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Is it dangerous to use parabens and sulfates in skin care products?

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ului, research has shown that suitates are not calPARABENS

cinogenic or dangerous. The primary factual criticism is While it has not been proven that parabens can cause cancer, that they have the potential to over-dry the skin. backlash came against them after a 2004 study by Dr. Philippa Clients and consumer alike are used to seeing Darbre was published in the Journal of Applied Toxicology. That bubbles do the cleaning. Without seeing a foamy lather, study demonstrated that parabens were

many believe that cleansers are not found in cancerous breast tissue but did doing their jobs. To produce bubbles, not provide evidence that the parabens

Simultaneously, skin care

sulfates draw oils and water together. were related to the cause of the cancer. professionals must stay When used often and in large quantiThe study also failed to investigate the ties or when left on the skin for too abreast of the outcomes of presence of parabens in healthy breast tis long without being rinsed off, sulfates sue, which would have been a crucial step new studies into these and can strip the skin’s natural oils. This to take before drawing scientific conclu leaves the skin dry and potentially ir other skin care ingredients sions.

ritated, especially for those with sensiSince the Darbre study, many skin care to ensure a continuation tive skin. In reality, cleansers do just as companies have removed parabens from well whether there is a tangible lather their products in response to the consumer to provide clients with the or not, leaving one to suggest that suldemand that alternatives be used. This safest and most effective fates provide primarily a psychologireversion from parabens has come with a cal effect solutions for their skin care sacrifice. Product formulators have since

The bottom line – sulfates are turned to paraben alternatives, many of needs.

safe to use but should be avoided by which are inferior to parabens in their abil those prone to dry or irritated skin. On ity to protect products from bacteria and the other hand, parabens have yet to fungi. Furthermore, the alternatives must often be add- be proven harmful yet have been removed from most skin care ed in large quantities before paraben-level preservation products. The research into parabens’ effects must not stop. Siis seen. A question then arises – are paraben alterna- multaneously, skin care professionals must stay abreast of the outtives any safer than parabens? Sufficient research is comes of new studies into these and other skin care ingredients to yet to be done.

ensure a continuation to provide clients with the safest and most effective solutions for their skin care needs.