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


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

Atypical Skincare Vitamix Light Forever Aloe Ever-Shield Deodorant Stick Leeford Mupirocin Ointment Ip OXY 5 Acne Pimple Medication REDOX-C Ampoule Cindynal Calendula Pore Toner Makeup Revolution Loose Baking Powder Makeup Revolution Luxury Baking Powder Revolution Skincare Ultra Face Base Primer Savlon Antiseptic Cream T3 Ada Gel Viva Cosmetic Air Mawar Viva Cosmetics Air Mawar A-Ret Tretinoin Gel 0.05% 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 Olay Skinfusion mask Deep sea algae sheet mask Proactiv Adapalene Gel 0.1% Rozex Metronidazol Gel Viva comestic Face Toner Green Tea pierre Rene Fixing Powder Loose Algologie Algae Gel Mask Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector Cathy Doll Toner Essence Celeteque Hydrolyzed Moisturizing Mist Chantecaille Pure Rose Water Elemis Tea Tree S.O.S. Spray Epimax Cream 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 Mua PRO/BASE Full Coverage Matte Pressed Powder Prodermic Soft Clean Umbrella Gel Sunscreen YOU The Simplicity Perfect Matte Loose Powder Zine Acido Mandelico Abdiibrahim Acnelyse Amway Artistry Hydra-V Fresh Toner Avon Máscara Facial Refrescante Pepino E Chá Verde Mask Avon Care Avon Máscara de Limpeza Facial Refrescante Pepino e Aloe Vera Avon Care