Methyl Paraben Powder Preservative 1 oz
Methyl Paraben is a popular mold inhibitor and preservative product used in many cosmetics, personal care products, and in many other applications where you want to stop and inhibit mold growth.
Some applications: Soap making, detergents, personal care.
Methyl Paraben is typically used at levels from 0.5 to 1.0% depending on the application.
TYPE OF INGREDIENT: Preservative
MAIN BENEFITS: Prevents fungus growth, preserves ingredients, creates antibacterial formulas.
WHO SHOULD USE IT: It is recommended for all skin types except sensitive, allergic, and/or eczematous skin.
HOW OFTEN CAN YOU USE IT: Methylparaben is found in many daytime and nighttime products. As such, it can be used multiple times per day.
WORKS WELL WITH: Since methylparaben lengthens the ‘shelf-life’ of ingredients, dermatologists say that it works well with all ingredients.
DON’T USE WITH: Methylparaben is generally safe to use with all ingredients thanks to it’s preserving nature.
What Is Methylparaben?
Methylparaben is one of the most popular preservatives in beauty products and food items. According to the National Library of Medicine, the ingredient occurs naturally in a handful of fruits—like blueberries—though it can also be created synthetically.1
? It’s found in everything from cream cleansers and moisturizers to primers and foundations and helps these products maintain their effectiveness. It’s chock-full of anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, which work wonders to extend the shelf life of skincare, haircare, and cosmetic products.
Benefits of Methylparaben
Methylparaben is used to preserve the formula of a skincare product and is therefore not directly beneficial to the state of your skin’s health.
Prevents fungus growth: Thanks to its antibacterial properties, Rabach says that methylparaben is a preservative that is added to many creams and cosmetic products to prevent fungus from growing.
Preserves ingredients: Given the way methylparaben prevents fungus from growing within creamy formulas, it’s able to preserve ingredients and help consumers get the most out of their cosmetic purchases.
Is antibacterial: Since it’s a preservative, methylparaben is effective at preventing microbial growth and germs such as bacteria and mold in skincare and cosmetic formulations.
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