Vaseline® Jelly Original is non-toxic. How do we know? Because it is 100% pure petrolatum, a non-toxic skin care formula.
You can trust the purity of each jar of Vaseline® Jelly as it is the only petroleum jelly with our Triple Purification Seal
. The purity of Vaseline Jelly is measured on three levels – it meets strict safety requirements set out by the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) and also meets the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations for Petrolatum as food grade material, although it is designed to be applied topically.
In addition to meeting both the USP and FDA specifications for chemical impurities, Vaseline® Jelly is purified not once, but three times before it reaches the shelf. This triple-purification means Vaseline® Jelly is filtered and distilled to remove all further impurities or particulate contamination, and then de-aerated to remove any air bubbles.
You may also be interested to know that there are two main processes for refining crude petrolatum. Traditionally, the hot melted material would be passed over charcoal to adsorb impurities. However, Vaseline® Jelly is produced using a more modern and efficient process resulting in an even cleaner material with fewer by-products.
As all impurities are removed in the purification process, Vaseline® Jelly has a long-shelf life. It also does not contain water, so is not likely to develop bacterial growth even if you’ve had a jar for a while, as long as you’ve been storing it in the appropriate conditions – a dry area. So even if you’ve got an old jar at the back of your nightstand, it should still be safe to use.
While many products are available as "petroleum jelly", the name Vaseline® is your sign of heritage and trust. Vaseline® has always stood for the highest quality in petroleum jelly and in skin care. Because of its unique purification process, you can be sure that Vaseline® Jelly does not contain any toxic ingredients or any ingredients that will become toxic on their own.
What’s more, pure Vaseline® Jelly is hypoallergenic too. With the seal of acceptance from the U.S. National Eczema Associatio
n as appropriate for use by those with eczema or sensitive skin, it is endorsed as suitable for even sensitive eczema-prone skin.