Friday, 19 March 2010

Increasing move towards natural skin care

Increasing move towards natural skin care
The owner of a clinic in Huddersfield has revealed that many of her clients are moving towards natural skin care because of scares surrounding synthetic ingredients.

Aesthetic nurse Greta Bumstead told the Huddersfield Examiner that she uses mostly chemical free skin care, particularly products that do not contain parabens.

She said that scares surrounding parabens have meant that an increasing number of her clients were asking for chemical free skin care and makeup.

They may have been inspired by celebrities, as the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Moore and Michelle Pfeiffer prefer to use organic skin care, according to the Mirror.

Pharmaceutical researcher Dr Laura Waters, course leader for pharmaceutical science at the University of Huddersfield, said that there has been a mass of conflicting information on parabens.

A recent report in the Journal of Cosmetic Science said that parabens have not been found to cause cancer, but they may lead to dermatitis and can mimic the actions of the hormone oestrogen.

'The fact they act as mimics is a worry,' she told the Examiner.

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