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post #31 of 38

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well, pond's cold cream is chock full of it and people have been swearing by that for years! after I use up my wash I have now I am thinking about getting some.
post #32 of 38

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So, Vaseline is not good for skin? I thought it was the best thing for moisturizing your skin. I thought it locks in much needed moisture. No?
I used it dometimes on my dry, thirsty hands and legs. Should i stop using it, in this case?
post #33 of 38

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Yeah you are the kind of person who believe instead of trying to find facts and truth it seems certainly. You got tons of good references and articles about a specific subject (who is the subject of that post) but you have no interest in learning with knowledgeable people about it, you still prefer people who quote stuff who don't even understand chemistry at all.
You probably think natural is the best, well small news for you mercury/lead/uranium/etc are 100% natural.

@hundove
No don't worry it works really well, it's just that some people read blogs with wrong assumption and get carried away. It works really well to keep the moisture in and most of your moisture comes from your skin not outside it. But not everyone understand that.
post #34 of 38

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Mineral oil are used in a lot of skincare products to help aid dry skin. I believe it's subjective in terms of how they work on each person's skin. I personally swear by La Mer and it's full of mineral oil. Some skin have no issues with mineral oil clogging their pores while others do. Mineral oil really helps keep the moisture from escaping from your skin, acting as a humectant. With any chemical/product, use with moderation is key. Too much of anything will not allow the skin to breathe and cause clogging. Hope this helps.
post #35 of 38

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Originally Posted by shatteredshards View Post
(Neosporin, believe it or not, is glorified Vaseline, nothing more)
The ACTIVE ingredients are actually comprised of 3 antibiotics:

- Polymixin B (5,000 units)
- Bacitracin (400 units)
- Neomycin (3.5 mg)

The inactive ingredients are: Cocoa Butter, Cottonseed Oil, Olive Oil, Sodium Pyruvate, Tocopheryl Acetate, White Petrolatum

Notice how the white petrolatum is last.

Source: Buy Neosporin First Aid Antibiotic Ointment Online at drugstore.com
post #36 of 38

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Originally Posted by SakurasamaLover View Post
Yeah you are the kind of person who believe instead of trying to find facts and truth it seems certainly. You got tons of good references and articles about a specific subject (who is the subject of that post) but you have no interest in learning with knowledgeable people about it, you still prefer people who quote stuff who don't even understand chemistry at all.
You probably think natural is the best, well small news for you mercury/lead/uranium/etc are 100% natural.
Not everyone agrees on everything. But I think I have to draw the line at you making assumptions about me as a person based on how this discussion went, because, well, I hate to sound so cliche, but you don't know me, and you certainly don't know who I am.
post #37 of 38

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I think mineral oil is bad for your skin. I don't care if you want to believe me but I know I won't go anywhere near the stuff (nor silicones).

Mineral oil is used in 98% of cosmetics because it is a waste product so is easier and cheaper to put into cosmetics than to actually dispose of it. It cannot penetrate the deeper layers of the dermis like carrier oils such as plant oils and butters (e.g. cocoa butter, almond oil) so it sits on the surface of the skin. This means that any moisturising ingredients cannot penetrate the skin and it also creates an imbalance with the natural sebum the skin produces either causing it to overproduce which causes excess sebum (blackheads, clogged pores, oily skin) or inhibits the production of sebum (dry skin, cracked skin, flakey skin). When it inhibits the production of skin so you get dry skin this then makes the person feel like they need to keep applying mineral oil to temporarily allievate this condition yet they are actually creating it.

It also inhibits the skins removal of toxins which causes signs of aging. It also promotes sun damage within skin as it sits on the skins surface, heats up (think of a cooking oil) and burns the skin. Even in creams with SPF even though you won't get sun burnt have you ever had heat rash? The heat rash is caused by the mineral oil on the skin.

Even if you don't believe any of this.. it's a cheap filler in cosmetics. I'd rather use plant butters, nut oils and essential oils which help to heal, remove toxins and penetrate the deeper levels of skin to promote healthy skin growth and restoration.

But that's just me.
post #38 of 38
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Originally Posted by hundove View Post
So, Vaseline is not good for skin? I thought it was the best thing for moisturizing your skin. I thought it locks in much needed moisture. No?
I used it dometimes on my dry, thirsty hands and legs. Should i stop using it, in this case?

I'm not a dermatologist, but I know many doctors recommend that people with aged skin use Vaseline. The thing is that Vaseline does NOT moisturize, it HOLDS IN moisture. So if your skin is moist when you apply it, no prob, but if your skin is dry when you apply it, you ain't gettin' no where. I use a thin layer on my lips from time to time, right after exfoliating my lips with a toothbrush, and it holds the moisture it--I really never have to wear lip balm anymore.

And if you're walking around with a bunch of oil sitting on your face, you deserve to get burnt. :P

And for the record, yes, I asked my dermatologist, and that's what he told me: some people are allergic, but generally speaking it's fine as long as you don't expect it to do something it can't do. I'm sure there are other opinions out there, but that's just what I got from my dermatologist.
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