This is supposed to be a 'natural' cleanser, but it has parabens :S (methylparaben & propylparaben) - is this still considered "Safe"??
asked 6 years, 4 months ago
on Aloe Vera Deep Cleanser
Everyone is an internet scientist these days. People eat more parabens for breakfast than they put in cleanser. Synthetic and natural parabens are identical. Parabens are safe!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
No, parabens are not good to use, BUT I think that this product might have been reformulated and the information on this site hasn't been updated. When you are on the Ole Henriksen website, it lists the ingredients as:
Water (Aqua, Eau), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Comfrey Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Allantoin, Glycerin, Copper PCA, Chlorophyllin-Copper Complex, Glycol Stearate, TEA-Cocoyl Glutamate, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin
I think its safe, showed it to my aesthetics teacher and she agreed. I have used it for 2 years and I am all good!
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
Yes it is stil safe to use. It has Phthalates, which helps the elasticity in your skin.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
There is a lot of mixed research about parabens. Some think they're harmful, some say their harmless. According to the FDA, parabens are safe in concentrations of up to 25%. This is much higher than the typical .01%-.3% typically used in cosmetics and food products. The cause for concern came from small concentrations found in breast cancer cells and their possibly link to mimicking estrogen in the body, a hormone that has been linked to cancer formation in the body. However, that study did not conclude that parabens cause cancer, simply that it was found in the tumor cells. It's important to know that lots of things, even soy protein can mimic estrogen in the body and has been linked to health concerns. So, it's up to you. If you feel, after doing some research, that you are concerned about parabens, then avoid them. Sephora has plenty of products without them. Try Nude cosmetics, which is also a wonderful product line without parabens. Otherwise, I think parabens are perfectly ok, and we ingest plenty of things on a daily basis that are far worse than a small percentage of a common preservative.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
Parabens, unless you have a SPECIFIC allergy, are safe. There has been waaay too much fals media on paraben giving you cancer. You would have to ingest a whole vat of it, not have that tiny tiny amount from your facial products.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
(London, Ontario Canada)
the ole line is not all natural but the ingredients tht it has are combined together to soothe and calm the skin...
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
You may want to try Peter Thomas Roth's Gentle Foaming Cleanser. It is very similar to the Cosmedicine one. Here's the link for it on Sephora's website.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
Although I can not find these ingredients listed in the cleanser or tonic I can still give you some information that may help. First of all parabens have a bad reputation because of studies that have indicated they may cause cancer. This is because they display a weak mimic of estrogen. But studies have not proven this to be true, this is something simply speculated. Second some people do have allergies to parabens. It is rare that someone will have an allergic reaction, but it can happen. In most cases the allergic reaction is from the parabens such as butylparaben which is completely man made. There are natural parabens however, such as the ones mentioned heree. The paraben methylparaben is naturally found in plant sources. And propylparabens are also found naturally in plant sources as well and some insects. So the answer is, as long as you don't have allergies to parabens there is no harm in using this face wash.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
Some parabens occur naturally in plant sources. I am not entirely sure of the sourcing of the parabens in this product, but I believe that it is still a more eco-friendly product because it does not have sulfates or petro-chemicals which are incredibly damaging to waters when they go down the drain.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
(Silver Spring, MD)
No it's NOT safe! Parabens are one of the top "no no" ingredients!
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
I dont think you have anything to worry about. Parabens are used in many products such as your shampoo, toothpaste, shaving gels and even in some food products. This is a great product, especially if you have problem skin
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
Indicated on a website I found...
"...Parabens are the second most common ingredient in skin care products ... water is first. The most widely used preservatives in the United States, they may cause skin rashes and other allergic reactions.
Studies show they possess mild estrogen-like qualities. Preliminary research uncovered parabens in human breast cancer tumors. This does not prove a causal relationship, however. Parabens are ubiquitous. They are an estimated 75-90% of all personal care products. Even many so called "natural" and some organic skin care products contain parabens (check labels!)."
Parabens are still preservatives that cause irritation. Personally, I would not use this product.
answered 6 years, 3 months ago