I'm not going to lecture you about parabens today.
I just thought I'd tell you that I thoroughly trust and use paraben preservatives in many of the products I make for myself – like the mascara-to-be you see above.
If you're gasping in astonishment, then you're either new to this blog or have skipped past my previous posts on parabens.
Do The Reasearch! Oh, Wait, I Did
If you're curious to know a bit about parabens you may want to read any of these posts (as well as the sources of information and documentation many of them have links to).
Polyparaben - the Most Dangerous of Them All
Are Parabens a Lost Cause?
Paraben Party Time
Dealing With Misinformed People in Higher Authority
Why is Being in Charge More Important Than getting The Facts Right?
Preservatives in Cosmetics - Who Needs Them?
Shaving Cream and Parabens - Is that OK?
Parabens Come From Plants
The Nordic Swan Label - Can it Be Trusted?
Too Much Info? Here's the Condensed Version
FACT: There are several parabens - a couple of which are undergoing study (again) at this time
FACT: paraben preservatives have been around for over 80 years
FACT: paraben preservatives are approved for use in food and cosmetics
FACT: only approved parabens are on the market
FACT: parabens do not cause allergies
FACT: parabens are not carcenogenic
FACT: parabens don't even come close to being a health risk
OPINION: Any company choosing to advertise their product as paraben free is feeding unecessary fear in consumers and should be slapped with wet newspapers once a day and twice on Saturdays for being so thoroughly sleazy and unethical.
OPINION: Any government or governmental advisory agency that allows fearmongers to dictate official policy should be slapped with wet newspapers AND wet noodles twice a day until they publicly apologize and stop being so shamefully spineless.
That wasn't a lecture, was it?