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1,2 Hexanediol

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SYNONYMS

● 1,2-DIHYDROXYHEXANE
● 1,2-HEXANEDIOL
● DL-HEXANE-1,2-DIOL

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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mask579 products
foundation567 products
facial moisturizer/treatment321 products
concealer206 products
serums & essences203 products
bronzer/highlighter132 products
facial cleanser114 products
around-eye cream105 products
brow liner92 products
eye liner85 products
daily use with SPF81 products
moisturizer79 products
eye shadow78 products
toners/astringents74 products
blush73 products
lipstick68 products
recreational sunscreen62 products
CC cream60 products
mascara58 products
exfoliant/scrub58 products
lip gloss50 products
makeup primer46 products
conditioner41 products
hair treatment/serum36 products
lip balm35 products
setting powder/spray29 products
facial powder25 products
lip liner24 products
anti-aging19 products
hand cream19 products
baby lotion16 products
body wash/cleanser16 products
hair spray16 products
lip plumper16 products
shampoo15 products
makeup remover14 products
hair styling aide13 products
pore strips12 products
BB cream11 products
baby sunscreen11 products
after sun product10 products
foot moisturizer10 products
body firming lotion9 products
9 products
eyelash glue8 products
eye makeup remover7 products
styling gel/lotion7 products
baby wipes7 products
fragrance for women6 products
foot odor control6 products
skin fading/lightener5 products
baby soap5 products
detangler5 products
bubble bath5 products
styling mousse/foam5 products
foot cleansing5 products
nail treatment4 products
bar soap4 products
body cleansing wipes4 products
after shave3 products
fragrance for men3 products
nail polish3 products
baby shampoo3 products
other eye makeup3 products
muscle/joint soreness3 products
damaged skin treatment3 products
bath oil/salts/soak3 products
beard cleanser3 products
diaper cream2 products
shaving cream2 products
cuticle treatment2 products
oil controller2 products
body spray2 products
body oil2 products
hair-loss treatment2 products
makeup removing wipes2 products
mouthwash1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
beard care1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
liquid hand soap1 products
depilatory1 products
body art1 products
facial cleansing wipes1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
25 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

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Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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