Parabens health effects


Kilograms of parabens produced

Globally, this year

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Parabens health effects are pretty scary....
They are linked to breast cancer and suspected to mess up our hormone systems. But they are used in a lot of our products.

Top 4 facts about parabens


Parabens are widely used but BAD

Parabens are chemicals used as preservatives in a wide range of cosmetics, foods, drugs and personal health care products. Parabens have been linked to breast cancer and are suspected to disrupt the functioning of our hormone and reproductive systems.


We rub parabens into our body

Before we become adult, we rub about 2,000 liters of chemical-based lotions, shampoos, cosmetics and body products onto our skin! These chemicals must be broken down by the liver, or they will be stored in our bodies.


...and they build up

Parabens are fat-loving chemicals, so they build up in our fatty tissues.


Shop responsibly!

Be aware of parabens in the things you buy: shampoos, moisturizers, shaving gels, tooth paste, and even pain killers and candy. Paraben-free products in all categories are widely available.


Parabens are a class of chemicals widely used as preservatives in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. Parabens are effective preservatives in many types of formulas. These compounds, and their salts, are used primarily for their bactericidal and fungicidal properties. They can be found in shampoos, commercial moisturizers, shaving gels, personal lubricants, topical/parenteral pharmaceuticals, spray tanning solution and toothpaste. They are also used as food additives. The world produces around 8 million kilos of parabens annually.

Parabens are widely used but BAD

We rub parabens into our body

...and they build up

Shop responsibly!

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