Welcome to our eNewsletter for April 2016. In this eNewsletter we discuss Parabens and why, here at McArthur Natural Products, we refuse to use them. Plus to help you become Paraben free in your own home, we have a 15% SALE special on several of our most popular product combination packs, and FREE shipping within Australia on these selected products.
What are Parabens – And Why Should I Care?
Parabens are the most widely used preservatives in personal care products, effectively replacing the use of Formaldehyde many decades ago. They stop fungus, bacteria and other microbes from growing in skincare creams and make-up. The David Suzuki Foundation reports that 75 to 90 percent of cosmetics may contain Parabens (1) and when you consider the average woman uses 12 “beauty” products per day (2) you can see how an ingredient that is common to most of these products suddenly adds up.
Until recently, both in the UK and overseas, Parabens were considered non-toxic and hence safe. Studies are now suggesting that there may be cause for concern.
Studies undertaken in relation to Parabens, suggest the biggest risk from Parabens comes from prolonged exposure on the skin by the use of products containing Parabens, such as certain skincare products. The longer that Parabens remain on the skin, the more likely they are to be absorbed by the skin. When used in skincare products, Parabens are absorbed directly into the blood stream. (3).
Researchers in Japan say that Methylparaben, a commonly used antiseptic agent for a range of cosmetics products, may cause skin to age excessively and prematurely when exposed to ultraviolet rays resulting in a higher rate of wrinkling, dark spots, diminished skin tone and other signs of ageing. (3).
At McArthur Natural Products we do not use any Parabens in any of our products.
15% OFF Sale on Selected Packs
What better way to avoid Parabens in your daily skincare and haircare regime than to use our Complete Pack and Scalp Care Duo Pack. As well as no Parabens, they also do not contain petrochemicals or added sulphates. The Complete Pack products help to rejuvenate the appearance of the skin leaving a smooth, enviable complexion. The Scalp Care Duo Pack is specially formulated for use on dry, flaky or itchy scalps. Each of these products contain high concentrations of our unique McArthur Pawpaw ExtractTM.
McArthur Natural Products is offering 15% OFF these popular product combination packs for a limited time only – offer expires Friday 29th April, 2016*. As an additional saving on this fantastic package offer, enter the coupon code NOPARABENS at the final stage of the checkout to receive free shipping within Australia on your order.
FREE Shipping within Australia
Use Coupon Code: NOPARABENS
*For a limited time we have reduced the price on these items:
Complete Pack – Was $104.95, Now $89.20 plus Free Shipping
Complete Pack with No Added Fragrance – Was $104.95, Now $89.20 plus Free Shipping
Scalp Care Duo Pack – Was $41.95, Now $35.65 plus Free Shipping
Facebook – Fan of the Month – Win Free Products
We have introduced a new competition on our Facebook page which is called “Fan of the Month”. For April 2016, all you have to do is comment on a McArthur Natural Products post of ours for that month telling us which of our products is your favourite, to automatically go into a draw at the end of the month to win two products of your choice from our range for FREE (excluding packs). You have to be in it to win it, so if you haven’t already, like us on Facebook. The winner will be posted on Monday 2nd May on our Facebook wall.