What is it?
Petrolatum is a chemical in ointment bases commonly used in personal care products and cosmetics.

How can I avoid it?
You should avoid any contact with this substance. Avoidance requires reading labels, package inserts, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and, on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer. Petrolatum may cause hyperpigmentation.

• Ointment base in cosmetics and topical medications
• Leather grease
• Shoe polish component

Other names for petrolatum:
• Cosmoline
• Filtrosoft; Kremoline
• Mineral grease (petrolatum)
• Mineral jelly
• Paraffin jelly
• Petroleum jelly
• Pureline; Sherolatum
• Saxoline
• Stanolind; Vaseline
• Vasoliment; Filtrolatum
• White petrolatum

How safe is it?

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