70 hidden names of Mineral Oil


Mineral oil is an extremely common ingredient in personal care products especially in North America. You can find it in products ranging from moisturisers to foundations, baby products and it is also present in hair products. Baby oil, unfortunately, is made entirely of mineral oil. The main reason why it is found in so many products is because it is a very cheap ingredient and not because it is helping and hydrating the skin. It is a substance of relatively low value, and it is produced in very large quantities for low prices.

What is mineral oil?

Mineral oil or liquid petroleum is a by-product in the process of distillation of petroleum  to produce gasoline. It is a transparent liquid, it has no colour and is mainly made out of alkanes  and paraffins. According to the Environmental Working Group, this oil may be contaminated with cancer-causing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).

Why is it bad?

Mineral oil aggravates acne, dermatitis or any type of eczema and it impacts negatively the skin function, causing it to age prematurely. This oil is used especially for its smooth and gliding properties but you will remark that it will not penetrate the skin but it will sit on the surface. The reason is because its molecules are very big and they cannot penetrate the skin so it will form a coat over the skin without hydrating it and the skin cells.

Your skin is the body’s largest organ, and it works together with the kidneys and liver to detoxify your body. However, your skin needs to be able to “breathe” and eliminate whatever toxins it needs to eliminate. Moreover, mineral oil attracts moisture from cells deep inside your epidermis which depletes the skin from what it needs in order to be healthy and young looking. This means that cell renewal is slowed, collagen breaks down, and the connective tissue is destroyed. As a result  cell development is slowed down and the skin ages prematurely.

 70 Hidden names of mineral oil

A lot of companies have started to see that people recognize mineral oil and its bad effects on the skin and health of an individual and therefore they name differently on their ingredient list to fool us.

Other names for mineral oil

  • adepsine oil
  • alboline
  • baby oil
  • bayol 55
  • cable oil
  • bayol f
  • blandlube
  • blandol white mineral oil
  • carnea 21
  • clearteck
  • crystol 325
  • crystosol
  • Diala-X, AX
  • drakeol
  • electrical insulating oil
  • ervol
  • filtrawhite
  • fonoline
  • frigol
  • glymol
  • Heat-treating oil
  • hevyteck
  • hydraulic oil
  • hydrocarbon oils
  • jute batching oil
  • kaydol
  • kondremul
  • kremol
  • LHM
  • lignite oil
  • liquid paraffin
  • lubricating oil
  • master Shimmer
  • mineral oil (saturated parrafin oil)
  • mineral oil hydrocarbon solvent (petroleum)
  • mineral oil mist
  • mineral oil, aromatic
  • mineral oil, paraffinic
  • mineral Seal Oil
  • molol
  • neo-cultol
  • nujol
  • oil mist
  • oil mist, mineral, severely refined
  • Oil mist, refined mineral
  • oil, petroleum
  • paraffin oil (class)
  • paraffin oil
  • parol
  • paroleine
  • peneteck
  • penreco
  • perfecta
  • petrogalar
  • petrolatum
  • petroleum hydrocarbons
  • petroleum, liquid
  • primol
  • primol 355
  • primol d
  • protopet
  • saxol
  • tech pet
  • f triona b
  • uvasol
  • univolt N60, 80
  • voltesso 35
  • white mineral oil
  • white oil

The Effects of Mineral Oil

As mentioned above mineral oil is horrible for skin health bu below you will see more reasons to avoid it for your overall health:

1.Mineral oil masks itself as Estrogen.  This will contribute into making women estrogen dominant, which throws off our hormone levels causing many side effects such as:  depression, weight gain, thyroid problems, breast cancer, etc. However it also affects men as their testosterone level will be disturbed and diminished.

2. Mineral oil blocks the pores from releasing toxins.  Our skin is a major detox organ and daily it eliminates thousands of toxins. When putting mineral oil on it toxins are trapped and cannot be released. Toxins are then usually stored as fat and as an example they can be found in lymphoid and breast tissue of breast cancer patients .

3.Mineral oil blocks the skin from ever receiving moisture, thus your skin will be dry each day.

4.A 1996 John Hopkins Study list Mineral oil as the second cause of ageing.

So please go read your labels and check how many of your daily hygiene products do have mineral oil or one of the other names in the ingredient list. Comment down below if you have found it in more than 5 and if yes which ones?

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