Fragrance and mineral oil are the only ingredients in baby oil. Mineral oil is a highly refined ingredient that is regulated by the FDA. Mineral oil has received scrutiny because it is derived from petroleum.Continue Reading
Mineral oil has been widely reported as an unsafe ingredient that causes cancer, contributes to premature aging and clogs pores. However, there is no evidence to substantiate the claims.
Johnson & Johnson is the most well-known manufacturer of baby oil. The company states that using baby oil helps the skin retain 10 times more moisture. Baby oil is for external use only and is dangerous if swallowed or inhaled.Learn more about Skin Care
To use tea tree oil in the treatment of acne, apply tea tree oil directly to the skin, add it to your existing products or mix it with other ingredients to create a mask or scrub. Only 100 percent tea tree oil should be used.Full Answer >
According to beauty experts Julyne Derrick at About.com and Carly Cardellino of Cosmopolitan, homemade beauty recipes begin with ingredients found in the home, including: olive oil, paraffin wax, beeswax, almond oil, honey and lemon juice. Cardellino explains that olive oil works in a number of beauty treatments, such as deep conditioner and eye-makeup remover. Derrick adds that oils, such as sweet almond and coconut oils, provide the basis for moisturizersFull Answer >
Hand lotions that do not contain mineral oil include Crabtree and Evelyn's Ultra Moisturizing Hand Therapy, lotions made by The Naked Bee, Nature's Gate lotions and de-luxe MAISON hand lotion. Instead of mineral oil, these lotions use plant-based moisturizers, such as nut oils, aloe and shea butter.Full Answer >
Pond's Cold Cream contains water, beeswax, mineral oil, Ceresin, Sodium Borate, Carbomer and fragrance. Carbomer and Ceresin help thicken the cream. Beeswax and mineral oil act as moisturizers. Sodium Borate helps prevent bacteria growth in the container.Full Answer >