Parabens are a cheap preservative disturbingly common in skin care products. A preservative is a naturally occurring or synthetically produced substance that is added to products such as foods, pharmaceuticals, paints, biological samples, wood, etc. to prevent decomposition. In laymans terms, adding parabens to a product keeps it from spoiling/going bad. While this is a good thing for the product, this is not so good for the human body. Parabens have been found in breast cancer tumors, they have shown the ability to mimic estrogen, and studies indicate they may react to UVB for increased skin aging and DNA damage.
Do you see why it’s important to avoid them?
Parabens are not the only preservative, but it is very dangerous even though it is still commonly used.
One product line that I enjoy using who is Paraben free is the CURLS hair collection.
Instead of using Parabens they use the preservative Phenoxyethanol. This preservative keeps your hair products from decomposing while on the shelf. As someone who uses lots of various products, I can appreciate a company who continues to maintain the highest standards for quality ingredients and product dependability. It makes you feel like they aren’t all about the money, but actually care about their customers.
Some of my favorite CURLS products include the Curls Cream Brule & Passion Fruit Curl Control Paste, the CURLS Curl Ecstasy Hair Tea Deep Conditioner and the CURLS Coconut Sublime.