Our story

Paraben-Free Beauty is an extension of my hair salon, Hair by Monique, located in downtown Palo Alto, California. Some years ago I became aware of research suggesting that parabens may be involved in certain serious health risks. I decided then and there to use and sell only paraben-free products in my salon and to make them conveniently available to any one who is seeking healthy hair and beauty products.

Parabens are the most widely used and inexpensive preservatives on the market. They are meant to prolong shelf life for up to 20 years. Parabens can be found in shampoos, conditioners, commercial moisturizers, shaving gels, cleansing gels, and makeup. Numerous studies have linked parabens to potential health risks.

We don’t see the sense in risking our health by using the wrong personal care products. Our feeling is, if parabens stay in the cells indefinitely, that can’t be good for us! Our goal is to provide a variety of personal care products that do not contain parabens so that we can all make healthier choices.

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