Paraben Free Skincare from Katharine Botanicals

Natural Skincare Is No Less EffectiveAt Katharine Botanicals our ethos is to provide you and your baby with the kindest products for your skin. After years of careful research we have combined the essential ingredients needed for effective skin care. We have created the finest, most soothing creams and lotions for mother and baby. We have used natural ingredients to help nourish the skin and have avoided anything unnatural or chemical, including parabens and sulphates. The use of parabens in skincare products is an area of increasing attention and controversy.

Please visit our shop to browse our range of Paraben Free Skincare.

How Do I Avoid Them?

Whilst we continue to hear assurances from authorities and manufacturers that Parabens are safe there has never been any extensive study on the long term effects of using them.

We cannot recommend strongly enough to avoid these dangerous chemicals.

They have been proven to mimic a cancerous hormone and they have been found in breast tumours.  Yet many people are completely unaware of these facts and widespread use of parabens continues.

Reading the Labels

It is becoming easier to avoid parabens and other products containing chemical additives as the growth in the alternative industry continues.

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Recent Studies

Paraben Free Studies

A number of recent studies have questioned the claim that parabens are ‘safe’.

One of the concerns rests with the ability of parabens to mimic the hormone estrogen.  This hormone has been linked to incidents of cancer.

Companies using these products in their manufacturing claim they are fine to use them, because the percentage of the chemical compound is so tiny and that it does not enter into the body.   But is this true?

  • What is the effect of long term low level exposure?
  • With such widespread use of products containing the chemical, can they build up, and can they cause cancerous cells in the body to develop?

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What Are They?

Parabens are chemical compounds.  They that are used in many skin care products, cosmetics, shampoos, shower gels, deodorants and moisturizers.  They are also found in foods as an additive adding colour and flavour.  Whilst they are used extensively many people are unaware that they are consuming them and using products which contain them.  Because they are so widespread it is often difficult to find products that are paraben free.

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