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Paraben Free Cosmetics: What You Need to Know
By Krysia, Vapour Co-Founder and CEO

Parabens are synthetic preservatives (methylparaben, propylparaben, isoparaben, and butylparaben) that easily and cheaply preserve personal care products for up to 2 years. Parabens can be found in every sort of personal care product including color cosmetics, skin care, deodorant, and hair care.

The problem with parabens is that they are absorbed in to the skin and accumulate in the body. This build up of parabens in the body can increase our “toxic-load” and may contribute to disease. Parabens may cause skin irritation, influence breast cancer, and are recognized endocrine disruptors.

The body sees parabens as estrogen (xenoestrogens – a foreign estrogen). Parabens can disrupt the endocrine system, affect fetal development, and are especially harmful to children’s developing bodies. Multiple studies have discovered parabens in breast cancer tumors. Parabens have also been found to cause heart tissue problems over time.

The good news is that Vapour Organic Beauty offers only paraben-free cosmetics. Vapour cosmetics use a chemical free preservative system. This is made possible by a formulation that never uses water. Waterless formulation means bacteria, fungi and viruses cannot thrive. Water-free product design results in safer purer products.

We encourage you to read labels and understand what you are putting on and in your body. We encourage you to make informed choices and to avoid parabens to decrease your body's overall toxic load.

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