Parabens and sulfates have become boogeymen in the beauty industry. More and more products are going paraben and sulfate free, but why is this? Are these ingredients really that harmful? In this Seoul Mamas blog, we’ll talk about the downsides of parabens and sulfates and why they’re not in our products.
What are Parabens?
Parabens are chemicals used in many beauty products as preservatives. They’re meant to increase shelf-life. The negative association with parabens is due to the fact that some scientific studies have linked parabens to breast cancer. The studies found parabens in tumors and another study showed that they possibly can spur the growth of breast cancer cells.
That being said, parabens have been in beauty products for a long time and, although there’s a link to breast cancer in theory, it has yet to be proven without a doubt.
Here at Seoul Mamas, we use natural ingredients for our beauty products, which means they’re naturally paraben free. We’re of the mind that natural ingredients are better for your skin anyway, and it’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to parabens. The simple fact is they’re still a chemical, and chemicals aren’t ideal for skincare.
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What are Sulfates?
Sulfates are also a type of preservative, but they have some other functions too. Sulfates are pretty good at breaking through build-up, but at the cost of stripping natural oils. Sulfates can also sometimes cause dryness and redness. While sulfates aren’t all that bad for you, they’re not necessary. The downsides make it worthwhile to avoid products with sulfates in them.
Again, sulfates are chemicals no matter how you look at it. Here at Seoul Mamas, we believe that your skin, especially if it’s sensitive, responds better to natural ingredients. Our products are designed to hydrate, soften, and make your skin as beautiful as possible. We are 100% paraben, sulfate, and cruelty-free.
Paraben and Sulfate Free with Seoul Mamas
Seoul Mamas uses natural ingredients in our products, which means that they’re naturally sulfate and paraben free. Our masks will put you on the path to hydrated, beautiful skin. If you’re looking to manufacture your own products with us, we offer private label services. We work with you every step of the way, from consultation to manufacturing and importing, to make a product that matches your brand and vision. Contact us today to see how we can help you!