Sunday, January 11, 2009

Mary Kay Ingredients Paraben Baddies List

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MANY thanks to new reader Sommer (you ROCK!) for sharing this list with us. Per a previous post regarding Mary Kay, you can't find product ingredients online. Reps do have access to this information, although it is a bit bass ackwards to search. I think this list should get the point across that Mary Kay is not a brand you want to use if you are trying to avoid Parabens and other nasty chemicals. Avon is no better with their ingredients, but I prefer the Avon brand solely because they post their ingredients online so customers can make informed decisions.

As you go down the list, you will notice many products contain multiple Parabens. Imagine the Paraben accumulation if you used the Mary Kay line from the moment you got in the shower to that last swipe of lipstick.

Butylparaben
Products containing this ingredient:
Mary Kay® Advanced Moisture Renewal Treatment Cream
MK Signature™ Bronze Highlighting Powder *
MK Signature™ Cheek Color *
MK Signature™ Cheek Color Duet *
MK Signature™ Classic Blonde Brow Definer Pencil *
TimeWise® Day Solution Sunscreen SPF 25
Private Spa Collection™ Dreams Sugar Scrub - Embrace *
Mary Kay® Dual-Coverage Powder Foundation *
MK Signature™ Creme Lipstick *
Mary Kay® Enriched Moisturizer Formula 1
Mary Kay® Creme-To-Powder Foundation *
Private Spa Collection™ Happiness Sugar Scrub - Embrace *
Private Spa Collection™ Harmony Sugar Scrub - Embrace *
MK Signature™ Liquid Eyeliner *
Mary Kay® Revitalizing Mask Formula 2
Private Spa Collection™ Romance Sugar Scrub - Embrace *
Sun Essentials® Sunless Tanning Lotion *
Satin Lips® Lip Balm
Mary Kay® Acne Treatment Gel
TimeWise® Even Complexion Essence
TimeWise® Age-Fighting Eye Cream
Mary Kay® Extra Emollient Night Cream
Mary Kay® Creme-to-Powder Foundation
Mary Kay® Liquid Eyeliner
Mary Kay® I ♥ Extra Emollient Night Cream Set
* Indicates Discontinued Products


Ethylparaben
Products containing this ingredient:
Mary Kay® Advanced Moisture Renewal Treatment Cream
TimeWise® Day Solution Sunscreen SPF 25
Private Spa Collection™ Dreams Sugar Scrub - Embrace *
Mary Kay® Enriched Moisturizer Formula 1
Private Spa Collection™ Happiness Sugar Scrub - Embrace *
Private Spa Collection™ Harmony Sugar Scrub - Embrace *
MK Signature™ Liquid Eyeliner *
Private Spa Collection™ Romance Sugar Scrub - Embrace *
Sun Essentials® Sunless Tanning Lotion *
Mary Kay® Acne Treatment Gel
TimeWise® Even Complexion Essence
TimeWise® Age-Fighting Eye Cream
TimeWise® Cellu-Shape™ Nighttime Body Gel
MKMen™ Moisturizer Sunscreen SPF 25
Mary Kay® SPF 30 Sunscreen
TimeWise® Targeted-Action® Eye Revitalizer
Mary Kay® Subtle Tanning Lotion
Mary Kay® Liquid Eyeliner
Mary Kay® SPF 30 Sunscreen *
* Indicates Discontinued Products

Isobutylparaben
Products containing this ingredient:
Mary Kay® Advanced Moisture Renewal Treatment Cream
TimeWise® Day Solution Sunscreen SPF 25
Private Spa Collection™ Dreams Sugar Scrub - Embrace *
Mary Kay® Enriched Moisturizer Formula 1
Private Spa Collection™ Happiness Sugar Scrub - Embrace *
Private Spa Collection™ Harmony Sugar Scrub - Embrace *
Private Spa Collection™ Romance Sugar Scrub - Embrace *
Sun Essentials® Sunless Tanning Lotion *
Mary Kay® Acne Treatment Gel
TimeWise® Even Complexion Essence
TimeWise® Age-Fighting Eye Cream
* Indicates Discontinued Products

