Paraben free make up

Written by ClareWithTheHair

Paraben free make up

For years many make up brands placed papabens in their products but with many reports on the dangers of these we look to use Paraben free make up when ever possible but we are also aware not everyone know’s the dangers and might not know if this is something they should avoid.

What are Papabens?

Parabens are a type of preservative, first introduced in the 1950s. They’re used to prolong shelf life in many health and beauty products by preventing the growth of mould and bacteria within them.’

When it comes to studying the label of your fave serum, the names to look out for on the labels are butylparaben, methylparaben and propylparaben these are the most commonly found parabens on make up products.

Why are Papabens in Make up?

As mentioned above, these were a preservative that was added to make up to prolong its life. It is a non natural preservative that will ensure make up lasts longer before and after it is opened.

What are the dangers of Papabens?

The paraben controversy began when a 2004 study by Dr Philippa Darbre of the University of Reading found parabens in breast cancer tumours. Although it did not prove that parabens caused the tumours, a potential link between the two seeped into public consciousness and sparked further research.

The main worry has been that chemicals such as parabens can interfere with the body’s hormones, particularly reproductive hormones. The possible health risks include developmental disorders, fertility problems and cancer.

Research has shown that parabens mimic oestrogen, and because oestrogen can increase the growth of breast cancer cells, some scientists are concerned that parabens might do the same.

So today I am share some Make up I love and is Papaben free 

First up is a really affordable yet powerful make up brand: The Ordinary

The Ordinary is clinical skincare with integrity; their formulas offer results that are anything but ordinary. The brand’s no frills approach means that the familiar, ingenious formulas we know and love can be offered at refreshing prices. Free of mineral oils, parabens and sulphates, this is honest skincare at its best – the effectiveness of The Ordinary’s serums and oils has taken the beauty industry by storm. We love the “Buffet”, a multi-technology peptide serum that targets multiple signs of ageing at once.



Second up is mid priced make up brand:  Milani

Milani do not state as a brand that all of their products are papaben free, but the incredible Conceal And Perfect 2 In 1 Foundation And Concealer is 100% papaben free.



Third up is the more pricey of foundations, from Kevin Aucoin: The Etherealist Skin Illuminating Foundation

Kevin  Aucoin combines make up and skin care to treat the most parched of skins, this is a radiance boosting, serum foundation ideal for all skin types but especially those which are dry will fall head over heels in love with this foundation.



As you can see, no matter what your budget you can choose a papaben free make up.

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