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Endocrine Disruptors and Hormones in Skincare Products

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jan 08, 2024

Potential endocrine disruptors in skincare like parabens and UV filters have unclear long-term safety with chronic use. Data gaps exist on absorption and biological effects from topical exposures over years. Due to hormone system interference observed in lab studies, medical groups advise caution for pregnant women, those breastfeeding or diagnosed with estrogen-linked cancers. Further research on ingredients and regulation are needed to define risks. More transparency and alternatives may reduce concerning exposures.

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