Common Myths About Coconut Oil

Have you heard that coconut oil is comedogenic and therefore not suitable for skin care?  Hogwash!  Bananas, apples, pineapples and pears!!!!  Not tru! 

The comedogenic scale was first created in the 1970s, (before most of you were born), by applying ingredients and oils to rabbit ears. So, the scale and numbers do not reflect the effect of coconut oil (or any other oil for that matter) on human skin! Guess what? Rabbit ears are very different to human ears! (No hair, for one!).

The idea that coconut oil is comedogenic (ie clogging) has been widely assumed by many writers without doing their research. In fact, the original

"Several issues were identified with the 'rabbit ear' model. In particular, the fact that the rabbit ear may not accurately simulate the human face. Also, using the animal model on raw materials was based on the assumption that finished formulations containing these ingredients would also be comedogenic. Following this principle, cosmetic industry professionals and consumers were presented with lists of substances to avoid because of the risk to develop comedones. On the contrary, Kligman himself later clarified that 'substances that are strongly comedogenic when tested neat (i.e. raw) or in high concentrations become non-comedogenic after sufficient dilution'. Therefore testing the finished product rather than the raw ingredient is much more predictive of the true findings."

Ask any one who regularly uses coconut oil on their skin and, hands down guaranteed, they will tell you they love it and it does not cause them to breakout.

In relation to Teen-Clean, we have also added 2% BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid), which is scientifcally proven to combat pimples and acne. Combine BHAs with regular use of the high anti-microbial efficacy of MST coconut oil - and you will have beautiful skin, we promise!