Zandile Mboshane

Zandile Mboshane

Creative Director

Lets talk Parabens…


Parabens came into the limelight with the pro-natural movement. This is a good thing because it “conscientized the consumer to start looking at hair product labels.

What are Parabens?

Parabens are preservatives that are used in hair products, particularly water based products to increase their shelf life. They do this by preventing disease causing pathogens from growing in the products. The nature of parabens is that they’re highly effective preservatives. But researchers have also found that in “high levels” or certain exposure levels, can be potentially carcinogenic. The truth about parabens is that they’re not only found in hair products, they’re also found in other cosmetics as well. Other cosmetics that one uses on a daily basis the may also contain parabens are body lotions, roll ons, face washes and make up, just to name a few. The most common types of parabens that are found in cosmetics are methyl, ethyl and propyl parabens.

The ideal would be to forgo products that contain parabens completely, but this isn’t always possible. Preservative free products also come with their own issues and challenges, in that they tend to have a shorter shelf life.  This means that they “spoil” quickly thus potentially posing their own health risks as well. As a starting point one needs to look at all the labels of the cosmetic products that they use on a daily basis. One needs to check to see how many of them actually contain parabens. From there start making wiser product choices by opting for paraben-free products to reduce and minimize exposure.

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To hand sanitize or not to hand sanitize? That is the question…

According to Cosmetics and Toiletries due to the high demand of hand sanitizer in response to the Corona Virus, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) of America hasn’t made it compulsory for manufacturers of alcohol based hand sanitizers or hand rubs to disclose the methods they use to manufacture these products or to prove that they are safe for use on ones hands.

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