Marie Guerlain – A – Z of Toxicity in our home – Parabens

  • An artificial preservative used in personal care products,
  • Parabens are the reason sunscreens, deodorants, shampoos and conditioners do not ‘spoil’.
  • Research has shown that it takes 26 seconds for our skin to absorb parabens into our bloodstream.
  • Pregnant women and young children are most vulnerable to this family of synthetics.
  • Problems associated with it:
    • Breast cancer, endocrine disrupter, allergies
  • Read the label for:
    • Ethylparaben, butylparaben, methylparaben, propylparaben, other ingredients ending in –paraben

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