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Types of Paraben-free Skin Care Products and Cosmetics

Paraben-free, also known as preservative-free, skin care products and cosmetics are becoming a hot commodity on the market in this day and age where the words organic, free range, all-natural, fair trade, etc. are all new buzz words.

In the past, if a consumer wished to reduce the number of parabens and other such chemicals from their lifestyle they didn't have much of a choice other than to stop using skin care products and cosmetics altogether. Today things have changed dramatically.

If you choose to go "paraben-free" the choices you have are plenty.

Lotions, creams, gels, shampoos, conditioners, cleansers, and toners can all be found paraben-free. Skin care product lines that offer multiple paraben-free products include La Roche-Posay, Pharmaceutical Specialties, Inc. (PSI), and Skyn Iceland.

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Soothing Protective Facial Cream is a paraben-free soothing cream ideal for easily irritated skin. Its preservative free formulation makes it ideal for sensitive skin that has a high risk of allergy or irritation.

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cream Cleanser enriches and purifies the skin leaving it clean and refreshed. This cleanser is both preservative and fragrance free and can be used on any skin type including those with extremely sensitive skin.

Pharmaceutical Specialties, Inc. (PSI) is not only a paraben-free product line but also excludes a wide variety of other chemicals making it an excellent way to avoid toxins. Chemicals that won't be found in PSI products include dyes, perfumes, fragrances, lanolin and formaldehyde. PSI products can be used on virtually anyone in the family. Their products consist of skin and hair care items like shampoos, conditioners, lotions, creams, cleansers and even SPF sunscreen products.

Skyn Iceland is similar to PSI in that virtually all of its products are preservative free. Instead, the products made by Skyn Iceland are full of natural, emollient, hydrating ingredients that you won't easily find in other skin care products. Skyn Iceland products have been crafted to fight off the ravages of chronic stress such as loss of nutrients, moisture and oxygen. The nourishing ingredients in Skyn Iceland's products also work to prevent premature aging while counteracting the effects of irritations and inflammation.

Finally, for a cosmetic line that is not only paraben-free but is also beautiful and easy to use there is Jane Iredale products. Jane Iredale mineral makeup is different than any other traditional lines you have ever tried. From mascara to foundation, these all- natural mineral makeup products contain no oil, talk, perfume, alcohol, chemical additives or artificial dyes. Yet, amazingly enough, they work better than other makeup lines leaving you beautiful AND healthy!