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Petroleum Free Skincare & Cosmetics

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 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.

See our petroleum free guide to answer your questions like how easy is it to find petroleum free beauty products and what are good petroleum free alternatives.

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Emma Hardie Plump & Glow Hydrating Facial Mist
Emma Hardie Plump & Glow Hydrating Facial Mist
$55.00
Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm
Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm
$60.00
Origins Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins Mega Mushroom Micellar Cleanser
Origins Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins Mega Mushroom Micellar Cleanser
$36.00
Charlotte Tilbury Multi Miracle Glow
Charlotte Tilbury Multi Miracle Glow
$60.00
MZ Skin Natural Konjac Sponge
MZ Skin Natural Konjac Sponge
$33.00
Murad Clarifying Cleanser
Murad Clarifying Cleanser
$32.00
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Night Cream
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Night Cream
$45.00
Charlotte Tilbury Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask
Charlotte Tilbury Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask
$22.00
Origins Super Spot Remover Blemish Treatment Gel
Origins Super Spot Remover Blemish Treatment Gel
$19.00
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Lip Therapy
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Lip Therapy
$12.00
Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores
Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores
$28.00
Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask
Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask
$15.00
Emma Hardie Lift & Sculpt Firming Neck Treatment
Emma Hardie Lift & Sculpt Firming Neck Treatment
$110.00
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Cupuacu Lip Butter
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Cupuacu Lip Butter
$18.00
MZ Skin Hydra Lift Golden Facial Treatment Mask
MZ Skin Hydra Lift Golden Facial Treatment Mask
$135.00
Murad Nutrient Charged Water Gel
Murad Nutrient Charged Water Gel
$63.00
Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation
Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation
$79.00
Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancer
Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancer
$29.00
PÜR Big Look Mascara
PÜR Big Look Mascara
$21.00
Emma Hardie Moringa Renewal Treatment Mask
Emma Hardie Moringa Renewal Treatment Mask
$70.00
Chantecaille Longest Eyelash Faux Cils Mascara
Chantecaille Longest Eyelash Faux Cils Mascara
$73.00
Chantecaille Bio Lifting Serum Plus
Chantecaille Bio Lifting Serum Plus
$278.00
First Aid Beauty Skin Lab Retinol Eye Cream With Triple Hyaluronic Acid
First Aid Beauty Skin Lab Retinol Eye Cream With Triple Hyaluronic Acid
$44.00
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish
$25.00
Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift
Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift
$25.00
Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation
Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation
$46.00
GLAMGLOW Superserum
GLAMGLOW Superserum
$65.00
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick
$34.00
Cowshed Mother Stretch Mark Oil
Cowshed Mother Stretch Mark Oil
$28.00
Murad InvisiScar Resurfacing Treatment
Murad InvisiScar Resurfacing Treatment
$36.00
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation
$44.00
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Liquid Concealer
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Liquid Concealer
$32.00
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner
$24.00
First Aid Beauty KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub With 10% AHA
First Aid Beauty KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub With 10% AHA
$30.00
Herbivore Aftersun Soothing Aloe Mist
Herbivore Aftersun Soothing Aloe Mist
$24.90
Herbivore Jade Facial Roller
Herbivore Jade Facial Roller
$32.00
Herbivore Emerald Deep Moisture Glow Oil
Herbivore Emerald Deep Moisture Glow Oil
$48.00
Summer Fridays R+R Mask
Summer Fridays R+R Mask
$54.00
Coola Mineral Face SPF 30 Rosilliance BB+ Cream
Coola Mineral Face SPF 30 Rosilliance BB+ Cream
$52.00
Amika Blockade Heat Defense Serum
Amika Blockade Heat Defense Serum
$26.00
Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo
Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo
$26.00
Amika The Kure Repair Shampoo
Amika The Kure Repair Shampoo
$18.00
Amika The Kure Repair Conditioner
Amika The Kure Repair Conditioner
$24.00
Amika Soulfood Nourishing Mask
Amika Soulfood Nourishing Mask
$16.00
Amika The Wizard Detangling Primer
Amika The Wizard Detangling Primer
$26.00
Amika Normcore Signature Shampoo
Amika Normcore Signature Shampoo
$58.00
Amika Brooklyn Bombshell Blowout Spray
Amika Brooklyn Bombshell Blowout Spray
$28.00
