As a professional makeup artist and skincare enthusiast, Nikki DeRoest has spent years formulating and studying ingredients.  When creating ciele it was important to not only be CLEAN at Sephora, but also be CLEAR at ciele– which means excluding any ingredients that are known to clog pores or be problematic for acne prone skin.

Pore-clogging ingredients prohibited in our formulas:

Acetylated Lanolin

Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol

Algae Extract


Butyl Stearate


Cetyl Acetate

Cetearyl Alcohol + Ceteareth 20

Chondrus Crispus (aka Irish Moss or Carageenan Moss)


Coal Tar

Cocoa Butter

Coconut Alkanes

Coconut Butter

Coconut Oil

Colloidal Sulfur

Cotton Awws Oil

Cotton Seed Oil

D & C Red # 17

D & C Red # 21

D & C Red # 3

D & C Red # 30

D & C Red # 36

Decyl Oleate

Dioctyl Succinate

Disodium Monooleamido PEG 2- Sulfosuccinate

Ethoxylated Lanolin

Ethylhexyl Palmitate

Glyceryl Stearate SE

Glyceryl-3 Diisostearate

Hexadecyl Alcohol

Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil

Isocetyl Alcohol

Isocetyl Stearate

Isodecyl Oleate

Isopropyl Isostearate

Isopropyl Linolate

Isopropyl Myristate

Isopropyl Palmitate

Isostearyl Isostearate

Isostearyl Neopentanoate


Laminaria Digitata Extract

Laminaria Saccharina Extract (Laminaria Saccharine)



Lauric Acid

Mink Oil

Myristic Acid

Myristyl Lactate

Myristyl Myristate

Octyl Palmitate

Octyl Stearate


Oleyl Alcohol

PEG 16 Lanolin

PEG 200 Dilaurate

PEG 8 Stearate

PG Monostearate

PPG 2 Myristyl Propionate


Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate

Potassium Chloride

Propylene Glycol Monostearate

Red Algae


Shark Liver Oil (Squalene)

Shea Butter

Sodium Laureth Sulfate

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

Solulan 16

Sorbitan Oleate

Soybean Oil


Steareth 10

Stearic Acid Tea

Stearyl Heptanoate

Sulfated Castor Oil

Sulfated Jojoba Oil

Wheat Germ Glyceride

Wheat Germ Oil


Additional Prohibited Ingredients: Acrylates, Aluminum Salts, Animal Musks/Fats/Oils (excluding Beeswax, Honey, Lanolin and Carmine), Benzophenones and related compounds, Butoxyethanol, Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA), Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT), Carbon Black, Carbon Black 2, Coal Tar, Ethanolamines, Formaldehyde and Formaldehyde-Releasing Agents, Hydroquinone, Lead and Lead Acetate, Mercury and Mercury Compounds (Thimerisol), Methoxyethanol, Methyl Cellosolve, Methylchloroisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone, Mineral Oil, Nanomaterials, Oxybenzone, Parabens, Petrolatum and Paraffin, Phenoxyethanol, Phthalates, Plastic Microbeads, Polyacrylamide and Acrylamide, Resorcinol, Retinyl Palmitate, Styrene, Sulfates, Talc, Toluene, Triclosan and Triclocarban, Undisclosed Synthetic Fragrance, 1,4 Dioxane, Octinoxate, PFAS Compounds, Nitromusks and Polycyclic Musks, Ethoxylated Ingredients (including PEGS or polyethylene glycol), Cyclic Silicones, EDTA and Derivatives

No Phthalates 

No Formaldehydes

No Formaldehyde-Releasers

No Hydroquinone

No Triclosan 

No Coal Tar

No Methylisothiazolinone 

No Insuluable Plastic Microbead

You can find our full ingredients list here.

If you have additional questions about our ingredients standards please contact .