What is Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly?
Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly is made of 100% pure petroleum jelly which is a blend of mineral oils and waxes. Discovered by Robert Chesebrough in 1859, Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly has had a long and dynamic history of keeping skin protected which you can read about here
What are the benefits of Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly?
Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly works by creating a sealing barrier between cells in dry or damaged skin which locks in moisture and speeds up your skin’s natural recovery process, helping it to restore from within. Its occlusive function allows it to protect dry skin, cracked skin, minor cuts, scraps, and burns. It also helps to reduce the appearance of fine, dry lines. And if you’re asking yourself 'Is Vaseline bad for your lips and skin?', actually Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly can also be used to protect your skin and lips against dryness and chapping.
How is Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly different than other petroleum jelly products?
Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly is the original wonder jelly. For over 140 years, it has been helping to keep skin healthy and looking beautiful. Vaseline® uses the highest quality ingredients and a proprietary triple purification process involving distillation, de-aeration, and filtration. This ensures that every jar is completely pure with a smooth consistency unlike many of the imitation brands which do not have the same level of stringency around quality. Look for the Vaseline® Triple Purification seal for a worry free purchase.
Many people mistakenly believe Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly to be a fire risk because petroleum itself can be a flammable material. However, in the way it’s designed to be used and stored, Vaseline® Jelly is not flammable. When heated to extremely high temperatures of more than 200°C, Vaseline® Jelly may give off flammable vapours. Even in summer, this isn’t going to happen naturally. So, leaving a jar of Vaseline® Jelly out in the sun, or inside your car on a hot day isn’t a hazard.
If Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly is made from petroleum, is it safe for me? My child?
Yes, it is safe for the whole family. While derived from petroleum, Vaseline® ensures the safety of its petroleum jelly by putting it through a triple purification process. So the answer to 'Is Vaseline bad for you and your skin?' is no, since its triple purification process removes impurities, resulting in a petroleum jelly that is non-irritating and hypoallergenic.
Will Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly clog my pores?
No, it will not. Third-party industry experts from the Journal of Cosmetic Science,  have scientifically proven that Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly is non-comedogenic, which means that if you’re wondering 'Does Vaseline clog pores?' you can rest assured that it will not clog pores, irritate your skin, or cause acne.
What makes Vaseline® Intensive Care™ lotions different from other brands?
Only Vaseline® Intensive Care™ lotions are infused with rich moisturisers and triple-purified restoring micro-droplets of Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly. This fast-absorbing, non greasy formulation absorbs deeply to help restore dry skin deep down.*
What external factors cause my skin to dry?
Dry skin can be caused by many factors such as weather, environment, some soaps and detergents, diet, or central heating and cooling. The natural oils found in your skin can be removed through normal activities throughout the day, stripping the natural moisture protection your skin needs to stay healthy. Without the necessary moisture, your skin’s protective barrier degrades, which allows even more moisture to escape.
Why should I moisturise daily?
Healthy skin is made up of nearly 90% water, which gives your skin the strength and flexibility to protect your body. Over the course of the day your body loses about a pint of water. External factors like the ones listed above exacerbate the loss of water through your skin by breaking down your natural moisture protection. Vaseline® lotions replenish the necessary moisture and nutrients and lock in moisture needed to help keep your skin healthy and beautiful every day.