Vaseline is a well-known brand of petroleum jelly, which has become a generalized trademark. Vaseline is personal care brand of skin care creams, lotions and cleansers. The name vaseline comes from the german word for water and the greek word for oil-though i never thought german and greek mixed.
Vaseline is an internationally registered trademark name wholly owned by unilever plc. While the vaseline brand covers a wide range of skin care products, it is most closely associated with petroleum jelly where it continues to be the global leader. Thus, the close association between the brand and the product has lead to consumers mistakenly calling all types of petroleum jelly "vaseline". Only petroleum jelly packaged and sold by unilever under the vaseline brand name is able to call itself vaseline.
Vaseline, one of the best skin care products, is a chemical compound which is a semi-solid mixture of hydrocarbons, having a melting-point usually ranging from a little below to a few degrees. It is colorless, or of a pale yellow color, translucent, and devoid of taste and smell that does not oxidize on exposure to the air, and is not readily acted on by chemical reagents. It is insoluble in water. This vaseline ingredient is soluble in chloroform, benzene, carbon disulphide and oil of turpentine and also dissolves in warm ether and in hot alcohol, but separates from the latter in flakes on cooling.
Vaseline primarily promoted as an ointment for scrapes, burns, and cuts, but physicians have shown that vaseline has no medicinal effect or any effect on the blistering process, nor is it absorbed by the skin. Vaseline is effective in preventing the skin's moisture from evaporating. Hence vaseline first aid petroleum jelly brand has been discontinued and now vaseline is used as one of the skin care products and hair tonic.
Vaseline skin care smoothes the appearance of marks and discoloration on the skin, prevents hydration for a natural shine, leaves skin soft and supple. The finest grade of vaseline is also adapted for use as pomade for the hair. Vaseline hair tonic provides hair with natural oil supplements to help fight dry scalp and dry hair. Vaseline hair tonic and scalp conditioner, made of mineral oil and fragrance, provides extreme greasy shine to hair that stays slick and wet looking till your next shampoo. Use pomade or other product for hold and add vaseline hair tonic for a super shine.
This vaseline product is also used for treating chapped hands or lips, toenail fungus, and nosebleeds. This vaseline petroleum jelly may also be used as a lubricant when shaving with a razor. This petroleum product can also be used as valve grease for some brass instruments and to lubricate the cork joints of larger woodwind instruments.