Look & Feel Good Series: Paraben-Free Skin Care Products Better For Health & Environment

Louisa Graves
parabens skin care
parabens skin care

Parabens are added to a variety of skin care, hair, makeup and bath products to preserve their shelf life and prevent the growth of bacteria. However, in recent years, studies have suggested that parabens affect our hormones and health and are turning up in our water supply. Millions of Americans apply body lotions and bathe with products containing parabens, so you can only imagine the massive amounts of parabens floating down our drains and into the water. We also ingest parabens that are added to lipsticks and balms with each sip of a drink or bite of food.