In recent years, the safety of parabens has been called into question due to studies suggesting it may have carcinogenic properties. Parabens are the most widely used preservatives in cosmetics, skin and hair care products and extend the shelf life of products while preventing bacteria growth.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not warn people against the use of parabens and, in a official post, declared that at this time, “there is no reason for consumer to be concerned about the use of cosmetics containing parabens.” But since a conclusive test and determination of their safety has yet to be revealed, there has been a boom in paraben-free alternatives.
Many people are avoiding products that have this ingredient in them because they believe they may disrupt hormones or mimic estrogen, which is thought to be a factor in breast cancer development in some women.
|NeoStrata Enlighten Ultra Brightening Cleanser||Neocutis Perle Skin Brightening Cream||Neocutis Blanche Skin Lightening Cream|
|A foaming cream cleanser that gently exfoliates to fade dark spots.||A hydroquinone-free skin brightening cream that visibly diminishes dark spots while improving skin tone and texture.||Fade age spots with this 4% hydroquinone skin lightener.|
|$36.00||$95.00||Call for Price|
|Neova Intense Brightening Complex||StriVectin-EV Get Even Brightening Serum||Lumixyl Topical Brightening System Travel Kit with GlycoPeel 10|
|Brighten skin with this hydroquinone-free treatment for hyperpigmentation.||A potent serum that brightens dark spots, sun damage and other forms of hyperpigmentation.||A travel-size daily regimen for treating dark spots.|
|La Roche-Posay Mela-D Pigment Control||iS Clinical White Lightening Complex||StriVectin-EV Get Even Spot Repair|
|A nighttime treatment product to fade dark spots and promote an even tone.||A skin lightening treatment that protects, exfoliates and reduces inflammation.||A potent treatment to reduce dark spots and other forms of hyperpigmentation.|
|PCA SKIN Brightening Therapy with TrueTone||Dermelect Cosmeceuticals Timeless Anti-Aging Daily Hand Treatment||iS Clinical White Lightening Serum|
|A brightening cream that promotes an even skin tone and radiant appearance.||Restore a youthful appearance to your hands with this anti-aging hand treatment.||A lightening serum that interrupts melanin production for a more even skin tone.|
|Clark's Botanicals Skin-Lightening Kojic Cream||Avene D-Pigment Dark Spot Corrector Light||La Roche-Posay Mela-D Pigment Control + Physiological Scrub Sample|
|This hyperpigmentation treatment gently removes dead skin cells and diminishes darks spots on the face, hands and chest.||A corrective treatment that lightens and prevents dark spots.||A dark spot correcting treatment that is available with a refining skin scrub sample.|
|NeoStrata Enlighten Trio|
|Three full-size, lightening and brightening products that control melanin production.|
|$130.00 | $168.00|