What Does Non-Comedogenic Mean

What is Non-Comedogenic?

   NIVEA provides a range of non-comedogenic products that are skin compatibility and dermatologically approved. These products are formulated to contain ingredients that will not block or clog pores. By not blocking pores, these products can help with the treating and protecting of blemish and acne prone skin.

What Does Non-Comedogenic Mean?

Simply put, non-comedogenic means that a product contains ingredients that won’t clog or block the pores on your skin. Which is a great option for those who experience acne prone, impure or combination skin

This is because products that do not clog your pores will help reduce the chances of acne and pimples developing.

A comedo is the technical name for a type of pimple that is the result of a clogged pore and appears on the surface of your skin (typically around your face). So, products that are considered non-comedogenic will not clog pores, which could form pimples.


While non-comedogenic products may not completely prevent acne, they can help to reduce the effects and causes of acne by cleaning out the excess sebum and bacteria that blocks your pores. The ingredients in non-comedogenic products also help to dissolve excess oil in the hair follicle and remove any dead skin cells from the surface that could clog your pores.

If you suffer from pimples or acne, it’s important to know that blocked pores might not be the only cause of breakouts. Other causes of acne include hormonal changes, excess dead skin cells, bacteria contamination and your skin type.
Woman using non-comedogenic products


A non-comedogenic product is one that has been specifically formulated so that it does not block or clog pores. An oil-free product however, means that the product itself does not contain oils or mineral oils. Generally, a non-comedogenic product is oil free, however it is important to understand the specific benefits of the products so that you find something most suitable to your skin.


Acne is an inflammatory condition which is caused by a variety of factors which can include: excess sebum production, bacteria and sensitivity of skin. While a non-comedogenic product may help with reducing breakouts, you should consult a professional for personal advice about what products are recommended for your skin.


Whether you're getting ready for an important event or simply trying to manage your skin's health, non-comedogenic skincare products can help to reduce the occurrence of acne. It’s important however to remember that everybody's skin is different and will react differently to different products and ingredients so if any product causes irritation, stop using it and consult a professional for more personalised advice.


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