Skin Care Talk banner

Is Mineral Oil Damaging My Skin?

2392 Views 13 Replies 13 Participants Last post by  Rose1
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??
1 - 1 of 14 Posts
Below are two links about "myths about mineral oil". The gist of it is that high grade mineral oil is not bad as some believe.

(I wasn't able to post the actual link since I haven't posted enough on this forum yet, but take the word "dot" out of the below sentence, put in a real "." and it should be fine. Then go to the link at the bottom of that page and click on the other 5 myths.)

thebeautybrains dot com/2006/11/28/the-top-5-myths-about-mineral-oil-part-1/

This quote from afnarticle written by Kristie Leong, MD, is regarding the question of does it clog pores:
"the risk of acne outbreaks. While was believed to be true for many years, a study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology in 2005 put this idea to rest. They showed that cosmetic grade mineral was not comedogenic and should be removed from the list of comedogenic cosmetic ingredients. Still, many people continue to shy away from mineral oil containing cosmetics due to fear or clogging the pores."
1 - 1 of 14 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.