Parabens in cosmetics – good or bad?

Parabens are a group of commonly used ingredients that acts as a preservative in cosmetics and personal care products.  They are highly effective in preventing the growth of fungi, bacteria and yeast that could cause products to spoil, thus enhancing the shelf life and safety of products. Parabens have been safely used for almost 100 years as preservatives in the food, drug and personal care and cosmetic industries. But people still keep talking that parabens are bad and can cause cancer. Are parabens safe?

I found very good easy to read scientific opinion about parabens prepared by the European Commission’s non-food Scientific Committees.

Amen to that! 🙂


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