Whether you like to start learning to decipher between good/bad ingredients or you’re just sick and tired of breaking out, here’s a cheat sheet to take with you on your next skincare and makeup shopping trip. This printable list contains common ingredients and their comedogenicity & irritancy ratings (0 being good; 5 being really bad).
Please keep in mind this is merely a guideline, take it with a grain of salt. I don’t agree with the list 100% but it’s a great starting point if you want to become more aware of what you’re putting on your skin. As you learn to recognize these ingredients, you’ll learn for yourself whether your skin reacts to them. You’ll definitely come across ingredients you don’t see on this list; there are simply way too many ingredients out there. If you are really curious about an unknown ingredient, you can contact me and I’m always happy to put in my $.02.
Try this now: Print the list and use it to “scan” the products currently residing your nightstand and bathroom cabinet!