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Helping You Choose The Best Paraben-Free Skin Products

By April 2, 2019 May 21st, 2019 blog
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Your skin deserves a little more care. That’s why you should be careful with what, exactly, you put on it. Like many, you might already be choosing products to keep it moisturized, youthful, and protected from the wear and tear of life. But how good for your skin are those products really? If they contain parabens, then the answer might be “not very”.

However, ClarityRx has a wide range of paraben-free products that can offer your skin the protection and care it deserves, without any of the worries that come with the paraben-riddled alternatives lining store shelves. Here are a few reasons you should choose paraben free skin products from now on and how to find the best ones from ClarityRx.

Why we provide paraben free skin products

Parabens aren’t designed for the skin. Rather, these synthetic chemicals, like butylparaben and methylparaben, are designed to preserve the product so they can sit on store shelves for longer. They are linked to a host of worrying issues, like hormonal imbalance, advanced aging, and even the growth of cancer cells. You wouldn’t chug a bottle of chemical preservatives, so you shouldn’t want them in your body, either. As such, ClarityRx has a wide host of different paraben free skin products that are worth taking a closer look at.

They might actually make you look older

There are plenty of legitimate ingredients in skincare products that can help maintain the youthfulness of your skin. However, not all products with “anti-aging” in the name are telling you the truth if they have parabens in them. In fact, methylparaben is one of the ingredients that can undermine their entire purpose by reducing collagen production. Frequently used in skin treatments, collagen is a healthy protein that keeps skin connected and firm, preventing sagging. Limiting your body’s production of this protein means that signs of aging can start appearing even earlier.

It’s an allergy risk

You don’t use skin products to give your skin more problems, but that might be precisely what you’re doing with products containing parabens. A lot of people believe they’re allergic to skin products, but they may be allergic to parabens instead, leading to allergic contact dermatitis. This can mean itchy, red skin or bumpy and blotchy patches that stand out too much.

The link between parabens and cancer

Research on paraben’s relationship with cancer is still finding out how much of a role that these ingredients may play in the production of cancer cells. However, those links are there, and studies have shown that paraben is commonly found in the tissues of women with breast cancer. The skin absorbs the ingredients in our skincare products, so even if you’re just putting it on your body, you’re also putting it in your body, and these preservatives could potentially do some real damage when they get inside.

Know what you’re looking for

Parabens are everywhere, but they’re also rather easy to avoid when you know how to spot them. Most of them have names that end in the word “paraben”, like benzylparaben and isobutylparaben. However, that isn’t always the case. The paraben family of preservatives also have names including “ethyl”, “methyl”, “butyl”, and “propyl”, so you should keep an eye out for the following products, as well:

Aseptoform E
Benzoic acid
Bonomold OE
ButobenEaseptol
Ethyl Ester
Ethyl parasept
Maseptol
Metaben
Methaben
Methyl butex
Methyl parasept
Methyleben
Methoxide
Moldex
Nipagin
Paridol
Preserval
Septos
Solbrol

This isn’t an exhaustive list but features some of the most commonly used paraben found in skincare and shampoo ingredients lists. It’s best to simply make sure that you choose products with ingredients that you know or can at least easily research when you spot them. Beware products that have hidden ingredient phrases like “fragrance”, as well. These can contain just about anything.

Where are parabens commonly found?

As well as being bad for the skin and potentially dangerous, parabens are also found almost everywhere in the cosmetic and wellbeing worlds. As such, they can be found in all kinds of products. Most commonly, they’re found in facial moisturizers and anti-aging creams. However, they are also found in foundations, shampoos, and fragrances.

With fragrance products, in particular, it pays to be wary, as their manufacturers are not required to list all of the ingredients contained inside, they can simply list “fragrance” in the ingredients list to keep it a secret. For that reason, make sure that you choose products that are clearly labeled as being paraben free. At ClarityRx, it’s part of our philosophy to make sure that we use only the ingredients necessary and that we list them all so you’re perfectly comfortable and safe. This means that there are no pharmaceutical grade ingredients, no parabens, and no fragrances.

How ClarityRx can help

If you want to make sure that you avoid parabens at every turn, then the best way to do it is by choosing manufacturers that take a clear stance against them. At ClarityRx, we are truly dedicated to protecting and nurturing your skin. This means that we take a close look at the ingredients in every one of our skin products and consider which might be most beneficial and which might be potentially unhealthy or might even undermine the purpose of the product in the first place.

As a result, we have a range of paraben-free skin products that you can find on our website. This includes moisturizing oils, mineral sprays, cleansers, protectants and more. We even have full regimen kits to take care of your skin from top to bottom, so you have a range of nourishing products and don’t have to cobble together your skincare routine piecemeal. There’s no need to worry about parabens and their potential side-effects any more. At ClarityRx, we have you and your skin covered.

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