Petroleum & Mineral Oils - The Truth


Petrochemicals having been used in a variety of beauty and skincare products have been found to cause some major health issues and worries. The reason for this is that Petroleum-based products have the risk of becoming contaminated with dozens of toxic chemicals. These factors contribute to causing cancer and damaging nerves.

There’s a huge 22% of beauty products out there that contain toxic levels of these harmful chemicals. Another added risk is that Petroleum-based ingredients can also penetrate the skin, causing further health hazards. Back in 2009 a study was carried out that discovered using mineral oil products can potentially increase the rate of tumor growth.

Many people use alternatives such as natural moisturisers like vegetable glycerin, coconut oil, sunflower oil, olive oil, raw honey, and shea butter.

Others have been known to use paraffin wax, toluene, polyethylene glycol, diethanolamine, ethanolamine, and fragrances.