Your Questions Answered

Your Questions Answered

Have questions about the healing power of Vaseline® Products?

You can get the who, what, where, why and how right here.

  • Vaseline® Jelly is made of 100% pure petroleum jelly which is a blend of mineral oils and waxes. Discovered by Robert Chesebrough in 1859, Vaseline® Jelly has had a long and dynamic history of keeping skin protected which you can read about.

  • Vaseline® Jelly works by creating a sealing barrier between cells in dry or damaged skin which locks in moisture and speeds up your skin’s natural recovery process, helping it to heal from within. Its occlusive function allows it to protect dry skin, cracked skin, minor cuts, scraps, and burns. It also helps to reduce the appearance of fine, dry lines. Vaseline® Jelly can also be used to protect your skin and lips against dryness and chapping.

  • Vaseline® Jelly is the original wonder jelly. For over 140 years, it has been helping to keep skin healthy and looking beautiful. Vaseline® uses the highest quality ingredients and a proprietary triple purification process involving distillation, de-aeration, and filtration. This ensures that every jar is completely pure with a smooth consistency unlike many of the imitation brands which do not have the same level of stringency around quality. Look for the Vaseline® Triple Purification seal for a worry free purchase.

  • Yes, it is safe for the whole family. While derived from petroleum, Vaseline® ensures the safety of its jelly by putting it through a triple purification process. This process removes impurities, resulting in a jelly that is non-irritating and hypo-allergenic. Vaseline® Jelly Original is recommended by dermatologists and recognized by the National Eczema Association as a suitable choice for patients with eczema and other sensitive skin conditions.

  • No, it will not. Third-party industry experts from the Journal of Cosmetic Science¹, have scientifically proven that Vaseline® Jelly is non-comedogenic, which means it will not clog pores, irritate your skin, or cause acne.

  • Only Vaseline® Intensive Care lotions are infused with rich moisturizers and triple-purified healing micro-droplets of Vaseline® Jelly. This fast-absorbing, non greasy formulation absorbs deeply to help heal dry skin deep down.

  • Dry skin can be caused by many factors such as weather, environment, some soaps and detergents, diet, or central heating and cooling. The natural oils found in your skin can be removed through normal activities throughout the day, stripping the natural moisture protection your skin needs to stay healthy. Without the necessary moisture, your skin’s protective barrier degrades, which allows even more moisture to escape.

  • Healthy skin is made up of nearly 90% water, which gives your skin the strength and flexibility to protect your body. Over the course of the day your body loses about a pint of water.  External factors like the ones listed above exacerbate the loss of water through your skin by breaking down your natural moisture protection.  Vaseline® lotions replenish the necessary moisture and nutrients and lock in moisture needed to help keep your skin healthy and beautiful every day.

¹Albert M Kligman, MD; Petrolatum is not comedogenic in rabbits or humans: A critical reappraisal of the rabbit ear assay and the concept of “acne cosmetica”; J. Soc. Cosmet Chem., 47, 41-48 (Jan/Feb 1996)

*Further information regarding our No.1 claim: Unilever calculation based on Nielsen data on Unit Sales reported by Nielsen through its Retail Index Services for the Hand & Body category (defined by Unilever) utilizing the latest data period available.

In Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, France, Greece, Netherlands, Italy based on 13 4 weekly time period ending P13 2017. In Canada, based on 13 4 weekly time period ending 09-12-2017. In India, South Africa, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Bangladesh, China based on 12 months data ending Dec 2017. In the United States, base don 13 4 weekly time period ending 12-30-2017. In United Arab Emirates based on 12 months ending Nov. 2017.

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