This group of chemicals is used as preservatives in many cosmetics and toiletries.
They have been around since the 1940‘s and are cheap and generally well
tolerated. The reported sensitivity rate is up to 3.5% in the general population, although people with sensitive
skin associated with eczema or dermatitis may be have higher sensitivity
Many products will have 2 or more of these chemicals as part of a preservative
Check the label of any of your existing products to see if they contain a parabens
Why exederm does NOT contain parabens
Generally well tolerated is not good enough for exederm why take risks if you have sensitive skin. We prefer to use a more modern and less irritant preservative system – even if it does cost more. We don‘t believe that parabens preservatives are the most suitable
for sensitive or reactive skin.
exederm flare control cream is the only hydrocortisone cream available in the US without parabens
Skin hypersensitivity – What the experts say:
“... traumatized or eczematized skin is more readily sensitized by Parabens
(Fisher A.A., The Parabens
[Allergic contact dermatitis
caused by parabens] (Dermatologic Therapy - 2004)