Methyl Paraben


  • Methyl Paraben is a synthetic preservative widely used in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and food industries. It appears as a white crystalline powder with a faint odour. It’s a member of the paraben family, known for its ability to inhibit the growth of bacteria, yeast, and mold, thus extending the shelf life of products.

Applications and Benefits

  • Pharmaceuticals: Ensures the safety and stability of oral and topical medications by preventing microbial contamination.
  • Cosmetics: Extends the shelf life of creams, lotions, shampoos, and makeup products by inhibiting the growth of spoilage organisms.
  • Food: Used in some food products to prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi, thus preserving freshness.

Its effectiveness, low cost, and widespread regulatory approval have made Methyl Paraben USP/BP a common choice in various industries, contributing to the longevity and safety of a wide range of products.