Hello everyone! I would to discuss Mineral oil.
What we consume nourishes our body and what we apply to our skin nourishes it also. Proper skin care is vital to keep us looking radiant, young, and healthy.
As a former cosmetology student I know much about skin, and hair care. You may be asking yourself what is mineral oil? Well I urge you to look at your products and am sure at least 1 if not ALL of your hand lotions, body lotions, cold cremes, masks, and other beauty products contain: Mineral oil-Also known as: Petroleum jelly, paraffin oil, ect.
Now do you KNOW WHERE MINERAL OIL COMES FROM?
"Mineral oil is a petrochemical product, which means that it is derived from crude oil. It is a by product of the process used to create petroleum products (gasoline)" ---So you are basically putting gasoline/crude oil on your skin, which your body is absorbing. That fact alone turned me off to it.
Mineral Oil In Moisturizes. Good Or Bad?
Now you may be wondering why almost 95% of creams, moisturizers, make-up and body products contains a by product of the crude oil to gasoline product? Well business is about making profits as we all know. The cheaper the ingredients means the cheaper it is to produce which means more profit. Now we all know that gasoline is used everyday so therefore there is an ABUNDANCE of mineral oil being made because it is a by-products of the crude oil refining process. So therefor it is extreamely cheap.
Now why mineral oil is bad for you: "Mineral oil has also been linked to a number of skin problems, including acne. The problem with mineral oil in moisturizers and other skin care products and cosmetics is that it clogs the pores of the skin. This is why it can lead to acne, and also means that the skin is more limited in it's natural ability to purge toxins."
So Why is Mineral Oil Used if it is Bad for our Skin?
Petroleum by-product that coats the skin like plastic, clogging the pores. Interferes with skin's ability to eliminate
toxins, promoting acne and other disorders. Slows down skin function and cell development, resulting in
premature aging. Used in many products (baby oil is 100% mineral oil!) Any mineral oil derivative can be
contaminated with cancer causing PAH's (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons). Manufacturers use petrolatum
because it is unbelievably cheap. Mineral oil, a common ingredient in commercial lotions, creams, and baby care
products. It is produced as a byproduct of the distillation of gasoline from crude oil, the same stuff they make
gasoline from. Mineral oil is leftover liquid, and because it is abundant, it is very inexpensive. It is less expensive
for manufacturers to purchase these by-products as a filler than it is for the industry to dispose of it. Mineral oil is
the main ingredient in many baby care items as well. Baby oil, Vaseline, baby wash liquid soap, and baby lotions
all contain mineral oil as a key ingredient. In fact 98% of all cosmetics use mineral oil, including your eye shadow,
blush, lipstick, shaving cream and your everyday moisturizer and lotion you use at home. It is also used in most
How Bad is Mineral Oil for Your Skin? Natural Acne Treatments
Now all natural products are hard to find, expensive, and may not work as well. Mineral oil free products may not contain all natural ingredients but are better than mineral oil.
What I use: Adrien Arpel has been in the skin care, and make up business for 40 years. She is actively involved in creating products that are good for your skin and anti-aging (many of her products do not contain mineral oil I have reviewed her ingredients).
Her line is called Signature Club A and can be found on HSN. Me and my mother LOVE her products!! Her 5 essentials cream has made my skin brighter and baby soft. Although I do not have any wrinkles ( I am 23) I do have "railroad lines" on my forhead (everyone has them even 14 yr olds) I have noticed these line disapearing over time and almost gone - my mother has seen these results all over her face. Her 8 butters make up is amazing read the reviews online!!
Serious Skin care and Wei East on HSN has amazing products!!
Adrienne's Jewelery line is also out of this world.