Almost everyone reading this has had someone (or many, many someones) tell them of all the wonders of Coconut oil. Use it for cooking, hair, skin, teeth, cleansing, shaving, solving world hunger…..ok that last one is a stretch, but the point is: According to lots of people, coconut oil is a magical elixir. But what does the real science say?
So, one important thing to know is that all oils are not the same. Most of you are familiar with the term “Comedogenic”. If you’re not, it means “tending to cause blackheads by blocking the pores of the skin.” You’ve probably seen many products that say “Non-Comedogenic” on the label. A lot of people don’t realize there is an actual comedogenic scale of 0-5, 5 being the most clogging. The scale being:
So its not so simple as non-comedogenic and comedogenic, there is lots of gray area in there.
The list of 0 comedogenic oils is pretty short: