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Posted by Mark on November 12, 2000 at 05:02:18:

I have noticed several women asking questions reguarding what make-up would be best suited for acne prone skin, well I can honestly say that having worked for a Dermatologist for 8 years and doing EXTENSIVE research reguarding this matter I can give you some important info to help you make a decision reg this matter because alot of you are being LIED to by Dermatologists and cosmetic companies. First off I should tell you that packaging labeled NON-ACNEGENIC and HYPOALLERGENIC mean NOTHING, these are not medicaly recognized words according to the FDA and further more companies like Cover Girl put these terms on their packaging when in actuality they contain ingredients that can actualy CAUSE cloged pores and acne. For the most part you should AVOID products that contain the following ingredients - Lanolin, Isopropyl myristate,isopropyl palmitate (which are in MOST Cover Girl products) Some SAFER brands to try are Almay,Maybellene and Revelon (Colorstay oil-free is pretty safe) Clinique's Stay True base and Stay True powder, Lancome Maqui-control, Estee Lauder Demi-Matte and Enlighten Base make-ups, Bobbie Brown Oil-Free makeup, THE ONLY COVER GIRL FOUNDATION THAT IS SAFE FOR ACNE-PRONE SKIN is "BALANCED COMPLEXION" Also most people should know that Mineral-oil DOES NOT cause clogged pores or acne,It is a big MYTH, according to the Journal of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists mineral oil is COMPLETLY SAFE (however I still wouldnt recomend slathering it on your face, in cosmetics they should it should be fine..Hope this info helps some of you out there..if anyone has any specific questions reg cosmetics you can send me a reply in the form of a message and I'll post your answer.

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