'Parabens are a type of preservative, first introduced in the 1950s. They're used to prolong shelf life in many health and beauty products by preventing the growth of mould and bacteria within them. Unfortunately, it's not just a case of looking for 'CONTAINS PARABENS' on the bottle only.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When it comes to studying the label of your fave products, the names to look out for are butylparaben, methylparaben and propylparaben aka the most commonly found parabens.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
'Parabens allow products to survive for months, even years, in our bathroom cabinet; however when you use these products, they can also enter your body through your skin'⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Parabens are believed to disrupt hormone function by mimicking oestrogen. Too much oestrogen can trigger an increase in breast cell division and growth of tumours, which is why paraben use has been linked to breast cancer and reproductive issues.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Why are parabens bad for the environment?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Parabens aren't just bad for humans, they impact the environment too. 'A scientific study reported that parabens have been found for the first time in the bodies of marine mammals', 'Researchers believe that it is likely these parabens come from products we use that are washed into the sewage system and released into the environment.'⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
All ECO KINDLY products are PARABENS FREE.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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