Running head: CHEMISTRY 1 Chemistry Student Institutional Affiliation
CHEMISTRY 2 Parabens in Cosmetics Cosmetic products are some of the most common household products. The facial creams are one of these cosmetic products. However, the products contain some of the most common preservatives. One of the most common classes of chemicals used in these products is known as Parabens. Parabens are the most common preservatives. The reason for that is to protect both the products and the consumers. The parabens are used in combination with other chemicals for efficient performance (Konduracka, Krzemieniecki, & Gajos, 2014). They are usually listed on the ingredient stickers. The paper will, therefore, focus on the harmful side effects of parabens. The most common parabens are propylparaben, methylparaben, butylparaben, and ethylparaben. Parabens are easily identified by the names shown above. Research Reports Studies show that parabens contain properties that have similarities to the ones that are exhibited by the enzyme estrogen. The study indicates that this property increases the risk of
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