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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

Muji Moisturizing Cream Balancing Atypical Skincare Vitamix Light Bepanthen Antiseptic Cream Cien Refreshing Facial Wash Forever Aloe Ever-Shield Deodorant Stick Galderma Adaferin - Adapalene 0.1% Gel Leeford Mupirocin Ointment Ip OXY 5 Acne Pimple Medication REDOX-C Ampoule T3 Mycin Clindamycin Lotion Zrób Sobie Krem Delikatny Krem Z Kwasami PHA Aczone Ben Nye Neutral Set Cindynal Calendula Pore Toner Collage Locion Tónica Hidratante Differin Adapalene Gel 0.1% Acne Treatment Legrand Gel Hidroquinona 40mg/g Makeup Revolution Loose Baking Powder Makeup Revolution Loose Baking Powder Makeup Revolution Luxury Baking Powder Proactiv MD Adapalene Gel 0.1% Revolution Skincare Ultra Face Base Primer Savlon Antiseptic Cream T3 Ada Gel Vitacilina First Aid Antibiotic Ointment Viva Cosmetic Air Mawar Viva Cosmetics Air Mawar A-Ret Tretinoin Gel 0.05% AOA Diamond Lip Gloss AOA Studio Fruity Pop Gloss - Peach AOA Studio Lip Pop Gloss - Superstar AcneFree Adapalene Gel Benzagel Acne Wash Bepantol Derma Solução Boots Traditional Glycerin And Rosewater CVS Adapalene Gel Usp, 0.1% Denison Hydrolatum Differin Adapalene Gel 0.1% Dreamax Stella Cleansing Lotion Estrella bebe Emulsión Limpiadora Germed Adapaleno Gel Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion 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 Laca Ablandador Pedico Mario Badescu Aloe Vera Toner Nourrir No Pimple/Acne Gel Olay Skinfusion mask Deep sea algae sheet mask