Paraben Free Cosmetics
In an effort to focus on locally owned and operated businesses, today we are focusing on a very unique company which has their headquarters right here in Solon, Spell Cosmetics. Although Spell Cosmetics does business throughout North America and overseas as well, they started right here in Solon and are considered the trend setters in the field of cosmetics as they specialize in paraben free cosmetics.
Parabens are found in many brands of make-up and in tens of thousands of other products. They are even found in processed foods that claim to be "natural" or "hypoallergenic" (buzz terms that aren't governed by federal standards or definitions).The reason for concern is that parabens' chemical structure is strikingly similar to the hormone estrogen; in fact, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) states that all parabens have been proven to have endocrine-disrupting effects.
When paraben-laced products are applied to your skin, they are absorbed into your body and may be mistaken for estrogen, disrupting the endocrine system, and too much estrogen - or estrogen mimickers - can cause big problems, including weight gain, fluid retention and depression. Researchers are also investigating what role estrogen may play as a culprit in the development of breast cancer.
The world of cosmetics can be very complicated in terms of how they are made and the specific ingredients that go into them. We won't get too technical in this article as it is not our area of expertise and can be very confusing. However, as very health conscious consumers, we can certainly appreciate when a company like Spell Cosmetics is making products that don't contain any controversial ingredients. Their motto is "Glamour Without Guilt", and their paraben free cosmetics are being used on the set of television shows, by professional make-up artists, salons, and by thousands of people around the globe who want to look fashionable yet are concerned about their health and well-being.