menurut kajian sains,dlm pencuci muka kite ade paraben..korg try la tgk kt pncuci muka korg..msti ade sejenis bahan kimia name paraben..paraben ni mmg ade sbb tujuan die nk kuarkan buih..tp hakikatnye,korg bole serch kt internet,paraben ni merbahaya..bole myebabkan kanser...huhuhu~so elakkan pencuci muka yg ade paraben..untuk kebaikan korg sume jgak..=)
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in their report "Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in the Environment: Agents of Subtle Change?" reported that the chemical preservatives called parabens—methyl, propyl, butyl and ethyl (alkyl-p-hydroxybenzoates)—displayed estrogenic activity in several tests. This means that these chemicals mimic your body´s own hormones and can have endocrine-disrupting action when they are rubbed into your body or washed down the drain into your drinking water. These disruptors interfere with your body´s endocrine system: your hypothalamus, your ovaries, your thyroid—virtually every system in your body. The EPA also stated that "continual introduction of these benzoates (parabens) into sewage treatment systems and directly to recreational waters from the skin leads to the question of risk to aquatic organisms." Scientists in Europe found other endocrine-disrupting body care chemicals in the bodies of fish that humans are eating, and in human breast milk.
Dr. Elizabeth Smith has written that "It is a known medical fact that estrogen stimulates breast cancer" and that "anything absorbed through the skin may be as high as 10 times the concentration of an oral dose." (Think about how nicotine and birth control/hormone patches work—the chemicals are absorbed through the skin!) She also reported that, in one study, a paraben was injected under the skin and was found to have an "estrogenic response on uterine tissues." Scientists observing these harmful effects on the uterus remarked that "it is suggested that the safety in use of these chemicals should be reassessed."
The new research was led by molecular biologist Philippa Darbre, at theUniversity of Reading. She says that the ester-bearing form of parabensfound in the tumours indicates it came from something applied to the skin,such as an underarm deodorant, cream or body spray. When parabens are eaten,they are metabolised and lose the ester group, making them less stronglyestrogen-mimicking.
"One would expect tumours to occur evenly, with 20 per cent arising in eachof the five areas of the breast," Darbre toldNew Scientist. "But theseresults help explain why up to 60 per cent of all breast tumours are foundin just one-fifth of the breast - the upper-outer quadrant, nearest theunderarm."
However, Chris Flower, director general of the Cosmetic, Toiletry andPerfumery Association, challenged the study's findings. "There are almost nodeodorants and body sprays that contain parabens," he says. "Although theyare in most other creams and cosmetics, the safety margin is huge and theywould not have any effect on enhancing growth of new tumours."
Darbre replies that deodorants and antiperspirants have only stoppedcontaining parabens in the last few months and that the tumours she studiedoccurred prior to this.
A small survey by New Scientist of three British high street shops and onesupermarket found deodorants in each that contained parabens, although mostof these products did not. However, many other products used under the armcommonly contained parabens, such as body sprays, hair removal creams andshaving gels. Body lotions, face creams, cleansers and shampoos alsofrequently contained parabens.
hari tu ak and iza singgah di Alsyifaa Farmasi kt Muadzam nih cari barang..so aku amik la peluang survey2 blakang botol2 produk2 pencuci yg de..mmg majoriti de paraben..huhu..antaranya Shurah, Garnier ofkos. Biore, Silkygirl,Pixy, Fair n Lovely and byk lagi lah. stakat nie yg ak tgk yg paling slamat safi la..Slamat dan Suci. ak actually tgh cari bedak compact.maklumlah ak nyer bdak dah nak habis. current compact yg ak gne nie berjenama sikit and mahal. aku rse mcm ade jugak paraben tu..so, xnak bli lagi.dah la mahal RM30 kot..huhu...x fikir nak pakai brand ape pulak lpas nie...