Vaseline Petroleum Jelly (2016 formulation)
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EWG scientists reviewed the Vaseline Petroleum Jelly (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 04, 2016 for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for Vaseline Petroleum Jelly (2016 formulation) is 1.
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Data last updated: July 2016
Cancer: Ingredients linked to cancer in government, industry or academic studies or assessments.
Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity
Developmental and reproductive toxicity: Ingredients linked to developmental and reproductive toxicity, a broad class of health effects that range from infertility and reproductive organ cancers to birth defects and developmental delays in children.
Allergies & Immunotoxicity
Allergies and immunotoxicity: Ingredients linked to harm to the immune system, a class of health problems that manifest as allergic reactions or an impaired capacity to fight disease and repair damaged tissue in the body.
Use restrictions: Ingredients restricted or prohibited for use in cosmetics, according to industry safety guidelines, government requirements or guidance from the U.S., EU, Japan or Canada.
Other Ingredient Concerns
- Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
- Use restrictions
- Contamination concerns
- Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
Product's Animal Testing Policies
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Product's Label Information
Ingredients from packaging:
Active Ingredients: White Petrolatum USP 100%, Inactive Ingredients:
Directions from packaging:
Apply as needed.
Warnings from packaging:
For external use only. When using this product do not get into eyes. See a doctor if condition last more than 7 days. Do not use on deep or puncture wounds; animal bites; serious burns. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
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