I’m sure you already read about Paraben debates – should you use them or not, are they good or bad…There is a lot of information and different views on this topic. 

Parabens are the most frequently used chemicals as artificial preservatives in cosmetic and body care products since the 1920s.

While the FDA scientists continue to review published studies on the safety of Parabens, and claim not to have information showing that Parabens as they are used in cosmetics have an effect on human health, there are more and more studies done every day showing otherwise. 

Firstly let’s talk about why Parabens are used:
As you know cosmetics contain ingredients that can biodegrade very quickly. Parabens are added to prevent and reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and mold, increasing the shelf life of the product.

Well, that doesn’t sound HEALTHY or NATURAL at all!
What is the issue?
The main concern with these chemicals is that many scientific studies suggest that Parabens have the ability to mimic estrogen which can cause problems in the body’s cells and they have even been found in breast cancer tumors. They can also harm fertility and reproductive organs, affect birth outcomes, and increase the risk of cancer.  It’s not rare for them to also cause skin irritation. Moreover, studies have been done worldwide and detected Parabens in nearly all urine samples taken from adults. 

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It is the cheapest and most effective preservative and it can keep a product so-called ‘fresh’ for up to 10 years!

BAD NEWS: These ingredients are widely used and could potentially cause harm to your body.
GOOD NEWS: There are natural alternatives that companies can start using today. For example – radish root.Radish skincare ingredient

Radish Root Liquid (Leucidial Liquid) is a natural alternative to synthetic preservatives.

Appearance: Light scent, pale yellow in colour and soluble in water.

Because it is natural, it should be 100% safe for your skin and your body. You are safe from skin irritation, redness, itchiness and all common, uncomfortable side effects. Plus you’ll sleep well knowing your body is free from heavy chemicals. 

We could say its only downside is the expiration date. This preservative lasts 6 months after opening the bottle. But, do you really need more?  

Where to find brands that use this?   Well, I’m sure if you are reading this you already know some of the benefits of Rhodes Skincare. 

Not only do we use radish root liquid as a preservative in all our products, but we go above and beyond to make them perfect for you and the planet.

Our passion for the protection of the planet is central to everything that we create. Working with nature, not against it. From the ingredients to the bottles and packaging, Rhodes Skincare comes to you with sustainability at its heart.

We have taken the advancements in plant cell technology to bring our customers the benefits of cutting-edge science. The results are a skincare range which contains exclusive and rare natural ingredients proven to transform your skin with no impact on the plants we use.

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If you have got this far and you are still reading, we can tell that you are probably that person who reads the list of ingredients on the back of the products. And that’s amazing. It means you want justice for your skin and for your body.

We need more people like you!  So we hope when you buy Rhodes that you are going to do the same and see that we really preach what we teach.