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What are parabens?

Parabens have been around since the 1950s, and are present in everything from lotions to blush. They go by different names, which usually end in “paraben.” Methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, and ethylparaben are a couple of the most common ones.

Parabens function as preservatives, blocking bacterial and mold growth. Essentially, they extend the shelf life of makeup and hair care products. The cosmetics industry used parabens without much scrutiny for decades, but all that changed in 2004.

That year, Dr. Philippa Darbre published a study in a peer-reviewed medical journal which found traces of parabens in the breast tumors of 19 out of the 20 women participating. These findings did not indicate that parabens cause cancer or are conclusively linked to cancer in any way. But they did demonstrate that the parabens from our makeup and moisturizers seep into our skin.

In the time since Darbre published her findings, scientists have also found parabens in dolphins and sea otters. But there’s still no concrete evidence that they will give human beings or marine mammals cancer. The FDA has declined to regulate parabens for this very reason. A statement on the FDA website reads, “At this time, we do not have information showing that parabens as they are used in cosmetics have an effect on human health.” The European Commission, conversely, issued regulations on parabens in 2014, restricting two of them and outright banning five.

So essentially, the jury is still kind of out on parabens. But if you’d like to stop using them, there are plenty of paraben-free products hitting shelves now. It’s extended well beyond the green beauty scene. Major retailers like Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Target all have “paraben-free” sections on their websites to help you shop for more natural options.

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