Isopropylparaben
Products containing this ingredient:
TimeWise® Targeted-Action® Eye Revitalizer
Mary Kay® Creamy Frosted Vanilla Body Butter *
Mary Kay® Glistening Winterberry Body Butter *
* Indicates Discontinued Products

Methylparaben
Products containing this ingredient:
TimeWise® 3-In-1 Cleanser (Combination/Oily)
Mary Kay® Advanced Moisture Renewal Treatment Cream
TimeWise® Age-Fighting Moisturizer (Combination/Oily)
TimeWise® Age-Fighting Moisturizer (Normal/Dry)
Mary Kay® Balancing Moisturizer Formula 2
MK Signature™ Bronze Highlighting Powder *
MK Signature™ Cheek Color *
MK Signature™ Cheek Color Duet *
Mary Kay® Clarifying Mask Formula 3
MK Signature™ Classic Blonde Brow Definer Pencil *
MK Signature™ Concealer *
Mary Kay® Cream Foundation - Day Radiance *
Mary Kay® Creamy Cleanser Formula 2
TimeWise® Day Solution Sunscreen SPF 25
Mary Kay® Domain After-Shave Balm *
Mary Kay® Domain Body And Hair Shampoo *
Private Spa Collection™ Dreams Moisture Lotion - Embrace *
Private Spa Collection™ Dreams Sugar Scrub - Embrace *
Mary Kay® Dual-Coverage Powder Foundation *
TimeWise® 3-In-1 Cleansing Bar
Mary Kay® Deep Cleanser Formula 3
MK Signature™ Creme Lipstick *
Mary Kay® Enriched Moisturizer Formula 1
Mary Kay® Extra Emollient Cleansing Cream
MK Signature™ Eye Color *
MK Signature™ Eye Color Duet *
MK Signature™ Eyeliner *
MK Signature™ Eyesicles Eye Color *
Velocity® Facial Cleanser
MK Signature™ Facial Highlighting Pen *
TimeWise® Firming Eye Cream
Mary Kay® Full-Coverage Foundation
Mary Kay® Gentle Cleansing Cream 1
Mary Kay® Creme-To-Powder Foundation *
Private Spa Collection™ Happiness Sugar Scrub - Embrace *
Private Spa Collection™ Harmony Sugar Scrub - Embrace *
Mary Kay® Hydrating Freshener Formula 1
Mary Kay® Indulge Soothing Eye Gel
Mary Kay® Intense Moisturizing Cream
MK Signature™ Lash Lengthening Mascara *
Velocity® Lightweight Moisturizer
Satin Lips® Lip Mask
MK Signature™ Liquid Eyeliner *
MK Signature™ Loose Powder *
Mary Kay® Medium-Coverage Foundation
TimeWise® Microdermabrasion STEP 1: REFINE
TimeWise® Microdermabrasion STEP 2: REPLENISH
Mary Kay® Moisture Rich Mask Formula 1
TimeWise® Night Solution
Mary Kay® Oil-Free Hydrating Gel
Mary Kay® Oil Control Lotion Formula 3
Mary Kay® Oil Mattifier
Mary Kay® Revitalizing Mask Formula 2
Private Spa Collection™ Romance Moisture Lotion - Embrace *
Private Spa Collection™ Romance Sugar Scrub - Embrace *
Sun Essentials® Sunless Tanning Lotion *
Velocity® Total Body Wash - Velocity For Him *
MK Signature™ Ultimate Mascara *
TimeWise® Visibly Fit Body Lotion
TimeWise® Age-Fighting Moisturizer Sunscreen SPF 15
MK Signature™ Brow Liner *
MK Signature™ Waterproof Mascara *
Mary Kay® Acne Treatment Gel
TimeWise® Even Complexion Essence
TimeWise® Age-Fighting Eye Cream
Mary Kay® 2-In-1 Body Wash & Shave
Mary Kay® Hydrating Lotion
