For example foundation it is commonly used by boys and girls over the worldand there are many buyers. Parabens are used to protect the product for the people who use the product very frequently overtime. Lets take foundation for example what are the benefits of having parabens in foundation Without parabens foundation the product can potentially be exposed to bacteria so to prevent that parabens take action which can benfit users of the skin products like foundation so that the foundation does not get bad an cause problems to an idivuial face. What are the (chemical and physical) properties of this compound? Chemical properties On paper What are the potential impacts of this chemical on human health? When applied to the skin and absorbed into the body, parabens in cosmetics bypass the metabolic process and enter the blood stream and body organs intact. It has been estimated that women are exposed to 50 mg per day of parabens from cosmetics. Parabens can mimic estrogen, the primary female sex hormone. They have been detected in human breast cancer tissues, suggesting a possible association between parabens in cosmetics
and cancer. Parabens may also interfere with male reproductive functions. Products that contain parabens are beauty products that are supposed to enhance the skin, such as lotions and moisturizers; research has found they accelerate the skin aging process.
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