Mainly used in production of cosmetics. It is recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an approved over-the-counter (OTC) skin protectant and remains widely used in cosmetic skin care.
Other Names: Petroleum jelly, petrolatum, white petrolatum, soft paraffin or multi-hydrocarbon
Appearance: It is colorless, or of a pale yellow color (when not highly distilled), translucent.
INCI Name: Petrolatum
Solubility: Insoluble in water
Natural or Synthetic: The raw material for petroleum jelly was discovered in 1859 in Titusville, Pennsylvania, United States, on some of the country's first oil rigs. Workers disliked the paraffin-like material forming on rigs because it caused them to malfunction, but they used it on cuts and burns because it hastened healing.
Recommended Retest or Shelf Life:
Storage: Cool Dark Dry, Tightly Closed.
Not for Ingestion.
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