Mineral oil is a natural by-product of petroleum- remember petroleum is a natural ingredient! It’s created when petroleum is distilled to become gasoline. It’s the same stuff as “petroleum jelly,” which has been a mainstay in U.S. homes for many years by way of creams and lotions, as well as Vaseline and baby oil. Mineral oil does not penetrate the skin due to the large size of its molecular constituents, but it does have occlusive properties.
Benefits: Mineral oil has the ability to shield external contaminants from penetrating the skin. Mineral oil’s occlusive properties are why it’s such a commonly recommended ingredient for oil cleansing!
Skin Types: When mixed with other ingredients, mineral oil is recommended for all skin types. However, if you’re nervous about it possibly being comedogenic, then oily,