Petroleum jelly, or petrolatum, was first discovered by chemist Robert Augustus Chesebrough in the 1860s. A byproduct of the oil refining process, petroleum jelly used in beauty and cosmetics is purified to high safety standards that render it safe for human use. It is composed of a mixture of mineral oil and waxes and has been found to have superior beneficial effects when applied topically on our skin, body, hair and nails. Heck, we all likely own some form of petroleum jelly that sits idly at home.
As such, we’ve rounded up 10 ways to incorporate petroleum jelly into your beauty routine below to help you maximise your use of this affordable and multi-purpose staple.
Here are some petroleum jelly-based products you can get: