Our database includes 6048 products that contain 1,2-Hexanediol.

Rating: Mixed

Written by Jacob Laboissonniere | Last updated July 25, 2023 | Published May 22, 2020


1,2-Hexanediol is a multi-tasker ingredient. It acts as a preservative to increase shelf-life and can aid other preservatives in preventing microbe growth. 1,2-Hexanediol also helps the skin retain moisture as a humectant.

In products that are water-based, this ingredient can help stabilize perfumes and fragrances. It can also help make the texture of products softer and more smooth.

People also like: Glycerin, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate

People also dislike: Parfum, Glycerin, Panthenol

Also known as: 1,2 Hexanediol

1,2-Hexanediol is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient, with about 23.5% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:

Skin Conditioning, Solvent

Community Stats

271 people from our community have liked or disliked this ingredient.

Users who like it 💖

Often have the following skin types:

Oily Dry

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Wrinkles • Dullness • Oiliness • Dark Spots

Users who dislike it 💔

Often have the following skin types:

Oily Sensitive

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Wrinkles • Sensitivity • Dark Spots • Dullness

Where it's used

1,2-Hexanediol is most often found as ingredient number 14 within an ingredient list.

Of the 3 products in our database that have a known concentration of 1,2-Hexanediol, we've seen concentrations from 2% to 19% specified within their ingredient lists.

These are the categories of products that use 1,2-Hexanediol the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 54170
  • EC #:  230-029-6
  • All Functions: Skin Conditioning, Solvent
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.