Eucerin products and their ingredients

Extensive research and passion for skin are the foundation of Eucerin’s high quality products. Naturally, Eucerin experts take great care on choosing ingredients for all products and limit the number. Nevertheless, in case of intolerance or allergies, it may be helpful to check for certain ingredients in our Ingredients Database.

Key Ingredient

Paraffinum Liquidum

Benefit function

What is paraffinum liquidum?

Paraffinum liquidum is also known as mineral oil. It is fats of fossil origin, colourless, odourless, and tasteless that come in different forms like oils or gels. Because of its clarity, mineral oil is really popular in the cosmetics industry.

What is paraffinum liquidum made of?

Mineral oils are defined petroleum-based hydrocarbons. They are a combination of paraffins, napthenes, and aromatic oils. Additives are employed in mineral oil for different purposes, leading to a non-comedogenic substance that does not clog skin's pores.

Is paraffinum liquidum safe for skin?

There are various benefits of mineral oil, meaning it's a popular ingredient in skincare products. It protects the skin from dehydration, can help to soothe and moisturise the skin, while also helping to heal wounds. Studies have also shown that mineral oil improves the quality of textures and reduces water loss.

Considering these benefits of paraffinum liquidum it is used across a range of our products, including the AtoControl Lotion, Aquaphor Ointment Body Spray, and Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm.

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