Yes, Metrin products do contain a small amount of parabens. Parabens have been used in cosmetics since the 1930's and are used as a preservative. They are naturally found in many foods – including apples, blueberries, carrots, onions and vanilla. We understand people have been talking about how parabens are bad for you, but parabens are actually necessary in cosmetic products otherwise they tend to develop bacteria and fungus and contaminate the product. 

Both the Canadian and American Cancer Society have confirmed the safe use of parabens.

In 2008, the International Journal of Toxicology published The Cosmetic Ingredient Review. They consolidated over 65 submitted safety studies and more than 200 published studies, including an extensive discussion on parabens. The report confirmed that the use of parabens in cosmetics is safe, and noted that any parabens absorbed from use would be metabolized, easily eliminated from the body, and would not accumulate.

If you have further questions or concerns regarding parabens, please contact our Client Care department either by email at, or, toll-free at 1-888-263-8746.