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Our database includes 1673 products that contain Methylparaben.

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What it is



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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 3.5% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:


Community Stats

700 people from our community have liked or disliked this ingredient.

Users who like it 💖

Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Combination

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Texture • Fungal Acne • Dullness • Sensitivity

Users who dislike it 💔

Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Dry

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Seborrheic Dermatitis • Sensitivity • Fine Lines • Dullness

Where it's used

Methylparaben is most often found as ingredient number 18 within an ingredient list.

Of the 4 products in our database that have a known concentration of Methylparaben, we've seen concentrations from 0.02% to 0.2% specified within their ingredient lists.

These are the categories of products that use Methylparaben the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 35342
  • INN Name: methylparaben
  • EC #:  202-785-7
  • Ph. Eur. Name: methylis parahydroxybenzoas
  • All Functions: Preservative
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.