Methyl Paraben, Butyl Paraben and Propyl Paraben are the most customarily used preservatives in almost all beauty products, like creams and lotions. These are used in order to curb microbial spoilage of the products and therefore enhance its shelf life.
The efficacy of the above mentioned preservatives cannot be denied but simultaneously their ill effects on cannot be negated.
Several research papers, originating from some of the most renowned institutes, have corroborated time and again that Parabens are one of the most perilous chemicals for our skin and health.
Parabens have been strongly linked with skin ageing and interference with the glandular functioning. Parabens have also shown its negative impact on allergies and breast cancer.
Skin with Paraben based product, when exposed to sunlight, results in ageing and damaging. The UV rays react with the Paraben on the skin and lyses (kills) 19% of the skin cells compared to skin devoid of Parabens. It manifests in wrinkles and fine lines on skin.
Parabens disturb the normal functioning of the hormone producing glands leading to potential harm to male reproductive system and producing Pseudo Estrogen in females.
Usage of body care products devoid of Parabens and instead products containing organic certified preservatives save us from the perils Paraben based products.