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Petroleum Free Skincare & Cosmetics

Petroleum is derived from crude oil and has become a cheap-and-easy-to-source ingredient for many beauty brands. Recently, however, there have been inquests into the harmful effects of petroleum, with many believing it causes long term damage to your health. And so, petroleum free products were born.

See our petroleum free guide to answer your questions like why do we need petroleum free beauty products and what is made from petroleum.

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Emma Hardie Midas Touch Super Serum
Emma Hardie Midas Touch Super Serum
£52.20 £54.12
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Origins Original Skin Matte Moisturiser
Origins Original Skin Matte Moisturiser
£28.50 £30.00
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Emma Hardie Purifying Detox Pink Clay Mask With Dual Action Cleansing Cloth
Emma Hardie Purifying Detox Pink Clay Mask With Dual Action Cleansing Cloth
£36.00 £37.46
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Emma Hardie Exfoliating Brightening Tonic
Emma Hardie Exfoliating Brightening Tonic
£25.20 £26.25
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Nursem Caring Hand Wash
Nursem Caring Hand Wash
£8.95 £9.99
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Emma Hardie Moringa Light Cleansing Gel
Emma Hardie Moringa Light Cleansing Gel
£30.60 £31.62
Emma Hardie Midas Touch Revitalising Cream
Emma Hardie Midas Touch Revitalising Cream
£39.60
MZ Skin Tone & Lift Germanium Contouring Facial Roller
MZ Skin Tone & Lift Germanium Contouring Facial Roller
£59.00
PCA SKIN Retinol Treatment For Sensitive Skin
PCA SKIN Retinol Treatment For Sensitive Skin
£98.00
PCA SKIN Rejuvenating Serum
PCA SKIN Rejuvenating Serum
£86.00
PCA SKIN ReBalance
PCA SKIN ReBalance
£42.00
PCA SKIN Intensive Brightening Treatment 0.5 Percent Pure Retinol Night
PCA SKIN Intensive Brightening Treatment 0.5 Percent Pure Retinol Night
£101.00
PCA SKIN Intensive Age Refining Treatment 0.5 Percent Pure Retinol Night
PCA SKIN Intensive Age Refining Treatment 0.5 Percent Pure Retinol Night
£101.00
PCA SKIN Ideal Complex Revitalising Eye Gel
PCA SKIN Ideal Complex Revitalising Eye Gel
£84.00
PCA SKIN Ideal Complex Restorative Eye Cream
PCA SKIN Ideal Complex Restorative Eye Cream
£84.00
PCA SKIN Hydrating Mask
PCA SKIN Hydrating Mask
£48.60
PCA SKIN Facial Wash Oily/Problem
PCA SKIN Facial Wash Oily/Problem
£32.00
PCA SKIN Dual Action Redness Relief
PCA SKIN Dual Action Redness Relief
£96.95
PCA SKIN Creamy Cleanser
PCA SKIN Creamy Cleanser
£32.00
PCA SKIN Clearskin
PCA SKIN Clearskin
£42.00
PCA SKIN C & E Hand Renewal
PCA SKIN C & E Hand Renewal
£55.99
PCA SKIN C & E Advanced With Hexylresorcinol & Silymarin
PCA SKIN C & E Advanced With Hexylresorcinol & Silymarin
£104.00
PCA SKIN Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster
PCA SKIN Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster
£42.00
PCA SKIN Intensive Clarity Treatment 0.5 Percent Pure Retinol Night
PCA SKIN Intensive Clarity Treatment 0.5 Percent Pure Retinol Night
£101.00
PCA SKIN Collagen Hydrator
PCA SKIN Collagen Hydrator
£42.00
PCA SKIN Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum
PCA SKIN Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum
£101.00
PCA SKIN Hydrator Plus Broad Spectrum SPF 30
PCA SKIN Hydrator Plus Broad Spectrum SPF 30
£42.00
PCA SKIN Facial Wash
PCA SKIN Facial Wash
£32.00
PCA SKIN Purifying Mask
PCA SKIN Purifying Mask
£53.00
PCA SKIN Hydrating Toner
PCA SKIN Hydrating Toner
£40.00
Emma Hardie Midas Touch Revitalising Eye Serum
Emma Hardie Midas Touch Revitalising Eye Serum
£44.10
Emma Hardie Moisture Boost Vitamin C Cream
Emma Hardie Moisture Boost Vitamin C Cream
£44.10
R+Co Round Brush
R+Co Round Brush
£60.00
R+Co Television Perfect Hair Shampoo
R+Co Television Perfect Hair Shampoo
£14.00
R+Co Television Perfect Hair Conditioner
R+Co Television Perfect Hair Conditioner
£15.00
R+Co Dallas Thickening Conditioner
R+Co Dallas Thickening Conditioner
£14.30
PCA SKIN Acne Gel
PCA SKIN Acne Gel
£46.00
PCA SKIN Weightless Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 45
