Should You Avoid Parabens? They have received a lot of bad press by people remoting falsehoods.
In a word, NO. Despite the media frenzy surrounding parabens, the published research and global cosmetic regulatory organizations are making that answer clear: parabens, especially in the small amounts used in personal-care products, do not pose a significant health risk.
Parabens actually have a good track record of safety as far as their use in cosmetics is concerned. Parabens are found throughout nature; for example, many fruits and vegetables, such as strawberries and blueberries, are naturally full of parabens.
There is no legitimate reason for consumers to avoid cosmetic products that contain parabens. According to these studies, parabens are “fully metabolized before they enter the bloodstream.” In a review of the estrogenic activity of parabens, the author concluded that based on maximum daily exposure estimates, “it was impossible that parabens could increase the risk associated with exposure to estrogenic chemicals.” We repeat Impossible!!!!
I would rather you worry more about pore-clogging ingredients than parabens. These ingredients can REALLY hurt you skin.