Acne cosmetica is a term referring to acne caused by or aggravated by cosmetics. The mechanism was presumably a chemically induced plugging of the pilosebaceous orifice. This was a significant problem for dermatologists in the 1970s and 1980s, but with the improved formulations produced by cosmetic chemists over the past thirty years, this is now a relatively rare diagnosis in daily practice.
The terms "non-comedogenic" and "non-acne(i)genic" appeared on moisturizers and other cosmetic compounds as
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