If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably spend the last year or two slowly noticing that many of the cosmetic products you see in stores are starting to label themselves paraben-free. At first you maybe glanced at it and moved on with your shopping, but after a while you started to wonder, “What the heck are parabens and why are some of my favorite brands forgoing them!?” Lucky for you (and me) one my best friends is a scientist! Well, as far as I’m concerned she is. Claire has a degree in chemistry and has worked in the field for a few years now, plus she is going to be starting a masters program in cosmetics chemistry this summer! Perfect!
Claire agreed to join me for a video to discuss the basics of parabens (specifically parabens in cosmetics), their dangers, and chat about our personal feelings on using products containing them. You can watch the video below!
Some beauty brands I love that are entirely paraben-free are:
Keep in mind there are many other brands which carry paraben-free products, but their entire line isn’t safe. For instance, I have the Nars Pure Radiance Tinted Moisturizer which is paraben-free, but not all Nars products are safe if you’re avoiding parabens.
There are also more brands which are exclusively paraben-free, so spend some time with your friend the internet doing your research!
Now that you’re a little more educated on parabens and their potential dangers how do you feel about parabens in cosmetics? What is your action plan?
*Disclaimer: These are our opinions and information gather by research on the subject. It is always important you do your own research before making personal choices for your health and body.