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Is paraben in cosmetics safe?

Is paraben in cosmetics safe? There is so much conflicting information about parabens, you’re probably wondering what to believe. That’s why we created this easy-to-navigate FAQ with all the facts. What is a paraben? Parabens are a class of preservatives used in food, skin care and personal care products. They are esters of parahydroxybenzoic acid. Use of parabens in cosmetic products has been declining with reformulations, however you can identify parabens within the ingredient listing on a product label. Common parabens are listed as Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isopropylparaben or Propylparaben. Is paraben in cosmetics safe? Generally speaking, at the levels that they are used, parabens are considered to be safe. But there is a lot of controversy around this …

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