What is it?
Mineral Oil is a clear liquid that is used in a wide variety of cosmetics and personal care products.
Why is it used in cosmetics and personal care products?
Mineral Oil functions as a hair conditioning agent, skin conditioning agent – emollient, skin conditioning agent – occlusive, skin protectant and as a solvent.
Mineral Oil is a mixture of liquid hydrocarbons produced from the distillation of petroleum. It is refined to meet specifications appropriate for its use in cosmetics and personal care products, pharmaceuticals and food. It is sometimes used as a laxative. Mineral Oil is used as a release agent for baking pans and trays.