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Product score: 01

Data Availability:

Fair

Vaseline Petroleum Jelly (2016 formulation)

Vaseline Petroleum Jelly (2016 formulation)

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CATEGORY

Moisturizer

BRAND

Vaseline

DATA LAST UPDATED

July 2016

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 04
WHITE PETROLATUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (PAHS)
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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.

Product's animal testing policies

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PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

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PETA: Companies That Do Test on Animals

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, has identified companies that "either test on animals or pay a laboratory to conduct tests on animals."

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Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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