Why Queens Lyfe Doesn’t Use Parabens in Our Products?

With the start of Queens Lyfe, I knew I had to do my due diligence and make sure I researched and provided the best quality ingredients in my products that I could possibly find. During my research I had come to learn about parabens and the role they play in cosmetics. Queens Lyfe has made a promise to its customers so I feel it is my duty to share what I have discovered, and spread awareness.

Paraben, what is it? What is paraben? Paraben is a preservative that is commonly used in many beauty products, such as lotions, soaps, sun tanning lotion, and yes lipsticks. Parabens are cost-effective and help provide protection against micro-organisms for an extended period of time. Parabens have their pro’s, but the pro’s unfortunately do not outweigh the cons.

The effects of Parabens

Endocrine System: 
Research has discovered that parabens can cause potentially hazardous effects on the body. According to Costmeticsinfo.org, data indicate that methyl, propyl, and butyl forms of parabens interfere with the functioning of the endocrine system. Specifically, parabens are endocrine disruptors stored in the body tissue that interfere with glandular activity and hormone production. Moreover, these preservative chemicals are associated with the following in infants and children: developmental disorders, dysfunction of the immune system, learning problems as well as reproductive disorders. The Food and Drug Administration states that several assessments made by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review report that parabens are safe, with no side effects, in cosmetics at levels up to 25 percent. So Queens Lyfe advises its customers to read the ingredients in cosmetics before buying any products containing these preservatives.

Premature Aging:
Ironically, while several of the commercial products that contain parabens are beauty products that are supposed to enhance the skin, such as lotions and moisturizers, research has found they accelerate the skin aging process. As reported by live-naturally.co.uk, researchers from the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine in Japan found that the methyl type of parabensincreases sensitivity to and damage from the sun; that is, when exposed to ultraviolet rays, skin cells die at a much faster rate than normal. Breast Cancer: Studies have confirmed the ubiquitous presence of parabens, with levels detected in wastewater, rivers, soil and house dust. Parabens have also been detected in human tissues and bodily fluids, but it is the discovery of these chemical compounds in the breast tissue of patients with breast cancer that has raised public concern over their use. It is hypothesized that the estrogenic properties of parabens may play a role in breast cancer development. However, studies investigating the health effects of parabens are conflicting. At this point, there is an insufficient amount of data suggesting serious consequences from paraben use and exposure to warrant drastic avoidance measures or government regulations.

After making this discovery Queens Lyfe has chosen to only provide paraben FREE products to its customers. I take the health and safety of my customersvery seriously. I want my customers to have a wonderful product experience, with that being said I want my customers to focus on being BOLD, being aQUEEN, and being YOURSELF.

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