Your skin absorbs at least 60% of the chemicals in your body through the skin!! That’s why it matters what you put on your skin!
Does your make up company provide ingredients?
Look at the containers in your cabinets, and see what they tell you! Then go to the manufactures website and take a look at the list of ingredients!
Parabens are used as a preservative in many cosmetics. According to safecosmetics.org “Parabens are a group of compounds widely used as anti-microbial preservatives in food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products, including underarm deodorants. Parabens are absorbed through intact skin and through the gastrointestinal tract and blood. U.K. researchers found measurable concentrations of six different parabens in 20 human breast tumors. The study highlights the need for more research on the potential link between products containing parabens and increased breast cancer risk.”
So are Paraben’s really bad? Well you decide for yourself. 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. In 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.” If a causal link between a chemical and cancer is not enough to avoid a product that can easily be avoided, I don’t know what is. There are a lot of other reports available all over the internet, but most of them are all related to reproductive health in some way or another.
The jury is still out on how and why parabens might affect development and growth of both babies and adults. But I decided a while ago to get rid of any products that have it and replace them with products that don’t. There is no harm being more careful with this kind of stuff. There ARE safe alternative’s available.
So back to the initial question – what are parabens? They are chemicals we need to work hard to avoid! Be sure to shop for “Paraben free products and foods whenever possible, and always read the labels on the things you buy.” There are many companies out there that “CONTAIN PARABENS!”
All Younique products are Paraben Free! https://www.youniqueproducts.com/LashestheWrightWay
What about Talc? Talc is commonly used in loose powders, blushes and eye shadows, in fact some use up to 50% talc because it is a cheap filler. The bad part is not that you are spending good money on cheap filler AND talc has been linked to respiratory damage with long-term use.
All Younique products are Talc Free! There are many companies out there that also “CONTAIN TALC!”