"Major loopholes in U.S. federal law allow the $50 billion cosmetics industry to put unlimited amounts of chemicals into personal care products with no required testing, no monitoring of health effects and inadequate labeling requirements. In fact, cosmetics are among the least-regulated products on the market. This section explores what's being done to change the broken U.S. system, and how other countries are leading the way in smarter laws that protect their citizens."
Parabens are added to skin care and other comestic products to prevent microbial growth. They are most commonly found in products that contain a lot of water (like lotions). Parabens have been found to disrupt normal hormone function, and we can't think of one good reason to put them in our products. Parabens are definitely something you will NOT find in our hand moisturizer.