Many of us are looking for preservative-free skin care products to avoid toxins like parabens. But the reality is, preservatives are needed to ensure that harmful mold and bacteria don't grow inside our favorite moisturizers and other personal care products. The solution isn't to resort to chemicals, but to read labels correctly. You can safely use food-grade preservatives like potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate, or safe alcohols like organic ethanol, witch hazel and benzyl alcohol. Look for these on labels when you're shopping for skin care products.
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