Here’s an excellent post on parabens from a great writer…

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What Are the Benefits of Paraben-Free Body Products?

If you’ve ever tried reading the ingredients on your body products and bath gels, your tongue has probably been twisted by methylparaben, propylparaben, ethylparaben or butylparaben. These and other parabens are all common additives. A few places you can find them include:

  • Bath Gels.
  • Lotions.
  • Moisturizers.
  • Cosmetics.
  • Shampoos, conditioners and other hair products.

Here’s the problem. Parabens absorb through your skin and accumulate in your body. They have been linked to cancer time and time again. Research shows they actually accelerate the skin’s aging process, although they’re included in many products that claim to counteract aging. They’re linked to developmental disorders in children.

Paraben-free body products offer beauty without the risk.

Once parabens are absorbed, your body has trouble interpreting them. The closest thing they resemble are hormones, so that’s how they behave. They disrupt your body’s natural hormones, mimicking estrogen. High…

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