Parabens are widely used in cosmetics to prevent bacteria, mold and yeast growth. Sounds like a good idea right? Not so much. Parabens are agents that mimic estrogen in the body, also known as xenoestrogens. These estrogen mimicking agents are associated with an elevated risk of breast cancer. Parabens are absorbed through the skin and have been detected in breast tumors.
If there is risk associated with Parabens, why do companies continue to use them? These chemicals are inexpensive and therefore very popular in the cosmetic industry. The most common types listed on ingredient labels are butylparaben, methylparaben, and propylparaben. They can be found in deodorants, face soap, body wash, camo makeup and shampoos to name a few.
Even though parabens are considered safe by the FDA, we believe there is enough concern around these chemicals to avoid them, especially on a repetitive basis.
We formulated Nature’s Paint to be 100% natural and and 100% safe and therefore free of harmful chemicals and parabens. We are passionate about providing you with a safe alternative to other products on the market.
If you are interested in learning more about the safety of your daily cosmetics visit EWG’s Skin Deep.