Mary Kay® Facial Cleansing Cloths *
Mary Kay® Tinted Moisturizer With Sunscreen SPF 20
TimeWise® Cellu-Shape™ Daytime Body Moisturizer
TimeWise® Cellu-Shape™ Nighttime Body Gel
MK Signature™ NouriShine™ Lip Gloss *
Private Spa Collection™ Happiness Moisture Lotion - Embrace *
Private Spa Collection™ Harmony Moisture Lotion - Embrace *
Mary Kay® After-Sun Replenishing Gel
MKMen™ Cooling After-Shave Gel
MKMen™ Moisturizer Sunscreen SPF 25
Mary Kay® SPF 30 Sunscreen
TimeWise® Targeted-Action® Line Reducer
TimeWise® Targeted-Action® Eye Revitalizer
Mary Kay® Lotus & Bamboo Loofah Body Cleanser
Mary Kay® Lotus & Bamboo Nourishing Body Lotion
Mary Kay® Red Tea & Fig Loofah Body Cleanser
Mary Kay® Red Tea & Fig Nourishing Body Lotion
MK Signature™ Brow Definer Pencil Classic Blonde *
MK Signature™ Brow Definer Pencil *
MK Signature™ Eyeliner *
Mary Kay® Bella Belara™ Shimmeriffic® Body Lotion *
Mary Kay® MK High Intensity™ Body & Hair Shampoo *
Mary Kay® MK High Intensity™ Cooling After-Shave Gel *
Mary Kay® Eye Color Quad – Simply Neutral *
Mary Kay® Eye Color Quad – Golden Plum *
MK Signature™ Brow Definer Pencil Blonde *
Mary Kay® Facial Cleansing Cloths
TimeWise® 3-In-1 Cleanser (Normal/Dry)
Mary Kay® Mineral Bronzing Powder - Pearl (Shimmer)
Mary Kay® Mineral Bronzing Powder - Matte
Mary Kay® Mineral Cheek Color - Pearl (Shimmer)
Mary Kay® Mineral Cheek Color - Matte & Pearl (Shimmer)
Mary Kay® Mineral Powder Foundation
Mary Kay® Nourishine™ Lip Gloss
Mary Kay® Sheer Mineral Pressed Powder
Mary Kay® Mineral Highlighting Powder - Pearl (Shimmer)
Mary Kay® Mineral Highlighting Powder - Matte
Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Color - Pearl (Shimmer)
Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Color - Matte
Mary Kay® Creme-to-Powder Foundation
Mary Kay® Cream Foundation - Day Radiance
Mary Kay® Subtle Tanning Lotion
Mary Kay® Brow Definer Pencil - Classic Blonde
Mary Kay® Brow Definer Pencil
Mary Kay® Eyeliner
Mary Kay® Eyesicles® Eye Color
Mary Kay® Lash Lengthening Mascara
Mary Kay® Liquid Eyeliner
Mary Kay® Ultimate Mascara
Mary Kay® Waterproof Mascara
Mary Kay® All Things Glamorous Color Collection - Mineral Shimmer Powder *
Mary Kay® Creamy Frosted Vanilla Body Butter *
Mary Kay® Creamy Frosted Vanilla Body Wash *
Mary Kay® Glistening Winterberry Body Butter *
Mary Kay® Glistening Winterberry Body Wash *
Mary Kay® Energizing Lotion For Feet & Legs - Mint Bliss
Satin Hands® Satin Smoothie Hand Scrub
Mary Kay® Lotus & Bamboo Shower Gel
Mary Kay® Red Tea & Fig Shower Gel
Mary Kay® Eye Primer
Mary Kay® Facial Highlighting Pen
Mary Kay® Loose Powder
Mary Kay® Concealer
Mary Kay® Simply Chic Fragrance ~ Lip Gloss Duo - Lip Gloss
Mary Kay® Lotus & Bamboo Nourishing Body Lotion *
Mary Kay® Red Tea & Fig Nourishing Body Lotion *
Mary Kay® SPF 30 Sunscreen *

