Why You Should Only Use Paraben Free Cosmetics

As technology and research are further advanced in our society, it is now possible to target what ingredients in cosmetics are the best and worst for our skin. This enables us to carefully select which brands of makeup we trust on our delicate, beautiful faces. For this reason, we at Julie Hewett Beauty of LA, bring you many cosmetics that are completely paraben free. We care about you and your skin, just as much as you do. We also aim to keep you educated and informed on what kinds of ingredients are bad for you to help you understand why our line is best for you.

Parabens, the most commonly used preservatives in cosmetics, is found in many beauty products such as soap, shampoos, moisturizers, deodorant, and over 80% of cosmetics! “Parabens are esters (a compound formed from acid and alcohol) of p-hydroxybenzoic acid. The FDA says the most common are methylparaben, propylparaben and butylparaben.” They are used to extend the shelf life of products and they stop bacteria and fungus from growing in them. Why are parabens so bad, you ask? Parabens are xenoestrogens, which mimic estrogen in the body and are linked to reproduction issues and breast cancer.  When you use these products and expose your body to external estrogens, you may be increasing your risk of breast cancer. This means that they may be harmful to the health of those who use products containing them.

 In 2004 British cancer researcher Philippa Darbre, Ph.D., found parabens present in malignant breast tumors. As a result, experts in many countries are recommending limits on paraben levels in cosmetic products. What’s more, watchdog organizations worry that if parabens can be stored in the body, over time they could have a cumulative effect and pose a health risk.”

Eleni M. Gage, realsimple.com

The Breast Cancer Action website encourages people to look into the cosmetics they use to make sure they are paraben free. These chemical preservatives are disruptive of normal hormone function. Cosmetics such as ours use alternative ingredients to provide you with a safer means of beauty and skincare. You should always be aware of what goes into anything applied to your skin. Stay safe and healthy with these tips on how to determine whether your beauty routine includes parabens, from BCAction.org

  1. Look on the label for the following ingredients: methylparaben, propylparaben, isoparaben, or butylparaben.
  2. Find out which company makes the product you use. See if it has an ingredient list available on the product itself or on its web site. If a company is not forthcoming with the information you seek, you may want to purchase your products from another company.
  3. Try e-mailing or calling the company and asking if your product contains parabens.”

Rather than go through all this hassle, switch to Julie Hewett Beauty of LA, a line of makeup and skincare that you can trust. We have everything you need for healthy skin. You can rest easy knowing that we provide you with high quality, long lasting cosmetics, from our foundation to our moisturizing ingredients. Shop now to keep your skin and body safe, healthy, beautiful and radiant!