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The Truths About Mineral Oil And It’s Effect On Sensitive Skin

Hello beauties! Let’s educate ourselves about the most common ingredient in cosmetics: Mineral oil. Up until this point, I was only focused on the steps of a skincare regimen. But I now realize that the ingredients that make up those products are far more important to know.

What is Mineral oil?

Mineral oil is consider a occlusive ingredient. Meaning that it is very effective at preventing water loss in skin. It is actually a by-product from the distillation (purification) of petroleum to produce gasoline. This makes it a synthetic ingredient because other chemicals are used during the refining process.

Why is it so common in cosmetics?

Mineral oil became popular in cosmetic products because it’s cheap, and it’s ability to stop water loss. It has been associated with “acne cosmetica“, which is a term used to describing cosmetic related breakouts. But there is no actual proof about this statement.

Is it really good for sensitive skin?

So the question stays: Is mineral oil really good for our sensitive skins? The answer is sure, it should be fine to fine. However, given the fact that it is a by-product of a toxic product like petroleum. I would say to avoid products that list mineral oil as a ingredient. There is not enough research done on mineral oil. We aren’t sure of to the long term effects of the ingredient.

Which ingredient do you want me to cover next? Comment below :). Thank you so much for reading.

Sensitive Skin

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    1. closet to street says:

      Thank you!

  2. OMG I had no idea. This is kind of scary actually. I think I need to start looking into beauty products more thoroughly.
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    1. closet to street says:

      It is scary. Thanks for reading, Sonia

  3. Great information about a common ingredient in beauty products! xo, M

    1. closet to street says:

      Thanks, Maria!

  4. Suchhhh an interesting post I loved reading it so much Hun! x
    Grace Louise ||

    1. closet to street says:

      Thanks, Grace!

  5. yaramel says:

    I really side eye every product that has mineral oil. But it’s so hard to buy lip balms without it. I do still use vaseline
    occasionally on my lips, at least I’m aware of the danger.

    1. closet to street says:

      Yeah, it’s crazy what cosmetics brands put in our products. Thanks Caramel

  6. OMG babe I literally had no idea any of this!! I feel like I’m now gonna avoid everything with mineral oil in now ahaha
    Ellie xx

    1. closet to street says:

      It’s amazing what they put on your products. Thanks, Ellie!

  7. Great post ! Love how you explain the what-why-how of a product!
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    1. closettostreet says:

      Thank you Sasha!

  8. Great post!!!! I have sensitive skin and reading this post has helped me a lot. Thank you so much for sharing 😍.

    Oli xx

    1. closettostreet says:

      Thank you, Olivia!

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