Also Known As: 1,2-hexanediol, caprylyl glycol
Overview: Hexanediol CG is a moisturizer with anti-microbial properties. It is a colorless substance that is useful for polymer synthesis. It is used in various cosmetic applications such as hair conditioners, deodorants and antiperspirants.
Because of its antimicrobial activity, it is used in cleaning products such as hand washes and in products that help to de-grease surfaces. 1,2-Hexanediol is also used as a crystal suppressing additive in liquid cleaning compositions.
It improves the vividness of color cosmetics, acts as a lubricant that helps reduce the tackiness of polymers, and is compatible with most anionic, cationic, non-ionic, amphoteric systems. It also provides better protection for the skin barrier.
- Bath products
- Hair conditioners
- Antiperspirants and deodorants
- Color cosmetics
Ideal Concentration Level in Products: 0.5 to 1.5%