Mineral Oil Free skin care

Skintifique products do not contain mineral oil. They also do not contain many other ingredients. 

This reflects Skintifique’s “Radical Simplicity” approach which aims to eliminate every ingredient that is not important in order to protect the most sensitive skins. It is the scientific innovation that our products are based on, that allows their unrivaled efficacy. Also, all our products are eco-friendly, vegan, cruelty-free (no animal testing), hypoallergenic and tolerance tested.

More about mineral oil

Looking for mineral oil free skincare? Check out our products.

Hydrating Gel Plus HS

An exceptionally pure head-to-toe moisturising, soothing and repairing cream. Provides intense and long-lasting relief

Protective Cream HPS

The first cream in the world to protect the skin from irritant metals (Nickel, Chromium, Cobalt…) for up to 14h while letting it breathe

Moisturising Lotion HP

A very pure moisturising body lotion which hydrates and protects from pollution and metals (Nickel, Chromium…)

Cleanser P

An extremely pure, soft and efficient micellar water which cleanses, removes make-up, traces of pollution and metals (Nickel…)

Mineral oil in Cosmetics

What is mineral oil?

Mineral oil is an ingredient derived from petrochemicals. It is colorless, orderless, hydrophobic and occlusive. Contrary to what the term might suggest, mineral oil is therefore very far from the naturalness of a mineral water… Mineral oils are mainly used in industry as a lubricant and in its most refined form, in a lot of cosmetics.

Other common names

  • Cera microcristallina
  • Ceresin
  • Mineral Oil
  • Ozokerite
  • Paraffinum liquidum
  • Petrolatum
  • Petrolatum Jelly 
  • Polyisobutylène
  • Silicone quaternium
  • Synthetic wax
  • Vaseline

Why is it used by other brands?

The main reason for using mineral oil in cosmetics are:

  • It creates an occlusive layer on the skin (like plastic) thereby limiting water evaporation.
  • It is an emollient that softens the skin.

Why we do not use it

  • Our product provides superior moisturising thanks to the technologies they are based on that do not require an occlusive layer on the skin.
  • It’s not great for health. It’s occlusive and prevents the skin from breathing. If the oil is not refined enough it can be toxic in the long-term.
  • It’s not great for the environment, like any other product derived from petrol…
Skintifique science
  • New long-lasting moisturising technology
  • Protection against allergens and pollution
  • Extremely pure formulations


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