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Why Say No! To Parabens?

Have you ever wondered what are Parabens and why you should avoid it?
For the ease of understanding, just take any cosmetic product you have and see the label behind.

Look for methyl paraben, ethyl paraben, propyl paraben, butyl paraben or benzyl paraben. If it is in it, then you should be careful in using the product since the product can be harmful. What are parabens? Parabens are a class of chemicals (parahydroxybenzoate) used as preservatives that increase the shelf life of cosmetic products by preventing the growth of bacteria and fungi.Where are they used?  They are commonly used in moisturizers, shampoos, body lotions, deodorants, tanning lotions, deodorants, cleansing gels, shaving gels, toothpastes. They are also added in some food products like sausages and other processed foods.Why are they used?Easily and widely availableLow manufacturing costFights bacterial and fungal growth in cosmetics and food products
What are the potential harmful effects of parabens?Found to have si…