Our database includes 8120 products that contain 1,2-Hexanediol.


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, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol

People also dislike: Parfum, Glycerin, Niacinamide

Also known as: 1,2 Hexanediol

1,2-Hexanediol is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient, with about 22.7% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:

Skin Conditioning, Solvent

Community Stats

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

Users who like it 💖

Often have the following skin types:

Dry Oily

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Seborrheic Dermatitis • Wrinkles • Dullness • Dryness

Users who dislike it 💔

Often have the following skin types:

Dry Sensitive

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Wrinkles • Sensitivity • Dullness • Dark Spots

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 100% 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.