What are parabens?
To identify them in our products, take a look at the ingredients list on packaging. They can be found under names such as "ethylparaben", “methylparaben” or “propylparaben” among others.
Where do they come from?
In cosmetics, parabens are of synthetic origin.
Parabens also come from nature and are present in food items such as royal jelly.
What are they used for?
Why are they questioned?A few non-clinical studies suggested that a certain type of parabens (long chain parabens) might cause endocrine disruption and breast cancer.
- The most widely used group of preservatives in cosmetics are short-chain parabens. They are safe, gentle, and efficient preservatives.
- These facts are repeatedly confirmed by the EU’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS).