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Naturally gorgeous: it’s time to swap conventional skincare for the natural alternative

Bethany Hubbard

22nd February, 2012

It’s ‘Paraben Amnesty Week’ at Neal’s Yard Remedies, so if you haven’t already made the switch to natural skincare, now is a good time to start

Now more than ever natural beauty products are easy to get hold of, which means there’s no excuse to stay faithful to paraben-packed creams. But while many of us are making the switch, others are stuck in a rut. Once you’ve found a product you like, no matter what it’s made from, it can be hard to kick the habit. If you’re ready to make the switch, today marks the start of Neal’s Yard Remedies’ Paraben Amnesty Week. Until the 28th, you can bring your ‘not-so-pure’ beauty products into a Neal’s Yard shop and recieve a 20 per cent discount on their 100 per cent paraben free, all-natural products.

Parabens are ‘man-made chemicals often used in small amounts as preservatives in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, foods and beverages,’ say the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Though no definitive link has been made between parabens and breast cancer, a recent study found remnants of the chemical in the breast tissue of mastectomy patients. ‘We follow the precautionary principle when formulating any of our products and don’t use anything we believe could do you, or the planet harm,’ says Amanda Watson, category manager at Neal’s Yard. ‘There’s evidence out there to suggest parabens could be harmful so we leave them out.’

Certified by The Soil Association, and a carbon neutral company, Neal’s Yard is committed to safe cosmetics. They not only say no to parabens, but also leave out silicones, phthalates, GMOs and synthetic fragrances in favour of natural alternatives.



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