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What is the differance between aquaphor and standard vaseline?
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Theresa Yang
General Practice
8 doctors agree
In brief: Humectant, occlusive
Vaseline is 100% petroleum jelly, which works as an a barrier on the surface of the skin to prevent loss of moisture.
Aquaphor on the other hand contains lanolin which acts as a humectant to draw in moisture from the air and deeper layers of the skin and seals it in.

In brief: Humectant, occlusive
Vaseline is 100% petroleum jelly, which works as an a barrier on the surface of the skin to prevent loss of moisture.
Aquaphor on the other hand contains lanolin which acts as a humectant to draw in moisture from the air and deeper layers of the skin and seals it in.
Theresa Yang
Theresa Yang
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Aquaphor
1. Vaseline is 100% petrolatum while aquaphor is not entirely petrolatum (about 41%).
2. Aquaphor is more miscible with aqueous solutions than vaseline.3. Aquaphor contains ingredients like lanolin and glycerin while vaseline does not.4. Vaseline (petrolatum) may be used as a lubricating ingredient in lotions whereas aquaphor is not used in lotions.5. Aquaphor is used as a base for pharmaceutica.

In brief: Aquaphor
1. Vaseline is 100% petrolatum while aquaphor is not entirely petrolatum (about 41%).
2. Aquaphor is more miscible with aqueous solutions than vaseline.3. Aquaphor contains ingredients like lanolin and glycerin while vaseline does not.4. Vaseline (petrolatum) may be used as a lubricating ingredient in lotions whereas aquaphor is not used in lotions.5. Aquaphor is used as a base for pharmaceutica.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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