Beware Of Parabens! Fact or Fiction?

Posted on August 19, 2015 by Melanie Brown

What sort of skin and hair care products do you use?

Do you care about the types of ingredients used in these products?

Are you confused by the various messages ‘out there’ about harmful chemicals within these products?

Or don’t you care what you use, as long as it does the job?

Because of the world I am involved in, I have become more conscious about the speculation about harmful ingredients and in particular parabens.

Probably about a couple of years ago, I wouldn’t even have noticed or been aware of this particular ingredient. However, there is a continuing question – are parabens harmful to those who use them over a specific period of time?

So what are parabens?

Well, these are chemicals that are put into lotions and creams as preservatives.  You might think that this is fantastic because your product lasts longer and you are saving extra pennies.

Parabens appear under different guises such as methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben and isobutylparaben. 

There has been dispute as to whether this chemical can penetrate the skin and interfere with the oestrogen hormone in females, thereby leading to breast cancer. In men it has been noted that there is a higher incidence of breast and testicular cancer along with a decline in men’s sperm count.

On the other hand there is contrary argument which suggests that this is all a myth.

With all these contradictory messages, what do we do?

I think that if you have a genuine concern about the types of products you use, you can look at natural alternatives.

I have previously blogged about the Aluminé range which has been created by the world renowned beauty expert, Peter Lamas.

Over the decades, Lamas has worked with some of the most beautiful women in the world such as Elizabeth Taylor, Cindy Crawford and Jacqueline Kennedy as her husband was being inaugurated as the President of the United States of America.

Lamas has seen how crucial it is to look after the skin and hair. As a result he has created the superb chemical and paraben free hair and skin care range which is suitable for use by vegans and vegetarians.

I have had a lot of positive feedback about this product and can highly recommend it.

If you are looking for a natural, chemical free product which hydrates, nourishes and protects your skin and hair, then Aluminé is the one for you.

Contact me by PM and I will happily give you more details about these wonderful products.

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