What is it?

  • Preservative in cosmetics and a stabilizer in perfumes

Where is it used?

  • Perfumes
  • Moisturizer
  • Conditioner
  • Mascara
  • Eyeliner
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste

What does it do?

  • Stops mold growth

Interesting Facts:

  • Found naturally in Green Tea
  • Banned completely in Japan



  • Stops mold growth
  • Preservative


  • Toxic to Kidneys
  • Toxic to Liver
  • Can cause skin irritation
  • Can cause organ damage over time (in large concentrations)

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