* Indicates Discontinued Products

Propylparaben
Products containing this ingredient:
TimeWise® 3-In-1 Cleanser (Combination/Oily)
Mary Kay® Advanced Moisture Renewal Treatment Cream
TimeWise® Age-Fighting Moisturizer (Normal/Dry)
MK Signature™ Bronze Highlighting Powder *
MK Signature™ Cheek Color *
MK Signature™ Cheek Color Duet *
MK Signature™ Classic Blonde Brow Definer Pencil *
MK Signature™ Concealer *
TimeWise® Day Solution Sunscreen SPF 25
Private Spa Collection™ Dreams Moisture Lotion - Embrace *
Private Spa Collection™ Dreams Sugar Scrub - Embrace *
Mary Kay® Dual-Coverage Powder Foundation *
Mary Kay® Deep Cleanser Formula 3
MK Signature™ Creme Lipstick *
Mary Kay® Enriched Moisturizer Formula 1
Mary Kay® Extra Emollient Cleansing Cream
MK Signature™ Eyeliner *
MK Signature™ Eyesicles Eye Color *
Velocity® Facial Cleanser
MK Signature™ Facial Highlighting Pen *
TimeWise® Firming Eye Cream
Mary Kay® Full-Coverage Foundation
Mary Kay® Creme-To-Powder Foundation *
Private Spa Collection™ Happiness Sugar Scrub - Embrace *
Private Spa Collection™ Harmony Sugar Scrub - Embrace *
Mary Kay® Indulge Soothing Eye Gel
Mary Kay® Intense Moisturizing Cream
MK Signature™ Lash Lengthening Mascara *
Velocity® Lightweight Moisturizer
Satin Lips® Lip Mask
MK Signature™ Liquid Eyeliner *
Mary Kay® Medium-Coverage Foundation
TimeWise® Microdermabrasion STEP 1: REFINE
Mary Kay® Oil Mattifier
Mary Kay® Revitalizing Mask Formula 2
Private Spa Collection™ Romance Moisture Lotion - Embrace *
Private Spa Collection™ Romance Sugar Scrub - Embrace *
Sun Essentials® Sunless Tanning Lotion *
TimeWise® Visibly Fit Body Lotion
TimeWise® Age-Fighting Moisturizer Sunscreen SPF 15
MK Signature™ Brow Liner *
Satin Lips® Lip Balm
MK Signature™ Waterproof Mascara *
Mary Kay® Acne Treatment Gel
TimeWise® Even Complexion Essence
TimeWise® Age-Fighting Eye Cream
Mary Kay® Hydrating Lotion
Mary Kay® Facial Cleansing Cloths *
Mary Kay® Tinted Moisturizer With Sunscreen SPF 20
Mary Kay® Extra Emollient Night Cream
TimeWise® Cellu-Shape™ Daytime Body Moisturizer
TimeWise® Cellu-Shape™ Nighttime Body Gel
MK Signature™ NouriShine™ Lip Gloss *
Private Spa Collection™ Happiness Moisture Lotion - Embrace *
Private Spa Collection™ Harmony Moisture Lotion - Embrace *
Mary Kay® After-Sun Replenishing Gel
Mary Kay® Matte Lip Color Stick *
MKMen™ Cooling After-Shave Gel
MKMen™ Moisturizer Sunscreen SPF 25
Mary Kay® SPF 30 Sunscreen
TimeWise® Targeted-Action® Line Reducer
TimeWise® Targeted-Action® Eye Revitalizer
Mary Kay® Lotus & Bamboo Loofah Body Cleanser
Mary Kay® Red Tea & Fig Loofah Body Cleanser
MK Signature™ Brow Definer Pencil Classic Blonde *
MK Signature™ Brow Definer Pencil *
MK Signature™ Eyeliner *
MK Signature™ Brow Definer Pencil Blonde *
Mary Kay® Facial Cleansing Cloths
TimeWise® 3-In-1 Cleanser (Normal/Dry)
Mary Kay® Mineral Powder Foundation
Mary Kay® Nourishine™ Lip Gloss
Mary Kay® Creme-to-Powder Foundation
Mary Kay® Subtle Tanning Lotion
Mary Kay® Brow Definer Pencil - Classic Blonde
Mary Kay® Brow Definer Pencil
Mary Kay® Eyeliner
Mary Kay® Eyesicles® Eye Color
Mary Kay® Lash Lengthening Mascara
Mary Kay® Liquid Eyeliner
Mary Kay® Waterproof Mascara
Mary Kay® All Things Glamorous Color Collection - Lip Gloss *
Mary Kay® Eye Primer
Mary Kay® Facial Highlighting Pen
Mary Kay® Concealer
Mary Kay® I ♥ Extra Emollient Night Cream Set
Mary Kay® Simply Chic Fragrance ~ Lip Gloss Duo - Lip Gloss
Mary Kay® Lotus & Bamboo Nourishing Body Lotion
Mary Kay® Red Tea & Fig Nourishing Body Lotion
Mary Kay® SPF 30 Sunscreen *
* Indicates Discontinued Products

