Definition of comedogenic in English:


Syllabification: com·e·do·gen·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌkäməˌdōˈjenik


  • 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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