Thursday, September 24, 2009

Butylparaben

Salah seorang kenalan yang prihatin (thanks Mar!) telah bertanyakan saya tentang butylparaben yang terdapat di dalam Mary Kay Satin Lips Lip Balm.

Produk Mary Kay seperti produk kecantikan lain juga memang ada mengandungi bahan kimia. Ini memang tidak dapat dinafikan lagi. Walaubagaimanapun, bahan kimia yang terkandung di dalam produknya adalah dalam kuantiti yang sangat minimal dan yang dibenarkan sahaja. Setiap tahun, lebih daripada 300,000 ujian telah dijalankan ke atas bahan-bahan yang digunakan dalam pembuatan produk kecantikan Mary Kay untuk memastikan ianya selamat digunakan dan dapat memberikan hasil yang positif.

Walaupun fakta ini telah ramai ketahui, saya masih mengambil inisiatif untuk mendapatkan kepastian daripada pihak Mary Kay dan ini adalah respon daripada mereka:


From: Customer Service, Malaysia [Customer.ServiceMalaysia@mkcorp.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2009 8:37 AM
To: Hasni

Subject: FW: Butylparaben

Dear Hasni,

Thank you for your email.

This ingredient is one of the many “parabens” that are safely used in MK products and approved for use by your country’s authorities. This category of ingredients help to protect the products from mold, bacteria and other germs that could potentially cause problems for consumers. This is why parabens are so popular to be used in consumer products and medications around the world.

Unfortunately, the information provided below by your prospect is not entirely accurate. For your reference, we will provide a few “balanced” websites that can help the consumer make a decision to use products with butylparaben or not. If she chooses not to, then she can simply avoid the products that have this ingredient on our packaging.


http://www.cosmeticsinfo.org/
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/MED/content/MED_6_1x_Antiperspirants.asp

http://www.marykay.com/company/productresearchanddevelopment/default.aspx?ab=sidenav_productresearchanddevelopment

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any enquiries.

Thank you.

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