Biological immaturity impairs a child’s ability to detoxify harsh chemicals, making them especially vulnerable to harsh and unsafe ingredients in the early phases of life. We believe it is important to mention certain ingredients that our products do not contain, as safety need not compromise great style and product performance.
Parabens are a class of chemicals commonly used as a preservative in cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. These ingredients have caused skin irritation and allergic reactions. One study even concluded that parabens were found in breast tumors. Though controversial, this study has fueled the belief that parabens contribute to the development of tumors by migrating from cosmetics into the breast tissue.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parabenhttp://www.safecosmetics.org/article.php?id=291Parabens have the ability to mimic other hormones, which makes them endocrine disruptors. The endocrine system releases hormones into the bloodstream and is involved with functions related to metabolism, digestion, waste elimination and reproduction. The New York Times reported that endocrine disruptors such as parabens can lead to early puberty in adolescent children. Endocrine disrupters can also lead to testicular enlargement and breast development in young boys.http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/28/opinion/28kristof.htmlParabens can also have an adverse effect on the male reproductive system. In a study conducted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Research Laboratory of Public Health, researchers concluded that those exposed to high doses of parabens (consistent with the daily acceptable intake in Europe and Japan) had decreased sperm levels.