Chemical structure of Butylparaben
Also known as

Butyl parahydroxybenzoate

Butyl p-hydroxybenzoate

Butyl 4-hydroxybenzoate

Derived from

esterification between p-hydroxybenzoic acid and butanol

Typechemically derived

What is butylparaben used for?

Butylparaben is used as a preservative ingredient in cosmetic, personal care products, and pharmaceuticals.

Are there any health concerns when using butylparaben?

Butylparaben may be an endocrine disruptor and could affect sperm production and reproductive organs.

Warnings from regulatory agencies regarding butylparaben

  1. Sephora Public Chemicals Policy
  2. Final amended report on the safety assessment of Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isopropylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, and Benzylparaben as used in cosmetic products

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