Tag: cosmetics

The Use of Parabens in Cosmetics

Parabens are chemical compounds derived from an acid called para-hydroxybenzoic acid (PHBA). The acid is characterized as a white crystalline solid. PHBA can occur naturally in fruits and vegetables like, blueberries, carrots, cherries, cucumbers, and onions.

Why are Cosmetics Tested on Animals?

The term “animal testing” refers to procedures performed on living animals for purposes of research into basic biology and diseases, assessing the effectiveness of new medicinal products, and testing the human health and/or environmental safety of consumer and industry products such as cosmetics, household cleaners, food additives, pharmaceuticals and industrial/agro-chemicals.