Before we go on, some background. Comedogenic ingredients are usually fatty emollients (but not all fats are comedogenic). Evaluating the comedogenicity of a product is complex because it's not just about the properties of one ingredient alone. It has more to do with how an ingredient is extracted and processed, how much of it is in a product, how it reacts with other ingredients in the product, how long it sits on the skin, where on the skin its is applied and individual body chemistry. Also, many comedogenic ingredients take a long time to build up in a pore before maximum clogging occurs.
So what's a consciously aware consumer to do? Looking at an ingredient Hot List and staying away from specific ingredients is not a complete answer.
Think logically about it for a second (putting my Mr. Spock hat on). If I’m going to put something on my body, I want to make sure that it is as natural and non-toxic as possible, because my skin reacts instantly to ingredients it doesn't like.. If my pores are going to clog from these natural and non-toxic ingredients, I know I can clean them out with a good dose of hot water/steam followed by a thorough cleansing routine. I CAN treat the devil I know.
As for the Makeup Devil I don't know, my solution has been to minimize its use. I have come to see makeup as a tool that enhances beauty that is already there, not as a prerequisite to beauty. It's function is to bring out the very best of who you already are, not "make you over". Because you are perfect AS YOU ARE.
I have chosen to not use foundation or eyeshadow on a daily basis. These things actually hurt and sting my skin. Not a great loss, as I don't make my living under glare-hating cameras. Besides, there are other, non-toxic ways of evening out skin tone--like a face mask with tumeric. For me, a little kohl and lipstick goes a long way. I'm good with that. So is my skin.
Another Bossy opinion from
Sherazad Jamal, The Free Lion Team.