Amika Bust Your Brass Cool Blonde Shampoo
Amika Bust Your Brass Cool Blonde Shampoo
$20.00
Amika Fluxus Touchable Hairspray
Amika Fluxus Touchable Hairspray
$26.00
Charlotte Tilbury Feline Flick Eyeliner
Charlotte Tilbury Feline Flick Eyeliner
$32.00
Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ' 62 Eau De Parfum
Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ' 62 Eau De Parfum
$26.00
Augustinus Bader The Cream Cleansing Gel
Augustinus Bader The Cream Cleansing Gel
$69.00
Amika Flash Instant Shine Mask
Amika Flash Instant Shine Mask
$26.00
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Oil-Control Moisturizer
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Oil-Control Moisturizer
$32.00
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter
$44.00
MZ Skin Vitamin-Infused Meso Face Mask
MZ Skin Vitamin-Infused Meso Face Mask
$135.00
-34%
Coola Full Spectrum 360 Degrees Refreshing Water Mist Organic Face Sunscreen SPF 18
Coola Full Spectrum 360 Degrees Refreshing Water Mist Organic Face Sunscreen SPF 18
$36.00 $53.90
-21%
Herbivore Prism Exfoliating Glow Facial
Herbivore Prism Exfoliating Glow Facial
$58.00 $73.20
-23%
Herbivore Cloud Jelly Plumping Hydration Serum
Herbivore Cloud Jelly Plumping Hydration Serum
$48.00 $62.10
-23%
Coola Sunless Tan Firming Lotion
Coola Sunless Tan Firming Lotion
$46.00 $59.40
-20%
Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Makeup Color Base
Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Makeup Color Base
$52.00 $65.00
-22%
Coola Sunless Tan Express Sculpting Mousse
Coola Sunless Tan Express Sculpting Mousse
$48.00 $60.80
-26%
Sol de Janeiro Triple Brazilian Butter Hair Repair Treatment
Sol de Janeiro Triple Brazilian Butter Hair Repair Treatment
$36.00 $48.30
-50%
PÜR Summer Collection Disappearing Ink Concealer
PÜR Summer Collection Disappearing Ink Concealer
$12.00 $24.00
-3%
MZ Skin Ultimate Firming Collection
MZ Skin Ultimate Firming Collection
$405.00 $415.00
-19%
Herbivore Jasmine Body Oil
Herbivore Jasmine Body Oil
$44.00 $53.90
-20%
Herbivore Jasmine Green Tea Balancing Toner
Herbivore Jasmine Green Tea Balancing Toner
$39.00 $48.30
-28%
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Joia Dry Shampoo
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Joia Dry Shampoo
$24.00 $33.20
-34%
PÜR Skin Perfecting Powder Mineral Glow
PÜR Skin Perfecting Powder Mineral Glow
$17.29 $26.00
-17%
Herbivore Amethyst Exfoliating Body Scrub
Herbivore Amethyst Exfoliating Body Scrub
$44.00 $52.50
-23%
Cowshed Relax Calming Bath & Body Oil
Cowshed Relax Calming Bath & Body Oil
$29.50 $38.00
-19%
PÜR 4-in-1 Love Your Selfie Longwear Foundation & Concealer
PÜR 4-in-1 Love Your Selfie Longwear Foundation & Concealer
$36.00 $44.20
-9%
MZ Skin Tone & Lift Germanium Contouring Facial Roller
MZ Skin Tone & Lift Germanium Contouring Facial Roller
$89.00 $97.00
-25%
Cowshed Refresh Hand Wash
Cowshed Refresh Hand Wash
$21.25 $28.00
-22%
Cowshed Calming Essentials Set
Cowshed Calming Essentials Set
$23.50 $30.00
-22%
Cowshed Replenish Uplifting Bath & Shower Gel
Cowshed Replenish Uplifting Bath & Shower Gel
$23.50 $30.00
-22%
Herbivore Pink Cloud Rosewater + Squalane Makeup Removing Face Wash
Herbivore Pink Cloud Rosewater + Squalane Makeup Removing Face Wash
$24.00 $30.40
-24%
Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa '40 Hair & Body Fragrance Mist
Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa '40 Hair & Body Fragrance Mist
$20.00 $26.30
-25%
Cowshed Indulge Blissful Treats
Cowshed Indulge Blissful Treats
$18.75 $25.00
-31%
Frank Body Original Lip Duo
Frank Body Original Lip Duo
$13.50 $19.30
-21%
Sol de Janeiro Bom Dia Bright Body Cream
Sol de Janeiro Bom Dia Bright Body Cream
$22.00 $27.60
-20%
Herbivore Coconut Milk Bath Soak
Herbivore Coconut Milk Bath Soak
$20.00 $24.90
-19%
PÜR Skin Perfecting Powder Balancing Act
PÜR Skin Perfecting Powder Balancing Act
$21.22 $26.00
-15%
PÜR Blushing Act
PÜR Blushing Act
$26.00 $30.40
-15%
Origins Drink Up 10 Minute Hydrating Mask With Apricot & Swiss Glacier Water
Origins Drink Up 10 Minute Hydrating Mask With Apricot & Swiss Glacier Water
$24.79 $29.00
-12%
Coola Mineral Body Sunscreen Lotion Fragrance Free SPF 30
Coola Mineral Body Sunscreen Lotion Fragrance Free SPF 30
$32.00 $36.00
-20%
Cowshed Hydrate Hand Cream
Cowshed Hydrate Hand Cream
$8.90 $11.10
-17%
Coola Classic Liplux SPF 30
Coola Classic Liplux SPF 30
$10.00 $12.00
-4%
PÜR 4 In 1 Correcting Primer Energize & Rescue
PÜR 4 In 1 Correcting Primer Energize & Rescue
$31.98 $33.00
-4%
Coola Pina Colada Sunscreen Spray SPF 30
Coola Pina Colada Sunscreen Spray SPF 30
$24.23 $25.00
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Petroleum Free

Frequently Asked Questions about Petroleum Free products

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.

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.

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.

Alex Bryson

Written by Alex Bryson, Content Editor

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