Unlike petroleum jelly, Aquaphor’s unique formula enables the flow of water and oxygen while creating a semi-occlusive barrier on the skin. It safely soothes, protects and helps to heal dry and irritated skin. The skin protectant formula with glycerin, bisabolol (chamomile essence and provitamin B5 to moisturize, soothe, and enhance healing). Dermatologist and pediatrician trusted, Aquaphor healing ointment provides the effective care your very dry, chapped, or irritated skin needs. It is fragrance, dye and preservative free so it is gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin. Aquaphor is from the makers of Eucerin, a trusted name.