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An important message from Express Chemist

In these unprecedented times due to COVID-19 we are listening to the latest advice from the government and their health specialists. We are continuing to work in these challenging times so that we can serve the needs of our customers.

Please note that we are receiving a particularly high volume of orders, enquiries, telephone calls and emails. We are working exceptionally hard to process orders and respond to customer enquiries as quickly as possible. Unfortunately it is currently taking a little longer to process and dispatch orders than usual, so please allow 2-3 working days for shipment.

Please also note that postal services and couriers are experiencing similar challenges so please allow longer delivery times than usual. We would be grateful if you can be patient and not contact us regarding your order before these times are up so we can reduce the pressure on our customer service team.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Petroleum Jelly

image Petroleum Jelly

Petroleum jelly is a topical ointment that has been used for a variety of ailments and conditions for generations.

Once seen as a 'cure-all', petroleum jelly was believed to treat chest colds, rashes, fungal infections, nose bleeds, nappy rash, heal wounds and more. We now know that most of these claims are a little over-enthusiastic, but that has done little to stop petroleum jelly becoming a household staple.

Now commonly used to moisturise and protect the skin, petroleum jelly is one of the most effective moisturisers available (it decreases transepidermal moisture loss by 98%). It helps in a variety of conditions where drying, cracking or irritation of the skin is a problems (eczema, atopic dermatitis, nappy rash, chapped lips) or where the skin needs to be shielded from external irritants.

Petroleum jelly is also routinely used as a lubricant, helping ease conditions such as chafing, anal fissure and haemorrhoids (piles). It can also be used as a personal lubricant for sexual intercourse (although it is not suitable for use with condoms).
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Vaseline Petroleum Jelly

Vaseline is perhaps the best-known brand of petroleum jelly. It has been a staple of bathroom cabinets, first aid kits and sports bags for years.
  • Vaseline Petroleum Jelly 50g

    Vaseline Petroleum Jelly 50g

    Vaseline is the petroleum jelly of choice for many families. For generations it has been relied upon to moisturise, nourish and protect the skin.

    £1.80
    (incl VAT)
  • Vaseline Petroleum Jelly 100g

    Vaseline Petroleum Jelly 100g

    Vaseline Petroleum Jelly can be used to moisturise the skin, lubricate the skin to eliminate chafing and lock in moisture to help treat dry skin conditions.

    £2.40
    (incl VAT)
  • Vaseline Petroleum Jelly 250g

    Vaseline Petroleum Jelly 250g

    If you use Vasleine regularly, this great-value 250g tub is ideal for you.

    £3.35
    (incl VAT)

Petroleum Jelly Information

What is petroleum jelly?

Petroleum jelly, also referred to as soft paraffin, white petroleum or petrolatum, is a by-product of petroleum. It semi-solid mixture of hydrocarbons that, when properly distilled, has no smell or taste. It is insoluble in water and doesn't oxidise, which makes it ideal an skin barrier as it keeps the skin free from the air and external irritants, while preventing moisture from escaping.