Our database includes 997 products that contain Methylparaben.

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Written by Jacob Laboissonniere | Published May 22, 2020

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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.

People also like: Niacinamide, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben

People also dislike: Propylparaben, Niacinamide, Butylparaben

Methylparaben is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 3.8% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:


Community Stats

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Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Dry

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Dryness • Sensitivity • Dullness • Fine Lines

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:

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.