They’re lightweight, cheap to make, a byproduct of gasoline production AND featured in thousands of beauty products (except ours).
But wait–what are Mineral oils actually doing in mainstream beauty? They make an appearance in personal care products for lots of reasons–mainly makeup removal, moisturizing and skin barrier protection. But you can also find them doing double duty in baby oil, non-stick coating on pans, laxatives and that jar of petroleum jelly from the 80s your grandma refuses to get rid of.
Opposed to popular myths, mineral oils can actually act as a sort of plastic wrap that doesn’t let your skin breathe–nor does it feed your skin necessary nutrients needed to keep it healthy and thriving as the biggest organ on your body.
According to the Environmental Working Group, some forms of mineral oil can even potentially be toxic, carcinogenic, disrupt hormones and other stuff you definitely don’t want happening to you via your daily beauty routine. Pro Tip: check their database to see the toxicity of your beauty products in general.
That’s why we’ve never used a petroleum-based ingredient in our formulations. Ever. Our plant-powered alternatives:
Organic Safflower Oil and Intellimune Oil for makeup removal in our Renewing Oil Serum.
Beeswax for skin barrier protection in our Lip Delivery Nutrition.
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