Mineral Oil

NASTY, not used in ecostore products

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High Health Hazard. Carcinogenic. Derived from non - renewable resources.

Mineral oil is used as an emollient in various skincare products. It is the main ingredient in baby oil. Mineral oil is cheap and easy to obtain, being a by-product of petroleum extraction. It is obtained from crude oil through distillation, which is the process that raw crude oil goes through in order to be converted into its useable components. It can come from many sources and there are various different ways in which it can be produced. Because it is not always clear exactly what sources mineral oil has come from and what it has come into contact with during its production, it is difficult to determine whether or not it is safe for human use. REFERENCES:(1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mineral_oil. 2. www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/703977/MINERAL_OIL/#jumptohere)

INCI Name Mineral Oil
EWG Rating 1 - 3
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