I decided this year that I really wanted to reduce my family’s exposure to parabens. Parabens are chemicals widely used as preservatives in cosmetics, lotions, deodorants and sunscreens.
They’ve become quite controversial because some studies have linked them to an increased breast cancer risk. If you’re wondering if your fave products contain parabens, look for the suffix “paraben” in the ingredients. For example… benzylparaben, propylparaben and methylparaben are ones that are commonly used.
I was pretty frustrated when I started looking at all the sunscreens. So many of them contain parabens! And all the paraben free alternatives seemed to come in dinky 4 ounce sizes. Then I found Kiss My Face Sunspray Lotion. It comes in an 8 oz SPF 30 spray lotion. Easy to apply (Dylan + Summer tested), water resistant and fragrance free. Doesn’t feel greasy at all which is a must for me. Seriously perfect for the whole family. $13.99.
Have a paraben free product you love? Please leave a comment or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.