1,2-Hexanediol is used in fine chemicals (such as cosmetics, advanced inks, advanced paints, advanced glues, etc.) and pharmaceutical industries because of its good solubility, non-corrosiveness, antibacterial and moisturizing properties. Promotes hydration and penetration. When the addition amount is about 5%, it has antiseptic effect.
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1,2-Hexanediol , a polyol, is not currently listed as a preservative, but is defined as a humectant, penetration aid. Usually the addition amount is about 5%, it will have a clear anti-corrosion effect. Therefore, brands mostly take such ingredients, substitute preservatives, and claim to be preservative-free formulas. However, the antibacterial effect of this type of ingredients is relatively negative, and it is difficult to grasp whether there is contamination during use after opening. However, for the preservation of the product after opening, its antibacterial effect cannot be compared with that of real preservatives. Since the anti-corrosion environment after opening is very different from the anti-corrosion environment during sealing, the shelf life of preservative-free products also tends to be conservative.
Efficacy and Function
1,2-Hexanediol is generally used as a humectant. However, when 1,2-hexanediol is added to skin care products, it has the functions of sterilizing and moisturizing, and has the function of a solvent, and at the same time, it does not have a negative effect on human health.
Is 1,2-Hexanediol dangerous?
First, according to relevant reports. "There is no correlation between the irritation level of hexanediol in the product and its concentration. In the skin allergy test of hexanediol, no skin allergic reactions, and no phototoxicity and photosensitivity phenomena occurred."
Second, a study published in the journal Contact Dermatitis looked at the results of using 1,2-hexanediol in people with eczema, and the use of the ingredient did not significantly increase skin irritation.
Third, if 1,2-hexanediol is taken orally in large quantities, there will be a risk similar to alcohol poisoning, but everyone must pay attention to oral intake in large quantities.
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