Why is mineral oil so bad for your skin? I find it's in a lot of beauty products out there; lotion, face cream, bath oils. It's even the main ingredient in baby oil. I've heard that it's toxic but, if that's the case than why is it still FDA approved?I use a toothbrush to exfoliate and then any kind of chapstick that doesn't have mineral oil! Most of them do and it just dries out your lips more. I like the Origins lip remedy as well, but the most important thing to remember is NO MINERAL OIL!!