Buzzword of the day: Paraben-free
But what the heck is a paraben and why should we care? It turns out that parabens are used as preservatives and there is some suspicion that some of them might pose a cancer risk.
It's all a little murky. But writer Alene Dawson noticed the trend toward products labeled paraben-free and has written a primer on it that you can read here.
-- Susan Denley
Photo: Josie Maran Earth Day Argan Essentials Kit ($48) is paraben-free. Credit: Josiemarancosmetics.com