Not everyone use petroleum jelly, some don’t like it because of its texture or because it is comes from fossil fuel.
But to keep you moisturized and protected we have got the best alternatives use can use instead of petroleum jelly. Here are some best alternatives:
Shea butter has been used for centuries by the peoples of West Africa to nourish the skin in arid climes. It works as both a moisturizing emollient and a protective occlusive.
It is a butter, it melts when applied to the skin and forms a non-greasy and breathable barrier against the elements. Shea butter is a complex fat that is enriched with calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper, potassium, fatty acids, and vitamin E. In addition to its anti-inflammatory properties, it also contains valuable antioxidants.
It contains a wealth of fatty acids and antioxidants, including catechins, gallic acid, anthocyanidins, and proanthocyanidins, which provide an anti-aging and anti-inflammatory effect on the skin. This unique mix of polyphenols has been shown to promote skin tone, elasticity, and collagen production. With a melting point that sits just below skin temperature, cocoa butter forms a thin barrier that protects as it heals.
A complex substance containing more than 300 elements, beeswax is primarily composed of monoesters, diesters, fatty acids, and hydrocarbons. Often used as a key ingredient in lip balms, hand creams, and moisturizers, beeswax is a humectant that draws water out of the air and into the skin.
Beeswax is also an occlusive agent that forms a protective, but breathable, barrier on the skin that won’t clog pores.