The advice in this article does not constitute medical advice, it is solely available for information purposes.

  • Does Vaseline® Jelly Clog Your Pores?
    Our pores can become clogged for a few different reasons. It might be due to an excess of natural oil in the skin, or something we’re all guilty of now and again: not taking our make-up off properly. 

    So does Vaseline® Jelly block pores? No. In fact, it’s the ideal skin care product to use on a regular basis. 

    As Vaseline® Jelly is a rich, thick substance, you may think it could block your pores, leading to pimples. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth – Vaseline® Jelly is in fact non-comedogenic. Here we explain exactly what this means, and why Vaseline® Jelly is good for helping to maintain beautiful healthy skin. Just remember to consult your dermatologist or doctor about your own personal skin care regime before making any changes.
  • Can Vaseline® Jelly Clog Your Pores? The Facts
    Ingredients in Vaseline® Jelly
    Do you take notice of the ingredients in your skincare products? Fortunately, with Vaseline® Jelly it’s easy to understand exactly what it is made up of. It’s produced using just 100% petroleum jelly. This is a blend of ingredients recognized as Petrolatum – which makes it both an ingredient and a formula. There are no ingredients that should irritate your skin, and each jar is triple-purified to ensure that the final product remains entirely pure.

    So will Vaseline® Jelly clog your pores? No, because it’s non-comedogenic. A study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Science1 has scientifically shown that Vaseline® Jelly will not clog pores – great news for anyone who is worried about it exacerbating acne. Instead of congesting the skin at the surface (the place where the pores allow hair, oil, and sweat to escape), Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly penetrates the stratum corneum (outer most layer of the skin), leaving the surface skin and the pores clear – not clogged.

    Benefits of Using Vaseline® Jelly
    Vaseline® Jelly won’t cure acne, but it can help to keep impurities out of your pores. This is because it works by creating a barrier on your skin, helping to keep out dirt and irritants, plus lock in the natural moisture underneath. With Vaseline® Jelly helping to keep out everyday impurities that can clog your pores you can help protect your skin and lock in moisture your skin needs to heal itself.

    Tips for Banishing Clogged Pores 
    We all want healthy-looking skin. So it’s important we care for and protect it properly. A good skincare routine helps to reduce common problems like clogged pores and oiliness, and keep the skin healthy and hydrated. Below are four tips that may help you achieve a clearer complexion, however always seek advice from your dermatologist first to determine the right skin care routine for your type of skin. 

    1) Cleanse. Wash with a mild cleanser that’s suitable for your skin type each morning and evening. This will help ensure all make-up, dead skin, and irritants are removed, and can help to keep your skin fresh and free from clogged pores.

    2) Moisturize. Excess oil is just one of the reasons clogged pores can occur, but this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t moisturize – using Vaseline® Jelly is an ideal way to help moisturize your skin, without blocking your pores.

    3) Resist bad habits. Biting your nails or touching your face on a regular basis brings these areas into contact with a number of different elements. This can lead to irritants lingering on your skin, contributing to breakouts – so try your best to resist!

    4) Begin healthy habits. A lack of hydration or a poor diet might mean your skin isn’t looking as bright and fresh as it could. Combat this by upping your water and healthy food intake to promote good overall health.

    Does Vaseline® Jelly clog your pores? No. Clogged pores happen to all of us, but you can be rest assured that Vaseline® Jelly isn’t the cause. After all, there’s a reason many dermatologists recommend it. It’s hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, 100% pure, and fragrance free – a true “Wonder Jelly”.
  • 1. Albert M Kligman, MD; Petrolatum is not comedogenic in rabbits or humans: A critical reappraisal of the rabbit ear assay and the concept of “acne cosmetica”; J. Soc. Cosmet Chem., 47, 41-48 (Jan/Feb 1996)