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Fact Sheet: Parabens.

Examples of ingredients : Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Sodium Butylparaben, Sodium Propylparaben, Potassium Butylparaben, Potassium Propylparaben Sodium Isobutylparaben, Sodium Methylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Isopropylparaben, Sodium Ethylparaben, Sodium Paraben.
Function: Masking agent, preservative, perfuming agent, antimicrobial.
Origin: Synthetic.
Concentration allowed by European regulations : Up to 0.4% (in parahydroxybenzoic acid) for an ester and 0.8% (in parahydroxybenzoic acid) for mixtures of esters in finished cosmetic products.
Where to find it / them? : Compact/free powders, complexion correctors, blushes, mascaras, foundations, hair masks, lip balms, deodorants, sun sprays/mists/sprays, conditioners, facial moisturizers, bronzing powders, eyeshadows, lipsticks, shampoos, eyeliners, face masks, hair waxes/mousses/gels, hairsprays, eyelash and eyebrow serums, body creams, micellar waters, hair dyes, toothpastes, shower gels, nourishing hand creams, superfatted dermatological soaps.
Risks to health: Suspected endocrine disruptor, potential skin irritant, potential allergen.
Risks to the environment : Polluting manufacturing process (from petrochemicals).
More information : Prohibited in non-rinse products intended for children under 3 years. Ethylparaben is also used as a food additive (E214).