What Are Parabens?

What Are Parabens?

Parabens In Beauty

Parabens are one of if not the most widely used preservative in cosmetics and personal care products. They stop fungus and other bacteria from growing in your favourite products which are especially prevalent in damp environments such as your bathroom. 

Over the last couple of years, they had gotten a bad wrap, parabens were labelled as xenoestrogens which is a fancy way of saying something that mimics estrogen in the body. Such disruptions in estrogen have been linked to reproductive issues and breast cancer. While evidence is not conclusive scientists debate that these chemicals might be harmful to your health.

What to look for:

On packaging the word paraben may be switched for methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben and isobutylparaben. Commonly found on products such as shampoos, foundations, máscaras and body lotions.

We are happy to announce that all products at Banish are paraben free. 

Here are some of the paraben-free brands stocked at Banish:

  • Natural Hair Co
  • Lil' Bitt
  • Tribe Skincarre
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