paraben chemical structureb greenParabens - Avoid or use? You must decide

Parabens are widely used preservatives, used as food additives, in cosmetics and certain pharmaceuticals.

They are an effective preservative with bactericidal and fungicidal properties.

Parabens are commonly found in many day to day products that we use, such as toothpaste, shampoo, moisturizers, skin care products,  etc.

For many years, parabens have been considered safe and are legally used both in the UK and overseas, as they are virtually non-toxic. However, several studies in recent years have suggested that parabens might be more harmful than we think, although many results are inconclusive.

We need to be aware and keep informed about Parabens and decide for ourselves.