Difference between Vaseline and Baby Vaseline

 Skin gets irritated and dry due to harsh and extreme weather situation during the winter season. This leads to the cracked skin and chapped lips. As skin is in direct contact with the cold weather, it gets the most damage in the form of irritation, cracked skin, chapped lips, rashes and many other skin conditions.

Dermatologists and pharmacist make the products that are suitable on skin and are able to treat various skin conditions. Vaseline is one of the that helps keep the skin moisturized. There are two types of Vaseline, one for the whole family and the other types only for babies.


Vaseline is also called as petroleum jelly. It is actually a semi-solid hydrocarbon derived from the oil, that act as topical ointment due to its healing properties. Vaseline is a thick and waxy paste that is applied on the skin to treat minor cuts and burns, dry skin and rash etc. It is ideal to be used on chapped lips, cuts and burns, to heal the wounds and treat eczema. Vaseline is also being used in cosmetics.

Baby Vaseline

Baby Vaseline is a semi-solid hydrocarbon that is also made from the oil. It is characterized by its use for the baby’s skin. In addition to provide moisturization baby Vaseline is also effective against the diaper rashes and locks the moisture to treat and prevent chafed skin. It forms a barrier and keep out the moisture to protect skin.


Comparison board

Baby Vaseline
Use of product This product can be used for all age groups. This product is specifically made for babies.
Effect on skin It is less gentle on the baby skin. It is gentler on the delicate baby skin.
Odor Vaseline is mostly odorless. A sweet powdery scent is added to the product.
Cost It is slightly cheaper. It is slightly costly than the regular Vaseline.
Diaper rash It is not perfect to be applied on diaper rash. Perfect solution to treat diaper rash.


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