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View Poll Results: Do you try to avoid parabens in your products?
Yes - I am paraben free 6 42.86%
No - I don't watch that type of stuff 4 28.57%
Mixed Bag - Some natural, some not 4 28.57%
I make sure my kids' stuff is paraben free 1 7.14%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 14. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-17-2010, 11:46 AM
 
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Parabens are linked to health issues and increasing the rate of the skin's natural age progression. Now this is one of those topics of believe it or not because its new and under study. Have you noticed any difference in your skin using paraben free products vs. not?

I caught on youtube someone saying a derm on tyra said to give any skin stuff 6 months of use before seeing if it "works" for you in the way you want.


I personally have a mixed make-up and shower products I still have yet to use up. I wanted 2010 to be all paraben free. It seems to be easier but not quite as affordable since all the cheaper brands are usually good these days and not total rip offs. I am always pinching pennies so I scrimp on the beauty things quite often as you don't really "need" it.

Paraben - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

(link has info on what it is and the debate on if its harmful or not)

p.s. I put in the kids option too. I won't let any kid I have ever watched play with regular make-up. They always want to try this or that and I always end up asking the parent if I can bring them something else next time thats not chemical laden. I just tell the kid I could have cooties and make-up and hairbrush sharing can spread germs or lice.
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I didn't even know what they were....so I guess not.
I'll have to read up on it.
Thanks.
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Old 01-19-2010, 05:22 PM
 
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I do. I usually check the ingredients on products I use.
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Old 01-19-2010, 05:26 PM
 
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I do not use anything if I can help it with parabene's in of anykind. They try to disguise the "parabene" but it has to be in I suppose. From what I understand..... just sidewalk knowledge here.... that they are commonly found in breast tissue of cancer patients. It's wise to check all the labels on cleaning products and really harsh smelling stuff you use anyway.
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Northern NH
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I have started using products without this ingrediant. I certainly have used them in the past and I'm sure I have some stuff that has them but I can limit there use whenever possible.
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Old 01-20-2010, 04:08 PM
 
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UGh..parabens in my crest mouthwash....grrr.

Is there a paraben free one that anyone knows about?
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Lincolnshire, UK.
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Thought I would add this link to this post Parabens: What are they, and are they really that bad? | Beauty | Best Looks | Best Health

Once you have read it have you seen any other articles?
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Old 02-03-2015, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Sudcaroland
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I avoid parabens as much as possible. No poison on our skin if we can avoid it!
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Old 02-03-2015, 12:32 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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I used to work as a massage therapist, so I had to find paraben-free cream. Using lotion that intensively, I had to be sure I wasn't putting my health at risk (some say parabens cause cancer over time). I don't use beauty products, but if I did, I'd read the ingredients on the package to make sure the product was paraben-free.
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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If it's a preservative, I'm all for being preserved!!!
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