Many shampoos and conditioners on the market today contain pore-clogging ingredients that are known to aggravate acne. Although you’re (probably) not shampooing your face, it’s easy for sudsy soaps to stream down over your face and neck in the shower. And if your hair is long, it may touch your face while you sleep and give these ingredients a chance to sneak onto your skin.
Unfortunately, no government agency oversees ingredients that aggravate acne. That’s why we’re here to help.
Our Acne Specialists scrutinize every product labels for pesky pore-clogging offenders. When purchasing hair products, you should especially watch for these common culprits:
- sodium lauryl sulfate
- sodium laureth sulfate
- coconut oil
- argan oil
- jojoba oil
- algae extract
And if a product contains no pore-clogging ingredients, it’s added to our lists of “acne-safe” products. Here’s a list of the top 4 shampoos & conditioners that earned our acne-safe seal of approval in 2017.*
Here’s a list of the top 4 shampoos & conditioners that earned our acne-safe seal of approval in 2017.*
Top 4 Acne-Safe Shampoos & Conditioners
- Aveda Color Conserve Shampoo & Conditioner
- Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Shampoo & Conditioner
- Jason Masters Zinc & Sage Shampoo with Conditioner
- L’Oreal EverStrong Sulfate-Free Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner
*Disclaimer: Never totally trust a brand or product. You should always check products against the Pore-Clogging Ingredients List. Products periodically reformulate and must be checked again. Even our favorite brands reformulate and get knocked off the Acne Mythbusters acne-safe list.
Of course, if you ever have questions about products, contact us.