Diisostearate
  • Hexadecyl Alcohol
  • Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
  • Isocetyl Alcohol
  • Isocetyl Stearate
  • Isodecyl Oleate
  • Isopropyl Isostearate
  • Isopropyl Linolate
  • Isopropyl Myristate
  • Isopropyl Palmitate
  • Isostearic Acid
  • Isostearyl Isostearate
  • Isostearyl Neopentanoate
  • Kelp
  • Laminaria Digitata Extract
  • Laminaria Saccharina (seaweed)
  • Laureth-23
  • Laureth-4
  • Lauric Acid
  • Lauroyl Lysine
  • Linseed Oil
  • Marula Oil
  • Mink Oil
  • Moringa Oil
  • Myristic Acid
  • Myristyl Lactate
  • Myristyl Myristate
  • Octyl Palmitate
  • Octyl Stearate
  • Oleic Acid
  • Oleth-3 (not Oleth-3 Phosphate)
  • Oleth-5
  • Oleyl Alcohol
  • Palm Oil
  • PEG 16 Lanolin
  • PEG 2 Sulfusuccinate
  • PEG 200 Dilaurate
  • PEG 8 Stearate
  • PG Monostearate
  • Plankton
  • Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate
  • Potassium Chloride
  • PPG 10 Cetyl Ether
  • PPG 2 Myristyl Propionate
  • PPG 5 Ceteth 10 Phosphate
  • Propylene Glycol Monostearate
  • Red Algae
  • Sea Whip Extract
  • Seaweed
  • Shark Liver Oil (squalene, not squalane)
  • Shea Butter
  • Sodium Alginate
  • Sodium Chloride (OK if it's at the end of the formula)
  • Sodium Laureth Sulfate
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Solulan 16
  • Sorbitan Oleate
  • Soybean Oil /Extract, Glycine Soja Oil
  • Spirulina (Seaweed)
  • Squalene
  • Steareth 10
  • Stearic Acid TEA
  • Stearyl Heptanoate
  • Tocopherol (Vitamin E oil) if it’s alone
  • Wheat Germ Oil or
  • Xylene

Please note: if an ingredient deck has a lot of natural oils/extracts it might be too heavy for acne prone skin.