Parabens, a preservative commonly found in beauty products, have long been used to give products a longer shelf life. But because parabens have been found in animal studies “to weakly mimic estrogens” many consumers choose to avoid them.
In response, brands are omitting parabens from their formulas. Many are also free of sulfates, a potential irritant also on many’s people’s no-go list. Here are 13 paraben- and sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners to stock in your shower.