Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Concern About Parabens

Loading products with parabens allows for them to have an extended shelf life and be nearly resistant to extreme heat and cold. But just because they may be able to live a longer shelf life doesn't necessarily mean they are better for your health. In fact, some studies have shown that parabens may have a link to breast cander, as they disrupt the body's endocrine system by mimicking the hormone estrogen. Studies have also found that estrogen-like behavior is only present when parabens are applied topically as opposed to being ingested.

Parabens are most commonly found in:

  • Skin care products

  • Shampoo

  • Conditioner

  • Sunscreen

  • Soap

  • Makeup

  • Shaving creme

  • Deodorant

  • Toothpaste

The Scandle Body Candle is free of parabens and petroleums. What are some of your favorite, paraben-free products?

1 comment:

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