Parabens – important ingredients in cosmetics

Pot of white creme with a flower on the right sideParabens are synthetic chemicals and important ingredients of cosmetics.. They are used as preservatives in a variety of products, including cosmetics and personal care products. As a result  they give products a longer shelf-life, prevent harmful bacteria and mold from growing in the products, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The parabens that are manufactured for consumables and personal care products are identical to those found in nature. The most common types of parabens are methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, isopropylparaben and isobutylparaben.

Rachel Ross, Live Science Contributor published an interesting article on parabens on topics like exposure of paraben and answers the question if parabens are dangerous or not. dangerous?

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