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During October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, help us help others

During October, Mango Madness Skin Care, in keeping with its paraben free skin care products commitment, is donating funds to support breast cancer research and treatment. During October, for every sale, we are donating $1.00 to a worthy breast cancer charity. Our other program is that for every Like we receive on Facebook, we are donating $0.25 to a breast cancer charity.

How are we selecting which charity? On the Mango Madness Skin Care Facebook page, you can vote for your favorite breast cancer charity.

Thanks for your support, your business and for your vote.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Being  a 100% paraben free skin care products company, Mango Madness Skin Care is committed not only to helping women achieve healthier, more beautiful skin, but also in the health and well being of women.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Mango Madness Skin Care is donating $1.00 from every sale during October to breast cancer research.

Thank you for your support.

Parabens as Preservatives Linked to Health Issues

Parabens are widely used, inexpensive preservatives found in a variety of consumer products. In a 2008 study published in the Journal of Applied Toxicology (Darbre, et al), parabens have been linked to breast cancer in women.

Preservatives by themselves are not a bad thing, and all products that hope to have any appreciable shelf life need preservatives. One of the oldest preservatives in our history is salt – used to keep foods from spoiling. Think of “salt pork.” Without preservatives, many of our foods and consumer products would either spoil or begin to harbor unhealthy bacteria or fungus. However, we must select our preservatives with care.

The problem with parabens is that their chemical structure is similar to estrogen – and this can contribute to the growth and proliferation of malignant tumors. Parabens are “xenoestrogens” – estrogen-like substances that originate outside our bodies and are commonly found in many products and chemicals. Other xenoestrogens include formaldehyde, phthalates and bisphenol A.

The scientific evidence and research on parabens as a cancer-promoting chemical is not completely conclusive, but the association is there – why take a chance when 1 in 9 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime?