1,2-Hexanediol
(in 12,743 products)

Potential Risk Index®:

ISCE InhaleISCE SwallowISCE ContactISCE Environment
PRI Legend

About:

Functions:
1. Humectant - Binds with water to increase skin hydration. Also enhances water absorption of the skin
2. Preservative - Prevents and inhibits the growth of unwanted microorganisms which may be harmful
1,2-Hexanediol is a water-soluble compound which is a highly effective humectant due to its ability to bind and hold onto water. In cosmetics and personal care products, it may be used in baby products, bath products, eye makeup, cleansing products, skin care products and hair care products.
Scientific References:
Regulatory References:
1. CANADA Natural Health Products Ingredients Database [2018]
- 1,2-Hexanediol
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Safety and Hazards (UN GHS):

1. Causes skin irritation (H315)
2. Causes serious eye irritation (H319)
3. May cause respiratory irritation (H335)

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