Fact Sheet: Mineral Oil.
Risks to the environment : Polluting manufacturing process (derived from the petrochemical industry), not very biodegradable.
Examples of ingredients : Paraffinum Liquidum, Isododecane, Ozokerite, Cera Microcristallina, Paraffin, Petrolatum, Ceresin, Synthetic Wax, Isohexadecane, Polybutene, Isoparaffin, Isoeicosane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Silicone Quaternium-17.
Where to find it / them? : Face creams, face serums, face masks, lip balms, anti-cellulite creams, sun creams, body milks, sun sprays, lipsticks, mascaras, lip pencils, eye pencils, foundations, makeup removers, lip glosses, foot moisturizers, styling sprays, bronzing powders, concealers, dry shampoos, heat protectant.
Function: Antistatic, emollient, skin protection agent, solvent, fragrance agent, fixing agent, emulsion stabilizer, opacifier, viscosity control agent, skin care agent, hair conditioner, masking agent, emulsifying agent.
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Concentration allowed by European regulations : Concentration authorized by the European regulation: Not regulated. "Petrolatum" is prohibited in cosmetics in Europe, unless "the full refining history is known, and it can be demonstrated that the substance from which it is produced is not carcinogenic."