Sunday, October 19, 2008

It Ain't Easy Being Paraben Free!

Taryn said:

This isn't on-topic, but I wanted to say I'm glad I found your blog. I try as hard as I can to keep parabens out of my haircare, skincare and bath products, but a few of them sneak in anyways, and some of my very favorite cosmetics have them too. I just can't give some of them up. :(

Isn't it tiring to go online, see a product you'd love to try and find ethyl, methyl and all of their friends in the ingredients list?

What's worse is when you email a company and they'll tell you that the products need to be preserved and using parabens is the safest way to do that. Then why can other companies find a way to do it without parabens? I wish the FDA would ban them already!

Thanks for starting this great blog!

This post by Princess Reader Taryn really struck a chord with me. It is incredibly hard to get Parabens out of your life. I am completely 100% Paraben free and it is a daily struggle to find products to replace what I had been using.
Manufacturers are concerned with the bottom line, not with potentially harming their customers. The FDA has a very short list of chemicals that can't be put into beauty products. They give manufacturers free reign to put in anything they want outside that list with no oversight. The European Union has much stricter regulations over cosmetics ingredients. Learn more HERE.

Imagine how hard it is to convince die-hard MAC lovers that the thousands of dollars of product they own will probably tip the scales for them to develop cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. No one wants to hear these things. I fought against it for weeks before common sense finally got the better of me and I walked away from all of
these dangerous chemicals.

It's time to leave the herd and become Paraben Free!

1 comment:

  1. Kudos to you for this blog. Not only is it informative but it is fun to read! Yes - it is hard to get rid of parabens. They are even in our food! And to make matters worse, manufacturers are not "required" to list ingredients that fall below a certain percentage in concentration. Therefore, you can think you have eliminated parabens but they are still lurking undetected! The only solution is for consumers to demand safer alternatives for their products.

    Keep up the great work!

    Kristin Miller
    Always free of parabens, sulfates, petroleum products and phthalates!