Have you ever wondered what the ingredients were inside the cleanser you bought from your local drugstore? Ever noticed any particular words that ended with the word paraben? Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, are all very harmful for your skin for numerous reasons. They affect people in different ways. Many products that contain parabens can often irritate your skin. If you have sensitive skin you may find that moisturizers, shampoos, and bath products, which contain parabens, may be causing the skin problems.
So, what are parabens, you ask? Parabens are a group of chemicals that are used in many products that people use everyday. Parabens act as a preservative to prevent bacterial growth in many different products. The reason they are often used in many beauty products because they're an inexpensive ingredient and are effective in preventing the growth of fungi and bacteria. This has lead many people to search for all-natural or organic products that are free of parabens.
Parabens are found in an array of products and are commonly used in the health and beauty industry. You’ll find them listed on thousands of personal care products such as shampoos, mascara, foundations and body lotions. They are also found in other items used for personal hygiene such as deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo and shaving gels. Search for products that say “paraben free,” and always read the ingredients’ list. Pay extra attention to products that come into contact with your skin such as toothpaste, moisturizers and shampoos.
Companies that have parabens in their products!
The Body Shop
Clean and Clear
Bath & Body works
Companies that don't have parabens in their products!
Beauty Without Cruelty
Kiss My Face
My heart sank when I found out my favorite skincare company, LUSH, had parabens in their products.