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Petrolatum is a petroleum jelly that is used in hair products to add shine and in lip balms, lip sticks, and moisturizers as a moisture barrier. The ingredient is often contaminated with PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons), a known carcinogen, and can cause skin irritation and allergies in smaller doses.

Petrolatum - Naturally Serious Skin Care B.A.D. Ingredient Glossary

Why It’s Commonly Used: Add shine
Why We’ll Seriously Never Use It: Irritant, carcinogen, allergen