We get a lot of e-mails from worried beauty-hounds about parabens.
Beauty Bible's perennial answer is that despite the reams of bad press, the jury's still out about the long-term impact of these preservatives - and that other factors (diet, exercise, bad sunburn etc.) probably have a much bigger impact on individual cancer risk than parabens, in the concentration you'll find them in, in beauty products.
But still, but still...
For women who remain concerned, there's a radical promotion going on at Neal's Yard Remedies until Wednesday. Take in your paraben-preserved products, and you'll get 20% off Neal's Yard's non-paraben products. Which are also free of GMOs, silicones, synthetic fragrances, phthalates and nano. (The last two definitely feature on our ingredient-anxiety list.)
As amnesties go, it may not be up there with guns and knives.
But if you want to ditch your conventional skincare and go green, this could definitely be your moment.
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