Parabens


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Parabens
Positioning updated on 06.12.2007

Parabens are compounds used as  antimicrobial
preservatives   in   food,    cosmetic    and
pharmaceutical  products.  These   substances
are a homologous series  of  p-hydroxybenzoic
acid  esters  (methylparaben,   ethylparaben,
propylparaben,              isopropylparaben,
butylparaben,      isobutylparaben,       and
benzylparaben),    used    singly    or    in
combination   to   exert   an   antimicrobial
effect, which occurs due  to  the  antifungal
activities of these substances.

Among   the   parabens,   methylparaben   and
propylparaben are two of the main  antifungal
agents used in cosmetics  due  to  their  low
toxicity and long history of use.

In  recent  years,  parabens  have  been  the
subject of suspicions that they  may  pose  a
health risk, though there  is  no  scientific
consensus in this regard.

For  this  reason,   Natura   has   exercised
precaution and  decided  to  eliminate  these
substances from new products.  Therefore,  we
will no longer add parabens in  new  formulas
and  will  adapt  our  current  portfolio  by
2010.

Atualizado em 2010-07-20T18:11:57
All the dates of this page are presented in official timezone of Brasilia - Brazil.