Hello. PARABENS are a class of chemicals widely used as preservatives by cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. They can be found in shampoos, moisturisers, shaving gel, personal lubricants, topical pharmaceuticals, spray tanning lotions, makeup and toothpaste. They are also used as food additives. With the whole controversy with parabens causing breast cancer or any forms of cancer there are no proven results to speculate that parabens are dangerous.