What are Parabens and are they Safe for Cosmetics
Posted on July 05 2022
Parabens are found in many beauty products, from hair care to skincare products. But are they safe?
Parabens were created in the 1950s. It is safe to say a lot has changed for the better since then. Parabens are a group of synthetic compounds commonly used as preservatives in a wide range of health, beauty and personal care products. If the product you are using contains methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben and isobutylparaben, it has parabens.
What are Parabens?
Parabens are a family of related chemicals that are commonly used as preservatives in cosmetic products. Preservatives may be used in cosmetics to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and mold, in order to protect both the products and consumers.
What do Parabens do to your body?
The concern with these chemicals is that scientific studies suggest that parabens can disrupt hormones in the body and harm fertility and reproductive organs, affect birth outcomes, and increase the risk of cancer. They can also cause skin irritation.
What kinds of products contain parabens?
Parabens are used in a wide variety of cosmetics, as well as in foods and drugs. Cosmetics that may contain parabens include makeup, moisturizers, hair care products, and shaving products, among others. Many major brands of deodorants do not currently contain parabens, although some may.
Does Restoor Skin Essentials use Parabens?
None of the Restoor Skin Essentials skincare products contain Parabens. A healthy choice we made with our consumers in mind!