This chemical is frequently used in sunscreen and has been shown to be an endocrine disrupter (it acts like estrogen in the body). It can also cause allergic reactions in some people.
Studies have shown this chemical can contribute to skin tumors and lesions, yet it is frequently used in skin-care products.
These chemicals can be found in many beauty products and are linked to increased cancer risk and hormone disruption. Parabens may be listed under names such as butylparaben, propylparaben, methylparaben, ethylparaben, polyparaben, isopropylparaben, or isobutylparaben.