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Paraffin Free Makeup & Cosmetics

Paraffin free and paraben free are often confused, though there are stark differences between the two. Paraffin is actually more closely linked to mineral oil due to it being derived from crude petroleum, and has many of the same effects of mineral oil.

See our paraffin free guide to answer your questions like are paraffin free beauty products more expensive and what is paraffin free.

Brands With Paraffin Free Products

  • Fenty Skin
  • Supergoop!
  • Shea Moisture
  • Augustinus Bader
  • Drunk Elephant
  • Amika
  • Honest Beauty
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Coola Sunless Tan Anti-Aging Face Serum
Coola Sunless Tan Anti-aging Face Serum
$54.00 $67.70
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Shea Moisture Raw Shea & Cupuacu Frizz Defense Shampoo
Shea Moisture Raw Shea & Cupuacu Frizz Defense Shampoo
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Coola Sunless Tan Dry Oil Mist
Coola Sunless Tan Dry Oil Mist
$44.57 $46.00
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Shea Moisture Raw Shea & Cupuacu Frizz Defense Conditioner
Shea Moisture Raw Shea & Cupuacu Frizz Defense Conditioner
$12.75 $15.20
Augustinus Bader The Body Lotion
Augustinus Bader The Body Lotion
$100.00
Fenty Skin Total Cleans'r Remove-It-All Cleanser
Fenty Skin Total Cleans'r Remove-It-All Cleanser
$14.00
Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil
Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil
$38.00
Fenty Skin Instant Reset Overnight Recovery Gel-Cream
Fenty Skin Instant Reset Overnight Recovery Gel-Cream
$42.00
Drunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream
Drunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream
$64.00
Fenty Skin Fat Water Pore Refining Toner Serum
Fenty Skin Fat Water Pore Refining Toner Serum
$30.00
Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum
Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum
$90.00
Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer SPF 30
Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer SPF 30
$38.00
Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream
Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream
$60.00
Fenty Skin Flash Nap Instant Revival Eye Gel Cream
Fenty Skin Flash Nap Instant Revival Eye Gel Cream
$34.00
Coola Sun Silk Drops SPF 30
Coola Sun Silk Drops SPF 30
$46.00
Supergoop! Glow Stick SPF 50
Supergoop! Glow Stick SPF 50
$25.00
Coola Mineral Face SPF 30 Rosilliance BB+ Cream
Coola Mineral Face SPF 30 Rosilliance BB+ Cream
$52.00
Augustinus Bader The Cream Cleansing Gel
Augustinus Bader The Cream Cleansing Gel
$69.00
Amika The Wizard Detangling Primer
Amika The Wizard Detangling Primer
$26.00
Fenty Skin Butta Drop Whipped Oil Body Cream
Fenty Skin Butta Drop Whipped Oil Body Cream
$38.00
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Coola Refreshing Water Mist Sunscreen SPF 15
Coola Refreshing Water Mist Sunscreen SPF 15
$36.00 $53.90
Honest Beauty Creme Cheek Blush
Honest Beauty Creme Cheek Blush
$15.99
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Coola Sunless Tan Firming Lotion
Coola Sunless Tan Firming Lotion
$46.00 $59.40
Drunk Elephant Protini Powerpeptide Resurf Serum
Drunk Elephant Protini Powerpeptide Resurf Serum
$82.00
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Coola Sunless Tan Express Sculpting Mousse
Coola Sunless Tan Express Sculpting Mousse
$48.00 $60.80
Supergoop! Play Everyday Lotion SPF 50
Supergoop! Play Everyday Lotion SPF 50
$22.00
Avène Extremely Gentle Cleanser
Avène Extremely Gentle Cleanser
$24.00
Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque
Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque
$4.90
Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 30
Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 30
$17.50
Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF 30
Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF 30
$17.50
Coola Mineral Matte Cucumber Face SPF 30
Coola Mineral Matte Cucumber Face SPF 30
$49.70
Coola Mineral Sun Silk Creme Face SPF 30
Coola Mineral Sun Silk Creme Face SPF 30
$58.00
Coola Classic Body Organic Sunscreen Spray SPF 50 - Guava Mango
Coola Classic Body Organic Sunscreen Spray SPF 50 - Guava Mango
$10.00
Coola Sunless Tan Kabuki Body Brush
Coola Sunless Tan Kabuki Body Brush
$30.40
Coola Sunless Tan 2-In-1 Applicator/Exfoliator Mitt
Coola Sunless Tan 2-In-1 Applicator/Exfoliator Mitt
$9.00
Coola Tropical Coconut Sunscreen Spray SPF 30
Coola Tropical Coconut Sunscreen Spray SPF 30
$25.00
Paraffin Free

Frequently Asked Questions about Paraffin Free products

Are paraffin free beauty products more expensive?

Because paraffin is so cheap to source, paraffin free products are often slightly more expensive. However, the health benefits from going paraffin free greatly outweigh the few pennies you'll save by using products with paraffin.

What is paraffin free?

Paraffin free products do not contain paraffin – something that, although you may not realize it, you come into contact with on a pretty much daily basis. Many candles are coated in paraffin, some of our delicious cheeses are protected by a layer of paraffin wax and plenty of jams have paraffin toppings. It seems like a harmless component of daily life, yet there are lots of negatives to paraffin, which is why some cosmetics are paraffin free.

Why should we buy paraffin free cosmetics?

Given how commonly and casually paraffin is used in the modern day, it's surprisingly harmful. For instance, when a high number of people in Quebec became seriously ill just before the turn of the millennium, it transpired that paraffin candle emissions were causing lung disorders and tainting the air quality.

Should some people avoid paraffin free beauty products?

Despite the drawbacks of paraffin, it is still beneficial to some people with skin conditions. You may be prescribed products containing paraffin if you have severely dry skin, and it has been known to increase blood flow, relax muscles and minimize muscle spasms, proving especially helpful for sufferers of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Why aren't more beauty products paraffin free?

Quite simply, paraffin is a popular component in makeup, skin, hair and body products because it is incredibly cheap. The dangers and negative effects aren't particularly well known, and manufacturers take advantage of this lack of information to use paraffin in their products. Slowly and surely, though, the dangers are being revealed, creating a new influx of companies that create paraffin free products.

Luke Chapman

Written by Luke Chapman, Beauty Editor

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