Hexylene glycol is a clear, colorless liquid commonly used in a wide range of skincare products like cleansers, serums and makeup removers, primarily for its role as a solvent, humectant and texture-enhancing agent. Its ability to dissolve both water and oil-based ingredients makes it valuable in products created to remove cosmetics.
Hexylene glycol is generally created through chemical processes in laboratories rather than derived from natural sources.
Hexylene glycol is generally well-tolerated on skin when used at appropriate concentrations.
Dissolves and Blends
Hexylene glycol helps dissolve and blend ingredients in skincare products for an even distribution of active compounds, and improved product effectiveness.
Improves Product Texture
It improves the texture and consistency of skincare formulas to allow for easier application.
Creates Moisture-Rich Skin
Hexylene glycol can attract and retain moisture to hydrate skin.