Tag Archives: pores

Which Ingredients Block Pores?

which-ingredients-block-pores I have written before about how I don’t think that there is very much value in the comedogenic scale that attempts to rate cosmetic ingredient for their potential to cause blackheads.  But this rather begs the question, posed to me by Livvi on Twitter,  what ingredients do cause them?   Livvi actually asked what ingredients block pores – but although blocking pores doesn’t automatically mean blackheads, that is the main problem. Phew, this is a bit of a tough one. Continue reading

Now I know why so many people have sensitive skin on their face!

sensitive-skin-faceI have been reading scientific papers on the skin for many many years now, but I am afraid that people are publishing them quicker than I read them so I am sure that there is still a lot of interesting stuff out there that I haven’t seen yet. I am always grateful for a good review paper, where someone summarises work in a particular area. Continue reading