and microcrystalline waxes that, when blended together, create
something remarkable – a smooth jelly that has a melting point
just above body temperature. The result – it literally melts into
skin, flowing into the spaces between cells and the gaps in our
lipid barrier. Once there, it re-solidifies, locking itself in place.
Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly serves two functions: First it helps
keep the outside world out – it protects skin from the effects of
weather and exposure. Second, it acts like a sealant to help keep
the inside world in – it forms an occlusive barrier to the natural
water loss of our skin. So skin that is dry and chapped is
protected from drying elements, enabling skin-softening
moisture to build up naturally from inside the skin itself.