What's the difference between Non-acnegenic and Non-comedogenic?
Clinique seems to distinguish between those two :
http://www.clinique.com/customerservice/ask_answer... (see 'Are Clinique products non-acnegenic?')
What's the difference and what is more important? my skin tends to occational breakouts.
- HaloLv 41 decade agoBest Answer
Non-acnegenic means,it won't cause pimples or acne. Non-comedogenic means it won't clog skin pores. However, if you have acne prone skin, it's best if you buy a facial cosmetic that directly says: "OIL-FREE". An oil-free make up won't cause pimples and clogged pores!
- KarenLv 44 years ago
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- I have 10 toesLv 61 decade ago
Anti-Acnegenic means its oil free so it wont cause breakouts. Non-comedogenic means it won't clog pores, but may still have oil in it, and helps with preventing black heads and white heads. If you are prone to breakouts, you should probably use the Anti-Acenegenic.