What are parabens?

What is a paraben?

A paraben is a chemical compound that is typically in cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. Parabens are compounded to preserve the ingredients in many things. Parabens are known to mimic estrogen which can be very dangerous. 

What are the dangers of parabens?

Parabens are a preservative in products that are known to mimic estrogen. Many things have been linked to parabens such as the growth of tumors, breast cell division which can cause breast cancer, and issues with reproduction and the reproductive functions. Parabens can also dry your skin and scalp causing sensitivity and many paraben products for your face can cause UV sensitivity. 

What are the dangers of parabens used by women?

Parabens mimic estrogen so using them everyday in makeup, soaps, shampoos, bubble baths, bath bombs, etc, can cause issues with a woman’s reproductive health, breast development/cell division, and even acne. Estrogen is something everyone has but it is a woman’s main hormone, so if you take the natural hormone level of a woman and increase it with an imposter estrogen, the estrogen in the body will increase. 

What happens when a paraben increases estrogen?

When estrogen is increased in any way it can cause many issues in a woman! Parabens are basically a fake estrogen which makes it harder on the body and hormone levels too. Too much estrogen can cause things like terrible menstruation(more than usual, ladies!), reproductive issues, and painful breast tissue. Parabens have been linked to the development of breast cancer and reproductive issues, so be careful what you use! 

Why should you avoid parabens?

Parabens are basically a filler to preserve cosmetic products which can be dangerous! Things such as makeup and soaps should expire, not be preserved! Parabens can cause estrogen increase in anyone, but women do need to be cautious because it will affect you and you will notice! Parabens have also been linked to cancers and tumor growth as well. Basically, the more natural, the better. This is why at hushbath.com we avoid all parabens because we know the risks and want our customers informed too. The more safe and more clean a product is, is always better for you!

What does a paraben look like on ingredient lists?

Parabens are typically seen as methylparaben, butylparaben, ethylparaben, isoprpylparaben, and isobutylparaben. These ingredients are in many brands and cosmetics we use daily, so take a look and maybe start to find new products without them!