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paraben vs paraffin?

So my stepmom loves Bath and Body works, as do I, so she got me a slew of products from their True Blue Spa collection, such as the "Look Ma, New Hands" lotion. Me being a non-scientist, I was kind of skeptical that it was it has paraffin in it, only because it shares some of the same letters as parabens

I guess what I'm asking is, is paraffin the same as parabens at all?

Not the same. Parabens are chemicals used to preserve cos...

Not the same. Parabens are chemicals used to preserve cosmetics: kill bacteria and fungus.  Paraffin is a wax, ok it can be used to preserve but it's more known for making things glossy or as lubricants - think candles.  Also paraffin is used in spas to soften skin using heat.  

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