The Dangers of Parabens in other Skincare and Beauty Products

Miami Gorgeous skincare and beauty always PARABEN FREE. We make sure to stay away from dangerous preservative many other companies use. Please be aware of what is in your beauty products and throw out anything containing parabens.

You’ve probably heard the term thrown around before but you haven’t given it much thought. Surely if parabens were that dangerous they would have been banned from all skincare and beauty products? Not necessarily- and they haven’t been which is the scary part.

What are they exactly? Well, in a nutshell, parabens are synthetic preservatives used in cosmetics, personal care products, foods and pharmaceuticals to give them a longer shelf life. Many of them contain harmful substances such as ethylparaben, butylparaben, methylparaben and propylparaben.

In the case of cosmetics and skincare products, as parabens enter your skin, they interfere with your body’s natural functions and can even disturb your endocrine system.

If your body is sensitive to parabens in the way of your hormonal system, it can mimic the hormone, estrogen. Prolonged exposure could then cause tumors in the breast or breast cancer.

Because they are hormone mimickers, parabens can bring on the early onset of puberty. This disruption can also lead to enlargement of the testicles in men and development of breast in younger boys.

In men, repeated exposure to parabens can have an adverse effect on the reproductive system in terms of a significant decrease in sperm concentration.

Since the majority of cosmetics and skincare products (a recent survey shows that the numbers is around 85%), The European Commission on Endocrine Disruption has cautioned the use of products containing this substance and has listed them as a category 1 substance as they are an endocrine disruptor.

Creams and make-up with parabens listed as an ingredient can cause skin irritation, stinging and rashes. Parabens in skincare and beauty products can cause cancer. Many companies put this harmful preservative in products to lower cost and increase shelf life.

At the end of the day, if you would like to preserve your health, it is in your best interests to avoid the use of parabens at all costs and to stick to paraben free beauty products like Miami Gorgeous!