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Are parabens bad for you?

Updated: Apr 14, 2020


Whether it is a cleanser, lotion, toner, blush, foundation, or mascara, without preservatives like parabens these everyday items would become overloaded with bacteria, mold, and fungus, making them harmful to skin, eyes, and mucous membranes. Good to know: parabens aren’t the enemy.

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Don’t believe the hype - parabens have received a pretty bad reputation in recent years due to concerns over their safety, but they are not the “devil” ingredients that most make them out to be. 🔺 💕


What are parabens? Parabens are the most commonly used preservatives in cosmetics. Common parabens found in skincare include methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben and butylparaben. More than one paraben is typically used in a product and these combinations provide preservation against a broad range of microorganisms. Using mixtures allows for the use of lower levels while increasing product preservation. 🔺 💕Are parabens dangerous and do they cause cancer? Short answer: NO.

Despite the media frenzy surrounding parabens, the published research and global cosmetic regulatory organizations are making that answer clear: parabens, especially in the small amounts used in personal-care products, do not pose a significant health risk

If you’d like to read more of what the FDA has found, go to this link: http://www.fda.gov/cosmetics/productsingredients/ingredients/ucm128042.htm


After 3 investigations, the FDA has found that there is absolutely no evidence that parabens cause any problems at all, including cancer. An independent review carried out by the European Commission reiterated these findings. Do not listen to the rantings and ravings of every “expert” on the internet. When choosing products, trust the advice of an educated skincare specialist well versed in breaking down an ingredient deck- we will make sure that your regimen consists of the safest and most effective ingredients available 💕

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