WATCH: Mineral Oil's Effects on the Skin , 0 Comments

A few weeks ago, during our Makeup Bag Detox series we mentioned the effects that mineral oil can have on your skin. We wanted to show you exactly what we were talking about, so we took to the kitchen for our first ever, caught-on-tape beauty experiment.

Since skin is so porous, we chose crackers for their great absorption properties. We dipped one in mineral oil and the other in water. You'll see that over time the cracker in water is able to absorb the liquid, while the cracker in mineral oil stays preserved in its original state. Mineral oil creates an impermeable layer on your skin, not allowing sweat and other toxins to leave your body or important vitamins and minerals to enter. 

See what all the fuss is about here: