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Is petroleum jelly vegan?

Petroleum jelly is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is petroleum jelly?

Petroleum jelly is a translucent, semi-solid mixture of hydrocarbons that is commonly used in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. It is derived from petroleum, and is typically odorless and tasteless. Due to its unique texture and ability to lock in moisture, petroleum jelly is often used in skincare products to soothe dry and cracked skin, and as a lip balm to prevent chapping. It can also be used as a lubricant and protective coating for various surfaces. Despite some controversy surrounding its safety, petroleum jelly remains a popular and versatile ingredient in many consumer products.

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