Can Coconut Oil Cleanser Be Pore Clogging?

A Mail Order customer, Georgia has been in correspondence with Glenda about her Skincare Routine and bought our Mini Facial Skincare Kit to try out our 100% Cleanse, Tone & Moisturising routine. Georgia said;

Many thanks for your email. I have already purchased the mini facial kit, but I have been concerned about trying the cleanser as I have previously read that coconut oil can be pore clogging. Can you confirm whether this could be the case with your cleanser as I am currently a bit nervous to use it.

Hi Georgina, there is no reason what so ever for Coconut Oil to clog pores, particularly fractionated coconut oil as we use. This means that it has been mechanically separated (no chemicals used in the process), to take the fatty part of the oil away. The fatty part is the fragrant part of coconut oil which is why ours doesn’t have a fragrance. It could be that some people feel that full fat – so to speak – coconut oil would be too rich for cleansing but many people absolutely swear by it for just about everything including eating it!

Anyway, ours is super light and is easily removed with water while any residue is easily absorbed by the skin rather than sitting around on the surface & clogging it. I hope this puts your mind at rest.
Best wishes,

Isn’t coconut oil supposed to be highly comedogenic?

Virgin coconut oil which is solid and has a high fat content has some adverse press in regards to being comedogenic but also some wonderful press with regards to its effect on skin, especially delicate skins. The word comedogenic could really be applied to just about any oil with a fat / wax content but this is very extreme and not really accurate. However, our cleanser is made from fractionated coconut which means that it only contains the non fatty part of the oil making it lighter than any other vegetable oil available. You can feel this just by touching it. This also makes it easily removable with water which is what it is designed to do and therefore leaving no chance of clogging the pores.

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