Bosnia & Herzegovina
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Preservatives help keep us safe by preventing growth of bacteria or molds during the typical use of a product, so it does not spoil like a gallon of milk or a block of cheese. Parabens are one of the most common preservatives used in foods, beauty products, and drugs, and are permitted for use by governmental agencies across the world.
Parabens are made from PHBA (para-hydrobenzoic acid), an ingredient also found naturally in numerous fruits and vegetables that are part of our everyday diet.
Your body quickly changes parabens to the natural PHBA and eliminates them.
Like many food ingredients, parabens have a safe dietary intake amount established by government agencies. Monitoring studies have shown that use of parabens across all current product types—beauty products, foods, and drugs—result in amounts well below the safe dietary intake.
Parabens have been proven safe over decades of research, but we understand that some of you may have questions. We continue to research new preservative options for our products, but for now we have found parabens to be the best choice for the products where we continue to use them. For additional information: