Hola Guys, I hope you all are doing great. So today, I will talk about Parabens. You guys have must be noticed a word which is often marketed by the brands, and that’s “Parabens free.” We got told that parabens are not suitable for our skin, paraben free makeup and skincare products are everywhere in the market nowadays. So let’s know more about parabens.
First of all, what are Parabens exactly?
Parabens are a type of chemical which protects products from decomposition by microbial growth or unwanted chemical changes. So basically, Parabens are a sort of preservatives which protects the products from bacteria.
Now you must be wondering that If this is the case, then why Parabens are harmful?
Parabens are not water soluble, so they get absorbed in the skin, which means they can get inside our body and that’s creepy. They can penetrate our skin and remain within the skin tissues. As per the research, a study found the traces of paraben in breast tissues of 19 women out of 20, but any research work hasn’t proved that parabens can cause breast cancer.
Meanwhile, Paraben’s chemical structure is somewhat similar to estrogen (female sex hormone). So it can interrupt the hormonal functions by imitating estrogen. The rush of estrogen can trigger the growth of tumors and breast cell division. That’s why it gets linked to breast cancer. Apart from this, Paraben may lead to hormonal dysfunction and early menopause in women.
So, should we boycott the paraben-containing products?
Whereas paraben is not an ideal element to use but if you want to use a specific product which contains parabens, then don’t worry. All you need to do is check the percentage of this chemical that has been used in a product. The most common parabens are Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, and Ethylparaben, which gets used as ingredients in various makeup and skin care product.
So do check out the list of ingredients before purchasing a product. Usually, companies use a minimal ratio of preservatives which do not cause any significant health risk. But still, if you want to be on the safer side then go for paraben-free brands for makeup and skincare.
There are ample of brands available in the market which offers the chemical free beauty and skincare products. Kama Ayurveda, Plum, Bodyshop, Forest Essential, and Bella Vita Organic are some of the brands which provide amazing skincare products. These brands offer products which are organic and do not contain any harsh chemicals.
For makeup, you can checkout Nykaa’s product as they label their products as paraben free. 🙂
I hope you guys liked today’s post. See you guys next time..!! XOXO