Our database includes 322 products that contain Petrolatum.

Community rating: Disliked


Oily Skin
Fungal Acne

Petrolatum is created by mixing waxes and mineral oils. It is an occlusive and prevents moisture loss. The ability to trap moisture can make it good for hydrating dry skin.

Occlusives also help protect your skin against infection or allergies.

Petrolatum may not be safe for fungal-acne.

Also known as: Petroleum Jelly

Petrolatum is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 2.0% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:


Community Data

88 people from our community have liked or disliked this ingredient.

Users who like it 💖

Often have the following skin types:

Dry Sensitive

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Dryness • Redness • Sensitivity • Fine Lines

Users who dislike it 💔

Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Oily

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Fungal Acne • Fine Lines • Dullness • Dryness

Where it's used

Petrolatum is most often found as ingredient number 4 within an ingredient list.

Of the 12 products in our database that have a known concentration of Petrolatum, we've seen concentrations from 30% to 465% specified within their ingredient lists.

These are the categories of products that use Petrolatum the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 79504
  • INN Name: petrolatum
  • EC #:  232-373-2
  • All Functions: Antistatic, Emollient
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.