40 comments:

Charles J. said...
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Anonymous said...

Hey can you recommend an spf moisturiser -photostable -with spf and no parabens

Anonymous said...

Reply here pls as soon as you can pls. I'm trying to avoid parabens too & my sunscreen has 2 or 3

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot

echo said...

Try Motives by Loren Ridinger at alternatives.motivescosmetics.com. The products are hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, paraben, mineral oil and animal product free, and have not been tested on animals.

HealthInRecovery said...

Great blog!
For the question about sunscreen, I bought Bestbloc and love it. Organic and free of damaging chemicals. I won't use regular sunblocks again since I read up on them. Google "bestbloc". Hope that helps.

Anonymous said...

I have discovered a Sunscreen and anti aging skincare that does not contain parabens or any other chemicals. It is call DNA Health Institute.

Anonymous said...

What anti-aging skin care or eye cream works and has no parabens? Is it possible?

HealthInRecovery said...

I use De-Aging Eye Cream from Cellular Labs, you can read the reviews and info here: http://bit.ly/GFdGk

I'd love the Paraben Free Princess's opinion on the ingredients?

Anonymous said...

Www.Arbonne.ca has paraben free anti-aging
skin care. Our company has 98% paraben free
ingredients. We are also certified vegan. :)
Healthy makeup - skin care - weight loss
Danielle Larice

melanie said...

Some of Arbonne's products do contain parabens.
I use Beauti Control's "Cell Block C" as a paraben free sun screen. It has an spf of 20, and plumps out the fine lines by my mouth.
I recently wrote Mary Kay and told them it is an oxymoron for them to promote breast cancer awareness, when they chalk their products full of parabens!I still use their foundation and cheek color, since it doesn't penetrate the skin like lotions and creams.

agentdreamsalive said...

Just the word parabens sounds scary, and we all know it only takes a little flame to start a wildfire. For more information on parabens, what they are, what they do and whether they're good or bad, check out the following website:

http://www.cosmeticsinfo.org/HBI/9

Just Thinking said...

I recommend all of Jordan Essentials bath, body and face products. They are natural and made in the USA.
check out at:
http://www.MyJEStore.com/6699

k436pm said...

Thanks for posting list of parabens in Mary Kay stuff. I had a Mary Kay makeover last night, and I felt, and still feel, like my skin is kind of raw and burning. That could be because of the microderm abrasion scrub, but I really had to wonder whether or not the ingredients were as "natural" as the rep claimed. Think I'll stick to my Aubrey Organics and essential oils.

