Why Make a Big Deal Out of Paraben-Free?

You may have noticed that our website proclaims that our skincare is “paraben-free” and wondered why that is so important to us.  Or, more importantly, why we think it is important to you.

In the area of anti-aging skincare scientists have discovered a lot about exactly how the skin renews itself and how aging and wrinkles can be defeated through better use of ingredients such as peptides and hyaluronic acid. But, while researchers were discovering beneficial components to be used in moisturizers and wrinkle creams, they also discovered that many chemicals currently used in women’s cosmetics and skin care are far more dangerous than previously expected.  Lead and triclosans have been found in lipsticks, parabens have been found in skin care, bath and body care and even food. And that turns out to be a problem.

Researchers quickly discovered that breast cancer tumors had parabens in them. That made the researchers wonder how the chemical got through the skin and ended up in the breast tissue.  Testing revealed that as moisturizers are absorbed into the skin, parabens are absorbed and are now able to penetrate the skin’s natural barriers.  Once in the body, parabens interact directly with the estrogen receptors. In addition, parabens can indirectly enhance estrogenic effects through elevation of estradiol levels. This is not good news since parabens are an inexpensive preservative used in many, many products.

Because of that research, we at Mango Madness Skin Care decided long ago that we would use no parabens, no artificial fragrances, no fillers. Nothing but the best and most effective level of anti-aging formulas with nothing to possibly turn out to be harmful to our customers.  Our moisturizers, wrinkle creams, and other products are not just paraben free, they are cruelty-free and formulated to be the best that we can make them so you can buy with confidence.  If you have not tried Mango Madness moisturizers,  you are missing something wonderful.  Try Maximum Moisture, our rich, luxurious hyaluronic acid cream and know that we care about your health.