It’s important to pay attention to what we put into our bodies and what we apply to our skin. Do you understand the ingredients on the back of your skincare products? Probably not! One additive widely used is paraben.
Parabens are a class of chemicals that are used by cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies as a preservative for their products. They are quite controversial because of the large number of side effects reported. Parabens have been found in breast cancer tumors and can even mimic estrogen. Some studies show that this estrogen indicator can lead to early puberty in girls. Additionally, parabens can cause allergic reactions on skin, ranging from rashes to rosacea.
It is because of these studies and negative consumer reports that more and more companies are choosing to market paraben free products. Parabens are a common ingredient in sunscreens. As a company focusing on skin care and preventative aging, we focus on avoiding products with such damaging additives. We really love Elta Sunscreens, which are all paraben-free! It’s important to understand your products and choose them wisely, based on how they affect your health!
“EltaMD sunscreens are formulated with transparent zinc oxide and are noncomedogenic, sensitivity-free, fragrance-free and paraben-free.”
Whatever sunscreen product you choose to use, make sure it’s paraben free. With more and more paraben-free sunscreens available, more companies are willing to eliminate the ingredient every day. Choose the products that are good for you, and others will follow!