Jessica Arnold said...

I am an advisor for BECOME beauty products which are paraben free and uses the purest scientific and natural ingredients. The site also offers a complete list of all the ingredients used within their products.
Jessica Arnold
advisor #10764
becomebeauty.com

Jessica Arnold said...

I am an advisor for BECOME beauty products which are paraben free and uses the purest scientific and natural ingredients. The site also offers a complete list of all the ingredients used within their products.
Jessica Arnold
advisor #10764
becomebeauty.com

Sandy said...

If you want a totally clean and green product that is performance driven and nutritional, contact me and realgrand@yahoo.com or 972.523.5483

Tricia said...

You all should check out Beauty Society skin care and make-up. They offer paraben and sulfate free products. Check out our products at mybeautysociety.com/nedivatricia.

Being Fit and Beautiful said...

I found a company 100% Paraben free!
http://isavefaces.net. I searched and searched a company to represent and I found!

pauline said...

i use VMV hypoallergenics , they have paraben, phtalate free stuff. check their site http://vmvhypoallergenics.com it can be a bit pricey but quality products that come a long way. i came to this site cos i was looking for mary kay ingredients. thanks a lot. i have very sensitive skin and even Clinique has parabens!

Jessica said...

Parabens are not harmful. They are preservative that naturally occur in many fruits and vegetables. Parabens are included in many products as a preservative s bacteria does not grow in the after it has been opened. The stigma of Parabens came about when a scientific study found traces of Parabens in breast cancer tissue. The study later revealed that the Parabens were found in the control group as well which should have had none. They attributed the Parabens traces to residue on the test tubes used not in the cancer tissue. No other study has ever had any link to cancer. You can feel free to avoid Parabens if you like however you are more likely to get an infection from bacteria growing in your products due to the lack of Parabens.

laketoe said...

Arbonne has recently re-formulated their lines to be paraben-free. I would recommend using their sunscreen and the RE9 Anti-aging/Hydrating line. It contains vitamins A, C, and E, essential for your skin and has many botanical ingredients to hydrate, moisturize, and tone your skin.

Babbling Brooke said...

So I just happened upon a brand new Face cream set that contains no chemicals, and no fillers!
It has things like:
Cocoa seed butter, Bees wax, Elderberry extract, lemon grass essential oil, etc...

I tried it and I fell in love not only is it, For real, ALL Natural, but it works like nothing I have ever tried.
If you are curious check out:

www.myhavvn.com/bhurdman

if that doesn't work email me at:
uthspan@yahoo.com

Mindy said...

Try JORDAN ESSENTIALS products... we are mineral oil & paraben FREE. 100% mineral makeup, bath, body & spa products... www.myjestore.com/12626 to view products online & shop. ALL of our ingredients are on the label of EVERY one of our products.. no guess work. call for question 660-676-1388 glad to answer.

Mindy said...

Ladies, Try JORDAN ESSENTIALS products. We are paraben FREE. We carry botanical based products, we have 100% mineral makeup, spa, bath & body products. ALL of our ingredients are listed on the labels of EVERY item we sell. www.myjestore.com/12626 to view products. Call me @ 660-676-1388 I will be happy to answer your questions.

Rustling Leaves said...

My wife Judy uses paraben free skin care made by Mannatech. You can get info about these at www.judycrosby.com

Astarte said...

I have discovered another brand of cosmetics. It's lily lolo https://www.lilylolo.co.uk/
It's like Bare Minerals. They haven't any chemichal. I have order some products, so I haven't tried them but they indicate the ingredients in the web and I think they will be OK.
I have to say they don't pay me.
This is my sincere opinion.
I have discovered parabens recently because I was wondering why I had spots in my face, so I change my moisturizer to a Sanoflore one (in pharfacies) and now I have my skin much better.
It's amazing how difficult is to find cosmetics that don't have parabens, sometimes I think I getting a little paranoid ;- )
I wish everyone knew parabens and harmful and they can cause cancer but sometimes the ney and the industry is more important than people's health.

