Why Should Your Anti Aging Moisturizer Be Paraben Free?

Many people now search for paraben free anti aging products and skin care products and cosmetics. Why would the best anti aging moisturizer be paraben free and what are parabens?Parabens are a class of chemicals that are found in many personal and beauty products that we use from day to day including cosmetics, anti aging and skin care products such as anti aging moisturizers and anti aging creams.Parabens are used in many of these products as a preservative. They are a very cheap preservative, they work exceptionally well and they are much cheaper than other alternative preservatives. However there is some concern over whether or not antiageing products and cosmetics and other personal products containing parabens offer some risk to the health of the user.There are studies which have linked parabens in personal products to breast cancer for example. One study found that 18 out of 20 breast cancer tissue samples tested contained parabens in them. Whilst the fact that these cancer tissue samples contain parabens is not proof that parabens caused the cancer it is certainly something that makes you wonder. However to date there are no conclusive studies proving that parabens causes cancer or other human diseases.It is well known that parabens in personal products such as skin care products, when applied to the skin, will immediately penetrate the skin and can be found in the blood within a matter of hours. So clearly parabens penetrate our bodies and enter our bloodstream and this is also of concern.It is also known that parabens can mimic the actions of the female hormone estrogen. Again this is not conclusive proof that parabens are harmful to our health but is also something that raises issues that need to be investigated.There is something called the precautionary principle. This says basically that where there is some risk to health the presumption should be that the ingredient not be used until it is proven to be safe. As it stands now these ingredients are used until proven to be unsafe. The precautionary principle suggests that the reverse should be the case.For these reasons many people choose to select paraben free products. For example those searching for anti aging moisturizers can find excellent quality paraben free anti aging moisturizers which use natural preservatives which work as preservatives and which are non-toxic.Whilst debate rages about the safety of parabens in our personal products, and whilst it is not clear whether parabens are safe for us to apply to our skin or not, the decision on whether you should use paraben free anti aging products and skin care products and cosmetics is your decision alone. But certainly there are many that have decided that paraben free products is the way to go.There are small companies who have made the decision to avoid using parabens in all their products and to produce skin care and anti aging products that are completely free of any chemicals known or suspected to cause health damage. In fact what I consider to be the worlds best anti aging moisturizers and skin care products are entirely paraben free.On my website I write more about the dangers inherent in so many of our personal products and seek to demonstrate to readers that there are safer alternatives which also are much more effective. Visit my website to find out more.

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