A little while ago I was desperate for any kind of cheap cosmetic. I looked high and low on my bookshelves, searched desperately across the internet, and marveled at how much people praised petroleum jelly. It seemed it could be everything from lip gloss and make up remover to a replacement for grease. I was thrilled - I knew I had some petroleum jelly in the bathroom cupboard. But I was also suspicious. Was this too good be true? So I delved just a little deeper about this miracle natural product. Surprise, surprise there was a potential catch. I found out that it could cause cancer in women if it came in too much contact with their skin. So much for lip gloss and make up remover. Any thoughts on this?