Of late, a lot of skincare and makeup products have started marketing themselves as being paraben free. But what’s with the hullabaloo around this ingredient? Let’s try and take a look…
Parabens are basically man-made, cost effective, preservative chemicals used by manufacturers in a variety of cosmetics like lotions/moisturisers, shampoos, shaving, and tanning products. These preservative chemicals prevent the breeding of micro-organisms and extend the shelf life of products. But this chemical is also extremely harmful, not just for your skin, but also for your overall health and wellness.
Here are 5 reasons why using paraben free makeup and skincare products will completely change your skincare game...
- Youthful skin
- Avoid the risk of breast cancer
- Could interfere with the functioning of the endocrine system
- Causes prenatal problems in children
Most anti-ageing creams sold in the market are actually loaded with methylparaben. This is a type of paraben that actually leads to premature ageing and causes your skin to look older. It reduces collagen production and makes your skin sag and appear extremely lacklustre. Therefore, switching to paraben free products will make your skin appear firmer and more youthful.
Parabens in skincare have been scientifically proven to cause dermatitis or more commonly known as eczema. This causes your skin to appear red, inflamed and irritated. This is precisely why you need skincare products that are not harsh to your skin. The Simple Kind To Skin Protecting Light Moisturiser is free from any sort of harsh chemicals and does not irritate even the most sensitive skin thus making it perfect for easily inflammable skin.
Avoid the risk of breast cancer
Parabens have been known to have weak estrogen-like properties that cause breast cells in females to grow and divide, putting them at the risk of breast cancer. It is extremely important therefore to avoid skincare products that contain any form of parabens. The Simple Kind To Skin Moisturising Facial Wash has a super nourishing, paraben free formula that thoroughly cleanses the skin without stripping it off its natural oils.
Could interfere with the functioning of the endocrine system
Parabens interfere with healthy function of the endocrine system that is responsible for a wide variety of bodily functions, such as your mood, sleep and healthy growth and development. Hence it is important to keep this system healthy at all times.
Causes prenatal problems in children
It is strongly recommended to stop using products that contain paraben if you’re pregnant. Research shows that parabens are even more dangerous when used during pregnancy. Prenatal exposure to parabens can cause a variety of learning and developmental problems as well as lead to a weaker immune system in the child.
Written by Urvi Dalal on May 24, 2019
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!