Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum)
What Is It?
- An extremely cheap and common petroleum derivative (refined crude oil petrochemical) which is found in 98% of skincare products sold in the US.
Warning: Health Risks
- Petrochemicals contain neurotoxins which damage the nervous system. Mineral Oil forms a film on the surface of your skin that cannot be absorbed, thereby blocking the pores and the skins natural respiration. It traps dirt and bacteria and blocks the absorption of vitamins, minerals and botanicals that may be in a product. Johns Hopkins University named Mineral Oil in cosmetics and moisturizers as the #2 cause of aging (first being direct exposure to sun). It may also cause allergic reactions and dryness, as well as promote acne and skin disorders.
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