Parabens. We hear this word all the time when it comes to skin care products, shampoos and conditioners, and even makeup products, but what exactly are parabens? Are parabens bad for your skin or your health? Why is it better to invest in paraben-free products? We would venture to guess that these are some of the questions that have crossed your mind. At Sweet Face Minerals, our mineral makeup is all natural and paraben-free. We are going to give you the lowdown on parabens and why we choose to leave them out of our makeup and skin care products.
What Are Parabens?
Parabens are a group of chemicals that are used as a preservative in beauty products. They are used to prevent bacterial growth in a number of products. They are often used in beauty products because they are inexpensive and effectively prevent the growth of fungi and bacteria, however, there is some concern surrounding parabens and what kind of effects they can have on your health.
Why Are They Bad?
Parabens affect people differently, but the most common problem associated with parabens is skin irritation. Many beauty products contain parabens so people with sensitive skin can develop an allergic reaction to these chemicals. Many skin problems associated with parabens include dermatitis, rosacea, and other reactions.
It is also believed that parabens may have a negative effect on the body’s natural hormone balance because they tend to mimic estrogen. According to paraben.co.uk, parabens and this disruption of the endocrine system has even been linked to the development of breast cancer.
Why We Don’t Use Them
Need we say more about why we have chosen to leave these chemicals out of our beauty products? We believe in creating quality beauty products that are also healthy for your body. Our mineral makeup and skin care products are all natural and made from scratch so you can be sure that you are not unknowingly exposing yourself to any harmful or dangerous chemicals.