What are Parabens?

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Screen Shot 2017-03-07 at 3.31.16 PM Essentially parabens are ingredients used to prolong the shelf life of beauty products. Their chemical make up work as preservatives making your products last longer and stay fresh. They destroy product spoiling elements like fungus and mould before they can damage the solution. They are commonly mixed into products as the following ingredients butyl paraben, propyl, methyl and ethyl. You find one of these or all of them in one in beauty products. Parabens stop bacteria from multiplying in your products, which is why they are an important ingredient in so many products we use on our faces, bodies and hair. When it comes to anti-ageing products you must be very careful, read the ingredient list in order to avoid methyl paraben which is typically found in the age reversal products. When using products with this ingredient you have to avoid contact with the sun at all costs as this will cause an immense of amount of damage resulting in premature ageing. With regards to hair, parabens don’t have an apparent or visible result on the hair. A number of hair enthusiasts are choosing to purchase paraben free products because of the health risks that have been linked to these preservatives. To address this surge against parabens a lot of companies are developing paraben free products for the consumers who don’t want these ingredients in their hair products.

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