Alba Botanica Un-Petroleum

Alba Botanica UnPetroleum Review Alba Botanica Un PetroleumA couple months ago, I wrote about ellovi Butter and I’m thrilled that more and more people are discovering and loving it. Today, I have another minimal-ingredients, ultra-hydrating, all-purpose moisturizer for you – Alba Un-Petroleum Multi-Purpose Jelly.

Un-Petroleum’s consistency is a lot like traditional petroleum jelly’s, though maybe just slightly thicker. But while petroleum jelly will mostly just lock in moisture, Un-Petroleum contains hydrating ingredients that will help nourish skin. It does have a heavy, somewhat greasy feel – you need to give it time to absorb into skin. It’s the type of product that’s great to slather on before bed. You can use this essentially any way you might use petroleum jelly. I love it as a lip balm, eye cream, cuticle cream, and as an overnight hand cream. Because it’s so thick, you could apply this on extra dry areas and lips as a protective layer against harsh weather. And, because it’s oil-based, it does work as a sort of makeup removing balm. It takes off dark eye makeup, irritation-free.

For some reason, Un-Petroleum was a little hard for me to find. I never see it in stores and even online stores that stock Alba often don’t sell Un-Petroleum. I ended up just ordering from Alba through Amazon.


Do you have a favorite body balm? Also, if you’ve used Un-Petroleum, where did you find it?


  • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

    Oh wow, this is interesting! The consistency does look a lot like petroleum jelly, but the ingredient list looks so much better!

    • Catherine

      Hi Sunny! It’s definitely a useful product with the cold weather we’re having here… it’s like petroleum jelly, but better ♥

  • Kiss & Make-up

    Hmmm, I am intrigued :-) This is the first time I see something like this.

    • Catherine

      If you’re able to get it shipped internationally without a huge shipping cost, I definitely recommend it! ♥

  • Lena L

    thanks for introducing this to us!
    i usually don’t have anything against petroleum, but if this actually provides moisture and nutrients on top of sealing the moisture, i’d be happy to try it sometime soon. :)

    • Catherine

      Hi Lena! My pleasure. I’m the same way, I don’t actually feel there’s anything wrong with petroleum jelly, though I know many people do, but I do find this is like an upgraded version of it ♥

  • Christine

    I’ve never seen this before! I’ve heard about Un-petroleum jellies, but never actually come across one. Sounds great! Thanks for sharing!!! :)