Mineral Oil in Skin Care: Safety Profile

  • Georgios N StamatasEmail author


Mineral oil in skin care is used as an emollient enhancing moisture retention in the skin. Toxicological studies in animals and tolerance studies in humans demonstrate the safety profile of pharmaceutical grade mineral oil.


Mineral oil Safety of use 



The author would like to thank Vincent R. Walczac of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. for providing the data in file for Table 19.2, Dr. Anneke Andriessen for editorial assistance and Drs. Beate Gerstbrein and Apostolos Pappas for critically reviewing the manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Johnson & Johnson Santé Beauté FranceIssy-les-MoulineauxFrance

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