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Is Mineral Oil Damaging My Skin?

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Is mineral oil really as bad as studies have found it to be?? I've read that it's toxic, causes acne, will prematurely age my skin, and the list goes on. If it's damaging to the skin then why do so many cosmetic and skincare companies continue to use it in their products??
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Hi there,

Mineral oil is made from highly refined petroleum and is found in commercial cold creams, baby oils and baby lotions.

It is used not only because it is inexpensive but primarily because it has a long shelf-life.

It does not penetrate the skin well, can cause an allergic reaction and acne,

Best wishes,

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