While its thick consistency may lead you to believe that Vaseline clogs pores, it is nonetheless considered safe for use on the face. It's important to note that Vaseline, also known as petroleum jelly, is not a moisturizer. Instead, it seals moisture within the skin.
Properties of Vaseline
Vaseline is a non-comedogenic, hypo-allergenic skin-care product. When used on the face, it creates a barrier evaporation, a process that plumps up fine lines and wrinkles, leading to smoother-looking, hydrated skin. The actual formulation is too thick to penetrate and clog pores, so you can use it to treat your skin without fear of skin congestion and breakouts.
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