Our expert says:
Hi Smooth, thank you for the question.
In my opinion parabens that are found in topical products are in such small quantities that they pose no danger to us. We tend to forget that parabens are found naturally in a large number of food groups, such as fruits and vegetables. These naturally occurring parabens tend to be in a higher concentration than topical products and at the end of the day I firmly believe one does not need to be concerned. In addition, the American Cancer Society has concluded that there is no good scientific evidence to support a claim that use of cosmetics such as antiperspirants increases an individual's risk of developing breast cancer.
As far as I know the Heliocare Gel SPF 50 is paraben free and my advice is to apply the SPF several times a day to ensure maximum coverage at all times.
I cannot find the ingredients used in the Woolworth’s range and as such am unable to give an accurate comment but if the range is working for you there is no need to change.
Your best option for Crow’s Feet is to consider Botox; I have a number of patients with MS that are treated with Botox as there is no concern or contra indication in treating patients with MS. Once again I cannot find a concern with parabens and MS and you can safely continue with the Environ range.
However, Dr.Hauschka’s range of topical products are 100% natural and most of the products (including the eye care range) are paraben free.
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