Propylparaben, the n-propyl ester of p-hydroxybenzoic acid,
occurs as a natural substance found in many plants and some
insects, although it is manufactured synthetically for use in
cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and foods.
It is a preservative typically found in many water-based cosmetics,
such as creams, lotions, shampoos and bath products. As a food
additive, it has the E number E216.
Not recomended for consumption by children
Possible contact allergen. Also see E210
Not permitted for use in France or Australia.