Almost any inorganic, unnatural cosmetic, cream or hair product contains a paraben or two. Parabens are chemical preservatives that elongate the product's shelf life, making it a more financially beneficial product for companies. The most common parabens, according to the FDA, are methylparaben, propylparaben, and butylparaben. The FDA does not regulate paraben use in cosmetics, but parabens have been linked to breast cancer. Employ a DIY attitude when it comes to cosmetics and always choose paraben-free products.
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