Fungal Acne Ingredient Checker

Check if an ingredient list contains fungal acne (malassezia) triggers 🍄

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Paste in the ingredients of your product for a detailed analysis.

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Our Methodology

We're dedicated to creating the most science-backed and up-to-date fungal acne checker.

Our checker is designed to help you detect fungal acne triggers in any cosmetic product.

Scientifically-backed ingredient data

There are a ton of ingredients that can potentially trigger fungal acne. We've spent hundreds of hours going over peer-reviewed research to create the list of fungal acne triggers that we detect.


As transparency is important to us, we want to note the limitations of our fungal acne ingredient checker.

It's impossible to build a 100% accurate checker, as there's currently insufficient research surrounding many ingredients. Cosmetic products contain complicated ingredient combinations and formulations, and it's not possible to detect with certainty which ones malassezia will thrive on.

We are always working to improve the accuracy of our checker and the research that backs it. However, we always recommend doing further research about a product and its ingredients.

If you notice something that seems wrong, please let us know by sending [email protected] an email.

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What is fungal acne?

Fungal Acne (Malassezia Folliculitis) is different from hormonal or common acne because it is caused by a yeast (aka fungus) that infects your skin follicles. This yeast may already living on your skin and only becomes a problem when it gets of out control.

Often times, fungal acne looks like many red bumps. It tends to be more common to develop fungal acne on the body than the face, although it can appear anywhere.

What are fungal acne triggers?

Our ingredient checker has been designed to detect fungal acne triggers. These are ingredients that are more likely to promote the growth of malassezia folliculitis.

Common examples of fungal acne triggers are esters, squalene, and fatty acids. It's best to avoid these ingredients if you're experiencing fungal acne, and our analyzer will help you do so.

How to use the Fungal Acne Checker

Here's a step-by-step tutorial on how to use our fungal acne ingredient checker ✨

Step 1 - Find the ingredient list for the product you're interested in

To use our FA ingredient checker, you'll first need to find the ingreidnets of the product you want to check.

Most cosmetic products have their ingredients listed on their official website. You can often find the ingredients of a product listed on popular sites such as Sephora, Ulta, YesStyle, or Amazon.

There's also a chance we already have the product you're curious about stored in our product database, so be sure to do a search there!

Step 2 - Paste the ingredients into our ingredient checker

With the ingredients list copied, come back to our analyzer and enter them in!

Next, hit the big "Analyze Now" button. Our algorithm will get to work and see if it can find any fungal acne triggers.

Paste in the ingredients and hit the green button!

Step 3 - Read the results

After hitting the analyze button, you'll be taken to a page with a bunch of easy to understand info about the ingredients that you entered.

Take a look through to get a general idea of what the ingredients do. Here's a sample of what you'll see:

If we find FA triggers, you'll see this warning

Step 4 - See which ingredients are triggers

On the analysis results page, scroll down to view a complete list of all of the ingredients you analyzed.

Potential fungal acne triggers are highlighted in red for your convienience. You can click an ingredients name to learn more about what it does!

Detailed ingredient list breakdown

Wrap up

We hope that our fungal acne checker helps you eliminate triggers from your routine! Get in touch if you have any feedback regarding it.

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