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Is petrolatum vegan?

Petrolatum is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is petrolatum?

Petrolatum, also known as petroleum jelly, is a semi-solid mixture of hydrocarbons derived from petroleum. It is a common ingredient in many skincare and cosmetic products due to its moisturizing and emollient properties. Petrolatum forms a protective barrier on the skin, which helps to prevent moisture loss and soothe dry or irritated skin. It is also used in the production of various industrial products, including lubricants, coatings, and adhesives. Despite some concerns about its safety, petrolatum has been approved by regulatory agencies around the world for use in food, drug, and cosmetic products.

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