Now that word has caused a lot of concern in the media thanks to the publishings of a certain Dr Darbre from Reading University.
There have been a lot of column inches devoted to this, and the C&T industry being what it is, there are now products out there that proudly proclaim “Paraben Free”
Now in preparation for doing a long post about this, I thought I’d better get my sources together so that I could try and write from a position of Ad Authoritatum.
I then discovered that a bunch of eurocrats called the SCCP had done the hard work for me
Now a bit of background for those people who think that the SCCP (SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PRODUCTS) are a bunch of people preserving the status quo.
They are at times the biggest pains in the arse to plague the industry.
For instance they are the reason that my ex company had to reformulate 80+ products when they banned a preservative that had a safe history of use going back decades.
They are also looking to ban a sunscreen that has similar benefits, but are dragging their heels on that one, so that no-one knows whether or not to spend money on testing.
Anyway, read and enjoy, then ask questions later