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Paraben-Free Makeup: 4 Reasons You Should Make the Switch
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February 10, 2023

Makeup is art, you’re the artist, and your face is the canvas you’ll always have.

This means that it’s your responsibility to ensure that your canvas remains as smooth and healthy as possible, and the road that takes you there is free of paraben!

What is Paraben?

Makeup exists to make your beauty shine through, using products that protect your skin.

However, not all makeup products help you accomplish that, and parabens are the major cause!

Parabens are a type of synthetic preservatives commonly used in cosmetics to extend the shelf life of products. This means that parabens act as agents that curb the development of microbes and germs in makeup products, making them last longer.

This makes paraben sound like a good thing, right?

Well, while this is true to a certain extent, parabens shouldn’t be in the makeup products you use because they can cause serious damage to your skin and overall health.

4 Reasons Why You Should Choose Paraben-Free Makeup

Our priority is making you feel as safe and beautiful in your skin as possible, which is why all of our products from primers and foundations to blushes and mascaras, are free of paraben!

Wondering whether or not switching to makeup free of paraben is the right move for you?

Here are 4 Reasons to convince you:

1. Paraben causes acne

The first major motivator to boycott makeup products containing paraben is that they’ve been scientifically associated with estrogen fluctuations. Even though estrogen is what has made you what you are today, having too much of it from unnatural sources often causes acne breakouts all over your face!

2. Paraben irritates the skin

Did you know that some of the flakiness, dryness, itching, and uneven discoloration you might see on your face is related to paraben-infused cosmetics?

This is particularly true if you have sensitive or damaged skin, so simply opting for paraben-free makeup should allow you to experience well-deserved comfortable and statuesque skin.

3. Paraben makes your skin look dull and lifeless

To preserve your skin’s radiance, it’s essential to keep it healthy.

You’ve probably heard of collagen’s importance in keeping your hair and skin’s youthful feel.

We hate to break it to you, but paraben negatively impacts collagen.

This means that makeup products containing paraben will trigger unwanted skin textures and make your skin feel and look dull and lifeless! That’s the exact opposite of what we want.

4. Paraben-containing makeup damages more than just your skin

Chances are you’re a regular makeup user, whether you’re a soft makeup or full-glam makeup queen.

If your makeup contains parabens, then your daily skincare routine likely involves creams to fix discoloration, acne, and patchiness. It’s no secret that these are rarely affordable.

Did you know that you can avoid additional costs if you simply make the switch to paraben-free makeup? When you do, you won’t have to include such treatments in your budget. Your wallet (and skin!) will thank you for it.

Where is Paraben Hidden?

Parabens are unfortunately more common than you might think. We’re talking personal care leave-in and rinse-off products, including skincare, hair care, and all makeup products!

Don’t let the “paraben-free” labels fool you – not all makeup brands that claim that are honest! It isn’t uncommon to find products in which parabens have been substituted for other, equally-harmful chemicals.

This is why we encourage you to always, always check a product’s ingredients list and not shy away from consulting Bassam Fattouh’s beauty experts for tips on what products are the safest to use!

Pro-tip: Paraben has several names, so we recommend you keep an eye out for any of the following types commonly found in makeup: methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, and ethylparaben.

The Final Touches

Even though you won’t always be the victim of paraben-related skin issues, it’s a possibility we don’t want you to experience it.

This is why at Bassam Fattouh, we live by our promise of paraben-free makeup to ensure your skin remains as fresh and vibrant as it should be! If you’re unsure of which of our products would suit you best, we’ve got your back, gorgeous!

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