Spending time with myself made me aware of my own emotions and thoughts, and how to keep them under control. By understanding myself, loving myself and putting me first, I became blind and deaf to what others had to say or feel about me, making products has been my therapy. People are targeted for being black! Dark skin vs light skin, skinny vs fat, ugly vs pretty. But social media, the world of politics doesn’t define who we are! If you stand firm in our skin, in your mind and in your heart  you/ me cannot be defeated. “You are MADE STRONGER than you seem and BRAVER than you believe.

Over the last year loving me and my skin teaching my kids to love the skin there in has been top priority so denoting a skin-care product that is specially formulated to not block pores in the face I dug deeper and researched what was needed for the face and the body. Understood the difference between Comedogenic and Non comedogenic ratings, here it is in a nutshell:


Comedogenic and Non Comedogenic rating


Contrarily, cocoa butter is emollient-rich and works well on very dry skin. However, it is rated fairly high on the comedogenic scale and can clog pores. So it is best to be used on the body (neck down) to avoid clogging of pores.



Those who deal with drier skin types should choose oils somewhere around the middle of the scale to high end of the scale for the Body, as they provide emollient-rich hydration. Anyone who is susceptible to acne breakouts and black heads should avoid highly comedogenic oils around the face as they are likely to cause reoccurring acne problems. My family deals with acne problems so when I came up with the turmeric scrub it was heaven sent.


 The scale uses a numbering system from 0 to 5, as such below:


  • 0 – no chance of clogging pores
  • 1 – very low chance of clogging pores
  • 2 – moderately low chance
  • 3 – moderate chance
  • 4 – fairly high chance
  • 5 – high chance of clogging


When creating our products, I made sure to designate what and where our products and and should be used. Below you will find different butters and oils that are used in our products and if they are Comedogenic and non-comedogenic.


Shea butter is also non-comedogenic and is rated 0-1 on the comedogenic scale which is good for all over body especially the face. It absorbs deeply into the skin, providing essential moisture without clogging the pores. This makes it an ideal choice for those with acne – or blemish-prone skin (like myself and my kids) or for those who just want effective hydration that doesn’t leave the skin feely greasy.



Mango butter is mango that is pressed from the seed or pit of the fruit. It contains higher levels of essential fatty acids and is rich in vitamins A and C. It helps treat dryness associated with skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis and it also helps reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles for youthful looking skin.

Mango butter is rated low on the comedogenic scale (ranked 1-2), making it a great choice for oily skin. It will/ should not clog pores, allowing the skin to breathe with the natural ability to heal itself. It also helps lighten, tighten and brighten the skin, to reduce the appearance of dark spots, sun damage and stretch marks.


Coconut oil is high on comedogenic scale, which means it can clog pores. When using this oil in our products, (only for) the body butters and Sugar body Scrub in small amounts it helps reduce inflammation and keeps the skin moisturized to protect the skin from harmful bacteria. The small amounts used in our Body Butter and Body Scrub should not clog pores.


Vegetable glycerin is hypo-allergenic and non-comedogenic. This Glycerin attracts and locks moisture into the skin, there for softening, smoothing, and soothing the skin. Its pH level closely matches that of the skin, which makes it gentle enough to be use by those with sensitive skin. Using glycerin can improve the skin’s moisture levels. It traps it in your skin to make a stronger, healthy appearance and to maintain soft smooth skin keeping your skin firm.


 Jojoba oil is noncomedogenic, it is plant hearty it is a nut with many healing properties which means that it should not clog the pores. The effects of any oil may vary, however, depending on an individual’s skin type. It has a variety of healing properties that may make it effective in treating skin conditions like acne, eczema and psoriasis. This oil can be used anywhere on the body, great moisturizer and spot treatment. Its hypoallergenic serum is non-irritating to the skin and helps promote collagen


Made Stronger Essentials is here to make sure you have the essential skin care you need. Our all organic, natural ingredients is our top priority, as your skin is the largest organ of the body and works hard every day all day 24/7 to protect your our bodies from harmful elements. That’s why taking care of your skin and developing a skin care routine is highly important for a longer lasting youthful appearance.