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What Are Parabens?

Parabens are used in cosmetics and other things to help prolong shelf life.

These are good to help shelf life, but if you have to use these to make your products last longer than normal 12-24 months; then why use the natural based ingredient to begin with?!

Here is the danger: Parabens can cause cancer.

Yes, it’s true!

Are you going to get it immediately? No.

But can it cause it?

YES!

If all the products that you use contain parabens, chances are increased. Cancer is something I don’t want to chance!

You may have heard my spiel before, but parabens act like estrogen (female sex hormone).  These artificial “look-a-likes” have the effect to disrupt natural occurring production. When these hormones are out of normal cycle production, issues can arise.

Have you heard of PCOS? Did you know that one in every 10 women have this disease! Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome is a hormonal imbalance that causes fertility problems, irregular menstrual cycles, weight gain, Hypertrichosis, hair loss and more. Using products that contain parabens, only complicates and makes it worse.

And here is another not-so-fun-fact:

90% of breast cancer biopsies contain Parabens. They are an endocrine disruptor. (The fancy way of saying they mess with your HORMONES!)

So for the love of yourself & your family, PLEASE check your labels!

Look at your shampoo, conditioner, facial wash, moisturizers, lotions, EVERYTHING that touches your body and make sure that there are NO parabens in the products that you are using.

And be aware that it will not read as “paraben” but rather have paraben in the name. There will most likely be a preface to the word like methylparaben, proplyparaben, butlyparaben, and ethylparaben. If there is ANY form of the word paraben in your products you are best off just throwing it out and replacing it with a paraben free product that won’t harm you.

You deserve it!

Perfectly Posh is paraben free. We use only the best ingredients on earth. Join us on a pampering journey you can’t help but love as you indulge in the most luxurious butters, oils, fruits, and flowers from every corner of the USA. Look over our labels. You’ll recognize the simple, natural ingredients, and essential oils we use. From your hair to you feet and all the skin in between, let your skin remind you why you deserve nothing but the best!

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  • Rebekah Jones / 28 May 2018 1:49

    I can attest that these products are amazing! Even without all of the crazy chemicals in them, they work wonders on your skin! Just say no to the bad stuff and yes to the great stuff! It’s to benefit you and your body and that’s never a bad decision.

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