INCI: Paraffin

What is Paraffin?

Paraffin is a hydrocarbon, which is commonly known as a soft, colorless solid obtained by distillation of petroleum. It is a mixture of saturated hydrocarbons. It was first created by Carl Reichenbach in Germany in 1830 and was used in making candles. It has been commonly used, other than cosmetics, in making candles, crayons, lubrication, and many other things. For more information on use and benefits please see: Mineral oil.

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