Role of Mineral oil in Cosmetics – Wise She Cosmetic Dictionary

Mineral oil is a common ingredient in baby lotions, cold creams, ointments and cosmetics. It is a lightweight inexpensive oil that is odorless and tasteless. It can be used on eyelashes to prevent brittleness and breaking and, in cold cream, is also used to remove creme make-up and temporary tattoos.

Mineral oil is derived from crude oil and helps in softening the skin. Mineral oil make skin care or beauty product more moisutrizing .It forms a thin film around the applied area which help in keeping the air off from the skin.

Some cosmetic manufacturer oppose the use of mineral oil because of the fact that it comes from petroleum. As it is believed that the thin layer of mineral oil leaves behind the skin and prevents the skin from breathing.

Few products where mineral oil is used as ingredients are :-
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  1. yaa many have criticized it ..some have even said that our night creams shouldn't have mineral oils and all but when vaseline and baby oil are made from this then i don mind the ingredients now.


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