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:
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!