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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 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 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 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 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 Pink Flash Loose Powder Matte Oil Control Proactiv Adapalene Gel 0.1% Prodermic Control Mask Rozex Metronidazol Gel Studio Selection Adapalene Gel Usp, 0.1% Acne Treatment Viva comestic Face Toner Green Tea