Is Parabens 'safe' to use?
Parabens are substances normally contained in ‘preservatives’ that have been used to extend the shelf-life of beauty products since the 1920s. But over the past decade, there has been a concern about the continued use of products containing ‘parabens’. Because almost all beauty products contain preservatives that contain ‘parabens’. Symptoms of paraben allergy include irritation, redness, itching, and even hives.
There is also research that ‘parabens’ may be involved in the malfunction of the hormone estrogen.
Parabens are easily absorbed through the skin.
Continue using products contain parabens, causing the accumulation and may cause abnormal growth of breast cancer cells in women.
On the other hand, those studies were the experimental use of parabens in animals which received very high amount of parabens. That is too much under actual conditions or even repeated use.
In conclusion, there was no direct link between cosmetic products containing paraben and breast cancer.
Consumers can check properties and indications on the box or sticker. If the product does not contain parabens, it will indicate ‘Paraben-free’ or ‘0% Paraben’ on the label or package.