You may think you are doing something good for your skin when you apply various skin care lotions. But did you know that most skin care lotions contain an ingredient that is said to be more carcinogenic than cigarettes?

Mineral oil is a by-product of the petroleum industry’s distillation process. It is colourless and odourless and is very cheap to buy. So cheap, in fact, that it makes up the bulk of skin care lotions across the globe.

Mineral oil has many names, including white oil, liquid paraffin and liquid petroleum, to name just a few. Check the back of your cosmetic and cream bottles to see how often this ingredient is used.

Despite it’s known negative consequences (including causing cancer in mice in some studies), Australia still allows this product to be used and imported in skin care lotions and products—and it is used everywhere, including baby oil, skin care lotions, baby lotions, makeup, makeup removers and more.

Obviously, using a by-product of the petrol industry is not going to be good for you or your skin. Instead, visit Cosmetics By Sia and find out about our completely natural products that do not contain mineral oil, parabens, sodium laurel sulphates or any of the other nasties commonly used by other cosmetic companies.