7points How to Choose Mineral Oil Gentle to the Body

7points How to Choose Mineral Oil Gentle to the Body Do you know what kinds of skin care products made of oil is the best? Don’t you use a skin care product gentle to the skin? It seems that people have good image of natural oils to the skin such as animal oils and vegetable oils and bad image of mineral oils to the skin because they think the oils have bad effects on the skin like pigmentation. But it could be wrong.

In the old days, petroleum refining technique was immature and impurities in the oils could cause the problem. The technology progressed, the quality of the oils improved. So mineral oils are needless to say harmless and have a moisture retention effect more than natural oils.

Representative mineral oil is petroleum jelly. It is used not only for skin care products but also for remedy for dermatitis. Compared with old days, mineral oils are gentle to the skin because of the refining technique improvement.

I will introduce mineral oil skin care products that are gentle to the skin for people who have a bad image of mineral oils.



7points How to Choose Mineral Oil Gentle to the Body

 

1. Mineral oils


Oil cleansing cosmetics is effective for removing make-up like lipstick or eye makeup made from oil. Regardless of makeup or cleaning, oils remove oils. Most oil-cleansings which are popular as the effect of removing makeups are made from mineral oils.

Mineral oils have a good effect of removing oils so they are quite good for removing make-ups. However, the nature could lead to some problems. Although the skin covers with sebum, mineral oils absorb sebum and which leads to oily skin.

In that way, people tend to wash their faces many times. As a result, essential sebum for the skin can be removed. So you should be careful about how to use oil-cleansing products made of mineral oils. For example, use mineral oil cleansing for removing cosmetics made of oils and use natural oil cleansing for removing cosmetics made of natural oils.

 

2. Petroleum jelly


Petroleum jelly that is often used for skin care products is mineral oil. Many skin care creams like hand creams contain petroleum jelly. And many Nivea products also contain the ingredient.

Actually, petroleum jelly has become popular among people who apply simple treatment to the skin. Like hand creams or lip creams, you can care for the skin with just petroleum jelly so it is very popular. Applying petroleum jelly thinly little by little to the skin after wiping of moisture on the skin is the key. Petroleum jelly covers the skin and keeps the moisture of the skin.

However, you should be careful when you get petroleum jelly because there are various kinds of it and some of them might have a bad effect on your skin.

Especially, you should be careful about yellow petroleum jelly which is cheap and not well refined because it could cause people who have sensitive skin to have problems of the skin like pigmentation. Although almost all of petroleum jellies made in Japan are not yellow one, imported petroleum jellies could be that one.

You should check the component display before getting ones and get white petroleum jelly.

 

3. Ceresine


Ceresine is made from mineral wax “ozocerite”. Cerecine is often used to solidify cosmetics such as lipsticks or blushes. And, seresine is also used for Lipsticks of Chifure having concept of safe products

Some people get their lips irritated when they put on lipstick. This is because they do not remove the lipstick completely and put on lipstick again, which leads to disturbing cutaneous respiration.

It is important to remove make-ups at the end of the day to refresh the skin.

 

4. Paraffin


It was said that paraffin was bad for the body. Paraffin is a kind of wax. When it comes to wax, people seem to think it is good for the skin. It is safe because the skin does not absorb paraffin.

Paraffin is widely used to adjust solidity of body care products like cleansings, skin care products, hairs care products.
Recently, paraffin bath has become popular. That is kind of a pack, dissolve paraffin in hot water and soak the hands or feet in it.

It has not only hyperthermia effect but also beauty effect because it moistures the skin by the perspiration effect. There are some beauty salons offer paraffin facial packs which are very popular and quite effective.

 

5. Micro crystalline wax


You might not have heard of the name of mineral oil and might get suspicious to the component when you see a component display of cosmetics.

Micro crystalline wax is a kind of wax similar to paraffin. And the feature is that contains oils more than paraffin does. It used for common cosmetics as extender, emulsion stabilizer or thickener.

Like paraffin, the skin does not absorb micro crystalline wax so it is safe and mild.

Micro crystalline wax is not only used for cosmetics but also used for food additive like brightening agent for fruits or gum base. You might be surprised mineral oils are used for food. But micro crystalline is so safe that it can be used for food and harmless to the body.

 

6. Consider when to use


Although mineral oils are gentle to the skin, it does not mean you can use any skin care products made from mineral oils anytime. It is important for the skin to choose right ones depending on the skin condition and time.

Mineral oils do not penetrate through the skin and protect the skin with its oil films. On the contrary, natural oils have high permeability and contain much of vitamins and minerals.

Cleansing products made from mineral oils are compatible with cosmetics made from oils because they do not penetrate through the skin. However, you should better not use mineral oils for skin care.

It is likely that using skin care products contain mineral oils could lead to a bad effect on the skin.

It is important to know when to use mineral oil cosmetics and how to use them.

 

7. Discriminate between mineral oils and silicone oils


The merit of silicone oil cosmetics is hard to come off because it has water resistance.

Silicone oils are often confused with mineral oils. Mineral oils are oils derived from natural products and made from refined petroleum. On the contrary, silicone oils are chemical compound which are used for car wax or machinery.

Although make-ups hard to come off is good, that means hard to remove make-ups too. To remove make-up used silicone wax leads to hurting the skin because strong detergency is needed. And, washing the face gently to decrease worry for the skin leaving the make-up unwashed causes hurting the skin.

There are silicone oils like Dimethicone, methicone, cyclomethicone, siloxane, crosspolymer. You should check the component display of cosmetics.

 

How was that?

Mineral oils sound like bad for the health. But it is harmless to the body and even used for medical products. Some mineral oils are used for food, so they have high reliability.

Given that, the ingredient of mineral oil is natural ingredient, petroleum which was originally ancient organisms. So mineral oils are organic so to speak.

Regardless of cosmetics derived from mineral oil or natural oil, and even products said to be safe that does not mean you can use such cosmetics. You should conduct a patch test and choose cosmetics suitable for you skin.

 

Summary

7points How to Choose Mineral Oil Gentle to the Body

1. Mineral oils
2. Petroleum jelly
3. Ceresine
4. Paraffin
5. Micro crystalline wax
6. Consider when to use
7. Discriminate between mineral oils and silicone oils