What is the precautionary principle and why are the best anti aging products paraben free?

It’s a bit of a controversy. Parabens in anti aging products and cosmetics. Parabens are found in a wide range of cosmetics and anti aging products such as moisturizers, so if you’re looking for the best anti aging moisturizer, should you avoid parabens and search for paraben free alternatives?

If you’re new to the debate about parabens here’s the rub. They are a class of chemical that are used in many products, including some foods, cosmetics and skin care products such as anti aging creams and moisturizers and some consider them to be dangerous.

They work very efficiently as preservatives however there is a raging debate about their safety.

As we said parabens are a class of chemical, there is actually quite a few that are used in these products. If you see these names or similar names listed on the label of any of your personal products then they are parabens. Methylparaben, Ethylparaben and Propylparaben are just some of the more commonly used parabens in our personal products.

The big question is are they safe for people to use? It is well known that once a product containing one of the parabens commonly used is applied to the skin then that particular chemical is absorbed through the skin very fast and can be detected in the blood stream within a relatively short period of time, hours in fact. They don’t just remain on the surface of the skin, they penetrate your body and are found in your blood.

(But not all skin care products contain parabens!!!)
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One of the major reasons that they are found in so many personal products is that they are extremely cheap. There are other preservatives available which are effective as preservatives but are much more expensive, in many cases these more expensive alternatives are safe to use but are not used because of the price.

So where does the controversy come from? Why is it that so many people searching for the best anti aging products avoid any skin care products that have parabens listed on the label? It’s because there are serious concerns over the safety of parabens in our anti aging and skin care products and cosmetics. Whilst there is no clear proof one way or the other about whether these chemicals are safe to use there is certainly some questions raised.

For example there are studies that link parabens to breast cancer.

One such study found parabens in 18 out of 20 breast cancer tissue samples tested. Whilst of course this doesn’t actually prove that these chemicals cause breast cancer it is certainly something that causes you to sit up and take notice.

Secondly it is also generally accepted that parabens can mimic the actions of the female hormone called estrogen. This too has not been fully proven to be dangerous however is also worrying.

If you visit the Cosmetic Safety Database you will see that Butyl Paraben, for example, is linked, according to them, to cancer, allergies and immunotoxicity, neurotoxicity and endocrine disruption and biochemical and cellular level changes.

Of course being linked to these things doesn’t actually prove the the link, it just means that there are links, such as the study that found parabens in 18 our of 20 breast cancer samples.

There is something called the precautionary principle. This basically says that, in situations like these, where there is a risk to public health, there should be a presumption that the risk exists and those seeking to use the chemicals should prove that there is no risk before the chemical is used, rather than those who are at risk being forced to disprove the risk before use of the chemical is discontinued.

There are many calls for the discontinuance of parabens in all our personal products until they are proven to be safe. If they are continued to be used until proven unsafe it may be too late for some.

If you’re looking for the best anti aging products or other anti aging creams and products the decision about whether or not they should contain parabens is yours. There is no clear proof either way, however we personally prefer to avoid anything that is linked to health risks until it is clearly proven safe. Paraben free anti aging products, including the best anti aging products in the world, don’t have any risks of chemical preservatives because those chemical preservatives aren’t used at all.

The best anti aging products are all paraben free and also free from a wide range of other chemical and petrochemical ingredients, many of which are commonly found in so many of our personal products such as cosmetics and skin care products.

The company that makes the worlds best anti aging products has a total philosophy about the use of chemicals in it’s products. It refuses to use any chemical ingredients that have question marks over their safety and formulates products using natural ingredients that are known to be safe and are actually more effective than the chemical alternatives as well.

This company told it’s researchers to formulate its anti aging products using ingredients that were all known to be safe enough to eat. This is a total philosophy about product safety and they have the same commitment to product quality.

It’s not easy to find top quality paraben free skin care products but the best anti wrinkle creams and anti wrinkle moisturizers are paraben free. It’s up to the consumer to decide whether or not this is important to them.

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