The best petroleum jelly products for your skin


Petrolatum is a semi-solid mixture of mineral oils and waxes, first discovered by Robert Augustus Chesebrough in 1859 (via New times). Chesebrough wrapped this jelly and named it “Vaseline” after seeing oil workers use it on their wounds. Seduce recommended Vaseline 100% pure petroleum jelly ($ 4) White petroleum based as it can coat and soothe cracked, dry skin. It won the Allure Reader’s Choice Award 2021 because this classic multitasking is additive-free and fragrance-free and can also be used safely by people with eczema.

Dermatologist Flora Kim said Byrdie, “The majority of dermatologists recommend Aquaphor Ointment or CeraVe Healing Ointment – cleaner formulations with a few extra bells and whistles added to improve the desired effectiveness.” People trust Aquaphor healing ointment ($ 7.49) because it can be used on irritated skin, and CeraVe healing ointment ($ 10.99) because it’s also fragrance-free and contains ceramides for hydration. This ointment is lanolin free and approved by the National Eczema Association. Even New York dermatologist Y. Claire Chang said Good + good, “I generally recommend products that contain petroleum jelly, like petroleum jelly and Aquaphor ointment, to help with healing wounds, dry skin, and eczema.”

Deborah Weatherspoon, Ph.D., said Health Line, “Petroleum jelly is the original brand of petroleum jelly. Theoretically, there is no difference between the brand name and the generic brands.” Weatherspoon added that Vaseline claims to use only the highest quality ingredients and a special purification and filtration process.


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