Monday, January 23, 2012


Hi all ! how's your day ? .. hope it great, today i wanna have chit chat with you guys so please COMMENT this post OK ? ^.~ ..

As a beauty products addict i heart so much watching youtube, blog walking or just browsing from google .. and i saw some brand that claimed their products are PARABEN FREE so i was like "what is paraben ? what makes some brands raving about free of paraben ? paraben is a dangerous thing or something ?"

So that i tried to find out what is exactly paraben is .. 

"Parabens are a class of chemicals widely used as preservatives by cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. Parabens are effective preservatives in many types of formulas. These compounds, and their salts, are used primarily for their bactericidal and fungicidal properties. They can be found in shampoos, commercial moisturizers, shaving gels, personal lubricants, topical/parenteral pharmaceuticals, spray tanning solution, makeup, and toothpaste. They are also used as food additives."

"Average levels of 20 nanograms/gram of parabens have been detected in a small sample of 20 breast tumors. These findings, along with the demonstrated ability of some parabens to partially mimic estrogen, a hormone known to play a role in the development of breast cancers, have led some scientists to conclude that the presence of parabens may be associated with the occurrence of breast cancer, and to call for investigation into whether or not a causal link exists ....."

taken from wikipedia

I was like WTH .. i mean seriously most of our product are mostly contain of paraben and it can cause breast cancer ? i try my self to read ingredients some of my products like powder, bb cream, body lotion and etc most of it contain paraben (butyl paraben, ethyl paraben, methyl paraben, propyl paraben) .. oh that's freaking me out ..

Whether those article correct or not but maybe from now we should read ingredients of ALL the products before we buy it. Preventive better than curative right ? ..

So what do you thing guys ? Is there anything chemical that we need to avoid beside paraben ? please tell me ..


  1. Well,a nice 1st step to toxic free cosmetics journey:) I have reviewed many of this topic that you can find easily on my blog.
    Keep up that good work!;)

  2. @Lovely CosMe : Woah i've seen ur blog :)) u really care bout safe/healthy products, i was never care about product's ingredients that i use before i saw this issue .. OMG i've no idea there're so many factories didn't care about health problem ..

  3. Hmm..why I can't click your reply button on comments section? Sutralah..
    Actually,parabens is just the tip of an iceberg on safe cosmetics issue.Some companies do care,some others don't.I do care about my own safety,others just don't.For me now,what differs one product to another is just what's inside the product.Packaging or brands means nothing without what is inside it.

  4. @Lovely CosMe : i can't click reply button too~ by the way i dunno why .. so weird

  5. paraben itu gak cuman di make up aja kok, tapi di produk lain juga
    sebenernya produk shari2 yang kita pakai itu memang banyak mengadung bahan kimia yang berbahay :(

    ikutan make up kontesku dong yukkk =D

  6. @My Lovely Sister : ur welcome :))

    @stella lee : iya stell serem yaa ternyata kita berkutat dengan bhan2 brbahaya, Insya Allah ikutan tapi g pede :D

  7. hi, vicky... ^^
    if u dont mind, you can read my blog post about parabens controversy,
    let's check it out:

  8. Ms. Ami : Hi too~ i already read it !! great analysis :D