Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Paraben Free

One word, 8 letters - Parabens

There is a lot of debate regarding parabens and the danger surrounding the use of them in products.

Beauty and the Spa is going to break it down in this post and simply explain what they are and why we should avoid them. 

What are Parabens?

Parabens are chemicals used as preservatives, and that’s why they are found in so many products. They are used to fight bacteria and fungus, are widely available, and cost very little to manufacture and use. Nearly all of the parabens used as preservatives are man-made and not naturally occurring. 

What products use Parabens?

Parabens can be found in moisturisers, shampoos, shaving gels, pharmaceuticals, toothpaste, spray tans, and many more while they are also used as food additives. A large proportion of the products we buy contain some form of paraben therefore avoiding them completely can be difficult. 

Why Are Parabens dangerous? 

There has been lots of research into parabens and whether they are bad or safe. However some research has indicated that parabens are potentially dangerous and have linked parabens to cancer, therefore Beauty and the Spa have chosen to not use products containing them where possible. 

Parabens can mimic the hormone estrogen, which is known to play a role in the development of breast cancers. Researchers have found parabens in breast tumors and believe there is a relationship between parabens and tumors. And in the July 2002 issue of the Archives of Toxicology, Dr. S. Oishi of the Department of Toxicology, Tokyo Metropolitan Research Laboratory of Public Health reported that exposure of newborn male mammals to butylparaben “adversely affects the secretion of testosterone and the function of the male reproductive system.” 

It is worth reading and researching yourself on Parabens and the potential danger from using them and where possible shop for paraben free products and foods. 

Beauty and the Spa Spray Tan - paraben free

In the beauty industry there are many different tanning formulas to choose from and Beauty and the Spa are proud to say that we use LA Tan which not only gives our clients a perfect tan but are paraben FREE!

The best Tans in life are Paraben Free!

Beauty and the Spa

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