IS THE USE OF MINERAL OIL, METHYL PARABEN & PROPYL
PARABEN IN SKINCARE PRODUCTS HARMFUL?
consumers have the misconception on the use of methyl paraben, propyl paraben and mineral oil
in skincare products. When the products involved therapeutical properties, the outcry are even
Everything is chemical
The fact that most skincare manufacturers and
marketers classify methyl paraben & propyl paraben as chemicals and that essential oils are
not, shows that they and their manufacturer(s) have shallow or no knowledge of
Factually, everything in the universe is made up
of chemicals. Our body comprises only chemicals. The water we drink, the air we breathe, and the
food we consume are all chemical compounds. Otherwise, we scientists should not be
classifying the study of behavior of molecules and atoms of matters as chemistry. Thus, even
claimed organic skincare products are also chemicals!
Even a Natural Tender Kiss involves
The common notion promoted by most skincare
companies is that synthetic ingredients are 100% man-made and natural ingredients are 100%
natural. This, we know, logically cannot be possible.
Most synthetic raw ingredient, if not all, needs
also other raw ingredients that are processed from other natural sources to process into their
final synthetic raw ingredient - which is raw ingredient to their customers who purchased
them for further processing into an end-consumer product or semifinished product. This applies
also to ingredients for skin care.
Likewise, all natural ingredients are NEVER sold
in their real natural form as they contain lots of waste matters and impurities that need some
processing to rid them; and in the process, some beneficial compounds will be lost.
Need for preservation for longer shelf
Next, before the final processed ingredient can be
used to further process into another product, the ingredient must be stored in the
warehouse until someone orders, so adequate shelf-life is needed.
The whole production batch of ingredient also has
to be repacked before shipping out - having to withstand air pressure (for air shipment) or
heat through sea voyage (for seafreight) for many days. The natural ingredient needs a
base that can help preserve it. The more natural it is, the faster the product will deteriorate
without preservation. Skin care products will even cause the complexion to worsen if
the end product is contaminated by non-preservation.
Acne Scar Result With Dr. Pierre Acne
Even if the natural ingredient were to be
factory-packed under extreme clean-room and vacuum condition, when it reaches the end product
manufacturer, they can't be decanting what they need for batching from the bottle/drum
of raw natural ingredient in a cleanroom and vacuum condition, and store away under a perfect
condition until the next batching.
Since base preservatives are never 100%
natural. How then can a raw ingredient supplier claim that their raw ingredient is 100% natural?
Likewise, can an end-product manufacturer use 100% natural ingredient?
While use of only synthetic ingredients isn't
good, use of natural ingredients is also not 100% safe. However, if an ingredient is too pure in
form then certain good therapeutical elements in it are lost.