Parabens: They are a family of related chemicals commonly used as preservatives in cosmetic products. The most commonly used in cosmetics are methylparaben, Propyl- paraben, Butylparaben, and Ethyl - paraben

Dangers of Parabens: They can elevate cellular level damage caused by Ultra Violet exposure and may cause skin cancer. They can also sensitize the skin and thus causing allergic reactions. Some studies have found that Ethyl-paraben used as an antifungal on the human skin (5% caused contact dermatitis.