On November12, I had a post about Ecco Bella Flower Color mascara that had a preservative in it called paraben. I emailed the company to get more information about it. It seemed to me that a company that makes an all natural product would not use chemicals that are questionable. This is the response I received from Ecco Bella:
Thank you for contacting Ecco Bella. Yes we do have a methel and propel paraben in our mascarra. It is oral grade and what is used in all IV and medication for 50 years and has a very safe track record. I would like to direct you to a very informative page on Treasured Locks, Nature, Beauty and You. It has a wealth of information on Paraben on this sit
I wish you all the best,
This website is very helpful and if you are interested in more details, visit it. Basically, paraben is used to keep the natural product from rotting, which happens naturally. It extends the shelf life of the product so that you get mascara that is fresh.
The last time I did my grocery shopping I bought cheese at the deli counter and I asked the deli worker to wrap it in butcher’s paper - which he did. No plastic on that pound of cheese. I am so proud of myself!
I bought a Twist sponge cloth to use in the kitchen for cleaning. It is 100% biodegradable, can be used over and over again, cleans, wipes and dries, good for all household uses. One sponge cloth outlasts 17 rolls of paper towels and can be laundered. The only drawback is that it comes wrapped in plastic. I don’t get that. Why go to the trouble to make an eco-friendly natural product and then wrap it in plastic? The same issue comes up with organic foods that are wrapped in plastic.
Most standard sponges are made of polyester and will not degrade. Cellulose sponges are better because they degrade. All the cell walls in plants are mostly cellulose, so it is definitely natural.