Look on the back of most personal hygiene products, such as deodorants, toothpastes, makeup and shampoo and it’s likely you’ll find parabens in there somewhere. There are four main parabens: butyl paraben, propyl paraben, para-hydroxybenzoic acid and ethyl paraben. They’re included in a lot of products because they are aggressive in destroying most of the bacteria that form in toiletries. However, parabens have been known to cause possible skin irritation for scalps which are more sensitive. At Noughty we choose not to use any parabens as we want our products as gentle as possible. Instead, all our products contain Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate (try saying that after a glass of wine); a gentle and effective preservative ensuring the end product is of utmost purity for our Noughty fans.