Like SLS, Parabens are not an essential ingredient in many items from cosmetics to food and drink. They are used as a preservative. Parabens also have huge negative impact on our health.
Parabens in cosmetics may cause eye and skin irritation and contact dermatitis.
Parabens have displayed estrogenic activity in several tests. In other words, these chemicals mimic the body's own hormones and can thus disrupt endocrine functions in virtually every system in the body.