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Paraben Update: New Research on Beauty’s Most Problematic Preservatives

Paraben Update: New Research on Beauty’s Most Problematic Preservatives

“Parabens,” the term for a group of preservatives used in mainstream beauty products, wasn’t always a dirty word. In 2004, Dr. Philippa Darbre, a research scientist at the University of Reading in the UK, published a small but pioneering study that showed high concentrations of parabens in human breast tumors. Women everywhere flipped over their moisturizers to read the list of ingredients.