Petrochemicals have become nearly ubiquitous in creams and lotions over the last fifty years. Mineral oil forms the base of aqueous cream and petroleum jelly is applied generously to babies. This is because these products are extremely cheap and are stable and fragrance free. Mineral oil, petroleum jelly, petrolatum, paraffin wax and most of the other petrochemicals are byproducts of the distillation of petrol from crude oil.
What Goes On, Goes In
Parabens are used in approximately 98% of personal care products as preservatives. They are the cheapest way for manufacturers of these products to control the microbes that would otherwise proliferate.
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