Alys said...

Arbonne is paraben free!!! Pure safe and beneficial! Everything you put on your skin (lotion, face wash, foundation& lipstick, etc) absorbs into your blood stream in 26 SECONDS!!! Go for the natural botanical products that offer you a benefit to actually improve your skin and protect it from chemicals and parabens!

Mark and Rachel Travis said...

Arbonne s products are paraben free! Email me if you want more info! Itsabeautifullie@myarbonne.com or g to arbonne.com and locate a consultant in your area!

Louise said...

There is a Canadian company that is organic, environmentally conscious, and paraben-free. My site:

www.onlygreen.com/allaboutimage

Browse the different categories and there are extensive face and skin care choices, but you can keep it simple. You can order online and have it all shipped directly to you. And the products are excellent quality and reasonably priced. Everyone can afford to go green and glamorous!

Anonymous said...

You can find ingredient listings for Mary Kay and many other products at Skin Deep Cosmetic Database http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/search.php?query=mary+kay&h=Go

The Paraben Free Princess said...

Thanks. The EWG does have a few products listed, but most of those are older products and no longer available. I am still hoping for someone to share an ingredients list for current products.

Anonymous said...

I left Mary Kay also because of the ingredients, and just went there after seeing this post today and its STILL icky, apparently whatever the FDA approves is safe to them, um have you watched food inc? The FDA no longer determines SAFETY to me! No thank you! I am looking for a company who goes ABOVE and beyond, I found Arbonne its been creating paraben and mineral FREE products for over 30 years! (before it became the FAD thing to do) you can go to my website to order www.moorefromathome.myarbonne.com or email me angeliqueindesign@yahoo.com for a 30 % discount.

Rae said...

I'm pretty much ok with parabens. But I hate that it's difficult to search mary kay's product ingredients. Urgh! Some ingredients irritate me.

Angelisa said...

EWG is a GREAT site. In addition to informing us of ingredients (not only MK), but it gives us a good idea of how dangerous the product is to our health AND the environment.

http://www.ewg.org/skindeep

Anonymous said...

have used mary kay most of my adult life...very dissappointed after reading ingredients...recent breast cancer...will have to find something else

Cole said...

Arbonne sells all 100% natural, healthy, certified vegan products. I'm the district manager for the PA area. If anyone is interested in trying any of the products please contact me. Or check out my Fan Page on FB

http://www.facebook.com/Nichole.Beall.Arbonne.Consultant

Anonymous said...

Jergens Naturals are all paraben free and so is St.Ives lotion - both available at WalMart and Target.
I have found a wonderful cosmetic company called Origins. They are one of the cosmetic counters in Dillards here. They are completely paraben and phthalates. Their products are fabulous.

Anonymous said...

I am a PA (OB-GYN) and Mary Kay user. Mary Kay is one of the only products that I can use on my very sensitive skin and allergy prone body. I have followed the research extensively and the most recent stuff is still very controversial. There is no definitive link or conclusive evidence.
See Below for a snip-it from the Journal of Applied Toxicology Jan 2012 issue.
(However, Darbre cautioned that the research cannot be taken to imply cause and effect. "Although estrogen is an acknowledged component in the development of breast cancer, it remains to be established as to whether environmental chemicals with estrogenic [estrogen-like] properties contribute a functional component to the disease process," she said.

"I remain as ambivalent as ever about hounding any one chemical," she added. "I feel sure the issue is bigger than one chemical." Darbre believes the parabens found in breast tissue come from a wider range of products cosmetic products.

More research is needed.)

Anonymous said...

I am a Mary Kay sales rep, however not for long. I have been reading so much about parabens, why even take the chance?? I just contacted a rep. with Arbonne. I'm excited about putting something on my face that is helpful and natural.