Is petroleum and mineral oil really bad for your skin? Are organic products really better for your skin?

I heard that petroleum and mineral oil are bad for your body in the long run, but I want to know if it is true…. Some organic products don’t seem to work that great, are they really better? Any advice?

3 Responses to “Is petroleum and mineral oil really bad for your skin? Are organic products really better for your skin?”

  1. ohiorganic Says:

    There is no regulation for organic cosmetics, unlike organic foods which are heavily regulated. So any cosmetic company can slap the word organic on any product regardless of whether or not the product has any organic ingredients at all.

    See http://www.organicconsumers.org for a lot of information about organic cosmetics and body care. Right now the only companies that have truly organic cosmetics and soap are Dr Bronner’s magic Soap and Aubrey Organics. the rest are just jerking your chain and taking advantage of the huge organic loophole due to organics being regulated by the USDA and cosmetics being regulated by the FDA

  2. faymena Says:

    petroleum and mineral oul is better becuase it keeps your body moisturised

  3. erin7 Says:

    Petroleum and mineral oil are bad for your skin because they are chemically dervied from the earth. Petroleum is good for sealing in moisturizing products, but I would never recommend a client use it on their face. Use it to moisturize your feet. Mineral oil is the leftovers of petroleum turned into gasoline. All it does is clog your pores.
    As far as organic products go, I have rosecea and have found that using chemical free products helps my skin significantly. However, I have absolutely nothing against standard skin care products. They are like any other product. Just because ProActive worked on 2 girls you know, doesn’t mean it will work on you.