Lot is being said about Parabens and their uses in daily skin care products.
What are Parabens ??
Parabens, man-made preservative chemicals, are used by manufacturers in a variety of domestic products, such as cosmetics, lotions and moisturizers, shampoo, soaps, shaving, and sunscreens.
Why Parabens ??
Parabens are cost-effective and provide protection against micro-organisms for an extended period of time. While there are multiple types of parabens, methyl, propyl and butylparaben are the most frequently used in beauty products. In recent years, concern has increased as to their role in producing potentially serious health side effects.
Coming few weeks I am going to post effects of Parabens.
Endocrine System Effects
According to Costmeticsinfo.org, data indicate that methyl, propyl, and butyl forms of parabens interfere with the functioning of the endocrine system. Specifically, parabens are endocrine disruptors stored in the body tissue that interfere with glandular activity and hormone production. Moreover, these preservative chemicals are associated with the following in infants and children: developmental disorders, dysfunction of the immune system, learning problems as well as reproductive disorders. Parabens are safe when used in cosmetics at levels up to 25 percent. It is advised that one read the ingredients in cosmetics before buying any products containing these preservatives.
Conclusion : Dear ladies..your daily skin care product might be responsible for your mood swings or it might be disrupting your monthly cycle.
Please join me in spreading awareness on use of Parabens to our generation and the upcoming generation .
Note: The cosmetics that I make at Dermogamy are completely Paraben free.