[10 points for choosing skin-friendly products] Part 6: Select mineral oil-free products**:

Mineral oil can be irritating to some people. By choosing products that are free of mineral oil, you can reduce the risk of skin problems.

Mineral oil is a type of chemically processed oil extracted from petroleum. There are different types of mineral oil used in cosmetics, depending on their degree of refinement and processing method. Below are the main types of common mineral oils:

  1. **Paraffin Oil**: Paraffin oil is a clear, colorless oil obtained from petroleum and is primarily used as a moisturizing ingredient. It forms a thin barrier on the skin surface and works to suppress moisture evaporation.

  1. **Mineral Oil**: Mineral oil is also extracted from petroleum and has moisturizing properties. Although it is highly purified and stable, it may cause skin problems for some people.

  1. **Vaseline**: Vaseline is a jelly-like substance made from mineral oil that forms a barrier on the skin's surface and has a moisturizing effect. Mainly used as a protective film.

  1. **Microcrystalline Wax**: Microcrystalline wax is a petroleum-based wax used in various cosmetic products. It has the role of providing a smooth texture and improving the texture of the product.

These mineral oils are used in cosmetics to improve the texture and stability of the product. However, they may not be suitable for some people's skin, especially those with acne-prone skin, so be wary of products containing these ingredients. Depending on your individual skin type and allergies, it is important to carefully consider the use of products containing mineral oil.


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