Parabens are a class of chemicals widely used as preservatives in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. There are many individual parabens and different ones are used for somewhat different purposes, but primarily as preservatives. They are low cost chemicals commonly utilized as preservatives in many cosmetic and personal hygiene products. Companies use parabens to extend the shelf life of products and preventgrowth of bacteria and fungi in. All of our spa products are paraben free spa products.
Many don’t consider it harmful and have no qualms about adding it to their ingredients label. However, there is also evidence that parabens may disrupt the body’s hormone systems by duplicating the effects of estrogen. It is a known 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.
Know that words like “natural” and “organic” does not mean paraben free. Don’t be misled by the front label. Among the ingredients, printed in small letters at the bottom of the back label is where you will find the parabens family like Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Benzyl-parahydroxybenzoic acid, Methyl-parahydroxybenzoic acid, Ethyl-parahydroxybenzoic acid, Propyl-parahydroxybenzoic acid, Butyl-parahydroxybenzoic acid, Parahydroxybenzoic acid and Parahydroxybenzoate.
Spa Product Company is strongly committed to including only active, paraben free ingredients in all of our spa products, and never uses fillers and extenders to bulk up its products.