Today I wanted to discuss with the readers of Alimero the question of the presence of modern cosmetics paraben. The issue is quite controversial and not completely definitive, even according to modern scientists and cosmetologists. At the moment, parabens are not prohibited for use in cosmetics, but their content in them is limited.
What is this beast?
Parabens are the most common preservative used in cosmetics. They received such wide popularity because:
– do not irritate the skin (with the exception of individual allergic reactions)
– do not manifest themselves (do not possess taste and smell)
– cost a penny and have excellent antibacterial and antifungal properties
Well, how could manufacturers of cosmetic products bypass parabens? No
Dangerous or not?
At the moment, the harm of parabens is not officially confirmed. European Commissions only allow POSSIBLE negative impact on the human body, but no more.
This point of view exists because in the study of distant tumors from the mammary glands, parabens were found in them, moreover, their main concentration fell on the upper part, closer to the armpits. As a result, scientists have suggested that deodorants with the content of these preservatives could cause their formation.
The same concern among scientists and doctors causes the similarity of parabens with estrogen (female sex hormones). That is, these substances should be wary of pregnant women, since the excess of their concentration can adversely affect the developing baby, as well as people who are contraindicated in estrogen.
Of course, at first it all sounds scary, I want to even grab a cosmetics bag, throw all the money out of the house in the trash and live peacefully, but if you think about it, I don’t see anything terrible in them if the concentration does not exceed acceptable limits.
No preservatives in cosmetics anywhere. Personally, I do not want to put on the face cream, after which the entire face sprinkles acne just because it multiplied bacteria.
I just try to use the most natural body care products (eg, coconut oil). I do many at home myself, but I take the usual decorative cosmetics, with parabens. Still, the prospect of failing eyes with a coal does not appeal to me! ))))
What do you think about the content in cosmetics and body care products for parabens?