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1,2 Hexanediol

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SYNONYMS

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

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Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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mask563 products
foundation391 products
facial moisturizer/treatment268 products
concealer184 products
serums & essences162 products
lipstick134 products
bronzer/highlighter124 products
facial cleanser97 products
daily use with SPF90 products
eye shadow88 products
around-eye cream80 products
brow liner68 products
CC cream67 products
moisturizer66 products
toners/astringents64 products
eye liner57 products
blush56 products
recreational sunscreen55 products
makeup primer40 products
mascara39 products
exfoliant/scrub36 products
lip balm29 products
lip gloss28 products
setting powder/spray23 products
hair treatment/serum21 products
anti-aging18 products
makeup remover17 products
conditioner17 products
lip liner17 products
facial powder16 products
baby lotion16 products
BB cream16 products
baby sunscreen14 products
hand cream13 products
lip plumper11 products
11 products
shampoo10 products
body wash/cleanser9 products
foot moisturizer9 products
pore strips9 products
baby wipes8 products
hair spray8 products
hair styling aide8 products
body firming lotion7 products
baby soap6 products
foot cleansing6 products
bubble bath5 products
styling mousse/foam5 products
eyelash glue5 products
styling gel/lotion4 products
nail treatment4 products
body spray4 products
hand sanitizer4 products
liquid hand soap4 products
skin fading/lightener3 products
after shave3 products
other eye makeup3 products
detangler3 products
diaper cream2 products
baby shampoo2 products
oil controller2 products
muscle/joint soreness2 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
beard care2 products
foot odor control2 products
hair-loss treatment2 products
eye makeup remover1 products
shaving cream1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
fragrance for men1 products
sunless tanning1 products
fragrance for women1 products
mouthwash1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
hair color and bleaching1 products
depilatory1 products
body oil1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
body art1 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.

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Hazard score

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