Beauty Ingredients – M

Methylparaben – sometimes written as E218.  A preservative found naturally in some fruits, such as blueberries. Concerns have been raised about the effect on health, in particular the use of methylparaben in sun protection products, studies have shown that a reaction with UVB can lead to accelerated skin aging and damage. Many cosmetics companies are now eliminating parabens from their ingredients. Read more about parabens >

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