Parabens have long been a controversial preservative in cosmetic products.
SCCS, a scientific expert group in the European Union, examine studies about and tests parabens to see if they can present health risks in cosmetic products. Given all suspicions that parabens have a hormone-destructive effect, we at IDUN Minerals have opted out of using parabens.
Instead, we use other preservatives of various kinds as we vary preservatives in all our products to suit all individuals. This is because, for example, a person who is allergic to a preservative will still tolerate one of our other mascara containing another preservative.
Some products, such as our powder foundations, are water-free and are therefore without preservatives.