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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Parabens in Makeup Products

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There is a controversy about a particular makeup ingredient, called Parabens.
As a makeup artist, I punched into my computer keyboard, to perform a search about Parabens. I was able to read about it in Wikipedia.

To simply define parabens, It is a class of chemicals widely used as preservatives in cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. It is an ingredient found in makeup products. The Benefit of Parabens in cosmetics is that it prolongs the shelf life of the product and it preserves it from contamination. There were news circulating that parabens is harmful due to the alleged findings, that it mimics female estrogen and it causes cancer. But then another news circulated, refuting the said findings. My conclusion to this issue is that before we believe anything, let's dig in further and as a consumer, we have to be wise in buying our makeup, so that we will get our money's worth and we will avoid endangering our health...