Paraben: Decoding the Ultimate Villain of Skincare

Paraben: Decoding the Ultimate Villain of Skincare


You would have often heard about the term “PARABEN FREE” when you are choosing best skin care products. So why this PARABEN is considered the ultimate villain of skin care. Well,there are certain factual aspects and certain misconceptions around parabens are harmful to your skin. So, to get to the bottom of what PARABEN are, we consulted some of the best skincare experts around the country and have compiled a mini dossier to clear the picture around PARABEN.

Let’s get the truth rolling by revealing some of the facts as to why skin care brand endorse the “PARABEN FREE” aspect and most of the best body care hampers and skincare products carry this advisory.



What Parabens really are?

  • Parabens are a group of ingredients that act as a preservativeforskin care, personal care and pharmaceutical products. Parabens are added to the products to prevent the growth of harmful microbes so that they can have a longer shelf life. They are extracted from para-hydroxybenzoic acid, a chemical commonly found in some fruits and vegetables like Blueberries, Cherries, Cucumbers and Onions.


Though, parabens added to skincare products are synthetic as synthetic ones are easier and cheaper when it comes manufacturing.

Why Parabens are considered harmful?

Though Parabens are used to maintain the freshness and germ-free state of skincare products, they also have harmful effects on the body especially skin. Parabens prevent the growth of microorganisms that cause discoloration, and degradation of the product altogether. They also enhance the shelf-life of personal care products. But, as you have heard, nothing comes without any disadvantages so let us evaluate the harmful effects as well to get a balanced picture. Parabens possess risks that can harm your body permanently albeit at a slow rate.

That is why it is recommended to double-check the properties of every product and ensure that they are not causing any side effects on one’s health. We recommend you to use cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free products which are handcrafted with plant-based extracts. We at Laviche recommend skin care products that are good for skin and general environment. Our Paraben free Body Lotions are especially wonderful for your skin and makes your skin good from outside without damaging your body from inside. ToKnow more about Laviche’s range of Body Lotions you can go to

Body Lotion

Paraben and Beauty Products

By including parabens in cosmetic products, manufacturers have found an easy route to extend the lifespan of a wide range of products. These products never contain a large red warning label to warn users. Therefore, you have to be more cautious while choosing the products as choosing a product with paraben can cause life-threatening problems to your skin and body.

Paraben and it’s Negative Effects

Our skin can absorb any product that we apply to it, which means that ingredients found in them have the potential to get under our skin and make a way into our bloodstream.

Let’s have an in-depth review of why paraben is the ultimate bad guy for a human body.

Endocrine Disruption: Parabens easily penetrate the skin and minimize the effects of estrogen. The endocrine system is responsible for functions such as reproduction, waste eliminations, digestion, and metabolism.

Research and studies show that the effects of endocrine disruption have led to a variety of problems like male, breast growth, developmental and neurological disorders, and various cancers. Parabens have also caused earlier puberty in girls. In long term, this can lead to mental health problems, such as breast cancer and ovarian cancer.

Therefore, ones’ household items and bathing essential should be stocked with paraben-free products.

Reproductive Problems: Estrogen is a sex hormone that plays a crucial role in our reproductive health. Research shows that the presence of butylparaben can lead to impaired sexual behavior in females. It has also shown the negative effects on male’s reproductive health system. Parabens adversely affect the vitality of sperms as well.

Skin Allergy: Parabens can trigger irritation and allergic skin reactions, especially in people whose skin is sensitive. Parabens contain incredibly strong ingredients that can damage the complexion of the skin. Itching, blisters, bumps, inflammation, swelling, or dryness are some of other effects that can occur if you are using products containing paraben.You can easily find paraben-free and cruelty-free products such as ubtan face mask, lavender face gel, orange face mask, body care hampers, body scrubs online on Laviche’s website.

Face gel

Cancer: Estrogen play a big role in stimulating the role of division of breast cells, as well as it affects other hormones that stimulate breast cell division. A human body faces difficulties in breaking down synthetic estrogen, causing it to accumulate in fat cells, in thebreast tissue. 

High-influenced estrogen levels may increase the risk of breast cancer, but parabens estrogenic activity may increase endometrial and uterine cancer. Females also face fertility issues in a near future in their life phases. 

Apart from this, these preservative ingredients have also been found within the bodies of animals, such as fish, birds, and other endangered animals. Parabens possess safety concerns for the environment at large as well.

As of now, you know the effects of parabens which most of the manufacturers in the cosmetic industry use, but they never broadcast it. Therefore, as a responsible consumer, everyone should read about skincare products before buying them.

By browsing Laviche’s bathing and skincare essentials, you do not have to worry about reading the labels; as our products, such as ubtan face mask, orange face mask, lip scrub available online, Body yogurt, face serum, mini soaps, and many other products, which are handcrafted with love, naturistic elements and are paraben-free.

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