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Are Parabens Bad

Are Parabens Bad in Cosmetics?

When it comes to cosmetics are parabens bad? Widely used as preservatives since the 1950s, parabens are available in a range of forms including butylparaben, ethylparaben, isobutylparaben, methylparaben, or propylparaben. They are added to health, beauty and personal care products to keep them free from fungus, mold, bacteria and other dangerous microbes. They are also… Read more on Apothekari »

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Preservatives in Skin Care – 5 Things To Know

The use of preservatives in skin care can be a confusing topic. On the one hand, you’ll hear about how preservatives are associated with side effects. Yet, other companies and scientifically minded individuals (like me) express concern over the safety of cosmetics promoted as being ‘preservative free’. It’s getting confusing out there! In this post,… Read more on Apothekari »

All About Parabens

Parabens are a class of chemical widely used in cosmetics because of their preservative qualities.  There are few, if any, natural alternatives which equal its efficacy. However, in recent years studies have indicated a possible link between parabens and cancerous tumors.  Although the link is not conclusive by any means, many manufacturers and consumers wish… Read more »

Natural Preservatives: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

Some individuals still insist upon natural preservatives in their cosmetics. And whether your skin care product contains a preservative that is ‘natural’ or one that is synthetic, it’s important to know that preservatives are a must in personal care products. Preservatives are ingredients with antimicrobial activity and they are used in cosmetics to keep them… Read more »

Natural Preservatives: Should You or Shouldn't You?

Some individuals still insist upon natural preservatives in their cosmetics. And whether your skin care product contains a preservative that is ‘natural’ or one that is synthetic, it’s important to know that preservatives are a must in personal care products. Preservatives are ingredients with antimicrobial activity and they are used in cosmetics to keep them… Read more »