Imagine this: an effective sleeping mask that’s readily available in all pharmacies, costs less than RM10, and is free of irritants like fragrance and alcohol.
In fact, you probably have some tucked away at home already. Can you guess what it is?
That’s right – it’s Vaseline.
1. First off, what is Vaseline?
Vaseline is basically extremely purified, refined, and filtered petroleum jelly, a by-product of the petroleum manufacturing process. Chemically speaking, it’s a blend of hydrocarbons, which are organic compounds made up of hydrogen and carbon atoms.
When applied to skin, petroleum jelly forms a film that prevents moisture from escaping and from harsh air and germs. And that, my friends, is the secret to its cosmetic power.