paraben

(redirected from Benzylparaben)

par·a·ben

 (păr′ə-bĕn′)
n.
Any of various esters of para-hydroxybenzoic acid that have bactericidal or fungicidal properties and are therefore used as preservatives in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

[para(-hydroxy)ben(zoic acid).]

paraben

(ˈpærəˌbɛn)
n
(Chemistry) any ester of parahydroxybenzoic acid, some of which are used in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals and have been found in breast cancer tumours
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Consumers of cosmetic products and medicine might have a difficult time determining whether a product contains parabens as such ingredients are usually listed under different names like methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben and benzylparaben.
Contents of methyl-, ethyl-, propyl-, butyl- and benzylparaben in cosmetic products.
Final amended report on the safety assessment of methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, isopropylparaben, butylparaben, isobutylparaben, and benzylparaben as used in cosmetic products.
Contents of methyl-, ethyl-, propyl-, butyl-and benzylparaben in cosmetic products.