How safe is it?

What is it?
Petrolatum which is a purified mixture of semisolid hydrocarbons.

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

Uses:
  • Ointment base in cosmetics
  • 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
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