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Hexylresorcinol

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SYNONYMS

1,3-BENZENEDIOL, 4-HEXYL-, 1,3-DIHYDROXY-4-HEXYLBENZENE, 1,3BENZENEDIOL, 4HEXYL, 4-HEXYL- 1,3-BENZENEDIOL, 4-HEXYLRESORCINE, 4-HEXYLRESORCINOL, and HEXYLRESORCINOL

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


Hexylresorcinol is an organic compound. In the United States, Hexylresorcinol may be used as an active ingredient in OTC drug products. When used as an active drug ingredient, the established name is Hexylresorcinol.

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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Products with this Ingredient

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facial moisturizer/treatment11 products
serums & essences6 products
daily use with SPF4 products
around-eye cream3 products
skin fading/lightener2 products
mask2 products
moisturizer1 products
facial cleanser1 products
toners/astringents1 products
hand cream1 products

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
219 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

Understanding scores

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