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.
1,2-Hexanediol is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient, with about 23.43% of the products in our database containing it.
Where it's used
1,2-Hexanediol is most often found as ingredient number 13 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.
It is currently used 30077 times inside of skincare routines on SkinSort.
These are the categories of products that use 1,2-Hexanediol the most:
Popular Products That Contain 1,2-Hexanediol
- CosIng ID: 54170
- INCI Name: 1,2-HEXANEDIOL
- EC #: 230-029-6
- All Functions: Skin Conditioning, Solvent