Hidden Parabens

Crafty toiletry manufacturers getting wise to those of us avoiding their toxic products are hiding parabens etc by using names on labels we don’t recognise!  An example is ‘Phenonip‘ – see this note someone sent me recently:

“I recently bought a face cream called Elegance Natural Skin Care, anti-wrinkle cream. It seemed to have all natural ingredients – but I Googled one of the ingredients called ‘PHENONIP’ which sounded like an nice old herb.  But far from it.  This little name is made of:



Butyl parabens,

Ethyl parabens,

Propyl parabens.

Chemicals such as parabens etc. were what I was trying to avoid!”

Naughty, naughty. I haven’t seen this particular product myself so can’t say whether this is true or not but, as a general rule, watch out for names you don’t recognise and do as this person did if you are unsure and look it up.

Another one I have come across is Germaben II which turns out to be Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben so, again, not good at all!

Watch out, watch out, there are (well-hidden) nasties about….


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