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Hello I'm using a Sunscreen with "Propylparaben" "methylparaben" "Octinoxate" "Octisalate"
Some sources say these ingredients are harmful is it true?
Depends: Anyone can develop a sensitivity or intolerance to any additive that is found in things you apply to the skin.The parabens are one such family of additives. They are product stabilizers that help the product maintain potency over time. Most will never have a problem with most ingredients.They have been linked to "back acne" in sensitive people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are these ingredients safe in a cleanser to use? Methylparaben Butylparaben, Propylparaben, I have under-active thyroid.
Best avoided: Parabens are commonly used in cosmetics but are known endocrine disruptors, having estrogen-like effects which may increase risk of breast cancer. No one knows how hazardous they are but I advise choosing products that are paragon-free. See http://tinyurl.com/hvksgz3 for more on parabens and http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ for info on choosing non-toxic cosmetics and cleansers. ...Read more
Yes: Glad you asked. You are almost a grown man and you are taking the right Meds for your acne. Stop reading scare stuff on the Internet, and in fact stop reading ads for perfumey, overpriced facial cleansers. A bar of ordinary soap is all you need. I also hope you are not trying to alter your natural skin color -- it doesn't work well. At age 19, good looks is 99% fitness. Hit the gym. Best wishes. ...Read more
What are the effects of methylparaben on the festus? For example, topical use from pressed powder and eyeshadows. I'm 17 1 weeks pregnant.
Can Methylparaben and Propylparaben which are found in hand cream cause or increase the risk of cancer?
Hand creams for dry, damaged hands that do not contain methylparaben and propylparaben? I have read that these have been linked with cancer.
Questionably: Methylparaben is used to preserve food and cosmetics. It is a fungicide and anti-bacterial agent, extending the shelf-life of a product. Evidence of this compoundhasbeen found in brast tissue but to the best information hasn't caused breast cancer which usually involves a virus entering into the Wnt-1 gene of the duct cells to initiate malignant treansformation ...Read more