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What-it-does: preservative
Irritancy: 0
Comedogenicity: 0

Official CosIng Information


The most common type of feared-by-everyone-mostly-without-scientific-reason parabens. It's a cheap, effective and well-tolerated ingredient to make sure the cosmetic formula does not go wrong too soon

Apart from the general controversy around parabens (we wrote about it more here), there is a 2006 in-vitro (made in the lab not on real people) research about methylparaben (MP) showing that when exposed to sunlight, MP treated skin cells suffered more harm than non-MP treated skin cells. The study was not done with real people on real skin but still - using a good sunscreen next to MP containing products is a good idea. (Well, in fact using a sunscreen is always a good idea. :))

Show me some proof

  • Toxicology, Volume 227, Issues 1–2, 3 October 2006, Pages 62–72, Methylparaben potentiates UV-induced damage of skin keratinocytes

Products with Methylparaben

Makeup Revolution Loose Baking Powder Revolution Skincare Ultra Face Base Primer Savlon Antiseptic Cream T3 Ada Gel Viva Cosmetic Air Mawar Viva Cosmetics Air Mawar AOA Diamond Lip Gloss AcneFree Adapalene Gel Boots Traditional Glycerin And Rosewater Differin Differin Gel Hada Labo Ultimate Moisturizing Face Mist Holika Holika Pig Nose Clear Blackhead Steam Starter Kenzoki Fresh Lotus Water La Roche-Posay Effaclar Adapalene Gel 0.1% Acne Treatment Mario Badescu Aloe Vera Toner Rozex Metronidazol Gel Viva comestic Face Toner Green Tea Algologie Algae Gel Mask Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector Cathy Doll Toner Essence Chantecaille Pure Rose Water Elemis Tea Tree S.O.S. Spray Farina Astringent For Acne Skin Hada Labo Gokujyun Hyaluronic Acid Lotion Moist Hada Labo Gokujyun Ultimate Moisturizing Light Lotion Koh Gen Do Cleansing Water Cloth Momotani White Moisture Lotion Monu Gentle Toner YOU The Simplicity Perfect Matte Loose Powder Abdiibrahim Acnelyse Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Boots Simply Sensitive Eye Make-Up Removal Lotion Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser Dermur Azuleno Hada Labo Kouji Treatment Essence Kiehl’s Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner Lush Tea Tree Water Toner Mario Badescu Aloe Vera Toner Miss Rôse Blush Monu Rosewood Reviving Mist My perfect cosmetics My Perfect Eyes Nanowhite Fresh Mattifying Moisturiser Natio Young Oil Control Toning Lotion Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream Fragrance Free Oriflame Sweden Colourbox Compact Face Powder Ortho Dermatologics Altreno (Tretinoin) Lotion, 0.05% PROSACEA Medicated Rosacea Gel Physiogel Dermo-Cleanser SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion