T. Thom’s Question..I would like to know if Marula oil is comedogenic and also what the best resource is on the web is to discover the comedogenicity of skincare ingredients?
The Right Brain’s Reply:
Thanks so much for the question. And thanks for checking out The Beauty Brains.
Good data on Marula Oil is hard to find, but according to this supplier of Marula Oil it’s rich in Oleic Acid which is a material that is very comedogenic. My guess would be that this ingredient IS comedogenic (causes blackheads) and should be avoided for anything you’re going to put on your face.
As to your second question, there is no good single resource on the web that tells you whether ingredients are comedogenic or not. We use PubMed and information from the American Academy of Dermatology. Unfortunately, they don’t have an easy-to-read list and you have to do a lot of searching.
Hope that helps and thanks for asking The Beauty Brains.