Definition of comedogenic in English:


Line breaks: com¦edo|genic
Pronunciation: /ˌkɒmɪdə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪk


Tending to cause blackheads by blocking the pores of the skin.
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  • Acne of infancy occurs in infants between three months and two years of age and there is usually a positive family history; consider comedogenic agents, virilization, and candidiasis.
  • For example, creams that contain lanolin - a wax derivative of sheep's wool - can cause allergic reactions and are comedogenic (tending to aggravate or cause acne).
  • Many shampoos have comedogenic ingredients.

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