PCA SKIN Weightless Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 45
£40.00
PCA SKIN Daily Defence Mist
PCA SKIN Daily Defence Mist
£48.00
R+Co Outer Space Flexible Hairspray
R+Co Outer Space Flexible Hairspray
£24.50
R+Co Chiffon Styling Mousse
R+Co Chiffon Styling Mousse
£14.00
R+Co Balloon Dry Volume Spray
R+Co Balloon Dry Volume Spray
£18.00
R+Co Analog Cleansing Foam Conditioner
R+Co Analog Cleansing Foam Conditioner
£25.00
R+Co Mood Swing Straightening Spray
R+Co Mood Swing Straightening Spray
£26.00
R+Co Jackpot Styling Creme
R+Co Jackpot Styling Creme
£24.50
R+Co Freeway Defining Spray Gel
R+Co Freeway Defining Spray Gel
£25.00
PCA SKIN Vitamin B3 Brightening Serum
PCA SKIN Vitamin B3 Brightening Serum
£103.00
PCA SKIN Revitalising Mask
PCA SKIN Revitalising Mask
£53.50
PCA SKIN Pore Minimizer Skin Mattifying Gel
PCA SKIN Pore Minimizer Skin Mattifying Gel
£63.00
PCA SKIN Hyaluronic Acid Overnight Mask
PCA SKIN Hyaluronic Acid Overnight Mask
£71.00
PCA SKIN Daily Defence Broad Spectrum SPF 50+
PCA SKIN Daily Defence Broad Spectrum SPF 50+
£39.50
PCA SKIN Daily Cleansing Oil
PCA SKIN Daily Cleansing Oil
£37.50
PCA SKIN Resveratrol Restorative Complex
PCA SKIN Resveratrol Restorative Complex
£35.00
Aveda Thickening Hair Tonic
Aveda Thickening Hair Tonic
£20.42
R+Co Zig Zag Root Teasing + Texture Spray
R+Co Zig Zag Root Teasing + Texture Spray
£30.00
R+Co Two Way Mirror Smoothing Oil
R+Co Two Way Mirror Smoothing Oil
£28.00
R+Co Twister Curl Primer
R+Co Twister Curl Primer
£24.50
R+Co Serious Gaze Fragrance Spray
R+Co Serious Gaze Fragrance Spray
£20.00
R+Co Pinstripe Intense Detangling Spray
R+Co Pinstripe Intense Detangling Spray
£23.00
R+Co Motorcycle Flexible Gel
R+Co Motorcycle Flexible Gel
£24.50
R+Co Dream House Cold Pressed Watermelon Wave Spray
R+Co Dream House Cold Pressed Watermelon Wave Spray
£26.50
R+Co Acid Wash ACV Rinse
R+Co Acid Wash ACV Rinse
£28.00
R+Co Bleu Cult Classic Flexible Hairspray
R+Co Bleu Cult Classic Flexible Hairspray
£59.00
R+Co Bleu Life Styler Volume & Texture Spray
R+Co Bleu Life Styler Volume & Texture Spray
£55.50
R+Co Bleu Hypersonic Heat Styling Mist
R+Co Bleu Hypersonic Heat Styling Mist
£55.50
R+Co Bleu Highest Volumising Mousse
R+Co Bleu Highest Volumising Mousse
£57.50
R+Co Bleu Featherlight Hairspray
R+Co Bleu Featherlight Hairspray
£58.00
R+Co Bleu Elastic Styling Pomade
R+Co Bleu Elastic Styling Pomade
£54.50
R+Co Bleu Essential Hair Tonic
R+Co Bleu Essential Hair Tonic
£57.50
MZ Skin Hydra-Boost Ampoules
MZ Skin Hydra-Boost Ampoules
£155.00
MZ Skin Glow Boost Ampoules
MZ Skin Glow Boost Ampoules
£155.00
MZ Skin Brightening & Hydrating Eye Ampoules
MZ Skin Brightening & Hydrating Eye Ampoules
£155.00
Emma Hardie Amazing Lip Balm
Emma Hardie Amazing Lip Balm
£12.60
Emma Hardie Moisturising Hand Sanitiser
Emma Hardie Moisturising Hand Sanitiser
£6.30
Emma Hardie Moringa Luxury Scented Candle
Emma Hardie Moringa Luxury Scented Candle
£40.50
Emma Hardie Moringa Luxury Body Butter
Emma Hardie Moringa Luxury Body Butter
£13.50
Emma Hardie Moringa Luxury Bath & Shower Oil
Emma Hardie Moringa Luxury Bath & Shower Oil
£13.50
Emma Hardie Luxury Spa Collection
Emma Hardie Luxury Spa Collection
£27.00
Emma Hardie Moringa Luxury Hand & Nail Treatment SPF 30
Emma Hardie Moringa Luxury Hand & Nail Treatment SPF 30
£14.40
R+Co Bright Shadows Root Touch-Up Spray
R+Co Bright Shadows Root Touch-Up Spray
£25.00
R+Co Gemstone Colour Shampoo
R+Co Gemstone Colour Shampoo
£14.00
R+Co Gemstone Colour Conditioner
R+Co Gemstone Colour Conditioner
£15.00
R+Co Dallas Thickening Shampoo
R+Co Dallas Thickening Shampoo
£14.00
R+Co Bel Air Smoothing Conditioner
R+Co Bel Air Smoothing Conditioner
£14.30
R+Co Atlantis Moisturising B5 Conditioner
R+Co Atlantis Moisturising B5 Conditioner
£14.50
R+Co Vicious Strong Hold Flexible Spray
R+Co Vicious Strong Hold Flexible Spray
£14.50
R+Co Trophy Shine + Texture Spray
R+Co Trophy Shine + Texture Spray
£16.50
R+Co Spiritualized Dry Shampoo Mist
R+Co Spiritualized Dry Shampoo Mist
£16.00
R+Co Sail Soft Wave Spray
R+Co Sail Soft Wave Spray
£16.50
R+Co Bleu Retroactive Dry Shampoo
R+Co Bleu Retroactive Dry Shampoo
£55.00
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Petroleum Free

