Aquaphor Healing Ointment

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Quick Product Notes
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EU Allergen-Free
Fungal Acne (Malassezia) Safe
Minimal Ingredients

Notable Effects & Ingredients

Promotes Wound Healing from 2 Ingredient(s):
Panthenol Alpha-Bisabolol

Brightening from 1 Ingredient(s):

Ingredients Related to Skin Types
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Dry Skin
Oily/Acne-Prone Skin
Sensitive Skin

Ingredient Safety Breakdown (EWG Health Ratings)

  • Low Risk
  • Moderate Risk
  • High Risk
  • Unknown

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Product Ingredient List

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EWG CIR Ingredient Name & Cosmetic Functions Notes
(Emollient, Hair Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Uv Absorber, Moisturising, Skin-Conditioning Agent - Occlusive)
Bad for Oily Skin
Bad for Oily Skin
Mineral Oil
(Solvent, Skin Conditioning, Perfuming, Emollient, Fragrance, Antistatic Agent, Hair Conditioning, Skin Protecting)
Comedogenic Rating (2)
(Viscosity Controlling, Viscosity Increasing Agent, Emulsion Stabilising, Antistatic Agent, Hair Conditioning, Binding Agent, Binding, Opacifying, Epilating Agent)
Lanolin Alcohol
(Emollient, Viscosity Controlling, Viscosity Increasing Agent, Emulsion Stabilising, Emulsifying, Antistatic Agent, Hair Conditioning, Binding Agent, Binding)
Comedogenic Rating (2)
(Skin Conditioning, Antistatic Agent, Hair Conditioning)
Promotes Wound Healing
Promotes Wound Healing
Good for Dry Skin
Good for Dry Skin

Latest User Reviews

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Heals and protects compromised skin; regular use on acne-prone skin will cause problems
Skin Type: combination Skin
Skin Concerns: Acne, Anti-Aging (Fine lines & Wrinkles), Blackheads, Sensitive Skin, Dehydrated Skin, Uneven Skin Tone, Whiteheads/Closed Comedones

Overall, Aquaphor is a fantastic product when used as intended. Easily obtainable and very affordable, it promotes healing and provides protection for dry, irritated, raw, and/or post-procedure (laser) skin. When I'm desperate for skin relief or wound healing, Aquaphor is my default.

It is an occlusive and contains several comedogenic ingredients, so extended use on the face is not ideal if acne is a concern. I apply it only to targeted areas.

Its consistency is similar to Vaseline, so home/nighttime use is best. Be aware that it will (at least temporarily) stain clothing and linens; I've successfully treated some stains and noticed others fade away on their own through regular laundering over time.

Ultimate skin protector for highly reactive skin
Skin Type: dry Skin
Skin Concerns: Blackheads, Sensitive Skin, Dehydrated Skin, Uneven Skin Tone, Whiteheads/Closed Comedones

Isotretinoin (accutane - acne medication) should come with a tube of this product. Although it is a simple product it is mild and somewhat moisturizing it can be applied over open wounds and chapped skin or sunburn. This forms a barrier between your skin and potential irritants around you. When I was taking Accutane I would put a thick layer of this on my skin at night to soothe it. I would not recommend this for daytime use as it is very oily and sits on your face rather than absorbing, I feel that this will not be a problem at night.

I recommend this for all skin types that are experiencing a bit of skin trauma.

Side note: I applied this to my shoulders after a bad sunburn and the skin was not as raw and painful as it was a few days prior to me using this.