Difference Between Aquaphor and Vaseline

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Main Difference

People use several types of gels and medicines which are helpful for them in making the issues they face go away, but two such ones are very similar to each other and have to be observed carefully to tell the differences. The main difference between Aquaphor and Vaseline is that the first one is a petroleum based jelly like ointment which is famously used for skin care. It is available in two forms, the first one is known as an original cream and the second one is known as a healing ointment. The second one is also another type of petroleum jelly which is moist and is used as an ointment.

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Comparison Chart

Basis of DistinctionAquaphorVaseline
DefinitionA petroleum based jelly like ointment which is famously used for skin care and injuries.Petroleum based jelly-like cream which is used for skin care.
IngredientsInclude petrolatum, mineral oil, wax, panthenol, bisabolol, glycerin, and others.100% petroleum jelly.
SolutionsPrevent rash in babies protect from minor cuts, scrapes, and burns, safeguard the skin from the effects of weather and wind.Healing the burns on the face, sealing the moles which have opened up and protecting the injuries from bacteria and infections.
TypesAquaphor Original Ointment, Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Ointment, Aquaphor lip repair and Aquaphor Baby.None.
FameThe United StatesThe World over.

Aquaphor

This is a petroleum based jelly like ointment which is famously used for skin care. It is available in two forms, the first one is known as an original ointment and the second one is known as a healing ointment. They are very similar to Vaseline but have some differences because of the constituents they have. There are four main types available in the market. The first one is known as Aquaphor original ointment which is used as a compound agent that can be used for makeup and other beauty activities. The other one is the Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Ointment and is the most famous one in which people are able to apply them on the face to get the best results. The next two have been recently introduced because of the demand and include the Aquaphor lip repair and Aquaphor Baby. It is one of the oldest ointments which have been available on the market for over 90 years, especially in the United States. It has grown in popularity all over the world because of its benefits. The primary function of it is to keep the wound moist which helps in quick healing, it does not have any fragrance or preservatives added, so all of the stuff is natural. The main ingredients include petrolatum which is an active substance and helps to keep the skin safe, it makes up 61% of the total mixture. Then mineral oil is added which is colorless and is obtained from crude oil and helps to make the skin soft. Then a wax which is derived from natural wax is added, it is known as Ceresin. The other ones include panthenol, bisabolol, glycerin and others.

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Vaseline

This is also another type of petroleum jelly which is moist and is used as an ointment. The word was derived from the Germen and Greek language in which elaion was the termed used fo olive oil and wasser were the one used for water, and the mixture of it became Vaseline in the late 19th century. It is so standard that everyone must have used it in their lives one way or the other. It is unique from other forms because of the oil-based texture which exists because of petroleum jelly and helps to solve the facial issues such as healing the burns on the face, sealing the moles which have opened up because of carelessness, helps in protecting the injuries from bacteria and infections. It has many other uses as well instead of the just the cosmetics one, it is used in treating lips which become dry and can be used as a lip balm. It is not as old as the other types and was introduced as late as 1870 but has become the most famous band of skin ointment all over the world. People from the parts which are cold, use it to keep their skin warm and soft since it can get hard and result in problems. People in parts of the world which are hot and use it to maintain their injuries away, the best thing about it is that it is not at all costly so anyone can afford it. Only a small amount of it is enough to be applied to the skin, and that has to be done 4-5 times a day.

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Key Differences

  • Aquaphor is a petroleum based jelly like ointment which is famously used for skin care. While Vaseline is the type of petroleum jelly which is moist and is used as an ointment.
  • The main types of Aquaphor include Aquaphor Original Ointment, Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Ointment, Aquaphor lip repair and Aquaphor Baby. While there are no main types of Vaseline.
  • Vaseline helps to solve the facial issues such as healing the burns on the face, sealing the moles which have opened up and protecting the injuries from bacteria and infections. While Aquaphor prevents rash in babies, protect from minor cuts, scrapes, and burns, protect the skin from the effects of weather and wind.
  • Vaseline is famous all over the world while Aquaphor is just famous in the United States.
  • Vaseline does not have any role to play in improving injuries while Aquaphor plays the primary role in resolving injuries.
  • Vaseline is usually applied during the winter season while Aquaphor can be used whenever there is the requirement.
  • Vaseline is 100% petrolatum while Aquaphor is not entirely petrolatum and is about 61%.
  • Main ingredients of Vaseline include petroleum jelly while principal components of Aquaphor include petrolatum, mineral oil, wax, panthenol, bisabolol, glycerin, and others.