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Petroleum Jelly | Fatal Conveniences™

Petroleum Jelly | Fatal Conveniences™

Petroleum jelly products have been part of the American skincare market for 100 years. It’s been marketed as a makeup remover, a skin moisturizer and even a salve for cuts and burns. Even if you think of Vaseline as something your grandmother used, you’d be surprised how many products still contain petroleum jelly. But what is this stuff really made of? And is it safe?

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1 out of every 14 cosmetic products on the market contain petroleum jelly.

When we think of petroleum jelly, we think of Vaseline. And yes, Vaseline is made of petroleum jelly. But there are so many other products in the stores containing this stuff as well. Lipsticks, lip balms, lotions, moisturizers, conditioners and ointments all have been known to contain a form of petroleum jelly in their ingredients. 

So if it’s been around forever, it should be ok, right? Well, if you’ve listened to these segments before, you probably know what I’m going to say. No, it’s not ok. Petroleum jelly, also known as white petroleum, mineral oil, or soft paraffin, is a toxic, crude oil by-product. Do you really want something produced by the oil industry all up in your face? It’s been marketed for decades as a soothing, healing, moisturizing cure-all, but believe me, it’s anything but.

In this segment, I go over what petroleum jelly is made of and what it’s doing to your body. Remember anything that goes on your body, goes in your body. And I promise you, you don’t want crude oil by-products in your body. I’ll go over the studies linking vaseline to cancer and skin infections, and I’ll give you plenty of alternatives to use instead. Stop slathering this stuff on your skin, guys. Or using it “down there”!  It’s doing the opposite of hydrating, and it’s leaving dangerous toxins in its wake.

In this segment
  • The history of Vaseline
  • How petroleum jelly is marketed
  • How it ends up in other products
  • Why it’s used for cuts and burns
  • What it actually does to your skin
  • What safe alternatives to use instead

Use Caldera Lab’s “The Good” serum on your face instead, that’s what I use!

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