Vaseline has been helping skin look beautiful and feel healthy since 1870.

The History of Vaseline

The Vaseline® journey started in 1859, when a 22 year-old chemist from Brooklyn, New York named Robert A. Chesebrough went to Pennsylvania to investigate an oil well, hoping to profit from the industry’s infancy.

While Chesebrough was there, he discovered a gooey substance known as Rod Wax, a build up that stuck to drilling rigs and gummed the works until removed. He also noticed that the workers smeared their skin with this residue instead of using band-aids because it effectively stopped bleeding and aided the healing of cuts and burns. So he took some home and began experimenting. After months of testing, he managed to successfully extract usable petroleum jelly.

By 1870, Chesebrough was marketing his petroleum jelly product by the name of Vaseline®, and within ten years, Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly was sold at the rate of one jar per minute, was owned by almost every household in America, and was recognised as the standard remedy for skin complaints by medical professionals.

Today, Vaseline® products are available in over 60 countries around the world. Its rich heritage, healing qualities, and efficacy have been passed on from generation to generation for over 130 years.

from our range


Vaseline Eterna
Veseline Fenomeno
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  • Next generation Vaseline Essential Moisture lotions have improved non-greasy formulations that absorb quickly and leave skin feeling soft and looking healthy.

  • The Vaseline Cocoa Butter range melts into the skin helping it glow from within. It smells great and is infused with rich cocoa butter and natural shea butter.

  • Skin can be dehydrated at its lower layers days before we see the signs in our complexion. That’s why it’s vital to keep up a simple daily skincare routine.

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Careline contacts


Unilever de Argentina S.A.
Alf. H. Bouchard 4191
Munro, Pdo. de Vicente López
Pcia. de Buenos Aires
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