Hello Loves, this past weekend I was working behind a makeup counter. And a customer came up to me admiring my eye makeup. Then she said to me the brand that you represent have Parabens in their powder makeup. I did not know how to responded back to her. Because I did not know what she was talking about. then I said to her what are Paraben? She said to me Paraben stays in your bloodstream. And then she walked over to another cosmetic counter. So I thought to myself what a weird’o. Nobody pays attention to ingredients in products, especially if you are a makeup junkie. Your primary goal would be to look and maintain looking good. Not to pay attention to whats in your makeup. Then it hit me that some one else to that same form mention that same ingredients to me. So I became curious and concern that two people has approach me on this same matter. As an esthetician and makeup artist it was my duty to become more educated about Parabens and how they are dangerous to our health. So I did some research on Parabens and here is what I found out.
This is also known as Methylparaben, Propylparaben, IIsoparaben, Butylparaben. Parabens are a group of chemicals widely used as preservatives in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. They have been linked to possible carcinogenicity, as well as an estrogenic effect from being exposed to the continued use of parabens as preservatives. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in their report “Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in the Environment: Agents of Subtle Change?” reported that the parabens—methyl, propyl, butyl and ethyl displayed estrogenic activity in several tests. It is a medical fact that estrogen stimulates breast cancer and anything absorbed through the skin may be as high as 10 times the concentration of an oral dose. There have been no successful studies to show that repeated and prolonged use of paraben is safe. It is a low-cost synthetic preservative for which many large cosmetic brands have tried to fund study to prove that prolonged usage is safe; all studies failed. Parabens are used in over the counter personal products as a preservative to extend the shelf life of the product. These chemicals can be found in face, body moisturizers, body wash, and cleansers. So The next time you reach to apply your Makeup and Skincare , or to purchase, maybe even to replenish. Do you know what’s inside your makeup that your are using? To find out what’s in your makeup and skincare products take a look on the back of the package . There you should find a list of ingredients let me know what you find. Keep me posted on what you find out. You can do so by commenting on my contact page on the blog or by emailing me at Glamourstacy @gmail.com.