In a world where we are increasingly aware of what we eat, it’s no surprise that we are equally aware of the ingredients in our skincare and what we put on our face. You don’t need to be an expert to know which product ingredients are good and which are bad? Anyone who is skincare-aware will recognise one of the biggest names on the list: Parabens.

What are Parabens?
Parabens are synthetically produced chemical (Para-hydroxybenzoic acid), which is commonly used as a preservative in many health and beauty products. Parabens are added to products to help in protecting them from a broad range of microorganisms and to prevent the growth of bacteria.
Why are they harmful?
Research says that chemicals like Paraben tend to interfere with the body’s hormones particularly reproductive hormones. Paraben is said to mimic oestrogen which can lead to an increase in the growth of breast cancer cells. Other possible health risk includes developmental disorder and fertility. Paraben can be stored in the body resulting in a cumulative effect that can damage health over time.

Possible side-effects
There are numerous side effects that you should be aware of when the time comes. You want to make sure that you’re making the most out of what is being provided. Skin can become:
• Dry
• Brittle
• Cracked
• Swollen
• Have a rash
• Allergic reaction – Burning of skin, Blisters and skin inflammation/irritation
• Premature ageing

There are alternatives!!
If you are looking to steer clear of products that contain parabens, try TUBELiTE it is a paraben-free product with nine natural ingredients for spotless and glowing skin. Make an educated decision about what you put on your skin.

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