Paraben-Free Cosmetics: Heal Yes! ALWAYS Avoids Parabens

Parabens are preservatives with strong antimicrobial properties, helping mitigate the risk of bacteria, fungi, mold, and other microorganisms growing in select products. They help extend the shelf life of products. The FDA and the European Commission have deemed parabens safe for use within certain concentration limits.

However, aside from helping elongate products' shelf lives, studies purport a potential link between parabens and health concerns such as endocrine-disrupting properties.

Parabens might also lead to potential skin sensitization and irritation; some may experience allergic reactions when using products containing parabens. Because of these mounting concerns, companies are now exploring options like natural preservatives, such as essential oils, plant extracts, or organic acids, to replace or reduce the use of parabens. Heal Yes! utilizes natural and organic ingredients to help address formula preservation; we avoid parabens altogether.