Beware of Pesky Parabens!

By: Physicians Preference RX

“Earlier this month, researchers at the Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention Center at the University Hospital of South Manchester, England, released the results of a three-year study that measured the concentrations of five parabens at four different locations across the human breast using human breast tissue collected from 40 women undergoing mastectomies for primary breast cancer (J App Toxicol. Jan. 12, 2012).

This most recent study found one or more paraben esters in 158/160 (99 percent) of the tissue samples, and in 96/160 (60 percent) all five esters were present.”

Parabens are substances that are commonly used in cosmetic products as preservatives. They are petroleum based chemicals that prevent the growth of bacteria. A few common parabens to look out for include benzylparaben, butylparaben, ethylparaben, isobutylparaben, methylparaben, and propylparaben. Parabens have also been linked to allergic reactions, dermatitis, and disruption in hormonal balance in our bodies.

I have always been a fan of paraben-free cosmetics. I like knowing that my skin is not absorbing potentially dangerous chemicals from the cosmetics I’m using. It can sometimes be a challenge however sorting through the shelves at your local drug store or make-up counter and trying to figure out what is safe and what is not.

Our entire line of Dr. Hotze’s Skin Care Preparations are paraben-free. Our skin care line currently consists of the following:

  • Skin Renewal Cream
  • Hydrating Cream
  • Vitamin C Primer
  • Face & Body Revitalizer Oil
  • Eye Renewal Cream
  • Nail Solution
  • Rosacea Cream
  • Acne Free Cream

All of these preparations are prescription only, so please make sure you contact your physician for a prescription before placing your order.

Contact Physicians Preference Pharmacy at 281-828-9088 for your skin care needs. It will be our privilege to serve you!