Comedogenic Oils & Butters Rate

  • 0 – non-comedogenic (do not clog pores)
  • 1 – slightly comedogenic (very low chance of clogging pores)
  • 2 – very low comedogenic (may clog pores for some)
  • 3 – moderately comedogenic (will clog acne prone/oily skin type)
  • 4 –fairly high comedogenic (will clog pores for most people)
  • 5 – highly comedogenic (will clog pores for most people)

Oleic acid is more occlusive and seals in moisture, creating a film on the skin. It tends to clog pores.

Linoleic acid is lighter and absorbs into the skin, without clogging pores.

Rate: 0 to 2Rate: 2 to 4Rate: 4 to 5
1 – Abyssinian Seed Oil
2 – Amla (Indian Gooseberry) Oil
1 – Black Currant Seed Oil
1 – Blueberry Seed Oil
1 – Borage Oil
1 – Broccoli Seed Oil
0 to 1 – Castor Seed Oil
1 – Cucumber Seed Oil
1 to 2 – Elderberry Seed Oil
1 – Grapeseed Oil
1 to 2 – Guava Seed Oil
1 – Hazelnut Oil
1 – Hemp Seed Oil
1 – Kiwi Seed Oil
1 – Meadowfoam Seed Oil
1 to 2 – Oat Oil
1 to 2 – Passionfruit Seed Oil
1 to 2 – Plum Kernel Oil
1 – Pomegranate Seed Oil
1 – Poppyseed Oil
1 to 2 – Prickly Pear Seed Oil
1 – Red Raspberry Seed Oil
1 – Rosehip Seed Oil
1 – Sacha Inchi
0 – Safflower
1 – Sea Buckthorn Oil
0 to 2 – Shea Butter
0 to 1 – Squalane
1 to 2 – Sunflower Seed Oil
1 – Watermelon Seed Oil
2- Acai Berry Oil
2 – Almond Oil
2 – Andiroba Seed Oil
2 to 3 – Apricot Kernel Oil
2 – Argan Oil
3 – Avocado Oil
2 – Babassu Oil
2 – Baobab Seed Oil
2 – Black Cumin Seed Oil
2 – Brazil Nut Oil
2 to 3 – Buriti Oil
2 – Cacay oil
3 – Camellia Seed Oil
3 to 4 – Carrot Seed Oil
2 – Chia Seed Oil
2 to 3 – Coconut Oil, Fractionated
2 – Corn Oil
2 – Cranberry Seed Oil
2 to 3 – Evening Primrose Oil
2 – Jojoba Oil
2 – Kukui Nut Oil
2 to 3 – Macadamia Nut Oil
2 to 3 – Mango Butter
3 to 4 – Marula Oil
3 to 4 – Moringa Oil
2 to 3 – Murumuru Butter
3 to 4 – Neem Oil
3 to 4 – Olive Oil
2 to 3 – Papaya Seed Oil
2 – Peach Kernel Oil
2 – Peanut Oil
3 – Pequi Oil
2 – Pumpkin Seed Oil
2 – Rice Bran Oil
2 to 3 – Sesame Seed Oil
2 to 3 – Tacuma Butter
2 – Tamanu Oil
2 – Tomato Seed Oil
2 – Walnut Seed Oil
4 – Bacuri Butter
4 – Cocoa Butter
4 – Coconut Oil
4 – Cupuacu butter
4 – Flax Seed Oil
5 – Palm Oil
4 to 5 – Soybean Oil
5 – Wheat Germ Oil