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Vaseline® Jelly has many proven skin health beauty benefits such as helping to restore dull, tired skin and protecting against common causes of dryness; still some people may wonder, “Is Vaseline® Jelly bad for you?” or “Does Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly cause cancer?” The answer is no, Vaseline® Jelly is safe for your skin. Vaseline® Jelly meets EU Pharmacopoeia standards on purity. It is triple-purified to remove any type of carcinogenic material – meaning it does not pose a risk of causing cancer, being a safe skin care choice. Check out our guide below, which explains common concerns, busts any myths you may have heard about petroleum jelly, and explains why you can enjoy peace of mind when using Vaseline® Jelly.
As with many skin care products, there are myths surrounding the use of petroleum jelly. Some people may wonder, “Is petroleum jelly flammable”? Although it’s oil-based, petroleum jelly by itself is not hazardous. If combined with a wick of some kind or other flammable material it might burn, or if heated to extremely high temperatures petroleum jelly can give off vapors that are flammable. This is obviously not a concern under normal conditions. Petroleum jelly has a flash point of at least 400 degrees Fahrenheit (closed cup) – this means that to produce enough vapors for the substance to be flammable, the jelly would have to be heated to more than 212 degrees. That’s not going to happen naturally, even in the middle of summer!