Petroleum Jelly

Category

Occlusive

Ingredient

Petroleum Jelly

Definition

Category: Occlusive

Type: Ingredient

Definition: Petroleum jelly aka vaseline is a type of mixture containing multiple mineral oils and waxes. It has been present in the skincare industry for ages and has been used for treating minor skin abrasions and skin dryness so more like a SOS kind of product. However, more and more today people are using it as a skincare step replacing their moisturiser.

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Benefits

  • Can physically block TEWL in the top layer of the skin
  • Can create a hydrophobic barrier over the skin
  • One of the best product when it comes to water vapor less resistance

Danger

  • Can be way too occlusive for anyone having breakouts or congestion
  • It has shown some possible carcinogenic effects and links to breast cancer

Hint

170 times better at creating an occlusive barrier compare to olive oil

Contraindications

Acne-prone skin, oily & combination skin

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