Increasing research is hoping to identify artificial skincare ingredients that could be linked to the likelihood of developing breast cancer. According to Cancer Research UK, breast cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer and 23% of cases are preventable.
In this guide, we’re highlighting ingredients that could increase your chances of developing breast cancer. That way, you can make healthier cosmetic buying choices.
With many beauty products containing an abundance of artificial ingredients, it’s difficult for researchers to isolate specific ingredients that could be problematic. In this guide, we’re listing the ingredients that have been cited as potentially harmful by leading breast cancer researchers.
Ingredients to avoid: parabens and phthalates
In a nutshell, parabens and phthalates are chemicals used in some cosmetic products. Studies are being carried out to determine whether there’s a potential link with breast cancer. These chemicals are known to be hormone-mimicking, meaning they have the potential to disrupt natural hormonal processes.
Parabens can penetrate the skin and act like a very weak oestrogen in the body, potentially turning on the growth of hormone receptor-positive breast cancers. Parabens have been found in breast tissue and breast cancers, but they have also been found in many other tissues because of their wide use.
What skincare should you use instead?
Switching to natural ingredients is the way forward. Powerful yet gentle, our skincare is 100% free of parabens and phthalates so you can use it with confidence. Our skincare is backed by science – a family legacy and a lifetime in the lab has ensured we can provide the healthiest ingredients for your skin. No artificial nasties here – just plant-based goodness that enhances and nourishes your skin the natural way.
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