Hexylene Glycol use in Personal Care Products
Hexylene glycol is a small molecular weight surfactant. It is used as a skin moisturizer, and a viscosity decreasing agent.
This ingredient is part of our paraben free preservative system, PF 64. It is used as a solvent and viscosity agent in many skin care products to thin out heavy compositions and create a thinner, more spreadable product. The FDA has approved Hexylene Glycol and the CIR found it an acceptable solvent in skin care products, but to sensitive individuals, it can be an irritant.