You should know
What it is
Methylparaben is a preservative and is a paraben. It is used to prevent the growth of fungus, mold, and other harmful bacteria. Parabens are chemicals used as preservatives in both cosmetics and food.
Methylparaben can be synthetically created. It can also be found naturally in some fruits, such as blueberries.
Oftentimes, Methylparaben is combined with other parabens to help increase the shelf life.
The safety of Methylparaben is currently being studied. While ongoing studies are looking into the safety of parabens, the results have been very mixed. Some studies have not found Methylparaben to be harmful.
Methylparaben is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 3.8% of the products in our database containing it.
What it does:
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Where it's used
Methylparaben is most often found as ingredient number 18 within an ingredient list.
Of the 1 products in our database that have a known concentration of Methylparaben, they all have a concentration of 0.2% specified within their ingredient lists.
These are the categories of products that use Methylparaben the most:
Products with Methylparaben
- CosIng ID: 35342
- INCI Name: METHYLPARABEN
- INN Name: methylparaben
- EC #: 202-785-7
- Ph. Eur. Name: methylis parahydroxybenzoas
- All Functions: Preservative