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Tuesday, November 3, 2020


Vaseline is an American brand of petroleum jelly-based products owned by British-Dutch company Unilever. Products include plain petroleum jelly and a selection of skin creams, soaps, lotions, cleansers, and deodorants.

  • Owner:    Unilever
  • Country:    United States
  • Introduced:    1872

Vaseline was made by the Chesebrough Manufacturing Company until the company was purchased by Unilever in 1987.

Vaseline has been reported to be highly refined, triple-purified and regarded as non-carcinogenic.

White petrolatum, the ingredient in petroleum jelly Vaseline, is refined from petroleum (i.e., crude oil).

 1875 Vaseline Petroleum Jelly;  1886 Chesebrough Manufacturing Company (London)