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name of ingredient

parabens

scientific name

 

function
- antibacterial agents
- found in almost all cosmetics
benefits

pros:

cons:

 - hormone disruptor (mimics estrogen)
 - triggers skin irritations and may be an xerestrogen
 - may play a role in falling sperm counts and rising breast    cancer rates
 - used in 99% of all cosmetics, and in many so-called ‘natural’    products(Fairley, 2001)
origin

synthetic

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