Frequently Asked Questions about Petroleum Free products

Why do we need petroleum free beauty products?

Whether or not petroleum is harmful depends on how it is sourced. If the derivation is done efficiently with high quality equipment then it should be fine – but if it's refined at a low-grade level, the risk of dangerous chemicals and toxins existing in the petroleum is very high. When derived imperfectly, petroleum is linked to carcinogenic reactions.

It has also been proven that using high amounts of petroleum can cause a harmful imbalance in oestrogen, especially for people who have used petroleum-based products for a number of years. Given that petroleum has no nourishing benefit to your skin, you might as well avoid the risk and go petroleum free.

What is made from petroleum?

We have all used Vaseline at some point in our lives, whether it's to moisten our lips, soothe some scrapes or to soften some dry and rough skin. But did you know Vaseline is formed from petroleum jelly?

While there are some short-term benefits to petroleum jelly, if it's not refined correctly, it's not going to provide any long-term gain. The situation is similar to drinking a sugary drink when you're thirsty: sure, it will quench your thirst, but it won't do you much good in the long run.

Who should use petroleum free beauty products?

There are no restrictions on who ought to use petroleum free products, although they are an especially good choice for anyone prone to acne or breakouts.

How easy is it to find petroleum free beauty products?

Growing demand is making petroleum free products easier to find by the day. You'll usually discover them tucked in alongside paraben free and mineral oil free products, especially in skin care beauty treatments and moisturisers that focus on organic and natural ingredients.

What are good petroleum free alternatives?

Natural and organic ingredients are a viable option and are proven to have no harmful effects on the skin. Natural beeswax is a rare and unique alternative, but works extremely well, especially when combined with other natural ingredients.

Alex Bryson

Written by Alex Bryson, Content Editor

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